Events & Activities in Sherman Oaks

69% Off Classes at WundaBar Pilates

Multiple Locations

$145 $45

Certified instructors lead no more than 10 students through intense, high-energy Pilates classes using innovative WundaFormer machines

Up to 82% Off at Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Sherman Oaks

$270 $59

Students gain discipline, confidence, and self-defense skills in high-impact Brazilian jujitsu classes

Up to 55% Off at Dance Revolution

Lake Balboa

$50 $25

Highly experienced instructors teach students of all abilities salsa dancing techniques in a lively group environment

56% Off Martial Arts

Van Nuys

$50 $22

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59% Off LaBlast Fitness Dance Fitness Classes

Sherman Oaks

$95 $39

Shimmy and shake your way to a lithe dancer's body during dance fitness classes created by Louis van Amstel from Dancing with the Stars

Up to 72% Off Classes at Golden State CrossFit

Sherman Oaks

$87.50 $29

CrossFit workouts challenge clients with agility and endurance exercises that are geared to their ability

Up to 71% Off Introductory Art Classes

Multiple Locations

$216 $65

Introductory art classes utilize the Gluck Method of instruction, teaching basic drawing and painting techniques to students of all ages

Up to 76% Off at Valley CrossFit

Valley Crossfit

$125 $49

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Coaches lead CrossFit workouts in a 15,000 sq. ft. facility with 7 climbing ropes, a pro gymnastics floor, and other challenging equipment

72% Off Pilates Mat Classes

Encino

$125 $35

Creating a supportive, friendly atmosphere, Cristina leads small groups of students through Pilates mat classes in the park

70% Off Fitness Classes at JoZ KnowZ

Studio City

$131 $39

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Participants tone up during a full-body workout that pulls techniques from calisthenics, weight lifting, plyometrics, and kickboxing

Up to 54% Off Golf Lessons

Multiple Locations

$90 $45

PGA-certified pro Kelli Ply imparts game-grooming wisdom from a lifelong career that includes experience as an NCAA Division-I golfer

Up to 54% Off Group Golf Packages

Lake Balboa

$60 $29

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Two courses riddled with challenging hazards and featuring lighting for late-evening rounds

Up to 81% Off Classes at Tru Fit Bootcamp

Lake Balboa

$200 $39

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Trainers change regimens daily to stave off boredom and prevent the body from adapting to the exercise and thus burning fewer calories

Up to 53% Off Tricking, Parkour, or Tumbling Classes

Reseda

$65 $32

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Martial-arts tricking draws on gymnastics, capoeira, and tae kwon do; parkour and tumbling classes taught by coaches featured on TV

Up to 63% Off Fly-Casting Lesson

Van Nuys

$50 $25

Private lessons and semi-privates for two, tailored to students’ skill levels, teach casting techniques with included shop gear

Up to 33% Off The Tango Room Dance Center

Sherman Oaks

$15 $10

Classes designed for singles or partners teach the basic steps of argentine tango, a style based heavily in improvisation

Up to 58% Off Cardio or Weight-Training Personal Training

San Fernando Valley

$160 $79

Cardio training or weight-training, combined with realistic goals, helps clients overcome fitness plateaus; in-home training available

Up to 73% Off Yoga at CardioBody Fitness & Lifestyle

Sherman Oaks

$75 $20

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Fitness center hosts vinyasa flow, candlelight, and restorative yoga classes

Up to 64% Off Reformer Classes at Hunt Pilates

Sherman Oaks

$115 $49

Seasoned instructors bolster students' core muscles and endurance using reformer machines in a large space with two studios

Up to 76% Off at Valley Crossfit

Reseda

$125 $49

Coaches lead challenging CrossFit workouts that can be scaled for all fitness levels

Up to 82% Off CrossFit at Steel Barbells

Sherman Oaks

$125 $29

Courses practice functional movement to help students train smarter, instead of harder

Up to 78% Off Boot Camp or Online Fitness Classes

Sherman Oaks

$300 $75

Boot camps focus on building strong muscles and restoring the body and mind; fitness membership includes unlimited access to online classes

Up to 70% Off at Bikram Yoga Encino

Encino

$75 $25

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Challenge yourself during Bikram classes that flow through 26 poses in 90 minutes; classes are held seven days a week as early as 6:45 a.m.

94% Off MetaBody Yoga & Fitness Pass

Multiple Locations

$350 $20

Instructors encourage full-body results in a variety of fitness classes supplemented by a success guide and nutritional coaching

50% Off Cocktails, Beer, and Wine at Luca's Lounge

Toluca Lake

$24 $12

Bartenders muddle fresh cocktails and pour glasses of beer and wine in a cozy lounge that doubles as an art gallery

Up to 56% Off Glass-Fusing Class for 1, 2, or 4

Studio City

$60 $30

Two-hour workshops include materials and tools for making a fused-glass dish

Up to 59% Off Aerial Yoga Party or Classes

Studio City

$195 $79

Seasoned instructors guide up to seven students through yoga and Pilates-infused classes performed on soft fabric hammocks

Up to 66% Off Acting Classes

Studio City

$295 $99

Students ready themselves to take to the stage with group acting classes that cover audition techniques, scene analysis, and standup comedy

Up to 55% Off Mosaic Classes

Beverly Hills

$125 $59

Beginners learn how to use tools to cut glass and put mosaics together while advanced artists can delve right into making their works

45% Off Martial-Arts Lessons

Multiple Locations

$149 $82

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Up to 71% Off at Bodyline Pilates Studio

Beverly Hills

$175 $59

Students develop long, lean muscles, better posture, and abdominal strength in private or small-group Pilates classes

$20 Off Pilates Class at Align Beverly Hills Pilates

Beverly Hills

$60 $40

Expert instructors lead pupils through one-on-one Pilates and Gyrotonics classes, teaching core-strengthening form in a bright, airy studio

Up to 60% Off One-On-One Women's Yoga Sessions

Multiple Locations

$100 $49

Seasoned instructor leads personalized sessions at scenic public parks, leading women through invigorating, flexibility-boosting yoga poses

50% Off

Beverly Hills

$60 $30

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Up to 60% Off Beverly Hills Chocolate Tour

Beverly Hills

$50 $25

Two-hour walking tours start at Sprinkles and include seven tastings from merchants such as K Chocolatier, Bouchon Bakery, and Vosges

56% Off Small Group Training

Multiple Locations

$225 $99

Small group training classes help clients work toward fitness goals and are kept to five students to ensure personalized attention

Up to 68% Off Pilates Reformer Classes

Beverly Hills

$135 $59

Skilled teachers blend high-tech equipment, muscular sequencing, and traditional Pilates techniques to improve flexibility and strength

76% Off at Cardio Barre Beverly Hills

Beverly Hills

$160 $39

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Cardio Barre classes combine traditional ballet-barre work with light free weights for total-body sculpting and cardio exercise

Gondwana – Up to 48% Off Reggae Concert

House of Blues Sunset Strip

$32.50 $17

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Chilean reggae band demonstrates their international appeal in an upbeat set of island rhythms

50% Off a Haunted-History Walking Tour

Multiple Locations

$50 $25

A two-hour walking tour covers most haunted areas and allows guests to conduct their own paranormal investigation

Up to 55% Off Yoga Classes

West Hollywood

$119 $59

Yoga studio hosts classes whose poses help build strength

50% Off Services

West Hollywood

$200 $100

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Up to 57% Off Malla Body-Bar High-Intensity Fitness Classes

West Hollywood

$110 $49

Students lift their body weight with MALLA equipment during 30-minute, high-intensity workouts inspired by the Indian sport of Mallakhamb

Up to 58% Off Women's Kickboxing Small-Group Training

West Hollywood

$30 $15

Trainer Jenn Glysson leads women's only kickboxing small-group training sessions three times a week

Up to 72% Off at Pink Iron Gym

West Hollywood

$90 $29

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This private boutique gym for women features spa-style dressing rooms and classes for ladies of all ages and abilities

Up to 52% Off Raw Cooking Class with Tasting Menu

West Hollywood

$250 $125

Chef Juliano teaches participants how to create raw, vegan foods in their own kitchens

Up to 58% Off Cupcake Party at Cake and Art

West Hollywood

$760 $319

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Cake artists teach how to decorate cupcakes at acclaimed bakery frequented by celebrities and once featured on Life magazine's cover

Up to 50% Off Cooking Class with Meal at Flavor of India

West Hollywood

$90 $45

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Owner-chef unveils an Indian recipe and cooking techniques during demonstration with occasional participation, and ends with a meal

Half Off at Makeover Workshop

West Hollywood

$150 $75

Expert shows students how to sculpt brows and highlight eyes, lips, and faces in both day and night looks

Harlem Globetrotters – Up to 40% Off Kids' Clinic

Multiple Locations

$110 $66

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Harlem Globetrotters players coach kids ages 6–12 on basketball fundamentals, drills, and off-the-court character development

62% Off Guitar Lessons at American Guitar Academy

Multiple Locations

$129.95 $49

Under the tutelage of skilled instructors, prospective rock icons learn scales, chords, and soloing techniques during 30-minute lessons

Up to 62% Off Recording Session

North Hollywood

$90 $39

Recording done by fellow musicians who are trained in audio engineering; cut a demo in a relaxing recording studio environment

67% Off Headshot Photo Shoot at Flix Photography

Hollywood

$150 $49

Photographer applies a highly polished and stylized approach to crafting crisp headshots for professionals and performers

68% Off Personal Training

North Hollywood

$350 $112

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44% Off Acting Classes

Melrose

$45 $25

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Up to 86% Off Kenpo Karate-Lesson Package

North Hollywood

$117.50 $19.99

Certified black-belt-level instructors teach a blend of Chinese and Japanese martial arts during group and private lessons

Up to 86% Off Boot Camp at Tore Up

Valley Village

$250 $45

Group boot-camp classes meet three times a week and include a variety of sports and exercises for beginners and advanced athletes

Up to 53% Off Personal-Training Packages

West Hollywood

$170 $85

Trainers emphasize form and safety as they help build a fitness program suited to the unique goals of each client

Up to 58% Off from Rockin Hollywood Tours

Hollywood

$40 $20

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Knowledgeable guides lead guests on two-hour tours that visit over 70 famous Hollywood locations

61% Off a Two-Hour Recording-Studio Session

North Hollywood

$150 $59

A seasoned musical engineer conducts recording sessions in a comfortable studio outfitted with digital equipment

Up to 60% Off Classes at Atomic Pilates

North Hollywood

$64 $26

During small group classes, instructors lead mat exercises that strengthen the core with personalized attention

Up to 73% Off at Vault Crossfit

North Hollywood

$95 $29

Workouts of the Day tone muscles with power lifting, endurance training, and gymnastics

$20 Toward Four Salsa Classes

Valley Village

$40 $20

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Up to 65% Off at Coyne Irish Dance Academy

North Hollywood & Hollywood

$60 $25

School founded by Riverdance star Caterina Coyne offers classes in Irish dance for ages 3 to adult

45% Off Recording-Studio Rental

North Hollywood

$400 $220

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74% Off at Parkside Crossfit

North Hollywood

$149 $39

CrossFit instructors lead functional-fitness workouts that utilize kettlebells, barbells, and the surrounding streets and park

55% Off Music Lessons

North Hollywood

$80 $36

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Up to 59% Off Burlesque Workshops

International Dance Academy Hollywood

$35 $15

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Students learn the art of tease through basic burlesque moves, character development, and choreography taught by skilled performers

Up to 57% Off Standup Comedy

Multiple Locations

$58 $25

Comedy club features sets from nationally touring standups seen on television

Martial Arts History Museum – Up to 62% Off Visit

Burbank

$20 $9

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Exhibits explore martial arts' role in the history of Asian countries and their influence on American pop culture

Up to 63% Off Fitness Classes or Personal Training

Burbank

$70 $35

Indoor and outdoor boot-camp and facial fitness classes tone bodies and faces; personal-training sessions lend one-on-one attention.

Up to 59% Off Music Lessons for Adults or Toddlers

Burbank

$60 $29

Specialists instruct students of all ability levels in playing the guitaor, drums, bass, piano, or violin, or using their voice

87% Off Martial-Arts Classes

Burbank

$225 $30

Instructors teach self-defense during karate, tae kwon do, kickboxing, and Brazilian jujitsu classes for ages 5 or older

Up to 80% Off Self-Defense Classes

Burbank

$150 $39

Skilled instructors teach students what they need to know to defend themselves through self-defense and martial arts techniques

Up to 59% Off Ballroom-Dance Lessons

Burbank

$300 $129

Accredited instructors and choreographers instruct students; studio specializes in wedding-dance preparation

Up to 84% Off at Andres Martial Arts

Burbank

$225 $39

Black-belt grand master and a team of instructors instill discipline and self-defense skills in students

Half Off Kids' Dance Classes or Studio Rental

RC Dance Center

$64 $32

Mommy & Me, ballet, tap, hip-hop, and contemporary dance classes; 3,000 sq. ft. dance studio

Up to 67% Off Measuring, Goal Setting, and Nutritional Planning

Burbank

$250 $99

Diet consultants available 24/7 help set weight-loss goals and craft customized diets centered around their allergies, tastes, and schedule

Up to 73% Off Fitness Classes

Burbank

$100 $35

Customized women's program helps clients reach health & fitness goals; Fit Quest offers maximum cardio, core strengthening, & yoga stretches

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Few professionals can credit Flashdance with rerouting the course of their career. In fact, Richard Giorla could be the only one. The unconventional dance moves he saw in the film motivated the former Pennsylvania Ballet Company member to hit the streets of his new home, Manhattan, and learn breakdancing from dancers at the heart of the movement, trading his own dance expertise as payment. Richard’s career was in full swing when, struck with an injury, he started teaching a ballet-barre class. Though he appreciated its stretching and toning components, Richard craved a more aerobic workout. So he created his own solution—Cardio Barre.

The unique workout consists of high-energy, zero-impact movements that sculpt the long, slender body of a dancer without a student ever having to step foot in a traditional dance studio. As they balance on the ballet barre, or whichever classmate is closest, pupils direct all their focus to one muscle group at a time, while the entire body stays in motion for maximum fat burning. His approach’s pudge-busting abilities have made the fitness method a favorite of many health magazines and celebrities.

12530 Riverside Dr
Valley Village,
CA
US

In 2003, the teaching staffs behind the Butler-Fearon and the O’Connor-Kennedy Schools realized something: though both academies nurtured the physical, mental, and competitive skills of scores of young Irish dancers, they could form a more robust program by combining forces. Once united, the team of Rose Fearon, Vincent O’Connor, and Kathleen O’Connor—each a certified Irish dance adjudicator—implemented a revised curriculum reaching students from both American coasts to the solid-ice skyscrapers of Ontario. Today, Butler-Fearon-O'Connor trains everyone from girls buckling their jig shoes for the first time to experienced adults, many of whom—such as 2011 world champion Emily Penner—have danced competitively at home or across the pond and landed spots on touring companies for shows such as Riverdance.

Focusing on perfecting traditional form and technique, classes are kept as small as possible, ensuring personalized attention from one of the school's 10 experienced, decorated instructors. Students also learn stamina, flexibility, and presentation, with an emphasis on avoiding motions that tend to draw judges' ire, such as clumsy arm placement and badgering the audience. Many locations also host more casual classes for adults and groups such as Girl Scout troops.

14252 Ventura Blvd
Sherman Oaks,
CA
US

At Max Fitness Academy, coaches and certified personal trainers team up to devise custom nutrition and exercise programs around individual goals. Coaches tailor meals and workouts, and personal trainers mandate movements in a contemporary gym, which sports strength and cardio equipment alongside mirrored walls and a boxing ring. Guided by a unique Bodymap system, the team outlines nutrition needs and charts progress from each client's very first pushup until they reach their goal of bench-pressing a semitrailer. Specialized programs cater to specific demographics, including new or expectant moms, future brides, and current kids.

The fast-paced workouts of group kickboxing and cross-fitness classes merge socialization and sweating. Kickboxing enlists dynamic combos of kicking, punching, and cardio to chisel entire frames and shed up to 1,200 calories in an hour. Cross-fitness classes tone bodies and improve endurance with light lifting and cardiovascular maneuvers, preparing clients for an upcoming race or attempt to rob Fort Knox.

15037 Ventura Blvd
Sherman Oaks,
CA
US

Linda Wehrli has raw talent. Since age 5, she has re-created her world through drawings and paintings and has channeled her sense of self-expression through playing the piano, abilities that led her to study formally with instructors from Juliard and Cal State Northridge. Now, with her works hanging in private collections, Linda passes on her knowledge to students at Pastimes for a Lifetime.

She teaches students of all skill levels and ages—6-year-olds to seniors—to hone their creativity into life-like or abstract drawings and paintings. Her classes aim to build a foundation of aptitude in one particular medium, such as drawing with pen or charcoal or painting with oils or acrylics—and the necessary supplies can all be purchased at the on-site art shop.

Tapping into her musical talents, she also helms piano lessons, teaching students to read and play music. Her confidence-building approach helps beginners and advanced players alike become better musicians, and inspires those once spurned by a piano that wouldn't settle down to become reacquainted with their abilities. To further their studies, pianists can go home with a book she co-published with her husband.

13615 Burbank Blvd
Valley Glen,
CA
US

Most gyms don't limit their membership enrollment, which is why Meridian's Bodies in Motion does. By managing their member count, the workout areas are less crowded and visitors can step right up to machines without wasting precious calorie-burning minutes waiting in line. The staff can focus on keeping the facility clean and getting acquainted with clients, adding personal touches such as greeting members by name every time they enter and swipe their membership card, which means "hello" in several languages.

At each facility, a team of certified fitness instructors encourages exercise efforts during an array of group classes, including Zumba, spin, yoga, Pilates, kickboxing, and cross-training. The certified personal trainers devise customized workout routines and monitor exercisers' forms as they carve muscles lifting free weights and slim down on cardio and strength-training equipment from Icarian, Hammer Strength, Precor, and FreeMotion. Special features—such as racquetball courts, swimming pools, saunas, indoor basketball courts, boxing rings, childcare, and cuddly kitten pits—vary depending on location.

17031 Ventura Blvd
Encino,
CA
US

Realizing their community's limited resources for foundational art education, the Los Angeles Academy of Figurative Art was founded in 2002 as a portal for blossoming art students to sharpen skills with the help of talented, professional artists. Thus, an eclectic team of instructors took shape through a hand-selection process that yielded skill sets from the realms of fine art, entertainment, and paint-by-number calculus. Now in its 10th year of art education, the school—named a top 10 school worldwide by American Artist in Nov. 2011—acts as a springboard for students pursuing degrees in fine arts or the digitally driven video-game and film world of entertainment art. Individual classes afford à la carte education for beginning and advanced students of sculpture, drawing, painting, and illustration. Regardless of the field of study, LAAFA seeks to assist all students in completing advanced degrees at other institutions, accessing local art resources, and solving Van Gogh's tricky magic-eye series.

16926 Saticoy St
Van Nuys,
CA
US