Things To Do In Worcester

Three 30- or 60-Minute Private Dance Lessons for a Couple or Individual at Poise, Style & Motion (Up to 78% Off)

Poise, Style & Motion

Webster Square

Experienced dance instructors help students of all ages and abilities master dances such as salsa, waltz, merengue, and swing

$135 $39

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Twice-Weekly or Unlimited Boot Camp for One Month at Peak Fitness Workouts (Up to 65% Off)

Peak Fitness Workouts

Indian Lake East

Boot-camp workouts designed by physical therapists help whip bodies into shape and build strength in a climate-controlled indoor space

$139 $48

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$20 for $50 Worth of Arcade Games at Jillian's of Worcester

Jillian's of Worcester

Worcester

More than 40 games including air hockey, brand-new high-def arcade games & skee-ball alongside kitchen serving pizzas & paninis

$50 $20

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The Fresh Beat Band: Greatest Hits Live at The Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts on December 3 (Up to 40% Off)

Fresh Beat Band: Greatest Hits Live

The Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts

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Pop quartet of Nick Jr. stars play irresistibly catchy tunes from a trove of new material and fan favorites in a dance-along show

$44.50 $26.70

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Dick Doherty's Beantown Comedy Escape Standup Show for Two or Four at Park Grill & Spirits (Up to 52% Off)

Dick Doherty's Beantown Comedy Escape

Dick Doherty's Beantown Comedy Escape at Park Grill & Spirits

Top national and local standup comedians stir up laughs

$46 $22

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$25 for One Month of Unlimited Fitness Classes at Studio 100B Fitness Warehouse ($50 Value)

Studio 100B Fitness Warehouse

Indian Lake East

Exercisers can sweat away pounds in boot camps, build strength in muscle-conditioning classes, and move to Latin rhythms in Zumba sessions

$50 $25

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10 or Unlimited HD Fitness Classes with One-Month Gym Membership at Worcester Fitness (Up to 66% Off)

Worcester Fitness

Forest Grove

Ever-changing HD classes ensure fitness regimens stay fresh; find classes, free weights, and an indoor pool to keep workouts varied

$149 $50

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Hookah at Electric Haze (50% Off). Two Options Available.

Electric Haze

Worcester

Hookah in flavors such as include kiwi, jasmine, chocolate mint, peach, and watermelon

$30 $15

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Wine-Glass Painting Class for One, Two, or Four from Artfully Tipsy (Up to 51% Off)

Artfully Tipsy

Multiple Locations

Decorate wine glasses with guidance from an instructor while sipping on libations at a local bar or restaurant

$45 $22.50

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$18 for $35 Groupon — Shaping Zone

Shaping Zone For Women

Webster Square

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

$35 $18

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$75 for a One-Month CrossFit Gym Membership at New England Fitness Compound ($150 Value)

New England Fitness Compound

Worcester

Unlike the typical CrossFit gym, this space contains both cardio machines and functional-training equipment

$150 $75

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6 or 14 Weeks of Krav Maga Classes at New England Self Defense (Up to 67% Off)

New England Self Defense

Hadwen Park

Students learn to effectively defend themselves through groin kicks, elbow strikes, and other swift moves

$110 $39

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$59 for 10 Classes at Metrowest Yoga (Up to $140 Value)

Metrowest yoga

Multiple Locations

Versatile yoga studio's instructors emphasize calmness & tension release during traditional & hot classes manageable for all skill levels.

$140 $59

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3 45-Minute Fitness Assessment and Customized Workout Plan Sessions at Total Refit (45% Off)

Total Refit

Worcester

Personalized fitness evaluation with specific, goal-orientated workout plan in 3 45-minute sessions.

$180 $99

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Worcester Historical Museum Visit for Four, Six, or Eight (60% Off)

Worcester Historical Museum

Worcester Historical Museum

Library with 7,000 titles and exhibits with items such as Civil War–era diaries and colonial weapons highlight Worcester history

$20 $8.50

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BYOB Painting or Charcoal-Drawing Class for One, Two, or Four at Just Paint (Up to 44% Off)

Just Paint

Worcester

Instructors offer painting and drawing tips while students sip on BYOBs

$45 $25

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Sip and Paint Evening for One or Two at Peace Art Paint and Sip (Up to 55% Off)

Peace Art Paint and Sip

Worcester

Participants sip on their own beverages while painting included 16"x20" canvases

$50 $25

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BYOB Art Class for One or Two at Art on the Rocks (50% Off)

Art on the Rocks

Worcester

Certified art teacher outlines step-by-step painting techniques for pupils to create original take-home pieces amid sips of beer or wine

$40 $20

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Harlem Globetrotters Game at DCU Center on March 27, 2015 at 7 p.m. (40% Off)

Harlem Globetrotters

DCU Center

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Ball-spinning antics abound as this world-famous exhibition basketball team dazzles in a comic and athletic performance

$53.60 $32

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On a recent birthday, Shawn Shaw reflected on her life. There had been lessons learned about love, happiness, and the inherent beauty of life that is present even amid disappointment. For Shawn, a dedicated practice of yoga and meditation was the wellspring for many of the lessons learned. The teenage Shawn kept fit as a distance runner, first picking up yoga as a supplementary form of exercise and stretching. It wasn't until a few years later, amid a storm of personal struggles and a battle with cancer, that she discovered the healing properties of daily practice. Today she credits yoga with transforming her physical and emotional health and cultivating a peaceful attitude. Moreover, her newfound clarity and mental presence become something Shawn had to share. She opened her own studio, Metrowest Yoga, in 2005. Now with two locations in Westborough and Worcester, the curriculum includes Shawn's own invention, Myoga Hot Hatha, which is grounded in stillness and allows students to hold poses longer than usual as they make peace between breath and body.

Metrowest Yoga's studio focuses on building a strong healthy body and cultivating a calm, peaceful mind. The styles offered are mostly vigorous in a heated room but some gentle restorative classes are offered too. Regularly scheduled classes include Vinyasa or Flow, Hatha and Ashtanga styles. Beginner?s classes or a 6 week Brand New Beginner?s course are also offered.

32 Millbrook St
Worcester,
MA
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  • 16: how many hours it takes to set up The Greatest Show on Earth
  • 10: how many hours it takes to tear it down
  • 2,500: average pounds of popcorn consumed in between
  • 100: the number of performers, including a nine-piece band
  • 500: the number of costumes
  • 3,140,000: the number of rhinestones and sequins on those costumes
  • 85: the number of animals, which include Asian elephants, tigers, lions, leopards, and llamas; all receive superlative animal care
  • 61: the number of cars in the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey circus train that carries the show from city to city; that?s more than a mile long
  • 20,000: the number of miles that train will cover in one year
  • 3: the miles the train master walks each day as he tends to the animals (all seated at the front of the train for the smoothest ride) and gives them regular water and exercise stops

50 Foster Street
Worcester,
MA
US

Ballroom instructor Jared Vigneault—recipient of the Top Teacher award at the 2012 Massachusetts DanceSport Challenge—draws from multiple dance degrees and eight years of ballroom experience as he works to infect his pupils with dance fever at Poise, Style & Motion. Along with a diverse cast of experienced instructors, he works to help students of all ages and abilities gracefully twirl across the dance floor through private and group lessons, social parties, and performances. They prepare their students to confidently cut a rug at dance clubs, weddings, competitions, and important business meetings with instruction in several styles. Their instruction range from the fast-paced footwork of swing and the merengue to the more stoic arts of the tango and waltz. To whip bodies into dance-athon shape, Poise, Style & Motion's instructors blend their fancy-footwork training with aerobics during their Latin-dance-inspired fitness classes. They also help dancers improve their endurance and pump up core muscles with modified merengue, samba, swing, and paso-doble dance steps.

97 Webster St, Ste 1
Worcester,
MA
US

Arthur Murray has been a leading name in franchise dance since 1912, when the entrepreneur began selling mail-order dance lessons. Expanding his reach, he enlisted teachers to spread his signature dance lessons on first-class steamships and skyrocketed to fame in the '30s after introducing the public to such dances as the Lambeth Walk and The Big Apple. By the 1950s, Arthur and his wife, Kathryn, were hosting their own highly popular TV show on ABC, The Arthur Murray Dance Party, which ran for 12 years. Today, Arthur Murray's team prepares students for rug cutting at special events and weekend nightclub jaunts. Clients who arrive to lessons partnerless will be paired up with other classmates as the instructors assess their current skill level and make recommendations on the most appropriate program. Throughout lessons, instructors teach the foundations of two to four dances from a long list of styles that range from Latin to country-western, helping students to learn basic step patterns, timing, and the ability to lead or follow.

70 James St
Worcester,
MA
US

Perhaps as a tribute to the timeless nature of the sword, the Worcester Fencing Club began as a small class held at the Higgins Armory Museum, a collection of arms and armor from medieval Europe and beyond. There, Doug Jacobs—a United States Fencing Association–certified instructor—began imparting his knowledge to a handful of students, giving them a small taste of the age-old sport that, over the years, had become unfairly associated with bullies popping balloons in the streets. Still, many of his students wished to extend their training, and—upon a suggestion of the mother of some of his students—Doug expanded his academy in 1998, forming the Worcester Fencing Club. Today, the school continues to draw fresh blood, introducing students of all ages and experience levels to modern- and Olympic-style fencing in classes still often taught by Doug himself.

243 Stafford St
Worcester,
MA
US

A warm orange and red light illuminates Ritual, tinting its brick-accented walls and exotic statues an inviting ruby. Flickering candles and the glow of flat-screen televisions add to the romantic, yet contemporary atmosphere, where the trendy decor is rivaled only by an eye-catching menu of American-fusion cuisine. Globetrotting meals commence with small plates of chocolate-dipped applewood bacon or waygu beef, which diners sear over a hot rock or the grill they keep in their wallets. Chicken marsala and bacon-wrapped filet mignon represent a portion of the more traditional entrees, but dishes stretch as far as the bounds of the chef's imagination, including an award-winning seared duck breast double-coated with crushed cocoa beans and a hazelnut-chocolate demi-glace.

281 Main St.
Worcester,
MA
US

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