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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    Intro to Tango

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    Ever heard the expression it takes two to tango? Well for this class, it only takes one--and that's you! Take part in the elegant and traditional style of Argentine Tango in a friendly and supportive community of dancers. Learn from teachers whose structured and precise methods foster a fun environment to let your creativity and confidence flourish. With just one class you're guaranteed to be dancing the tango, and ready for more! Meet new people, get moving, and learn something new when you discover the beauty of Argentine Tango--because por que no?
    Intro to Tango

    500 8th Ave, New York

    • Learn the beginnings of the elegant style of Argentine Tango from an experienced community of dancers
    • Build confidence and meet new people looking for a new experiences, just like you!
    • Begin dancing the tango after just one lesson of the basic fundamentals
    • Hit the dance floor running... (err, dancing!) in this hands-on class where you'll learn as you go
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    42 positive reviews
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    Modern Dance

    Modern dance is a beautiful art form that draws influences from ballet, African dance, jazz and more. Posture is less strict than traditional dance forms and allows for creativity and expression. This class will cover the essential moves, postures and legwork that form the foundation of Modern dance. Improve your overall fitness, flexibility and strength with an expressive art form that will still give you a fantastic cardiovascular workout. Enjoy the creativity that Modern dance allows and tell a story with the choreography that you will cover in class. Experience a workout that goes beyond fitness.
    Modern Dance

    430 Rogers Ave, Brooklyn

    • Get fit and have fun with the beautiful art form of modern dance
    • Learn the fundamentals of modern dance while enjoying a great workout
    • Tone your body and burn calories without even realizing you're working out
    • Enjoy the creativity and freedom of expression that modern dance allows
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    Meditation (30 min)

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    We all could use a break sometimes, if not everyday, and in this 30-minute meditation class you'll get just that! This 30 minute primer will help you clear your mind of the troubles that weigh you down. You'll learn mindfulness techniques that will help you still yourself and focus on the things that matter. You'll enjoy following the lead of an experienced instructor as you focus on your breathing and aligning your energies to create positive effects on the rest of your everyday life. Do it for your health. Do it for your mind. Do it for your heart. Now say it slowly with us: Na-mahhhhh-ste.
    Meditation (30 min)

    944 8th Ave, New York

    • Spend 30 minutes in a guided, group meditation led by an experienced professional
    • Refocus on your inner self to achieve a greater calm and generate more positive energy
    • Learn mindfulness techniques that will help you deal with stressful situations in the future
    • Remind yourself of what really matters in life, mainly your health and happiness
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    15 positive reviews
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    Intro to Improv

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    Here's a fact you know too well: You're so unfunny that funny stories become not funny when you tell them. And here's a fact you didn't know: Improv is not about trying to be funny! Say what? The way Magnet Improv does it, learning the art of improv is about presentation and interaction. Take who you are, your knowledge, experience, tastes and point of view, and by employing concrete techniques, play with other smart people doing just the same. That's how you get the magic of improvisation. You'll learn to do original, honest, and ridiculous funny work through games and exercises in this introductory level class. Develop skills that are useful in every aspect of your life, as it brings out the best in you in the classroom and beyond. If you're ready to take risks, you're ready for improv.
    Intro to Improv

    22 W 32nd St, New York

    • Learn the basics of improvisation through games and exercises that'll get you thinking on your feet
    • Meet new people looking to take risks and let loose just like you
    • Act as many different characters in a fun, relaxed environment
    • No experience necessary
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    214 positive reviews
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    Krav Maga (Union Square)

    Looking for some sweet skills? Turn your body into a flurry of fury by learning Krav Maga! Developed by the Israeli military, this highly effective self-defense system incorporates elements from multiple martial arts practices, including aikido boxing, judo, and wrestling. During this all-levels class, you'll receive professional instruction in the fundamentals of Krav Maga. You'll learn through stand-alone and partner drills, and hone your combat thinking during controlled sparring sessions. The dynamic environment provided by Krav Maga Experts makes room for both beginners and experts alike, so you'll have the opportunity to hone your skills against all levels of opponent. In the process of training, you'll also find yourself getting in a great workout, and developing the confidence and focus of someone trained in the martial arts. Plus, telling people you practice Krav Maga automatically makes you the coolest person in the room.
    Krav Maga (Union Square)

    99 University Pl , New York

    • Discover a powerful and efficient self-defense style that incorporates elements from several martial arts
    • Develop key skills in Krav Maga, such as powerful counter-attacks, fast reaction time, and strategic hand-to-hand combat thinking
    • Get a great cardiovascular workout that will help you develop muscle tone and body awareness
    • Experience the confidence boost that comes from developing martial arts proficiency
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    Stretch & Flexibility

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    Did you ever learn how to properly stretch? High school soccer involved avoiding stretching more than actually stretching. Now that you're a little older, those tightened muscles need to release tension, so, when you stretch your hammies, it better be the right way. During this Aerial Arts NYC class, you'll learn proper posture and placement to stretch your muscles, moving through the spine and engaging the core. Releasing tension and increasing flexibility in the arms, legs, back, and everything in between, you'll work your way to a more agile and better feeling body.
    Stretch & Flexibility

    235 E 49th St, New York

    • Learn how to properly stretch the spine and engage your core
    • Stretch your arms, back, legs, and everything in between
    • Test your posture and placement for more effective stretches
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    33 positive reviews
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    Tai Chi

    Tai Chi, in itself, is known for bringing a sense of serenity to its practitioners. At The Jacques Marchais Museum of Tibetan Art, your serenity will be taken to the next level as you experience this ancient martial art of flows, stretches, and graceful movements in an environment often visited for the sake of reflection and peace. Your professional instructor will lead you through your practice as you gain mindfulness and physical wellness with each flow. You'll leave feeling refreshed and removed from the constant interruptions of everyday life. Who knew such tranquility existed in the middle of Staten Island?
    Tai Chi

    338 Lighthouse Ave, Staten Island

    • Practice Tai Chi in the serene surroundings of the Jacques Marchais Museum of Tibetan Art
    • Experience the calm of connecting mind and body through flowing movements
    • Enhance your practice in an environment that is known for bringing peace and mindfulness
    • All skill levels are welcome
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    Script Analysis

    The script: the genesis of all acting performance; the place actors and actresses first feel out their characters and scenes and give them each a unique purpose. This class will give individuals everything they need to find their importance in scenes and to further their knowledge of the concept of script analysis, lateral thinking, and logic relative to the roles of acting. With guidance, a large portion of the battle will be won when jobs are defined within a role and scripts and scenes are given direction. Come embrace the challenge of finding new depth in your skills and knowledge!
    Script Analysis

    344 W 38th St, New York

    • Prepare yourself for five informative weeks of close, critical script analysis
    • Transform yourself into an actor or actress who knows how to understand and bring out the best of a scene
    • Use your gained knowledge of script analysis to make every role of yours inventive, genuine, and powerful
    • Using scripts and sides from theater, film and television
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    Dumplings Workshop

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    Dumplings. This class kind of sells itself, but just in case you're one of those "detail-oriented" people, here's a little more to chew on: Dive into a world of mouthwatering meanderings during a hands-on cooking class. Learn to make dough, prep fillings (pork or veggie), wrap, and boil your creations to perfection. Enjoy a laidback, social setting, perfecting for friend bonding and friend making. Pick up the skills to recreate these scrumptious munchies in your home kitchen in the process, and learn where to go in NYC to acquire the perfect ingredients, so you can enjoy dumplings whenever you like! Additional food and adult beverages are even available for purchase on site, in case you'd enhance the experience with a little double vision! In conclusion: Dumplings.
    Dumplings Workshop

    206 E 52nd St, New York

    • Learn to make authentic homemade dumplings during a social workshop
    • Get hands on experience making dough, filling and wrapping, and cooking
    • Enhance the fun with adult beverages available for purchase
    • Develop your cooking repertoire and make some new friends
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    13 positive reviews
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    Salsa

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    Ready to turn up the heat on your dance moves? Even if you have no rhythm at all, this is the ideal beginner dance class for people who want to do a little dirty dancing. This beginner salsa dance class does not require any experience, just some enthusiasm and a little attitude. You'll learn the essentials of salsa, turning technique, musicality and shines, to develop the perfect foundation in the basics of this stylistic dance. So polish off those dancing shoes and showcase your Latin flair!
    Salsa

    37 W 26th St, New York

    • Learn the fundamentals of salsa including turning technique, musicality, and shines
    • Partner is not required
    • No experience necessary
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    15 positive reviews

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