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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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).
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
Photo via Ivanhoe Park Brewing/Facebook
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.
361 E Michigan St., Orlando
Orlando Archery Academy, the city’s only indoor archery range, offers private lessons, group lessons, party packages and more.
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.
Photo via Edible Education/Facebook
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.