Learning in Troy

Adult or Kids' Capoeira Classes or Yoga Classes at Thrive Movement Studio (Up to 60% Off). Four Options Available.

Matica Arts, LLC dba Thrive Movement Studio

Harwinton

Capoeira classes fuse martial arts, dance, acrobatics, and music; Yoga Flow classes with roots in Power yoga

$90 $39

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$59 for Four 30-Minute Private Music Lessons at Falcetti Music ($131 Value)

Falcetti Music

Springfield

Skilled teachers instruct students with lessons in guitar, bass guitar, drums, piano, violin, sax, voice, woodwind, and brass

$131 $59

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One Week of Standard Kids' Classes for One or Four at Kids Corner (50% Off)

Kids Corner

Baypath College

Instructors help kids excel in math, reading, science, music, writing, and dance in engaging and fun classes

$350 $175

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6 Group Sign-Language Classes, 4 Private Lessons, or 1 Painting and Signing Class at SIGNING Basics (Up to 55% Off)

SIGNING Basics

Greenwood Center

Instructors teach students sign-language basics in social painting classes or group sign language lessons with other students

$37 $16

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Two or Four One-Hour Music Lessons, or Two One-Hour Studio Sessions at LMI Studio (Up to 60% Off)

LMI Studio

East Longmeadow

Guitar, piano, bass, drums, and vocal lessons for students of all skill levels; studio sessions offer a professional recording experience

$90 $36

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15 Dance Classes from Platinum Salsa LLC (45% Off)

Platinum Salsa Llc

Southington

From the merchant: Experienced instructors will teach you salsa at your pace to have you looking amazing at the next wedding or party.

$225 $124

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Four Dance Classes from Empire Dance Center (65% Off)

Empire Dance Center

New Windsor

From the merchant: One month of ballroom dance classes

$60 $21

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Two or Four Private Music Lessons at New Windsor Music Academy (Up to 55% Off)

New Windsor Music Academy

New Windsor

Backed by a master's degree from Yale, owner Mike Benninger and a team of polished instructors offer lessons in guitar, drums, and more

$50 $25

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$50 for Two ACT or SAT Practice Tests and Two Test Reviews at Ivy Bound Test Prep ($150 Value)

Ivy Bound Test Prep

Newington

Practice tests and review sessions prime college applicants for success on SAT or ACT

$150 $50

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Discounted Tuition to Main Street Singers Youth Choir at (45% Off)

The Main Street Singers

New Britain

Register your child for New Britain, CT’s one and only youth choir for 45% off the normal semester tuition rate!

$150 $83

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$60 for $133 Worth of Services at Mathnasium of Newtown

Mathnasium Of Newtown

Newtown

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

$133 $60

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$59 for a Year's Subscription to Online Courses for Office Programs from Computer Troubleshooters Danbury ($299 Value)

Computer Troubleshooters Danbury

Brookfield

A year's subscription to online courses that are shot in high-definition video and cover Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Windows 8, and Quickbooks

$299 $59

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Four Private Tutoring Sessions or Six-Week SAT Prep Course at Knee-High Academy/EPIC Test Prep (Up to 51% Off)

Knee-High Academy/EPIC Test Prep

Wallingford

One-hour tutoring sessions for kids from preschool through 12th grade cover any subject; SAT class includes covered materials

$180 $89

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A renowned exhibitor of contemporary art, The Arts Center cultivates creative potential in adults and children through art classes and events that emphasize hands-on learning. Members receive discounts on arts classes—up to $25 off kids classes—an opportunity to exhibit their art at the annual members’ Fence Show, discounts at local businesses, and the right to sing in the gallery when nobody’s around. Patrons with a taste for food can enroll in courses on the culinary arts, and aspiring artists can transform stuttering line work into fluid brushstrokes via drawing and painting courses.

265 River St
Troy,
NY
US

In the late 1970s, career educators Eileen and Raymond Huntington opened the first Huntington Learning Center in Oradell, New Jersey. Their goal was to take an individualized approach to education, adjusting instructional tactics according to each student's set of needs. Their success in helping K–12 students prepare for exams and improve grades and study skills quickly spawned franchises across New York, New Jersey, and elsewhere.

Today, the certified Huntington tutoring staff uses testing and rubrics for assessing each child's skills, academic needs, and potential for growth. The teachers even note the student's behavior in different testing and academic situations to craft a methodology sensitive to each child's learning style. Teachers also adhere to the company's code of ethics, which stresses professionalism and confidentiality and encourages pupils to improve their grades honestly through dedicated study rather than shortcuts.

7 Southside Dr
Clifton Park,
NY
US

After fighting her way back to a size four following the birth of her third child, Debi Condon earned her personal-training-and-nutrition certification and founded Evolution Fitness. Debi and her crew lead mostly female groups of all ages and fitness levels through indoor and outdoor boot camps, TRX-suspension classes and personal-training sessions. Interval routines leverage mats, free weights, and nearby playground equipment to build up endurance against fatigue and cooties. With an emphasis on supportive motivation rather than drill-sergeant tactics or endless scrimmages against fast-food mascots, trainers strive to build accountability among their students through friendships and unlimited email support.

125 Middletown Rd
Waterford,
NY
US

Music industry veterans Stan Denis and Paul Benedetti, both fathers of ambitious child musicians, spent years commiserating about the dismal, calcified state of music education. Deciding to do something about it, the two founded Rock School Music, determined to mix the principles of classical pedagogy with a heavy dose of kid-directed originality. Rather than focusing on scales and hoary old etudes, their instructors encourage students to bring in music they actually enjoy listening to, helping aspiring rockers play their favorite songs and recommending technical drills that directly improve their ability to play the studied piece.

In addition to private lessons, the studio's Rock School program arranges young jammers into bands based on their skill levels, before giving them a weekend practice space and sponsoring regular rock concerts for friends and family. Rock School Music’s studio, furnished with plush leather chairs and a wood-paneled front desk, inspires visitors to pursue their musical dreams with its framed band posters and fern plants that resemble Slash.

22 Clifton Country Rd Ste 42A
Clifton Park,
New York
US

Since 1981, Lorraine-Michaels Dance Centre's cast of passionate instructors has been helping students of all ages and abilities confidently express themselves through the art of dance. They lead these students through sashays, shimmies, and kicks with an exhaustive roster of dance and fitness classes that ranges from ballroom dancing to Hip Hop to kickboxing. During dance classes, they teach students to perform fundamental moves with confidence and musicality, covering a variety styles—including the Argentine tango, waltz, swing, and salsa—tending to bites from the dancing bug or disgruntled dance partners. They motivate students into performance shape in dance-inspired fitness classes such as Zumba, a regimen of easy-to-follow dance moves set to high-energy Latin tunes. In kickboxing sweat sessions, they inspire students to kick and punch their way toward their fitness goals, effectively toning muscles and scaring away the ghosts of gladiators past, while pole dancing classes build strength and teach students how to spin and climb.

69 Fuller Rd
Albany,
NY
US

At the Knowledge Network, experts in fields such as dance, spirituality, cooking, and writing teach a cornucopia of cultural, commercial, and life-skills classes with a flexible schedule of diverse classes held throughout the capital district. In Best Holiday Treats from Around the World on December 7 ($50 plus one nonperishable item for the Latham food bank), Chef Ric Orlando—champion of the Food Network’s Chopped—puts his signature spin on sizzling Hanukkah latkes, Kwanzaa peanut soup, the Italian feast of the seven fishes, and figgy pudding, taking holiday cooking far past the realm of microwave-cooked Peeps. Author and dream warrior Robert Moss imparts his synthesis of modern dreamwork and ancient shamanic practices in The Power of Active Dreaming on December 8 ($45), where students learn to solve problems, improve health, and spark creativity during nighttime reveries. Revisit bygone eras of hip hop with four Breakdancing classes ($45), in which students learn to spin, toprock, and perform basic floor routines under the guidance of instructor Turbeau, who has performed on MTV’s The Grind.

17 Computer Drive
East Albany,
New York
US