Personal Development in Manhattan

$149 for a New York Real-Estate Salesperson Licensing Course from Ivy Real Estate Education ($425 Value)

Ivy Real Estate Education

Midtown South Central

Professional instructor and flexible curriculum of 75-hour licensing course informs students interested in buying or selling real estate

$425 $149

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Homebuyer's Workshop or Real Estate Salesperson Licensing Course at Real Estate Education Center (Up to 81% Off)

Real Estate Education Center

Multiple Locations

Prelicensure course teaches students the business of real estate; Homebuyer’s Workshop offers a simple breakdown of the home-buying process

$130 $36

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Five-Week Music Class at Kids' MusicRound @ Small World Connect (Up to 51% Off). Two Locations Available.

Kids Music Round @ Small World Connect

Multiple Locations

Little ones explore the world of music with their guardians during finger plays, sing-alongs, and rhythm-instrument-play time

$158 $79

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Pre-Auto-Licensing, Intro to Motorcycles, or Forklift Class at Ferrari Driving School (Up to 62% Off)

Ferrari Driving School

Multiple Locations

DMV-mandated pre-license class includes films & lectures; motorcycle class does not require permit; forklift class grants OSHA certification

$45 $19

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Outdoor Photography Class or a Photography-Based Day Trip from Discover Outdoors (Up to 58% Off)

Discover Outdoors

Multiple Locations

Students take to the outdoors to snap photos of wildlife on a nature hike or a landmark such as the Brooklyn Bridge or Central Park

$69 $29

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$29 for a Boating-Safety Course at NYC Captain ($60 Value)

NYC Captain

Multiple Locations

Eight-hour course with provided materials renders a boating-safety certificate

$60 $29

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One or Three 60-Minute Singing Lessons at Klima's Voice Studio (Up to 59% Off)

Klima's Voice Studio

New York

A licensed teacher with a master's degree in opera performance helps students of all experience levels hit clear, pitch-perfect notes

$80 $39

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Online or In-Class Personal-Training Certification from American Fitness Institute (Up to 71% Off)

American Fitness Institute

Upper East Side

Online materials allow students to set their own pace of study over a four-week period before testing to be certified as a personal trainer

$299 $95

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One or Two 60-Minute Vocal Lessons at Singing Many Melodies (Up to 63% Off)

Singing Many Melodies - Lindsey's Private Vocal Studio

Clinton

Lessons help produce versatile singers by working on music theory, vocal technique, reading music, and performing techniques

$100 $45

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One 30-Minute or One or Two 60-Minute Voice Lessons at Adam Roebuck Studios (Up to 59% Off)

Adam Roebuck Studios

Clinton

Train your voice to make beautiful music with singing lessons from a producer with clients on Broadway

$50 $25

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Introductory Forex Course, Analysis and Strategies Course, or Both from Tudor City Capital LLC (Up to 81% Off)

Tudor City Capital LLC

Koreatown

Courses in foreign-currency trading teach the basics or how to analyze and strategize at a higher level

$299 $75

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8 or 21 Group Tutoring Sessions at L.I.F.E. Learning Center (Up to 51% Off)

L.I.F.E. Learning Center

Bronx

In small groups, students receive common-core-based tutoring sessions in reading, writing, & math; improve test-taking & study skills

$400 $199

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$55 for $100 Groupon — Ryan Cantwell Music Coaching & Recording

Ryan Cantwell Music Coaching & Recording

New York

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

$100 $55

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One, Two, or Four One-Hour Public-Speaking Lessons at Present Like a Pro (Up to 69% Off)

Present Like a Pro

Shelter Studios

Students face their fears and overcome their bad public-speaking habits by learning to speak in front of an audience with confidence

$100 $35

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$52 for $140 Worth of Singing Lessons — Mustardseed Productions

Mustardseed Productions

Chelsea

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

$140 $52

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Five-Day Musical Instrument Course at Rami Tabla (53% Off)

Rami Tabla

BDA Studios

From the merchant: Welcome to the magical world of Rhythm! We start at the beginning, with basic hits and rhythms. Class Runs Sats in Nov

$135 $63

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One Private Piano Lesson at Floris Boere Piano Lessons (52% Off)

Floris Boere Piano Lessons

New York

From the merchant: Beginners or adepts, in this piano lesson I will show you how to take your piano skills to the next level.

$25 $12

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$274 for $499 Worth of Academic Classes — Market Trader Academy

Market Trader Academy

Charleston

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

$499 $274

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High School and College Level Math Tutoring (Up to 50% Off)

Math Academy

Manhattan

Experienced and knowledgable tutors with degrees in their expertise provide one-on-one math tutoring for high school or college levels

$75 $39

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Four or Six Musical Spanish Classes at Mi Manzana (Up to 67% Off)

Mi Manzana

New York

Native Spanish speakers guide kids through experiential language-immersion classes that incorporate music, art, and movement

$280 $99

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$69 for a Fashion Styling Course for Up to 10 from Ogo New York ($150 Value)

Ogo New York

New York

Stylist showcases fashion trends, provides wardrobe consultation and styling, and divulges fashion-industry tips; guests try on clothing

$150 $69

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Beginner's Spanish-Language Course or Spanish-Language Conversation Class at Berges Institute LLC (Up to 69% Off)

Berges Institute LLC

New York

Beginners learn Spanish in a regular or intensive class structure, whereas intermediate and advanced students improve their speaking skills

$259 $79

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Six or Nine 90-Minute Introductory Chinese Classes at Frontier Scholars (Up to 48% Off)

Frontier Scholars

Borough Park

Chinese classes limited to eight students per class encourage personalized interaction

$276 $145

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Tutoring for Grades 2–6, High-School or College Math, or GED/TASC at Infinite Beacon Light Inc (Up to 61% Off)

Infinite Beacon Light Inc

Multiple Locations

Tutoring classes are capped at five students for individualized attention

$135 $52

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$38 for $80 Worth of Singing Lessons — Manhattan Opera Studio

Manhattan Opera Studio

New York

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

$80 $38

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Two or Four 30-Minute Private Music Lessons at Shobo Music Academy (Up to 57% Off)

Shobo Music Academy

Cliffside Park

Students hone their musical skills in one-on-one guitar, piano, drums, trumpet, flute, or voice lessons tailored to their needs

$54 $24

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$134 for Two-Day, Eight-Hour Bartending Course with Certification from US Hospitality Group ($300 Value)

US Hospitality Group

Long Island City

The course covers 150 drink recipes, garnishes, and customer service essentials; graduates receive job-placement assistance

$300 $134

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Two, Four, or Six Photography Workshops at Studios LIC (Up to 58% Off)

Studios LIC

Studios LIC

Seasoned professional photographers teach workshops that cover topics including lighting, Photoshop, and retouching images

$598 $275

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Four Private Piano, Guitar, or Voice Lessons at New York Stage of Mind (66% Off)

New York Stage Of Mind

Long Island City

From the merchant: Four private lessons with teachers who are professional musicians—acting, singing, and playing all over the globe

$240 $82

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6-Hour Police Entry Exam Prep Course and Practice Tests for 1 or 2 at Top Brass Learning Centers (Up to 55% Off)

Top Brass Learning Centers

St. Anthony's School

Police supervisors teach six-hour courses on all aspects of the written exam, incorporating training materials such as practice tests

$199 $99

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$330 for $600 Worth of Computer-Skills Classes — CHROME INSTITUTE

Chrome Institute

Union City

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

$600 $330

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One or Three Weeks of English as a Second Language Classes at Milestone Institute (Up to 67% Off)

Milestone Institute

Ridgefield

ESL program taught five days a week in morning and evening sessions covers aspects of reading, writing, speaking, and listening in English

$285 $99

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Two-Day or Six-Week Storytelling Workshop at The Story Studio (50% Off)

The Story Studio

Flatiron District

Learn how to refine a story and tell it to a class in two days; six-class workshop dives into story structuring and body language

$150 $75

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Four 30-Minute Music Lessons at Fort Lee School of Music (63% Off)

Fort Lee School of Music

Fort Lee

Instructors educated at world-renowned music schools teach piano, violin, guitar, voice, cello, flute, saxophone, trumpet, and clarinet

$160 $60

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One- or Three-Day Market Timing Trading and Investment Course at Online Trading Academy (Up to 98% Off)

Online Trading Academy

New Jersey

Taught by expert traders, investment course divulges strategies to time investments properly, potentially leading to high-probability gains

$1,000 $29

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One or Two Career Tech Education Courses from Jobconnectus Training Institute (Up to 83% Off)

Jobconnectus Training Institute

Midtown South Central

Students prepare for careers with courses in social media science, A/V communication, health sciences, finance, and business

$648 $149

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$49 for $90 Worth of Music Lessons — Flute Lessons with Barbara Siesel

Flute Lessons With Barbara Siesel

New York

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

$90 $49

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One or Two Months of Unlimited Group Singing Lessons at Vocal Boot Camp (Up to 62% Off)

Vocal Boot Camp

Shetler Studios

Vocal coach builds confident singing through endurance, ear-training, breath, and projection exercises seven days a week

$199 $83

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Eight-Week Online or In-Person GMAT Test-Prep Course from Manhattan Review (Up to 70% Off)

Manhattan Review

Midtown South Central

Acclaimed, eight-week classes are interactive and cover all aspects of the GMAT while employing practice tests

$990 $299

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One-Day Web Design Course at Proctor University (50% Off)

Proctor University

New York

From the merchant: In this class, learn how to build your own professional looking Website and Blog from scratch using WordPress.

$100 $50

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Voiceover Workshop for Ages 8–16 or an Animation Workshop for Ages 9–16 at Shine at Hothead Studios (Up to 53% Off)

Shine At Hothead Studios

Midtown Center

Voiceover class covers commercial, radio, and promo work; animation class explores program behind ParaNorman and Frankenweenie

$145 $69

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Online or In-Person Real-Estate Licensing Course at Real Estate Training Center (Up to 77% Off)

Real Estate Training Center

Multiple Locations

School offers online or in-person seminars & e-books that prepare aspiring real-estate agents for success in sales for the past 25 years

$465 $109

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5 or 10 Guitar Lessons at GotChops Music (Up to 88% Off)

GotChops Music

Manhattanville

Musician with two decades of experience and an album under his belt teaches guitar lessons at his studio or in Manhattan homes

$255 $35

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$50 for $100 Groupon — PandaManda Education

Pandamanda

Tribeca

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

$100 $50

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$99 for a Two-Day Bartending Certification PE and a Flair Course at Allstar Bartenders Training ($345 Value)

Allstar Bartenders Training

Multiple Locations

Bartending courses held in mock cocktail lounge educate students in art and science of bottle flips and mixed-drink preparation

$345 $99

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One-Hour Voice Lesson at Krowne Vocal School (50% Off)

Krowne Vocal School

New York City

We offer effective lessons for pop, rock, and soul singing; unfold your true potential in an extremely supportive environment

$50 $25

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$120 for $240 Groupon — Brooklyn Guitar Lessons with Bryan Wade

Brooklyn Guitar Lessons With Bryan Wade

New York

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

$240 $120

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Three or Six Mommy & Me Classes in Yoga, Music, or Baking at Preschool of the Arts (Up to 57% Off)

Preschool of the Arts

East Village

Moms and kids bond over 6-week courses in yoga, baking, or music

$90 $39

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Ballroom Sampler Group Classes with Optional Private Lessons at Studio Q'dance (Up to 67% Off)

Studio Q'dance

Multiple Locations

Sampler includes: foxtrot and west coast swing; waltz and tango; and rumba and cha cha cha

$80 $35

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Makeup Lesson and Application for One or Two at Polished Social Image Consultants (77% Off)

Polished Social Image Consultants

New York

Image consultant Samantha von Sperling helps clients put their best face forward with a one-hour makeup consult, lesson, and application

$300 $70

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60-Minute Musical Instrument Lesson at Steel X Plosion (53% Off)

Steel X Plosion

New York

From the merchant: Learn to play the steel drums from one of the best steel drum players in the world, Freddy Harris III.

$80 $38

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One-Hour Kids' Chess Class or One Month of Chess Classes at Evolution Enrichment Center (Up to 41% Off)

Evolution Enrichment Center

Bowery

Kids expand their minds by learning the basic rules and strategies of chess during one-hour classes for beginners

$40 $25

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One Private Instrument Lesson at VAR Guitar Lessons (44% Off)

Var Guitar Lessons

Clinton

Texas-born strummer wants you to learn from the master

$25 $14

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Tax Savings Course for One or Two at TaxTerminal.com (Up to 57% Off)

Tax Terminal

NYC Seminar & Conference Center

Learn how to maximize personal or business savings and navigate changes to the 2014-2015 tax code with intensive tax savings course

$99 $45

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Speed Reading 101 Class for One or Two from Speedlearning Institute (Up to 88% Off)

Speedlearning Institute

Upper East Side

Instructors divulge tested techniques aiming to boost long-term memory, concentration, and reading speed in classes held at a university

$695 $88

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"How to Fly For Free" Courses from Travel Masters Academy (Up to 66% Off). Three Options Available.

Travel Masters Academy

New York

Courses help travelers earn numerous frequent flyer miles without leaving the ground, & redeem them for nearly free flights around the world

$100 $39

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$20 for $40 Groupon — iBridge Language LLC

Ibridge Language Llc

New York

This one-hour basic Mandarin class will teach you Chinese commonly used in social settings.

$40 $20

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$440 for a Persian and Farsi Language Course at NY Persian Cultural Center ($1,130 Value)

NY Persian Cultural Center

Crown Heights

Over the course of 15 90-minute classes, students learn to speak Persian and Farsi with an emphasis on Persian culture

$1,130 $440

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A Private Music Lesson from J.M. Smith Vocal Studio (46% Off)

J.m. Smith Vocal Studio

New York

From the merchant: A 60-minute voice lesson that covers all aspects of the voice from various genres such as classical, jazz, rock, and more

$74 $40

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$248 for $450 Worth of Music Lessons — Freddy Charles Music

Freddy Charles Music

New York

Three 45-minute guitar or drum lessons with recording artist Freddy Charles

$450 $248

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Two-Hour, Eight-Hour, One-Day, or Four-Day Live Equities-Trading Course from Equity Trading Capital (Up to 81% Off)

Equity Trading Capital

Financial District

Instructors share day-trading advice and strategies; one-day seminar led by New York Times–featured traders Mayer Offerman and David Green

$199 $35

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$220 for $490 Worth of Digital-Media Classes — Tuff City School of Media

Tuff City School Of Media

Bronx

Classes include Audio Recording, Graphic Design, Video Editing, and Aerosol Art

$490 $220

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Introduction to Motorcycle Experience for One or Two at Motorcycle Safety School (Up to 66% Off)

Motorcycle Safety School

Multiple Locations

Introductory course teaches students the basics of motorcycling through classroom instruction and training on an actual motorcycle

$90 $35

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$220 for $400 Worth of Bartending Classes — G & G Bartending School

G&g Bartending School

Bronx

From the merchant: Need extra income, become a certified Bartender. Licensed by the NY State Education Department.

$400 $220

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One or Three Digital-Arts Lessons at Tuff City School of Media (Up to 61% Off)

Tuff City School of Media

Bronx

Students are introduced to various digital-arts equipment and software, from audio recording and graphic design to music production

$490 $201

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Four Weeks of Tutoring in Four Subjects for One or Two Students from Best Brains (Up to 78% Off)

Best Brains

The Heights

Certified teachers tutor students in English, math, general knowledge, and the abacus

$244 $69

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DJ Course at DJ A.P Productions (44% Off)

Dj A.p Productions

Englewood

Receive DJ lessons from an experienced, expert DJ. Learn to blend and mix any style of music. All ages are welcome!

$90 $50

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Basic Lifesaver or Heartsaver Course with Certification for One or Two at ABCpr (Up to 55% Off)

ABCpr

Englewood Cliffs

Instructors teach students CPR and other lifesaving skills during courses; those who complete the course earn a two-year certification

$50 $25

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Kids' Summer Discovery Camp, Academic-Enrichment Workshop, or Tutoring at A Love for Learning (Up to 74% Off)

A Love for Learning

Englewood

Kids’ tutoring sessions and enrichment workshops or summer camp

$225 $99

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Pre-Licensing Course for One or Two with Options for Road Lesson at Himalayan Driving School (Up to 51% Off)

Himalayan Driving School

Jackson Heights

Get a step closer to earning your license with DMV-mandated course in driving techniques and safety

$40 $20

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3D Printing Experience, or One or Two Private 3D Printing Lessons at InvenDesign (Up to 74% Off)

InvenDesign

3D printing experience - South Hackensack

Build toys or baubles from 2D images, or learn more intricate design in private lessons

$200 $79

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Seven-Day Computer Course at LEARNING INFOTECH (50% Off)

Learning Infotech

Teaneck

From the merchant: Who seek a Career in Technology, and those who seek upgrading critical skills while on the job, are our e-Learners.

$500 $250

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60- or 90-Minute Private Makeup Lesson or 60-Minute Lesson for Two at Shara Makeup Studio (Up to 63% Off)

Shara Makeup Studio

Dominique Salon

Makeup artists with 10 years of experience guide students through makeup selection and step-by-step application

$125 $55

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5 or 10 Movement-Therapy Classes at The Feldenkrais Institute (Up to 72% Off)

The Feldenkrais Institute

Chelsea

1-hour daily exercise classes modify the nervous system’s movement habits, which improves posture, eases pain, & boosts muscles’ efficiency

$125 $35

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$89 for a Student Assessment and Four Group Tutoring Sessions at Thinking Tree Inc. ($180 Value)

Thinking Tree Inc.

Sheepshead Bay

Professional tutors work with kids in groups during tutoring sessions in any subject

$180 $89

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180-Minute Digital Photography Workshop at Photolosophy (46% Off)

Photolosophy

Chelsea

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

$160 $86

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One or Three Private 60-Minute Piano Lessons from David Sklar Studios (Up to 68% Off)

David Sklar Studios

Upper West Side

Experienced musician David Sklar teaches students of all ages to play piano using a mixture of technique, music theory, and ear training

$120 $39

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Four Weeks of Salsa Classes and Dance Party for One, Two, or Four People at Club Cache (Up to 54% Off)

Club Cache

New York

This club is dedicated to salsa dancing on Thursdays and bachata on Fridays, with introductory lessons starting things off each night

$12 $6

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5 or 10 Salsa Dance Classes for One or Two People at Karisma Dancers (71% Off)

Karisma Dancers

Upper West Side

Seasoned dancers from a highly lauded dance company impart their skills to students, covering salsa fundamentals in a group setting

$75 $22

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Select Local Merchants

Argentina?born soccer enthusiast Gustavo Szulansky opened Super Soccer Stars to provide the boroughs with a program that championed the personal development of youngsters rather than solely a skill-based focus. Since its debut in 2000, it's grown throughout the city, helping countless youngsters learn teamwork, boost confidence, and decrease arguments during home games played on the dining-room table. This rapid growth is due in part to the positive values Gustavo instilled from the first class. His coaches are carefully selected for their ability to cultivate a noncompetitive, sensitive approach to learning the game, and they dole out their knowledge in both classes and camps.

Super Soccer Star's Kick & Play program features family-friendly classes that help tots 12?24 months old develop pre-soccer skills and physical skill sets simultaneously. During classes, a team of talented and enthusiastic instructors and an athletic duo of puppet friends named Mimi and Pepe buoy budding soccer players with positive reinforcement, individual attention, and the merry clickety-clack of cleated tap dances. Designed with the help of early-childhood specialists, each age-specific class helps players build skills at their own pace with positive reinforcement, individual attention, and engaging original music.

466 W End Ave
New York,
NY
US

When Blake Eastman meets strangers, plays poker, sits in on corporate negotiations as a consultant, or turns on the TV and watches politicians speak, he analyzes dozens of nonverbal clues and subtle behaviors that betray an individual's true feelings and intentions. "I've always been a natural at it," he says. "It's part of who I am." But through his education and independent research he’s gotten better and can now pinpoint every indicator that shows a person is hiding their emotions––from their microexpressions to their wooden nose growing 2 inches.

During interactive group classes Blake outfits his students' observational tool belts with the knowledge to read body language or improve their dating lives. Classes engage with multiple activities that range from video analysis to role-playing. As images of apologetic celebrities and athletes flash across the screen, Blake pinpoints telltale microexpressions that crawl across each person's face. In the game "two truths and a lie," students take turns trying to deceive each other as the class hunts for the lie and its tells. The skills in each class lay a foundation for what Blake calls a lifelong effort to learn what someone is truly thinking or feeling.

547 W 27th St
New York,
NY
US

Within the multihued walls of Kidville’s indoor playland, tykes expand their minds, network with members of their peer group, and deplete their vast energy reserves. Babies, toddlers, and kids 6 or younger delve into classes developed by Kidville’s early-childhood-development gurus. Burgeoning Beethovens can swivel their hips, flex their sing-along muscles, and edit their massive music manuscripts during one of Kidville’s music and dance classes, or enlist in one of the art classes to create a piece that captures their inner rage toward broccoli. Fun and fit gym classes let tots run, roll, and hover through gauntlets of plush blocks and spongy play mats. Clasping hands and scampering legs can also roam freely through Kidville’s sprightly indoor playspace, though all munchkins must be supervised by a parent, guardian, or trustworthy primate.

515 W 51st St.
New York,
NY
US

BumbleBee Tennis's wide spectrum of tennis programs for juniors and adults nurture players at every step of game development. Skilled instructors helm a variety of lessons from Beginner Group Tennis classes to private one-on-one intensives. All teachers are trained professionals and most have played competitively at the collegiate level. While helping students focus on technique and making solid contact with the ball, instructors also attempt to ensure that everyone from youngsters to veterans enjoys the game and knows how to count all the way to love. Adults interested more specifically in the cardiovascular aspect of the game can enroll in Cardio Tennis, a 60-minute class comprised of high-intensity drills and games that elevate heart rates into the aerobic zone and subsequently evaporate calories.

425 W 130th St
New York,
NY
US

The instructors at School of Cards aren’t content only to use their card knowledge in the classroom; when they’re not teaching, they’re competing in high-stakes cash games and tournaments, including World Series of Poker events. Although their training grounds resemble a cozy living room complete with a plush, microfiber couch, the school’s professional poker and blackjack tables demonstrate its intent to make students comfortable in the casino environment. Beginning blackjack and poker players can get their start in three-hour introductory classes, learning such fundamentals as game etiquette, card counting, and how to spot edible chips. Intermediate and advanced players move on to more in-depth courses, as well as services such as game and body-language evaluation.

548 W 28th St, Ste 231
New York,
NY
US

Providing graduates with lifetime job placement assistance on a local and national level, the professional shot-pourers at Authentic Bartending train future bartenders and amateur mixologists in the fine art of drink-making. Their seminars propel learners into the world of free-hand, multi-liquor, and trick pouring, and a 16-hour course demonstrates how to make Manhattans, cream-based drinks, and frozen drinks, among others. Covering customer service and state laws—which forbid serving beer to bears on Sunday—the 16-hour course serves as a launching pad into the full 40-hour certification course, including a lifetime of refresher classes.

45 W 34th St
New York,
NY
US