Classes in Secaucus

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

Paint a Central Park Landscape with a Professional Artist

Landscape Painting Class

Central Park

$45 $45

Alonsa Guevara guides students step-by-step to capture Central Park's tree-lined landscape in an acrylic painting they'll be proud of

Painting Party for 1, 2, 4, or Up to 18 People from StelnikArt Soirée (Up to 61% Off)

StelnikArt Soirée

Multiple Locations

$79 $35

A professional artist instructs participants as they paint in a festive and fun setting; hors d'oeuvres & snacks can be purchased at the bar

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

1 or 3 News-Broadcasting Classes or 4 Business Classes at New York Acting School for Film and Television (Up to 81% Off)

New York Acting School for Film and Television

Upper West Side

$150 $29

Aspiring journalists learn how to report and anchor TV news; The Business of Acting offers actors' the chance to meet an agent or manager

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

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

$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

Unlimited Dance Classes or Four Classes for One or Two at Art in Motion Dance Co. (Up to 78% Off)

Art in Motion Dance Co.

Multiple Locations

$320 $69

Dancers of all levels cultivate their skill and grace during four-week sessions in their choice of salsa, swing, or dance fitness

Two Dance Classes from The Spot Dance Center (47% Off)

The Spot Dance Center

New York

$17 $9

Get fit while learning real street-style dancing, such as hip hop, vogue, and locking, from pioneers of these styles

Body-Type Assessment and One or Two Personal-Training Sessions from Exude Fitness at Bliss 49 Spa (Up to 80% Off)

Exude Fitness at Bliss 49 Spa

Midtown Center

$160 $35

Personally tailored fitness regimens based on clients' unique shape help them lose weight, tone physiques, and achieve the shape they desire

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

$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

One Month of Unlimited Tango Classes for One or Two at Jeni Breen Tango Academy (Up to 73% Off)

Jeni Breen Tango Academy

440 Studios

$185 $59

Two instructors with more than two decades of experience each teach students the classic Argentinian Tango during 55-minute classes

Custom Choreographed Wedding Dance for 2 or 15 at NYC Talent Project (46% Off)

NYC Talent Project

Clinton

$650 $350

A Broadway performer choreographs dance for wedding or special event, then teaches it during a rehearsal session lasting up to four hours

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

BYOB Ceramics Painting on Saturday Nights for Two or Four Adults at Make Meaning (Up to 45% Off)

Make Meaning

Multiple Locations

$50 $29

Guests paint ceramics such as picture frames, bowls, and trays while enjoying drinks

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

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

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Gotham Dream Cars lets drivers grip the throttle of exotic speed machines such as the Ferrari F430, Lamborghini Gallardo, and Bentley Continental GT for personal rental or specialized thrill experiences. During the Dream Car Sprint, auto enthusiasts slip into a Ferrari or Lamborghini on a closed course and whip their more than 500-horsepower drive three times around the autocross track, learning how to tame their power with the aid of an instructor before coming out of the third lap on a straightaway to open the engine up to its full potential. Drivers conduct an orchestra of firing pistons and camshafts for three laps before crossing the finish line and parking to the pianissimo of the softly purring V8 engine. Gotham Dream Cars snaps pictures of the sprint, so drivers are sent home with hands they will never wash and a CD of images to parade before jealous coworkers and humbled shopping carts.

1 MetLife Stadium Drive
East Rutherford,
NJ
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

Some couples write their own marriage vows, while others?well, others prefer a more fiery expression of their love and commitment. At New York Wedding Ring, metal artist Sam Abbay helps couples forge their own engagement and wedding rings from raw precious metals, coins, and existing jewelry. At a studio replete with all the necessary equipment, Abbay will guide you and your significant other as you choose your raw material?like palladium, gold, and platinum?and conceive a design for rings that can even include engravings and settings for gemstones.

The process, which can take as little as four hours or as long as a day, includes melting the metals, annealing, and shaping. All the while, Abbay is on hand to offer advice such as how thick wedding rings should be and how to keep them polished if there are no automatic car washes in your area to run through. He can also work with clients to design a custom ring of his own creation. The romantic experience culminates on a couple's big day, when they exchange their handmade and personally designed rings?a perfect symbol for the love they've nurtured.

11 Maiden Ln.
New York,
NY
US

Simon Herfray, a French native hailing from the Vend?e region, is a master's-degree-certified pastry chef and baker. He's whisked and sculpted fine treats for esteemed establishments in the London and New York culinary scenes?Aubaine and Bluebird in South Kensington, Falai and Caf? M Studio in Manhattan, and Bacchus Bistro and La D?fense Bistro in Brooklyn.

At French'Encas, Simon directs his world-class sweetmeat techniques toward kitchens full of apron-wearing students and in-disguise dentists. Whether it's their first or hundredth time gripping pastry bags and whisks, attendees handcraft their very own macarons, chocolate-lemon tarts, chocolate fondant, and full quiche lorraine meals. Some classes cater to advanced students, some cover basics, and others suit all skill levels. And when not instructing students, Simon and his team whip up treats for parties and other events.

59 Franklin St.
New York,
NY
US

After seven years of teaching dance at others' studios, JesAnn Nail realized it was time for her to strike out on her own. In 2012, the Texas native opened Art in Motion Dance Co. in the heart of Midtown, where she brings her years of experience to classrooms filled with curious and passionate students of dance. Specializing in swing, salsa, ballroom, and dance-fitness classes, JesAnn gathers groups for four-week sessions to teach dancers of all levels graceful movement. Each 55-minute class imparts personal attention and training, whether clients are looking to impress guests on their wedding day or to show up everyone on the playground with a wild swing routine.

520 8th Ave
New York,
NY
US