Things To Do In Portsmouth

Six Weeks of Beginning Ballroom-Dance Classes for One or Two at Seacoast Ballroom (Up to 56% Off)

Seacoast Ballroom

Multiple Locations

Beginners enter six weeks of instruction where they learn the basics of waltz, swing, foxtrot, and rumba from a professional instructor

$85 $39

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Five Fitness Classes at Club 27 (45% Off)

Club 27

Portsmouth

From the merchant: Fitness classes in a small intimate atmosphere with energetic motivating instructors; Zumba, Power Tone and TRX offered

$40 $22

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Fitness Assessment and Customized Workout Plan at Gain Strength and Conditioning (50% Off)

Gain Strength And Conditioning

Portsmouth

From the merchant: Movement assessment, strategy session and four weeks of unlimited semi-private training with personalized workout program

$215 $108

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Four Weeks of Unlimited Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Classes at Daniel Duarte Brazilian Jiu Jitsu & MMA (50% Off)

Daniel Duarte Brazilian Jiu Jitsu & Mma

North Hampton

We offer kids, women’s only, and adult programs. Classes are Monday to Friday. Beginner classes are forming now!

$100 $50

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10 Martial Arts Classes at Guy Chase Academy of Martial Arts (50% Off)

Guy Chase Academy Of Martial Art

Portsmouth

Ten classes from the legendary martial arts academy, now serving two locations

$100 $50

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Paint-and-Sip Party for Two or Four at Baron Art Studio (Up to 50% Off)

Baron Art Studio

North Hampton

Participants follow easy, step-by-step instructions to finish a canvas painting while enjoying BYO drinks

$50 $26

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10 Yoga Classes or One Month of Unlimited Yoga Classes at Yoga In ME (Up to 65% Off)

Yoga In ME

South Eliot

Students gain strength and flexibility as they stretch and breathe their way through yoga poses

$99 $35

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Ten or Five Fitness Classes or Unlimited Month of Fitness Classes at Fuel Training Studio (Up to 65% Off)

Fuel Training Studio

Portsmouth

Welcoming boutique fitness studio helps members slim down and tone up with barre, cycling, interval classes, and personal training sessions

$140 $49

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"Mary Poppins" at The Music Hall on December 10 or 11 (Up to 47% Off)

The Music Hall

The Music Hall

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The story of a magical nanny who has a song for everything, adapted from the classic P.L. Travers stories and the beloved Disney film

$69 $39

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Two-Hour Wine-and-Chocolate-Tasting Class for Two or Four at Attrezzi (Up to 54% Off)

Attrezzi

Portsmouth

Wine and chocolate experts pair gourmet chocolates and truffles with private-label wines

$130 $65

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Equipment: Weights, mats, stability balls, suspended wood floor

Students should bring: Cross training sneakers, water bottle (also available for sale)

Average class length: 60 minutes

Number of Staff: 5?10 people

Class location: Indoors only

Established: 2009

Registration required: No

Good for beginners: Yes

Guests allowed: Yes

Parking: Parking lot

Pro Tip: Get ready to have some fun.

Honore Laflamme, owner of Jubilation, espouses a simple fitness philosophy: "As long as you are moving, sweating, and smiling, you are doing it right," she says. She describes her mission as making exercise fun. She couches hard work such as Zumba, yoga, and Pilates in an energetic atmosphere of low lighting and funky tunes that are akin to "being at a party with your friends." She leads every class in a space with a suspended wooden floor, which helps absorb impact to lessen the strain on joints and avoid bothering the mole people that live downstairs.

2800 Lafayette Rd
Portsmouth,
NH
US

People around the country may be able to enjoy filet mignon, crab cakes, and other elegant American cuisine, but not with the same flavors as The District. That?s because the restaurant crafts its seasonally inspired menus with ingredients from more than 15 local farms. Aside from delighting taste buds with pan-seared local cod and bourbon-glazed pork tenderloin with plum barbecue sauce and house sauerkraut, the chefs hand cut their fries and pair them with housemade ketchup and create ice-cream flights made from local snow people. Handcrafted cocktails allow clients to imbibe local flavors, such as the cider-press cocktail?made with absolute pear and house-mulled NH cider?or The District?s local rhubarb mojito.

103 Congress St
Portsmouth,
NH
US

Quick, quick, slow. Quick, quick, slow. It seems that every dance lesson starts the same way. Students are told, "These are the steps," "Move to the beat," and "Never breakdance on wet cement." But unwilling to settle for the minimum, Seacoast Ballroom helps dancers see beyond getting their feet to move in the right direction. Its founder, Frederick Dunn, strives to inject dancers with grace and musical expression to help them feel dance for what it is?an art form. Its classes range in difficulty from beginner to competition level, and cover a variety of ballroom styles. Solo dancers or couples can strut through a tango, shimmy their hips in salsa, or effuse elegance through the Viennese waltz.

1 Raynes Ave
Portsmouth,
NH
US

Opened in 1878, the Music Hall's Historic Theater isn't just the oldest stage in New Hampshire; it's older than all of the state's residents. But thanks to a recent restoration, today's audiences can experience the venue in all its original splendor, including the same hardwood floor that Mark Twain and Buffalo Bill Cody once crossed. Fittingly, it hosts many productions steeped in Americana, from Broadway musicals to symphony concerts.

Around the corner from the Historic Theater is a newer landmark, the Music Hall Loft. A more intimate venue with just 124 seats, the Loft focuses on more modern entertainment such as poetry readings, film screenings, and cloning festivals.

28 Chestnut St.
Portsmouth,
NH
US

Paintballers sprint, strafe, and army-crawl across Birch Hill Paintball's battlefields, seeking refuge behind overturned barrels or inflated edifices as they seek out opponents. The venue features four distinct battlegrounds, letting players outflank adversaries in an urban setting, skulk stealthily through a sandy junkyard, or obscure themselves behind the trees, fences, and elephantine ant hills of a wooded battlefield. Players without their own paintball guns and other munitions can rent all necessary gear directly from Birch Hill, which hosts simulated warfare on Saturdays and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

76 Birch Hill Rd
York,
ME
US

Paramotor Tours sends adventurers skyward on the wings of motor-powered paragliders. Nationally certified pilots adhere strictly to FAA safety regulations as they strap in for tandem flights, lifting thrill seekers to heights of up to 8,000 feet. To help ensure smooth takeoffs and landings, each glider boasts several safety features, including reserve parachutes, GPS navigation, and a pause button. Adventurers who wish to pilot their own glider can sign up for a solo-flying course, available on select days.

Rte. 1
North Hampton,
NH
US