Classes in Norwood

Up to 59% Off a Gym Membership

Revolution Fitness

Oakley

$95 $39

Certified instructors lead eight varieties of spin in 20-cycle studio that also offers yoga, mat Pilates, and kettlebell and TRX classes

Up to 68% Off BYOB Painting Class

Elliott Jordan Studio Gallery

Pleasant Ridge

$35 $15

Students follow along with expert artist to create colorful paintings, using included materials while sipping on libations

Up to 69% Off Ballroom-Dance Lessons

Westside Dance Center

Dent

$150 $49

Ballroom dancing lessons train individuals to glide and twirl with a partner; private lessons perfect couples’ steps

50% Off Dance Classes at Bi-Okoto Cultural Centre

Bi-Okoto Drum & Dance Theatre

Pleasant Ridge

$50 $25

Various dance classes get hearts pumping while celebrating cultures from Africa and beyond

Up to 50% Off Cooking Classes

Peachy's Health Smart

Silverton

$30 $15

Dietitian and published cookbook author guides prep of two healthy recipes

Up to 51% Off Kids' Drawing Camp

Young Rembrandts Cincinnati West

Multiple Locations

$92 $46

Kids get instruction in technical drawing skills and encouragement to unlock their imaginations

Up to 51% Off Cheese-Making Experience for Two

Cheesy Gourmet

FIndlay Market

$79 $39

Chef teaches groups methods for making cheese spreads, blocks & crumbles, with crackers and take-home instructional DVD

61% Off Sushi-Making Class from Sushi Bears

Sushi Bears

Findlay Market

$99 $39

Sushi chef imparts basics of seasoning rice and making maki rolls; students receive sushi-rolling DVDs to practice at home

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With more than 15 locations nationwide, Wine and Canvas commissions accomplished artists to spread the joy of painting during informal painting classes. These talented brush wielders guide students of all abilities through a landscape, portrait, or abstract artwork via step-by-step instructions. Though each Wine and Canvas location is home to an art studio, the classes are taught in students’ living rooms or at local hot spots—many of which mix up tasty drink specials during classes. Instructors provide their artists-in-training with all the supplies they need to create eye-catching masterpieces, from paints and canvases to Ouija boards with a direct line to van Gogh. Though adult painting classes are Wine and Canvas’s bread and butter, they also help little ones unleash their creativity and satisfy their sweet tooth with Cookies and Canvas classes.

Don Pablos *HYDE PARK* - 2692 Madison Rd,
Cincinnati,,
Ohio
US

At Basil Bears, it’s the instructors’ goal to teach you how to whip up classic, fresh Thai meals that can be versatile. At the end of their class, students eat their handiwork or take it home, along with an instructional DVD for practice.

1801 Race Street
Cincinnati,
OH
US

Willis Music’s staff of dedicated musicians taps into the shop's century in business to guide fellow melody makers of all levels among more than 3,000 instruments and a jungle of accessories. Though in-store stock may vary, patrons can peruse racks for catalog items such as a Planet Waves chromatic headstock tuner, which dials in string tension using vibration ($39.99), or they can pacify rampaging folk singers with strums on a ukulele ($37.50+). A Peavey bass amp ($99.99) gives modern and vintage voice to bass guitars, and metal-encased DigiTech effects pedals ($49.99) awaken drowsy ears with four roaring styles of distortion. Customers can beat out rhythms on the skin of a Toca street djembe ($49.90) or browse various other African, Caribbean, Middle Eastern, and Irish hand drums captured, tamed, and refurbished by independent craftspeople.

4601 Eastgate Blvd
Cincinnati,
OH
US

Fitworks is home to a dedicated cadre of certified muscle architects who guide eager physiques through intense, small group workouts. Peruse the schedule before sampling a tension-undoing yoga class or a weekend-morning muscle-pump session, ideal for prepping for an underwater bench-press that will determine the office's next round of promotions. One-hour Zumba classes harness the rhythmic power of merengue, conga, belly dancing, and more to kill calories while resuscitating sleepy toes. After classes, students can freshen up or flex unused singing muscles in Fitworks' shower facilities.

4600 Smith Rd
Cincinnati,
OH
US

From its home in Lunken Airport, Lunken Flight Training Center provides beginner and advanced flight instruction from an experienced, certified pilot. The Explorer Discovery flight lesson begins with a rundown of pre-flight procedures before students jump in the cockpit of a Cessna 172S to start the engine and taxi for takeoff. Instructors lead students through the fundamentals of engine run-up procedures and subduing a need for speed, and hand the controls over after takeoff. Students will then practice maintaining altitude; making steep turns; and practicing simple maneuvers such as climbs and descents before the instructor brings the plane in for a safe landing.

4500 Airport Rd
Cincinnati,
OH
US

Portrait painting used to require a subject to sit for hours on end, forcing them to first take tedious lessons on not moving from willing ventriloquist dummies. Thankfully, modern technology allows Daniel Dean to take a more practical approach. When a client commissions a portrait, Mr. Dean first snaps hundreds of images of them during a photo shoot, focusing on capturing natural expressions that show their personality. As clients return to their daily lives, he refers to the images to produce works of art. The result is a life-like, yet uniquely stylized, oil painting.

Every stroke of Mr. Dean’s brush is guided by his extensive art background. The artist trained as an oil painter, and earned an undergraduate degree at Bowling Green State University and a master’s degree at the University of Cincinnati. When not painting, he shares his expertise as an adjunct professor at UC and the University of Dayton, and trains younger students during classes held at his studio.

4856 Hunt Road
Cincinnati,
OH
US