Learn a Fun New Skill at These 5 "Schools" in Fort Myers

Jean Jones
June 01, 2015


Graduation shouldn't mean the end of education. Learning new skills keeps your mind active and makes you a more well-rounded person. Fort Myers has a number of resources providing classes on just about any subject that may interest you. We've put together a list of five of the more intriguing opportunities to get you started.

1. The Dance Warehouse
11750-B Metro Parkway
Fort Myers 33966

Dancing is a great social activity as well as a fun way to stay in shape. The Dance Warehouse offers training for all ages in all styles including hip-hop, jazz and tap, as well as adult fitness classes. Fees are only $15 per session with a one-time $25 registration charge.

2. Lee County Alliance for the Arts
10091 McGregor Boulevard
Fort Myers 33919

Art allows you to express your individuality, making it a perfect antidote to the stresses of the work week. Alliance for the Arts offers classes in several media forms that help you improve technique and deepen your overall appreciation. Subjects include whimsical topics like "Graffiti and Urban Art" and "Shoe Painting Workshop." A new schedule begins each month.

3. Florida Gulf Coast University
10501 FGCU Boulevard, South
Fort Myers 33965

FGCU subscribes to the belief that "it's never too soon or too late for learning." Their comprehensive Continuing Education & Off-Campus Programs feature classes in subjects ranging from films and directors to science and astronomy to foreign languages. They also sponsor activities and day trips such as an Art Deco walking tour of South Beach and a boat tour of Rockery Bay. Course offerings change each season.

4. In One Instant
10051 McGregor Boulevard
Fort Myers 33919

In One Instant, located on the Alliance for the Arts campus, is the only hands-on photography school in Southwest Florida. Classes are taught by working photographers who are experienced in commercial, portrait and fine art styles. Whether you're a novice who wants to learn how to use your new camera or an advanced student looking to improve lighting and editing techniques, there is a course for you.

5. Lee County Emergency Medical Services Public Training
2675 Ortiz Avenue
Fort Myers 33905

Is there any education more valuable than learning how to save a life? Lee County EMS has joined forces with local fire districts, the American Heart Association and various healthcare providers to strengthen the community's Chain of Survival. Heartsaver courses cover first aid and CPR.

What subject have you always wanted to learn more about? Tell us in the comments!

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