NYC Summer School -- 5 Classes That Will Make you a Real New Yorker

January 8, 2020

New York City has the spirit of a fighter, the determination of a dreamer, and the swagger of a champion. Not everyone is capable of holding their own in this place so full of character, life, food stands, and skyscrapers.

But there are tricks to the trade -- lessons to be learned, experiences to dive into, and fears to conquer. Don't be afraid of a city deemed "the concrete jungle." You can and will become a concrete Tarzan, damnit.

So grab your vine and swing into NYC summer school. These NYC classes are bound to make you the ultimate New Yorker -- complete with just the right amount of charming arrogance that makes the Big Apple so welcoming.

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    Hustle Beginners

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    "Do the hustle!" You were thinking it, right? Straight outta Brooklyn in the 1970s, the Hustle originated as a means to enjoy the disco craze. From Donna Summer to The Bee Gees and Barry White, club patrons hustled their way across the dance floor. Now, it's about time to rediscover that dance craze. At Dance Fever Studios (the premier name in Hustle), you'll learn the fundamentals of this interactive dance, such as timing, side and back breaks, and turns. Whether it's at your next wedding or alone in the living room, you'll quickly become comfortable and confident with these rad moves.
    Hustle Beginners

    3009 Ave J, Brooklyn

    • Learn the fundamentals of the traditional hustle dance, including timing, side and back breaks, and turns
    • Become more comfortable and confident on the dance floor
    • No experience necessary
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    Mixed Martial Arts - Trial Class

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    Trying to mix up your workout and have a kickin' time? Interested in learning some basic self-defense in addition to your exercise routine? Mixed Martial Arts offers a full-body workout consisting of karate, kick-boxing, jujitsu, a little krav maga, grappling, and even some Greco-Roman wrestling. Along with stamina and flexibility, MMA training will help improve your strength, balance, and coordination. You'll also develop proper form and footwork technique to take down the biggest opponent (think Andre the Giant). Now, who couldn't use a bit of MMA?
    Mixed Martial Arts - Trial Class

    132 Havemeyer St, Brooklyn

    • Learn the fundamental moves and techniques of MMA
    • Study a mixture of Karate, Jujitsu, Kick Boxing, and more
    • Develop proper form and footwork
    • No experience necessary
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    The Whiskey Steakhouse

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    Bold whiskey and hearty steakhouse dishes make the perfect couple. You will make a meal that puts whiskey to use, including: ricotta toast with bourbon-bacon jam; New York strip steak with mushroom-whiskey sauce; whiskey glazed carrots; hash browns; and whiskey and chocolate pecan bars, all washed down with a whiskey sour!
    The Whiskey Steakhouse

    225 Liberty St, New York

    • Learn to prepare some of the best whiskey-infused recipes around at the Institute of Culinary Education
    • Prepare and dine on bourbon-bacon jam, mushroom whiskey sauce, and whiskey-glazed carrots, among other tasty delights
    • Wow your friends with expertly-crafted whiskey dishes
    • Step up your cooking game and gain some valuable new skills
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    158 positive reviews
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    Make Your Own Leather Tote Bag

    "Hey -- stop staring at my tote!" How many times have you heard that? Well if you like totes so much, why don't you make your own? Brooklyn Shoe Space will teach you to make your very own tote bag while also introducing you to all sorts of sewing techniques. In this introductory class, you'll be supplied with everything you need to make your very own reversible tote bag. Learn a skill that you can take with you everywhere you go. With your newfound sewing expertise, you can make all sorts of clothes to give as gifts or keep for yourself. It's going to be tempting to NOT keep all the totes for yourself...
    Make Your Own Leather Tote Bag

    224 Roebling St, Brooklyn

    • Learn the basics of sewing and make your own awesome leather tote bag
    • Walk out of class with a stylish and practical piece of your very own
    • Work alongside like-minded students with leather on their minds
    • Be the envy of all your friends with your handsome new tote
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    Cupcake Making 101

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    Learn how to make cupcakes the Butter Lane way! All you need to bring is yourself, your friends, and a lot of excitement, they will provide everything else. This class is designed for everyone, from the baking enthusiast, to the person who just wants to assist (and eat). You will learn all of the basics of cupcake making. Everything from measuring and prepping to working a mixer like a professional, and perfecting the right amount of butter and sugar to make the best tasting icing, you will do. You will even make Butter Lane's three classic icings, American Chocolate, Vanilla Bean, and Cream Cheese, and have the chance to mix your own version of their famous flavors, like Raspberry, Peanut Butter or Cinnamon. Butter Lane will even show you the secret to their distinctive swirl!
    Cupcake Making 101

    123 E 7th St, New York

    • Learn three cupcake recipes
    • Master American Chocolate, Vanilla Bean, and Cream Cheese icings
    • Mix your own flavors including Raspberry, Peanut Butter, and Cinnamon
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    Samba Afro-Brazilian Dance (Online)

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    Traditional dance classes are fun, but why not spice it up with a samba class set to live drumming? Don't worry, if you think you're too stiff to get into the groove of this kind of class... think again! You'll start off slowly with some stretching and basic postures, and ease your way into a dance fusion of traditional Brazilian and contemporary styles. Move to the likes of samba, samba reggae, samba rock and funk, and pagode dance. Get ready to have a great time and leave with some sexy new moves. This class is held online.
    Samba Afro-Brazilian Dance (Online)

    160 Schermerhorn St, Brooklyn

    • Learn the fundamentals of Brazilian-style Samba while moving to live drumming
    • Go over many different styles of Samba dance, including samba reggae and pagode
    • Increase flexibility through isolations, basic postures and slow stretching
    • All experience levels welcome
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    2 positive reviews

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