Learn to twerk, yield a lightsaber and more with Orlando’s wildest classes and workshops

It's never too late to be a student in the grand game of life we're all playing. Whether you need a new hobby or just want to test out a potential undiscovered talent, Orlando is a great city to get into some surprisingly funky classes.

Become a pole dancer for a day, blow some glass or throw a lightsaber around. You'll never know if you don't try.

Here are 15 of Orlando's most interesting classes and workshops that you can take right now. 
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Goat Yoga
Various locations
Anyone can take a regular old yoga class any day of the week. If you really want to spice up your meditation, breathing and exercise experience, add some goats with one of the many goat yoga providers in Orlando. Alaska Farms Goat Yoga, for example, wants you to harmonize with yourself and nature (goats).
Photo via Alaska Farms

Goat Yoga


Various locations
Anyone can take a regular old yoga class any day of the week. If you really want to spice up your meditation, breathing and exercise experience, add some goats with one of the many goat yoga providers in Orlando. Alaska Farms Goat Yoga, for example, wants you to harmonize with yourself and nature (goats).
Orlando Circus School Flying Trapeze
6809 Visitors Circle, Orlando
Learn how to defy gravity from those who do it best with Orlando Circus School’s Flying Trapeze classes. Fit for beginners (or really anyone over the age of 6), the class starts with basic swinging and moves into some light tricks.

Orlando Circus School Flying Trapeze


6809 Visitors Circle, Orlando
Learn how to defy gravity from those who do it best with Orlando Circus School’s Flying Trapeze classes. Fit for beginners (or really anyone over the age of 6), the class starts with basic swinging and moves into some light tricks.
Pole fitness
Various locations
Possibly the sexiest of all the fitness classes available in the world today, pole fitness classes like the one pictured here (at Foxy Fitness Studio) can be found throughout Orlando. Students train in the basic holds, spins and transitions of the craft, with classes ranging from intensive cardio to more of a dance party.

Pole fitness


Various locations
Possibly the sexiest of all the fitness classes available in the world today, pole fitness classes like the one pictured here (at Foxy Fitness Studio) can be found throughout Orlando. Students train in the basic holds, spins and transitions of the craft, with classes ranging from intensive cardio to more of a dance party.
Knife forging
Black Hog Knives, 532 Cagan Park Ave., Clermont
Whether you choose the “Basics” or “Full Forging” class packages, there’s a good chance you’ll be hammering a lot of metal with Black Hog Knives knife forging classes. Classes start at $200, but who can put a real price on a million-year-old experience?

Knife forging


Black Hog Knives, 532 Cagan Park Ave., Clermont
Whether you choose the “Basics” or “Full Forging” class packages, there’s a good chance you’ll be hammering a lot of metal with Black Hog Knives knife forging classes. Classes start at $200, but who can put a real price on a million-year-old experience?
Lightsaber Technique at Studio K
11951 International Drive South, Orlando
Studio K’s “Lightsaber Technique with Mandy” offers a unique dance experience while using a lightsaber. You know, in case you ever find yourself in a dance battle after defending the galaxy. If you don’t have your own lightsaber, one will be provided.

Lightsaber Technique at Studio K


11951 International Drive South, Orlando
Studio K’s “Lightsaber Technique with Mandy” offers a unique dance experience while using a lightsaber. You know, in case you ever find yourself in a dance battle after defending the galaxy. If you don’t have your own lightsaber, one will be provided.
Calligraphy
1000 W. Buena Vista Drive, Lake Buena Vista
This one may not seem so exciting right out of the gate, but imagine how cool you’ll feel when you can create a seriously elegant handwritten letter at a moment’s notice. A Handful of Letters offers tons of specialized calligraphy courses.

Calligraphy


1000 W. Buena Vista Drive, Lake Buena Vista
This one may not seem so exciting right out of the gate, but imagine how cool you’ll feel when you can create a seriously elegant handwritten letter at a moment’s notice. A Handful of Letters offers tons of specialized calligraphy courses.
Boozy yoga
1300 Alden Road, Orlando
While there are several options for boozy yoga around town, one of the most popular events has to be at Ivanhoe Park Brewing Company. It happens the first Sunday of every month.
Photo via Ivanhoe Park Brewing/Facebook

Boozy yoga


1300 Alden Road, Orlando
While there are several options for boozy yoga around town, one of the most popular events has to be at Ivanhoe Park Brewing Company. It happens the first Sunday of every month.
Archery
361 E Michigan St., Orlando
Orlando Archery Academy, the city’s only indoor archery range, offers private lessons, group lessons, party packages and more.

Archery


361 E Michigan St., Orlando
Orlando Archery Academy, the city’s only indoor archery range, offers private lessons, group lessons, party packages and more.
Twerk Out
Various locations
Yep, you read that right: Twerking classes are available across Orlando. Break a sweat while maybe discovering a previously hidden talent. There’s Vixen’s Pole & Twerk, Taleah Morris’ Twerked Out Experience at DGBEK Studio (pictured) and way more.

Twerk Out


Various locations
Yep, you read that right: Twerking classes are available across Orlando. Break a sweat while maybe discovering a previously hidden talent. There’s Vixen’s Pole & Twerk, Taleah Morris’ Twerked Out Experience at DGBEK Studio (pictured) and way more.
”Seed-to-table” cooking
26 E. King St., Orlando
Hone your cooking skills and learn about sustainable eating at the Emeril Lagasse Foundation Kitchen House and Culinary Garden with the fine folks of the Edible Education Experience.
Photo via Edible Education/Facebook

”Seed-to-table” cooking


26 E. King St., Orlando
Hone your cooking skills and learn about sustainable eating at the Emeril Lagasse Foundation Kitchen House and Culinary Garden with the fine folks of the Edible Education Experience.
Wine Academy
1221 N. Orange Ave., Orlando
Slate Wine & Spirits Academy in Orlando offers a variety of courses at different levels, all centered around learning about wine and how to taste professionally. Impress your friends with some (tastefully) pretentious wine wisdom.

Wine Academy


1221 N. Orange Ave., Orlando
Slate Wine & Spirits Academy in Orlando offers a variety of courses at different levels, all centered around learning about wine and how to taste professionally. Impress your friends with some (tastefully) pretentious wine wisdom.
Fitness Thru Dance at Orlando Ballet
600 N. Lake Formosa Drive, Orlando
Orlando Ballet offers several different workout classes revolving around different dance styles like jazz, tap, “BeMoved” and, of course, ballet. Get some exercise while living out your ballerina dreams.

Fitness Thru Dance at Orlando Ballet


600 N. Lake Formosa Drive, Orlando
Orlando Ballet offers several different workout classes revolving around different dance styles like jazz, tap, “BeMoved” and, of course, ballet. Get some exercise while living out your ballerina dreams.
Sangria University at Disney Coronado Springs Resort
1000 W. Buena Vista Drive, Lake Buena Vista
If Disney World is good for one thing, it’s making one hell of a fruity drink. Sample the many flavors of sangria and then learn how to make your own at Sangria University.

Sangria University at Disney Coronado Springs Resort


1000 W. Buena Vista Drive, Lake Buena Vista
If Disney World is good for one thing, it’s making one hell of a fruity drink. Sample the many flavors of sangria and then learn how to make your own at Sangria University.
Glass blowing
130 Bomar Court, Longwood
It’s a little more elevated than a simple painting class, plus there’s fire. Add a little suspense (safely) to your creative side at Orlando Glass Center.

Glass blowing


130 Bomar Court, Longwood
It’s a little more elevated than a simple painting class, plus there’s fire. Add a little suspense (safely) to your creative side at Orlando Glass Center.
Sushi 101
7524 Dr. Phillips Boulevard, Orlando
It may be a simplified sushi class, but who cares? We’re all Floridians here, and we've all spent plenty of time in Publix's familiar aisles.
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Sushi 101


7524 Dr. Phillips Boulevard, Orlando
It may be a simplified sushi class, but who cares? We’re all Floridians here, and we've all spent plenty of time in Publix's familiar aisles.