Beyond the 3 R's: 6 Exciting Places to Learn a New Skill in the North Denver Area

Jean Jones
Nov 14, 2017 8:00:00 AM

Learn a New Skill in Denver AreaKids go back to school in the fall, so why don't you? As temperatures drop, it's a great time to stay indoors and learn an entertaining new skill.

There's a wide variety of classes available near our Springs Denver luxury apartment communities. Which ones speak to you?

1. Cook Street School of Culinary Arts
1937 Market St, Denver
33.1 miles from Springs at Sandstone Ranch

If you've ever dreamed of cooking like a Top Chef contestant, this is the place for you. The appropriately-named Cook Street School offers an award-winning professional culinary arts program along with recreational classes for home cooks. Make your own pho, sharpen your knife skills or enjoy a culinary date night with your significant other. Classes are $89 – $99.

2. Fancy Tiger Crafts
59 N Broadway, Denver
37.4 miles from Springs at Sandstone Ranch

Join celebrities such as Julia Roberts, Felicity Huffman and David Arquette who have made knitting a hip hobby. Fancy Tiger has classes in knitting along with macrame, sewing and other useful crafts. Classes are ranked by level of experience and discounts are available for required materials. Drop in on Tuesdays for Open Craft and Open Sew Nights. Class fees start at $25.

3. The Craftsman & Apprentice
1325 E 22nd Ave, Denver
33.8 miles from Springs at Sandstone Ranch

Founders Jonathan Fessler and Delanie Holton-Fessler modeled The Craftsman & Apprentice after artisan workshops and schools around the world. In addition to individual classes, C&A hosts Wednesday and Friday night workshops with revolving themes. There’s also a full schedule of kids' events, including After School Studio and Parents' Night Out. Visit the website for calendar and prices.

4. Longmont Wing Chun
1150 Francis St, Longmont
5 miles from Springs at Sandstone Ranch

Wing Chun is a form of Kung Fu that incorporates deflection and positioning, making it a valuable form of self-defense regardless of size or gender. Improve self-confidence and fitness as you develop coordination and relieve stress. Class fees are $15 each or $45 per month.

5. LC Yoga
284 E 29th St, Loveland
6.5 miles from Springs at 2534

Yoga has gone from a trendy exercise to an important part of a healthy lifestyle. De-stress and explore the mind-body connection through classes in Vinyasa, Hatha, aerial, heated and other forms of yoga. Drop-in fee is $14 per class, or you can sign up for the new member special of $49 for one month of unlimited classes. Packages of 10 and 20 classes are also available.

6. MacKinnon Royal Dance Institute
246 E 29th St, Loveland
6.6 miles from Springs at 2534

So you think you can dance? Take your skills to the next level at McKinnon. Choose from adult classes in ballet, tap, hip-hop and contemporary or get an exhilarating workout with a lively Zumba session. There is also a full selection of classes for kids at all levels. Visit the website for the complete calendar.

What skill will you be learning this fall? Let us know in the comments!New Call-to-action

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