Learning in Shawnee

$60 for Four 30-Minute Private Music Lessons at Village Music Academy ($120 Value)

Village Music Academy

formerly the Toon Shop

Local musical experts with backgrounds in jazz, classical, rock, & country lead students through 30-minute sessions on choice of instruments

$120 $60

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$49 for Maman et Moi ("Mommy and Me") French Class at French & Music House ($100 Value)

French & Music House

Kansas City

You and your child can learn the basics of the French language

$100 $49

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Introductory Scuba Course for One or Two at Divers Equipment and Repair Service Inc. (Up to 56% Off)

Divers Equipment and Repair Service Inc.

Hickman Mills

SSI-licensed instructor teaches safety procedures and techniques before suiting up first-time students in scuba gear in a heated pool

$40 $18

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One Month of Tumbling, Cheer, or Gymnastics Classes at All American Cheer & Stunt/MPG Gymnastics (50% Off)

All American Cheer & Stunt/MPG Gymnastics

Kansas City

Tumbling classes teach kids cartwheels and somersaults, while cheer and gymnastics classes focus on more advanced moves like tucks

$60 $30

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Online ACT/SAT Prep Course or Prep Group Class with Practice Test at Sylvan Learning Center (Up to 50% Off)

Sylvan Learning Center

Multiple Locations

In-person classes and online seminars leave students well prepared for important college-entrance exams

$199 $99

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$59 for a Photo 101 Class with Photo Shoot at Freeland Photography ($450 Value)

Freeland Photography

Downtown Lee's Summit

Classes educate students on fundamentals of camera functions from f-stop to shutter speeds; pupils exercise new skills during photo shoots

$450 $59

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Discover Scuba Class or Open-Water Scuba Certification at Big Joe Scuba (Up to 54% Off)

Big Joe Scuba

St. Joseph

Courses lead novices through basic skills; experienced students are certified after classroom work, pool training, and dives at Beaver Lake

$50 $25

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At Sylvan Learning Center’s award-winning network of more than 900 locations, state-certified and Sylvan-trained teachers steer pupils with a personalized tutoring approach through such fraught study areas as reading, math, and SAT prep. Staffers first run through a series of tests, diagnostic tools, and personal interviews to discern students’ strengths and uncover their blind spots, such as the persisting belief that racecar is spelled the same backwards and upside-down. Each month, Sylvan confers with parents and provides a comprehensive look into their student's progress. In ensuing tutoring sessions, one-on-one teachers bolster focus and encourage risks conducive to learning, vanquishing budding scholars’ confusion with personalized learning plans.

15315 W 67th St
Shawnee,
KS
US

Although Signature Ballroom's instructors Abby Vogels and Matt Schissler introduce their students to a number of ballroom styles–from tango to foxtrot to samba–they also focus on fitness. During private lessons, they not only teach their charges the fancy footwork, but how to use the steps as a means of exercising and losing weight in a fun and creative way, much like completing a coloring book while running on a treadmill. Guests can also work out and build connections between one another with more modern techniques such as East and West Coast swing.

Already existing connections are further strengthened during wedding couples' dances. After teaching prenuptial footwork to just the bride and groom or the entire wedding party, the instructors provide a video of the choreography so their pupils can practice at home in preparation for the big day.

5636 Johnson Drive
Mission,
KS
US

Brooks Institute of Photography attendee Kevin Keith, alongside of his wife Ashley, has chalked up more than seven years of wedding and lifestyle photography experience. With subjects dressed their best in wedding frocks and dapper tuxedos, the husband-and-wife team captures every moment of the momentous occasion, from their first glances at each other before the ceremony to the tail of the limousine as it drives away from the reception.

Candid moments like these are the signature of Kevin Ashley Photography, where Kevin and Ashley work together on wedding and engagement photo shoots, along with portraits and lifestyle photography. In addition to directing poses and snapping photos, Kevin and his wife have been imparting their wisdom to aspiring photographers for more than five years by sharing tips and techniques during private lessons and group photography workshops. And for those who prefer to take photographic matters into their own hands, Kevin Ashley Photography also rents out a LIGHTBOX photo booth for events and parties.

11960 Long St, Ste 2802
Overland Park,
KS
US

The professional instructors of the Kansas City School of Music pass along musical torches to students learning the basics of strumming strings or tickling ivories during private and group lessons. Private studios insulated with soundproof walls ensure maximum concentration for students sight reading on acoustic pianos or turning the pages of sheet music with their minds. Each instructor follows a comprehensive curriculum that focuses on repertoire, technique, musicianship, ear training, theory, and more, and they encourage and prepare students to participate in recitals. Instructor credentials include either a masters degree or doctorate in their area of study.

16010 Metcalf Ave
Overland Park,
KS
US

At Midwest Aquatics, no one lounges poolside. Instead, students, 10 years old or older, learn scuba skills such as buoyancy control, underwater breathing, and aquatic movement in an on-site pool custom built for diving. Highly certified and trained instructors draw on more than two decades of scuba experience to teach underwater exploration in courses that range from introductory scuba sessions to open water dives, complete with off-site certification dives in locales such as Bali, Curacao, and local brewery tanks.

7565 W 160th St
Stilwell,
KS
US

The experienced instructors at the Yoga School of Therapeutics lead students of all experience levels through traditional Iyengar yoga classes that focus on the mind, body, and emotional wellbeing. A variety of classes provide students with the opportunity to find the best fit, whether it's in a vinyasa flow class, a therapeutic class, or one with a weight-loss focus. Along with yoga, the studio also offers therapeutic massage services.

10400 W 103rd St.
Overland Park,
KS
US