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

August 8, 2016

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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    Seafood 101

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    As you learn to make some of the most justly famous seafood dishes in the world, you'll also learn seafood cooking techniques that you'll return to again and again. Whether you're working with shellfish, assembling lobster rolls, or making perfect sauces for your fish, you'll create a memorable meal for everyone to enjoy! You'll make and then dine on: Bacalaito (salted cod croquettes); Grilled Shrimp on Rosemary Skewers; Tuna Tartare on Wonton Crisps; Fried Calamari; Lobster Roll with Celery Root Slaw; Sautéed Skate a la Grenobloise (brown butter, capers, lemon, parsley) with Herb Roasted Potatoes and Haricot Verts; and Pan-Seared Salmon with a Dijon Beurre Blanc over Wilted Spinach and Blistered Cherry Tomatoes.
    Seafood 101

    225 Liberty St, New York

    • Learn to cook some of the most famous seafood dishes from around the globe at the Institute of Culinary Education
    • Prepare and dine on grilled shrimp on rosemary skewers, tuna tartare, and lobster rolls, among other mouthwatering dishes
    • Wow your friends with expertly-crafted dishes at your next dinner party
    • Step up your cooking game and gain some valuable new skills
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    137 positive reviews
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    BYOB Painting (Harlem)

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    Ever find yourself strolling through a museum thinking I could do that, no problem? And you go home to find yourself at a loss as to how to even start? If you're looking to recreate famous works of art -- Monet, Picasso, or even Van Gogh -- in one easy sitting, check out this Painting Workshop. In a fun, stress-free environment, let loose with some wine or beer and learn some basic tips from an experienced instructor on how to mimic the strokes of your favorite artist by recreating one of their masterpieces. By the end of the night, you'll be amazed with what you created.
    BYOB Painting (Harlem)

    15 West 116th Street, New York

    • Learn step-by-step how to recreate a famous painting from Warhol, Van Gogh, Picasso and others
    • Relieve stress through the creative form of art
    • Put your creative twist on museum staples
    • Sip on your own wine or beer in this fun environment
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    1 positive reviews
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    Zumba

    Stop working out and start having fun! Zumba is a revolutionary new fitness method that incorporates Latin dance steps and aerobic moves for a great cardiovascular workout. Be prepared to see results quickly as you tone your entire body, burn some serious calories and get your heart pumping. Best of all, this workout is actually fun - so those days of half-heartedly dragging yourself to the gym are over. Find out what all the fuss is about and see for yourself how effective Zumba really is. Before you know it you'll be dancing your way to a body that would make Shakira jealous.
    Zumba

    430 Rogers Ave, Brooklyn

    • Get fit and have fun with the hottest fitness craze
    • Enjoy a demanding cardiovascular workout while still having fun
    • Tone your body and burn calories without even realizing you're working out
    • Blast away the fat with Latin dance steps and aerobics moves
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    Pop Star Dance Fitness

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    Getting drenched in sweat usually isn't the best way to channel your inner diva, but this is one fitness dance class might just prove the exception. That's because you'll be busting your booty to some of the best of pop star choreography, getting a great workout and having a great time at the same time. Each class focuses on a specific pop star and music video, and over the course of the class you'll master the moves featured in the video while dancing to high energy beats. In the process, you'll get a great aerobic workout, improve your stamina, flexibility, and motor coordination, and tone your body. You'll also find in Banana Skirt Productions' studio a supportive, collaborative fitness studio where you can let loose and be yourself. Yourself being Beyonce, of course.
    Pop Star Dance Fitness

    500/519 8th Ave, New York

    • Join an innovative dance fitness class for a workout based on pop star choreography
    • Tone your body and improve your strength and stamina while dancing
    • Learn some hip new dance moves to break out in the club later on
    • Have a fun time and build your confidence in a high-energy, supportive studio
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    8 positive reviews
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    Advanced Tango

    Are you a trained dancer with at least 2 years of experience? Join this advanced class to master Tango skills like you never thought you could. From learning technical movements to improvising with your own personal flare, this class is sure to challenge your technical skills and creativity all while meeting new people and making new friends. Your expert instructor will come equipped with all the knowledge needed to expand your Tango skills and technique. On your next night out dancing, make sure to bust out your new moves. They will be sure to impress the crowd!
    Advanced Tango

    133 E 27th St, New York

    • Refine your traditional Argentine Tango techniques with an expert instructor
    • Learn advanced step combinations with complex embellishments
    • Develop your own style and improvisation skills
    • Explore musicality with various rhythms and orchestras
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    Zumba (Williamsburg Movement & Arts)

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    Do you hear Latin beats everywhere you go? Find yourself consumed by an insatiable urge to dance? You might be coming down zumba fever! Zumba is an energetic dance fitness class that's revolutionized the world of exercise, helping countless people efficiently achieve results they never thought they could get. Practitioners of zumba benefit from a body-toning workout that burns through calories easily thanks to its varied forms, which effectively "shock" the body, leading to greater results. And it's as fun as it is effective! Zumba is built around exuberant dance moves and heart-thumping Latin and world beats. Choreography is such that anybody can join in, regardless of dance ability- so no excuses- come on down, get in shape, and have some fun!
    Zumba (Williamsburg Movement & Arts)

    154 Utica Ave, Brooklyn

    • Enjoy a Latin-inspired dance and fitness class with a friendly, motivating instructor
    • Dance to some high tempo songs to keep your workout fun and effective
    • Increase your strength, stamina, and overall health as you tone your entire body
    • Execute easy-to-follow moves anyone can benefit from, regardless of fitness level
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    8 positive reviews
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    Zumba (DANY studios)

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    Do you hear Latin beats everywhere you go? Find yourself consumed by an insatiable urge to dance? You might be coming down zumba fever! Zumba is an energetic dance fitness class that's revolutionized the world of exercise, helping countless people efficiently achieve results they never thought they could get. Practitioners of zumba benefit from a body-toning workout that burns through calories easily thanks to its varied forms, which effectively "shock" the body, leading to greater results. And it's as fun as it is effective! Zumba is built around exuberant dance moves and heart-thumping Latin and world beats. Choreography is such that anybody can join in, regardless of dance ability- so no excuses- come on down, get in shape, and have some fun!
    Zumba (DANY studios)

    154 Utica Ave, Brooklyn

    • Enjoy a Latin-inspired dance and fitness class with a friendly, motivating instructor
    • Dance to some high tempo songs to keep your workout fun and effective
    • Increase your strength, stamina, and overall health as you tone your entire body
    • Execute easy-to-follow moves anyone can benefit from, regardless of fitness level
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    1 positive reviews
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    Zumba (Spoke the Hub)

    Do you hear Latin beats everywhere you go? Find yourself consumed by an insatiable urge to dance? You might be coming down zumba fever! Zumba is an energetic dance fitness class that's revolutionized the world of exercise, helping countless people efficiently achieve results they never thought they could get. Practitioners of zumba benefit from a body-toning workout that burns through calories easily thanks to its varied forms, which effectively "shock" the body, leading to greater results. And it's as fun as it is effective! Zumba is built around exuberant dance moves and heart-thumping Latin and world beats. Choreography is such that anybody can join in, regardless of dance ability- so no excuses- come on down, get in shape, and have some fun!
    Zumba (Spoke the Hub)

    295 Douglass St, Brooklyn

    • Enjoy a Latin-inspired dance and fitness class with a friendly, motivating instructor
    • Dance to some high tempo songs to keep your workout fun and effective
    • Increase your strength, stamina, and overall health as you tone your entire body
    • Execute easy-to-follow moves anyone can benefit from, regardless of fitness level
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    Group Tennis Lesson (Frederick Johnson)

    Every tennis match starts with love. Of course, that will quickly turn to frustration if you keep sailing tennis balls out of the court! In this beginner's-level class, you'll have the opportunity to work with professional instructors to develop accurate forehands and backhands, devastating serves, and many more basic tennis moves. You'll also work on footwork and technique during drills that will prepare you for both singles and doubles play. Tennis is a great way to get fit while having fun, and this class provides a fun, social class setting that's great for meeting new tennis friends. It's gonna be ace!
    Group Tennis Lesson (Frederick Johnson)

    W 150 St and W 151 St, New York

    • Learn to play tennis under the guidance of an experienced coach
    • Build ability through drills designed to hone form and instincts for moves such as serves, groundstrokes, and more
    • Reap the fitness and health benefits that come from playing an outdoor sport
    • Embrace a fun, competitive sport in a social group setting with fellow beginners
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    Painting Workshop (Brooklyn)

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    Ever find yourself strolling through a museum thinking I could do that, no problem? And you go home to find yourself at a loss as to how to even start? If you're looking to recreate famous works of art -- Monet, Picasso, or even Van Gogh -- in one easy sitting, check out this Painting Workshop. In a fun, stress-free environment, let loose and learn some basic tips from an experienced instructor on how to mimic the strokes of your favorite artist by recreating one of their masterpieces. By the end of the night, you'll be amazed with what you created.
    Painting Workshop (Brooklyn)

    309 Roebling St, Brooklyn

    • Learn step-by-step how to recreate a famous painting from Warhol, Van Gogh, Picasso and others
    • Relieve stress through the creative form of art
    • Put your creative twist on museum staples
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    16 positive reviews

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