Classes in Takoma Park

45% Off Eight-Week Swing-Dance Course 

Multiple Locations

$110 $60.50

Swing-dance champions Tom Koerner & Debra Sternberg & staff teach jitterbug, lindy hop & charleston steps during eight-week program

Learn Hand-Sewing Techniques from an Eco-Friendly Clothing Artist

Think Outside the Store

$25 $25

DIY clothing expert Sarah Gingold teaches you basic hand-stitches and repair techniques within her eco-friendly studio

Up to 88% Off Boot Camp from The Sergeant's Program

Multiple Locations

$234 $29

One-hour, military-inspired workouts push members with running, calisthenics, aerobics, and weight training, held five to six days a week

84% Off Personal Training

Silver Spring

$240 $39

Personal-training sessions combine strength training and cardio conditioning to tone muscles and burn calories

Up to 67% Off Beading Classes or Boot Camp

Multiple Locations

$75 $29

Beading classes for adults and children or boot camp with lessons on beading techniques, a bead trunk show, and included breakfast and lunch

Arthur Murray Dance Studio – 85% Off Lessons

Multiple Locations

$337 $49

Experienced instructors lead partners and solo fleet feet in private and group lessons within a professional studio setting

Up to 80% Off Zumba at Divinefiesta Fitness Studio

Multiple Locations

$50 $10

Spirited instructors lead one-hour cardio workouts filled with vibrant world music and easy-to-follow choreography inspired by Latin dances

57% Off at Now & Then Dance Studios

Multiple Locations

$105 $45

Expert instructors teach students 1 of 21 dance styles during private and group classes; students put lessons to action during dance parties

Up to 78% Off Boot-Camp Classes at CD Fit

Multiple Locations

$90 $29

Push beyond fitness plateaus with high-intensity, one-hour boot-camp classes that focus on sculpting the entire body

Up to 52% Off at Go Cook Vegan

Hyattsville

$50 $24

Learn to cook vegan meals; two-course farm-to-table meals are served during the class, along with complimentary wine and mimosas

Up to 71% Off Youth Dance Classes

Joe's Movement Emporium

$60 $19

Ballet, jazz, modern, and contemporary dance lessons for students 10 and up

Up to 87% Off Boot-Camp Classes

Multiple Locations

$300 $39

One-hour indoor boot-camp sessions reinforce camaraderie with partner & team-based drills while body-weight exercises condition physiques

Up to 54% Off Half-Hour Music Lessons

Hyattsville Arts District

$40 $20

Expert instructors customize piano, guitar, or voice lessons to match each guest’s level of skill

Up to 56% Off Kids' Movie-Acting Camp

Popcorn Media

$200 $89

Hollywood production crew guides kids in the creation of their own movie, from screen acting to lights, then stages a red-carpet premiere

63% Off Boot Camp at Tony's Personal Training

Multiple Locations

$135 $50

Burn fat and build lean muscle in these boot-camp classes designed to target problem areas such as glutes and abs

Up to 67% Off Yoga or Tai Chi Classes

Bethesda

$90 $30

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Therapeutic and gentle meditation, tai chi, yoga, Pilates, and wellness classes for all skill levels help strengthen mind-body connections

Up to 55% Off Gym Memberships and Training

Bethesda

$65 $29

Members attend unlimited group classes such as Zumba, BodyPump, and cycling; personal trainers design individualized exercise routines

Up to 78% Off Boot Camp and Personal Training

Chevy Chase

$150 $59

Personal training sessions target fat through customized workouts; boot camp classes challenge bodies with interval work

61% Off Yoga-Teacher Course

Chevy Chase

$3,100 $1,199

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Yoga Alliance–registered program helps aspiring yoga teachers learn more about the ancient art and how to lead classes for any practitioner

Up to 50% Off Chocolate-Making or Tasting Classes

Dupont Circle

$80 $44

Pupils learn about the chocolate-making process by listening to experts and tasting finished chocolate or crafting their own truffles

Up to 54% Off Adult Dance Classes

Brookland

$60 $28

Drop-in adult dance classes held five days per week and available in such forms as jazz dance, African dance, and salsa

Up to 57% Off Guitar Lessons

Georgetown

$80 $39

Award-winning guitarist Piotr Pakhomkin leads guitar lessons that were highlighted by CBS as amongst the best in D.C.

Up to 56% Off Classes at Knitting101.org

Dupont Circle

$179 $79

Instructors teach students basic and advanced knitting stitches and build on skills en route to the completion of an individual project

Up to 52% Off Tango Classes at Tango Mercurio

Multiple Locations

$99 $49

Instructors teach Argentine tango

Up to 61% Off Fitness Classes or Party Package

Dupont Circle

$75 $29.99

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Positive instructors teach fitness styles from pole dance to yoga during group classes or snack-fueled parties

Up to 71% Off Dance and Yoga Classes

Takoma - DC

$70 $25

Natural health practitioner and dancer aims to unleash confidence and burn calories through an eclectic array of dance classes

50% Off Fitness Boot Camp

Multiple Locations

$80 $40

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55% Off Services

Petworth

$75 $34

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58% Off Personal Training

Logan Circle - Shaw

$285 $120

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Personal trainers provide one-on-one guidance to help students work toward fitness goals

Up to 55% Off a Painting Class at Art By The Glazz

Multiple Locations

$55 $25

Create a work of art and enjoy an optional glass of complimentary wine or help little ones paint masterpieces

Up to 72% Off Dance Classes

Brightwood - Tacoma Park

$170 $59

Students aged 5 or older learn how to express themselves using ballet, tap, and gymnastics techniques

Up to 77% Off at Buddha B Yoga

U Street - Cardozo

$148 $35

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Certified instructors lead students of all fitness levels through Vinyasa- and Ashtanga-style yoga classes

50% Off

16th Street Heights - Crestwood - Brightwood Park

$40 $20

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Up to 75% Off Fitness Classes

Multiple Locations

$45 $19

This Navy SEAL–designed outdoor fitness program emphasizes teamwork through workouts for men and women that vary each session

Up to 51% Off Fitness Classes at Belin Sport & Fitness

Multiple Locations

$75 $38

Insanity workouts challenge students to interval training taught by certified instructors; boot-camp includes core training and cardio

51% Off Massage at Foundation Fitness

Multiple Locations

$100 $49

The long, fluid strokes of a therapeutic massage ease tension, and relieves chronic pain

Up to 50% Off Simply Paint Classes at Merlot's Masterpiece

Merlot's Masterpiece

$35 $19

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Follow along with an expert instructor to complete paintings that you can take home at the end of class

Up to 74% Off Fitness Classes at Stroga Strength and Yoga

Adams Morgan

$150 $39

Customers break a sweat during a range of classes from zumba to yoga or cycle in the nightclub-themed spin room, blacklight on the 1st floor

49% Off

Capitol Hill

$85 $43

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Up to 72% Off Personal Training

Multiple Locations

$195 $59

Personal trainers develop tailored workouts for clients that begin with a detailed fitness analysis

Up to 69% Off Ballet Lessons at The Ballet Academy

Beltsville

$80 $29

Instructors teach students classical ballet routines, technique, and performance skills inspired by the Royal Academy's syllabus

51% Off Boot-Camp Classes and Meal Plan

FedEx Field

$99 $49

Certified fitness trainers host boot-camp classes at FedExField; meal plan included

50% Off Boot Camp

Summerfield

$355 $178

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71% Off at Avant Garde Ballroom Dance Center

Bethesda Location

$206 $59

The ballroom-dance center offers group classes in styles such as social, nightclub, and ballroom dancing.

Up to 51% Off Personal Training Sessions

North Bethesda

$100 $49

During private sessions, personal trainer designs a program for each client to maximize results

Up to 72% Off Fitness Boot-Camp Classes

Multiple Locations

$140 $39

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Boot-camp classes reshape figures with cardio and strength-training drills that draw from several fitness schools and shift daily

74% Off Membership and Group Training at Synergy Health and Fitness

Courthouse Arlington

$269 $69

Memberships include gym access, team training with up to 15 others, and small-group sessions with a personalized program design

Up to 65% Off Yoga Classes

Multiple Locations

$50 $19

Students of all experience levels can reconnect with the body and calm the mind at all-levels yoga classes

Up to 53% Off Firearm Safety and Security Course

Arlington

$79.99 $39

A certified instructor covers firearm-safety issues such as proper storage and handling and what to do if confronted by an intruder

Up to 77% Off Classes at Get Shaped Fitness

Multiple Locations

$150 $34

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Fitness classes include get shaped yoga, Zumba, total body blast, booty core, and more

Up to 65% Off Bikram Hot Yoga

Ballston

$80 $40.99

Experienced instructors lead Bikram yoga classes in heated room, promoting wellness and relaxation

Half Off Pottery at Jimmy Potters Studio

Williamsburg

$30 $15

Customers choose a piece of pottery, paint it, then pick it up one week later after it's been fired

Up to 58% Off Fitness and Dog-Obedience Boot Camp

Multiple Locations

$155 $69

Personal trainers and dog trainers work in tandem to eradicate owners' extra pounds and pets' bad behaviors

Up to 52% Off DSLR Camera Workshops

North Central

$99 $50.99

Workshops teach students to explore the manual settings of their digital cameras, including aperture, ISO, and white balance

Up to 65% Off at Hot Yoga Bikram Tysons

Tysons West

$135 $49

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Students of all abilities are led by certified yogis through 26 poses in 105-degree heat, allowing for deeper stretches and detoxification

Up to 63% Off Classes at The Source Yoga

McLean

$100 $39

Classes include Vinyasa Flow, Athletiflex Teen Yoga, Yin Restorative, Good Morning Yoga!, Yoga Fundamentals, Power Flow or Heated Yoga

Up to 66% Off at Crossfit Extreme Fitness

Rockville

$280 $99

Trainers take new CrossFitters through the basics before setting them free to join small group CrossFit classes

Up to 51% Off Zumba Classes at Studio Fiesta Dance & Fitness

East Rockville

$60 $30

Sisters Veronica and Marilin channel their passion for dance into Zumba classes, which combine dance fitness with Latin beats

Up to 60% Off Martial-Arts Classes

North Bethesda

$62 $29

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Expert instructors intersperse lessons on styles such as krav maga, boxing, and kali with high-intensity workouts

52% Off Ceramics Class with Wine

Central Rockville

$60 $29

In a 2- to 2.5-hour class, learn hand-building skills and create a mug, teacup, or picture frame while enjoying wine or soda

Up to 76% Off Unlimited Fitness Classes

West Rockville

$100 $29

Certified trainer Liz Fontek guides students of all fitness levels through varied, strength-building workouts

68% Off at Get In Shape For Women

Central Rockville

$310 $99

During sessions for four women, trainers adjust strength and cardio exercises to fitness levels; nutrition planning enhances transformations

Up to 73% Off Zumba Classes

Multiple Locations

$35 $10

Zumba classes help clients stay in shape through high-energy workouts set to a soundtrack of Latin tunes

Up to 68% Off Classes at Village Yoga

Multiple Locations

$90 $29

Classes range from vinyasa flow to high-intensity Zumba and power vinyasa flow yoga

Up to 53% Off Wine Tasting at Food & Wine by Nafi

Potomac

$80 $40

Guided tastings of at least five wines are centered around a common theme, such as the region or varietal

87% Off at Forever Dancing

Bailey's Crossroads

$299 $39

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Ballroom dance instructors lead lessons in a variety of genres and host private dance parties with refreshments.

43% Toward 30 minute Individual Piano Lesson

Falls Church

$40 $23

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Up to 64% Off at Bikram Yoga Falls Church

Falls Church

$90 $32

In a 105-degree room, certified instructors lead a series of 26 postures and provide personal corrections and motivations

Up to 59% Off Guitar Lessons

Falls Church

$140 $69

Private and group lessons teach students how to feel confident playing the guitar while imparting theory and encouraging experimentation

77% Off at Kaizen Mixed Martial Art

Multiple Locations

$170 $39

Students get fit and learn self-defense skills from a staff of instructors that includes MMA fighters and Olympic wrestlers

Up to 61% Off Flamenco and Spanish Dance Classes

Bailey Crossroads-Metropolitan DC

$75 $35

Skilled instructors teach art forms in Escuela Bolera, Spanish Dance and Flamenco movement to improve coordination and confidence

Up to 63% Off Vinegar Brine Pickling Class

Falls Church

$135 $59

Learn how to make your own bread and butter, spicy, and dill pickles before enjoying a panini or sub with homemade pickles

74% Off 15 Group Dance Classes, 4 Socials and 2 Private Lessons

Falls Church

$270 $70

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Up to 55% Off Music Lessons

Jefferson

$122 $55

Adults and children with a variety of skill levels are invited to learn instruments at this classically focused music school

62% Off Classes at Title Boxing Club

Multiple Locations

$50 $19

Expert instructors lead boxing and kickboxing classes that help students condition and build stamina

Up to 86% Off Personal Training

Brookeville

$195 $29

An experienced trainer leads personalized workouts for one or two, each scaled to individual goals and abilities

Up to 73% Off Self Defense Classes

Hampton Inn & Suites

$65 $19

Martial arts experts teach students how to defuse potentially dangerous situations with hand-to-hand combat training

51% Off Five-Week Women's Self-Defense Course

Multiple Locations

$119.95 $59

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Expert mixed martial artist equips women with the defensive moves necessary to stop a larger, more aggressive attacker.

50% Off Services

Old Town

$140 $70

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High-energy beats from artists such as Flo Rida, B.o.B., and the Black Eyed Peas bounce forth from the spinning studio at Rock Creek Sports Club, where nationally certified trainers lead stationary cyclists through challenging routes. In addition to these pop-powered workouts, the studio hosts more than 50 other fitness classes, an array of options that prompted the editors of Bethesda Magazine to name the studio 2012’s Best Neighborhood Gym. Zumba classes encourage students to boogie away calories to latin beats, and boxing clinics incorporate one-on-one attention from Golden Glove winner Russell Davis. The team of trainers can also coach visitors through the weight-loss process, or helm small group workout sessions capped at eight participants. The gym also welcomes independent workouts, with equipment such as treadmills, benches, and weights awaiting a few breathless reps of their own.

8325 Grubb Rd
Silver Spring,
MD
US

The team at Pottery n More eschews cookie-cutter designs in favor of rampant creativity. They help guests select plaster items including tableware and holiday-, garden-, or pet-themed figurines to be covered with a choice of 15 different glitters and easy-to-use acrylic paints. The studio hosts parties for kids and adults, and programs such as summer camps, parents' nights out, and home makeovers for bottled genies. In the new game room, children bounce on inflatables or play board games while watching cartoons.

11160 Veirs Mill Road
Wheaton Glenmont,
MD
US

Pyramid Atlantic is a non-profit contemporary arts center that promotes artistic excellence in the fields of hand-papermaking, printmaking, digital media, and bookmaking. Among impressive facilities and tools are an antique letterpress, materials for hand-binding books, and the art gallery, which has a new solo show each month and is DC’s source for fine art prints and artistic activities. Members enjoy once-a-month, hands-on tutorials (such as screen-printing, bookmaking, and paper UFO folding), once-a-month tours of the new exhibits with the director of the Washington Printmaker’s Gallery (which curates Pyramid Atlantic’s exhibits), 10% off at the community arts store in Silver Spring, and 10% off live music and theater events.

850 Ellsworth Drive
Silver Spring,
MD
US

When you did fitness alone, you couldn’t figure out the machines, did a wimpy walk on the treadmill, went home, and ate Funyuns. Today’s Groupon brings back the buddy system with $75 for three 45-minute personal training sessions at Fitness Together, a $225 value. With 13 participating locations in the DC metro area, you're bound to pass one on your way to the grocery store and four on your way to the grocery store that carries your favorite brand of Yoo-Hoo.Follow @Groupon_Says on Twitter.

912 Thayer Ave
Silver Spring,
MD
US

A team of professors, photojournalists, and professional photographers are the driving force of Ambiance Digital Photography School, teaching the fundamentals of DSLR photography via step-by-step instructional videos. Besides the online database of videos, the pros put together downloadable and printable tutorials to accompany photo examples. Any member of the school gets lifetime access to the school’s library, which includes an in-depth course on Photoshop. Some of the continually updated video classes focus on topics such as black-and-white photography, taking group or self portraits, and mastering different sources of light rather than always carrying around the same lava lamp.

4805 Illinois Ave NW
Washington,
DC
US

The masterminds behind Authentic Bartending School of Maryland dedicate their resources to creating a new generation of mixologists by offering comprehensive training programs and job-placement services. Emphasizing background knowledge and practical skills, the instructors who lead he hands-on courses aim to teach attendees a slew of drink-slinging techniques, including how to mix basic cocktails, craft fruit garnishes, and make a cash register spell "hello" when turned upside down. During the nationally recognized TIPS training, they'll show students how to responsibly serve patrons and defuse risky situations with intoxicated customers. The folks in job-placement services then help graduates seek out potential openings by networking with alumni and bribing senators to keep prohibition off the books.

5124 Baltimore Ave
Hyattsville,
MD
US