Classes in Washington, D. C.

Uncover the Flavors of Northwest India

U Street–Cardozo

$85 $85

Geeta, a chef featured in The New York Times, immerses you in Northwest Indian cooking techniques and their cultural context

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

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

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

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

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 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 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 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 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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43% Off

Franconia

$30 $17

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Up to 60% Off Personal-Training Sessions

Alexandria

$340 $170

Following a fitness consultation, a personal trainer helps clients devise individually tailored exercise regimens

55% Off Painting Classes

Old Town

$80 $36

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52% Off Classes at Dance Studio Lioudmila

Cameron Park

$52 $25

Instructors help pupils master moves during group classes in genres such as tango, swing, and ballroom

Up to 68% Off Classes at River's Edge Yoga

Old Town North

$130 $40.99

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Dancer-turned-yogi guides students through graceful, breath-connected movements to increase strength and flexibility

64% Off Boot-Camp Classes

Alexandria

$109 $39

Fitness instructors guide participants through boot-camp-style workouts that tone muscles and burn calories

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 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 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

67% Off Yoga and Pilates Classes

Bethesda

$150 $49

The class offerings here span many styles—from gentler varieties to senior classes and prenatal options

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

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

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

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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Up to 51% Off Women's Boot Camp

Annandale

$75 $37

One-hour boot camps get women of all fitness levels buff with weight-training, boxing moves, and military-style exercises

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

45% Off Personal Training

Springfield

$570 $314

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Up to 65% Off Martial Arts and Fitness Classes

West Springfield

$139 $49

Wide spread of martial arts and fitness classes for all skill levels, including krav maga, kickboxing, tae kwon do, thai boxing and yoga

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

45% Off Services

Clinton

$65 $36

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Up to 51% Off CrossFit Classes

Vienna

$120 $59

Intro classes focus on the fundamental exercises of CrossFit; standard classes ramp up the intensity with challenging workouts of the day

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In June 2010, after a late-night session of painting, drinking, and generally rousting about with a group of friends, magazine editor Michael M. Clements found himself pondering an unshakeable question: “Wouldn’t it be great if we could do this at a bar?” The seeds of ArtJamz sprouted almost immediately into a traveling party, where the caterers brought not only beer and wine but also all-you-can-paint palettes, for-sale blank canvases, and invaluable artistic expertise. In the two years since that fateful, paint-spattered night, ArtJamz has become a citywide phenomenon, organizing collaborative events with the Corcoran Gallery of Art and the Smithsonian American Art Museum, and finally realizing the founding fathers’ vision of a tie-dyed capitol building.

Although these creative enablers still operate pop-up events at galleries and retail spaces across D.C., the brand-new, 1,800-square-foot permanent studio in Dupont Circle has an open-house policy to enable paint parties seven days a week. Freestyle paint sessions and classes are offered, charging separatley for studio time, canvas, and drinks. Day hours keep artists aged 5–18 in mind, whereas nightly sessions feature beer, wine, and creative cocktails for the 21+ set. More than 32 distinct colors await inspired brushes, and the walls of the cozy venue are fair game for a fresh coat. A trained staff is always on hand to offer advice if needed or requested, and to make sure nobody loses an ear.

1742 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington,
DC
US

Supplying all materials, Art By The Glazz's artist-led painting sessions kindle brush-wielding talents during three-hour classes held on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. New artists capture shapes and shadows inspired by a number of pastoral- or wine-themed templates, with step-by-step instruction from pigment professionals. One complimentary glass of wine emboldens the pigment-shy, and those with a thirst for more can visit an onsite cash bar. Aprons protect against stray paint, wine drops, and the tears of fruit trapped in a beautiful but airless eternal present, although Art By The Glazz recommends wearing old clothes. Finished masterpieces chaperone each artist home, ready to be mounted on a wall or hung from the dining-room chandelier.

During Cookies and Milk sessions, kids or teens settle down with a complimentary dessert amid canvases ripe for realizing 2-D tableaux. During each session, one featured painting of a subject, such as the beach, Green Eggs and Ham, or Mickey Mouse, is perched mid-studio to kindle students’ imaginary fires. The company also hosts corporate team-building events, small groups, and birthday parties, giving guests an enjoyable ice-breaking activity.

1306 Pennsylvania Avenue Southeast
Washington,
DC
US

"Our brain is designed to realize what we wish, without any minor errors," says Dahn Yoga founder Ilchi Lee, "If you want success, it will create success. If you want happiness or health, it will create them. Anything is possible, as long as negative thoughts and emotions don't interfere." To make this challenging, yet hopeful philosophy accessible to all, Lee combined the Eastern concept of chi energy with his own brain-management system, developing a distinctive program that unlocks inner peace and sweeps up brain clutter caused by the daily stress of always having to find Waldo. Warm-up yoga maneuvers awaken muscles before 30–40 minutes of breathing, stretching, core practice, and meditation—including a signature brain-wave vibration technique that aims to calibrate mental and physical energies. Cool-down exercises ease the body back into quotidian functionality before a 10-minute teatime invites socialization among participants while bolstering pinkie endurance. Dahn Yoga is also taught at independently owned and operated franchises called Body & Brain Yoga.

700 14th St NW
Washington,
DC
US

Since 1973, each of Sport&Health's clubs has aimed for full fitness coverage with programs for every taste and family member. Guests can spark positive lifestyle changes with workouts and wellness services, or engage in a variety of sports. Each facility houses different athletic amenities for games and laps, from pristine swimming pools to squash and racquetball courts. The camaraderie of group classes such as Zumba and Les Mills BodyPump barbell routines complement scores of club equipment meant for exercising solo—or with the guidance of a certified personal trainer. The clubs also emphasize kid-friendly activities with arts and crafts, Kidz Klub childcare, and youth certification courses that teach teens the ins and outs of training. Depending on the location, spa treatments can knead tension from muscles and paint one's favorite kettlebell with a layer of Shellac.

4000 Wisconsin Ave NW
Washington,
DC
US

The Intro to Photography class is produced by Monte Zucker Photographic Education (MZPE), which provides quality professional photographic instruction. More than 30,000 enthusiastic students of all levels have attended their photographic tours on three continents over the past seven years to learn how to combine the power of technical expertise and artistic vision to create beautiful photos and films. In addition to offering the tours, MZPE produces instructional books and DVDs, as well as teaching in-depth photo-master classes around the world. The 2002 United Nations Photographer of the Year, celebrated photographer and mentor Monte Zucker once stated, "I don’t photograph the world as it is. I photograph the world as I would like it to be." Continuing on in his memory, current instructor Bob Ray teaches with an entertaining, passionate presentation that focuses on learning immediately in class. The experience provides an aspiring photographer a comprehensive set of tools to reach his or her artistic potential.

999 9th Street Northwest
Washington,
DC
US

Students can walk into Brush N Blush with nothing but a bottle of wine and a dream and walk out with a self-completed reproduction of Monet’s Water Lilies. But not all classes use famous masterpieces as templates. Some teach students how to render a sunset bleeding orange behind a Georgetown bridge or an impressionistic panorama of the skyline. The instructors have developed step-by-step methods for recreating impressive works of art, although each student is still bound to produce something with original touches, especially if they hold their brush in their teeth.

The team at Brush N Blush strives to make evenings at their studio one of a kind. They dare couples to change it up by forgoing another dinner-and-movie date for an active, artistic affair that ends with a personalized souvenir. All painting materials are provided, although students are encouraged to bring their own beverages and snacks. The studio recently began selling a selection of wines by the bottle and the glass.

3210 Grace St
Washington,
DC
US