Classes in North Bergen

Practice Watercolor Painting with a Professional Illustrator

Basic Watercolor Painting Class

New York

$50 $50

With guidance from a pro illustrator, practice watercolor painting techniques and complete your own work of art at The Curator Gallery

One or Three Classes at The Acting School for Film and Television in Manhattan (Up to 82% Off)

New York Acting School for Film and Television

Upper West Side

$150 $29

Acting guru Mark Stolzenberg imparts students with decades of experience in subjects such as eye lines, physicality, and improvisation

Newsboy-Cap Workshop or Infinity-Scarf-Making Course at Artikal Millinery (Half Off)

Artikal Millinery

East Village

$70 $35

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Workshops teach students how to craft colorful scarves or stylish newsboy caps

Two-Hour Painting Workshop for One at Painting Lounge (50% Off)

Painting Lounge

Multiple Locations

$50 $25

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Famous paintings by Van Gogh and Klimt undergo new renderings at the hands of students during laid-back, artist-led sessions

Sharpen Knife Skills and Make Salsa at Taste Buds Kitchen

Knife-Skills Cooking Class

Taste Buds Kitchen

$75 $75

Taste Buds instructors teach proper cutting techniques as students prepare fresh salsa and sip BYO drinks in a 750 sq. ft. kitchen

Make-Your-Own Gold, Palladium, or Platinum Rings at New York Wedding Ring (15% Off). Five Options Available.

New York Wedding Ring

Financial District

$2,425 $2,059

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Metal artist Sam Abbay guides couples through the process of making their engagement or wedding rings out of gold, palladium, or platinum

Four or 12 Hip Hop Dance Classes at DivaDance Company (Up to 45% Off)

DivaDance Company

NoHo

$60 $39

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Dance classes where you learn choreographed moves from top hip-hop and R & B music videos or get fit during high-energy dance routines

Two Private Dance Classes from Olympic Ballroom (65% Off)

Olympic Ballroom Dance Studio

New York

$150 $53

Flexible private lessons for ballroom, Latin, salsa, Argentine tango, wedding, and other dances; no partner required

$35 for a Two-Hour Cupcake-Making Class at Butter Lane Cupcakes ($75 Value)

Butter Lane Bakery

East Village

$75 $35

Students concoct three different types of cupcakes and decorate them with icing before returning home with a box of four

5, 10, or 15 Fitness Classes at Central Queens Y (Up to 69% Off)

Central Queens Y

Forest Hills

$75 $29

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Motivating instructors lead students of all fitness levels through classes designed to foster strength, power, balance, and flexibility

Cooking Class for One or Two at Conrad Gallagher Food (Up to 48% Off)

Conrad Gallagher Food

Clinton

$95 $55

Three-hour cooking classes taught by a Michelin-recognized chef focus on Italian dishes, gourmet cooking, or brunch, among other subjects

One or Two Months of Unlimited Dance Fitness Classes at Arthur Bodie Dance and Fitness Studio (Up to 92% Off)

Arthur Bodie Dance and Fitness Studio

Garment District

$300 $39

Instructor teaches small groups how to improve their strength, agility, power, and flexibility through focused dance movements

One Month of Unlimited Yoga Classes at Sonic Yoga (Up to 71% Off)

Sonic Yoga

Clinton

$130 $39

Vinyasa yoga studio accommodates students of all levels with strengthening flows that challenge muscles, promote flexibility, and calm minds

Five Boot-Camp Classes at Double O Athletics (65% Off)

Double O Athletics, Llc

East Village

$100 $35

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

5 or 10 Dancehall Workshop Sessions from Blacka Di Danca (Up to 61% Off)

Blacka Di Danca

New York

$75 $35

Dancehall blends high-energy Caribbean dancing with Jamaican influences

$5 for $10 Worth of Services at Dance For Gold Performing Arts Center

Dance for Gold

South Beach / Old Town

$10 $5

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

$440 for $800 Groupon — charlie the yogi

Charlie The Yogi

Chelsea

$800 $440

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

One, Two, or Three Months of Unlimited Yoga, Pilates, and Zumba Classes at Yoga and Pilates in Tribeca (Up to 70% Off)

Yoga and Pilates in Tribeca

Tribeca

$109 $39

Certified instructors lead robust seven-day schedule of yoga, Zumba & Pilates classes for all abilities in clean, colorful studio setting

5 or 10 Gyrotonic Tower Exercise Classes at Body Evolutions (Up to 63% Off)

Body Evolutions

East Village

$100 $39

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Steady resistance from the Gyrotonic Tower’s pulleys augments moves that combine gymnastics, swimming, ballet, and yoga

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Josefina Garcia and Lisa Martinez have been studying dance since they were each 5 years old. Together, they started J and L Dance Center in 1992 to pass on their know-how and instill a strong sense of self-worth in each of their protégés. These days, they usher students to win awards and recognition at showcases and competitions throughout the country. Newbies of all ages train under these masters and a crew of skilled instructors who specialize in a range of genres including ballet, tap, hip-hop, flamenco, and jazz styles. Wood-sprung floors in all three dance rooms cushion the fall of toes and feet in flight, and wall-to-wall mirrors throughout the space enable students to dance-battle their reflections.

7309 Broadway
North Bergen,
NJ
US

East Coast Fitness’s 20,000 square feet house separate rooms for martial arts, spinning, group workouts, massages, and general exercise. On the main floor, strength-training machines, cardio machines, and free weights occupy separate areas, with additional room sectioned off for stability ball exercise and a herd of eight punching bags. Certified trainers and instructors also lead more than 15 classes that range from spinning and Pilates to yoga, kickboxing, agility training, and Zumba. In the lobby, a juice bar refreshes hungry athletes and a separate room offers free childcare.

7700 River Rd
North Bergen,
NJ
US

In print and online, Back Stage aims to organize a flood of information on casting calls, audition advice, and breaking industry news into a resource both aspiring and working actors can turn to daily. Tips on snagging representation, choosing headshots, and managing on-set frustration all help subscribers make the most of thousands of entertainment job listings for roles in commercials, films, and major state senates. In major cities around the country, Actorfest delivers its advice and opportunities in the flesh via intensive workshops, casting calls, and meetings with industry pros.

770 Broadway
New York,
NY
US

Signature service: Private acting lessons

Established: 2012

Reservations/Appointments: Required

Staff Size: 1 person

Average Duration of Services: 1?2 hours

Manhattan
New York,
NY
US

She's a celebrity-sought crooner and Parade music writer who's toured with Barry White, Patti LaBelle, and Stevie Wonder, but Ilana Martin founded Vocal Workout Signing School to do something else: teach. Along with fellow vocal coaches Cheryl "Pepsii" Riley, Taharqa Patterson, [Maria Lane]http://gr.pn/1lEIRqe), and Samantha Harrison?singers whose talents, like Ilana's, have also been sought by touring stars?Ilana teaches groups, duos, and individuals at this elite and boutique vocal training studio for radio singers. All five of the coaches aim for what Ilana terms a "'me singing' sound," instead of having all pupils sing the same way or lip-sync to whatever is playing on the radio in a given moment, and lessons are available for clients of all skill levels. The school's holistic philosophy incorporates awareness of one's mind, body, and spirit, revealing confident tones via a balanced, happy instrument. Forbes and Refinery 29 have each sent their own reporters to work with Ilana, resulting in lighthearted videos that showcase the deft way in which the renowned vocal coach puts nervous pupils at ease.

580 Broadway
Manhattan,
NY
US

For many, being a professional singer is a distant and often unrealized dream. But for students of The Singing Experience, the reality gets more attainable, even if only for one night. That's because the program immerses performers in a singing workshop that teaches vocal techniques and helps them overcoms stage fright. At the end of the course, students sing a song in a live cabaret performance on the stage of The Triad.

All this was made possible by performer Linda Amiel Burns, who dreamed up The Singing Experience in 1977 as a way to help novice singers tackle their fears of performing and of sea witches stealing their voices. It's also become a valuable tool of expression. "You sing out anger, love, your problems," Burns told The New York Times in 2009. She knows what she's talking about—she founded the business after a divorce and has helped countless others since. She has also earned accolades along the way from CBS and Cabaret Scenes magazine. A member of SAG and AFTRA, Linda also lends her talents to various arts programs, and is a two-time winner of the MAC Award.

215 E 24th St
New York,
NY
US