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Fun Classes for Adults: Learn a New Skill, Make New Friends & Have Some Fun!

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It’s never too late to diversify yourself and enhance your talents. Find out what you are capable of by taking one of Long Island’s many classes for adults.

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With so much time spent working at jobs, taking care of the home, and watching the kids, many don’t spend enough time working toward a new goal, or enjoying a hobby. Wouldn’t it be great to take a class to learn a new skill, or become better at something you already love? Taking a Class could improve your social life and give you more fulfillment in life.

Enrolling in a class that fits your interests means not only will you be able to hone your skills, but you’ll be able to meet other locals that share the same interests as you, whether it’s crafting, dancing, fitness, or anything in between!. It’s a New Year, and that means now is the perfect opportunity to pick up a new past time and make a new you. 
 
There are so many different kinds of classes you can take, have you ever thought about belly dancing? Or maybe start up a practice in meditation? Why not relieve some stress and start painting? No matter what your age it’s never too late to learn a new skill. 
 
Take a look at some of the classes you can explore on Long Island: 
 
Yoga Classes
The wide variety of yoga styles means there’s a class for you no matter what your skill level. Yoga is simply a series of stretches and poses that you combine with breathing techniques and it offers the same benefits of exercise. The great news is that because yoga can be such a gentle practice, almost anyone can do it. Find your practice today and manage all of your stress and anxieties. 
 
Here are a few great Long Island Studios: 
 
YogaFlex
639 Commack Road, Commack, NY 11735 
631-462-YOGA (9642) 
Located in Commack, YogaFlex offers a wide variety of hot yoga classes throughout the week for yoga enthusiasts of all skill levels. Hot yoga is a form of yoga performed in hot and humid conditions that has been gaining popularity on Long Island. 
 
Their specialty classes include:
  • Hot Barkan 
  • Warm Power Flow
  • Hot Vinyasa 
Hot Yoga 4 You
143 Voice Road, Carle Place, NY 11514
516-385-6787 
Located just across the Roosevelt Field Mall, Hot Yoga 4 You offers a number of classes surrounding its practice on a system of wellness, restoration and rejuvenation. 
 
There specialty classes include:
  • Hot Yoga
  • Hot Vinyasa 
  • Hot Yoga with Abs 
Body Awareness Yoga, Fitness & Pilates Studio
50 West Montauk Highway, Lindenhurst, NY 11757
631-957-4692  
Located right off of Montauk Highway in Lindenhurst,Body Awareness Yoga, Fitness & Pilates offers a multitude of holistic services in order to support and encourage the best possible health and wellness to all. 
 
Their specialty classes include: 
  • Reiki 
  • Restorative Yoga 
  • Hatha Yoga
Body in Balance
258b Herricks Road, Mineola, NY 11501
516-747-4997
Located in Mineola this mind and body studio offers classes of all varieties for all levels. Visit them and find the perfect class for you! 
 
Their specialty classes include: 
  • Yoga Tune Up
  • Gentle Yoga
  • Hatha Yoga 
Hamptons Hot Yoga
2415 Montauk Highway 27, Bridgehampton Village
631-537-YOGA (9642)
Located in Bridgehampton Village, Hamptons Hot Yoga offers classes 7 days a week. Visit the studio to explore a deeper practice of yoga. 
 
Their specialties include: 
  • Bikram Yoga 
  • Hot Vinyasa 
Dance Classes for Adults
Dance is also a sport for everyone and for all levels. It can be as hard or easy as you make it. Don’t be afraid that right now you aren’t talented enough to take a dance class. Most adult classes are catered toward people of all levels and the environment is very comfortable and welcoming.  
 
Here are some studios that offer adult classes:
 
Elite Dance Studio
206A New Highway, Amityville, NY 11701
631-841-2190
Elite  Dance Studio is dedicated to the art of dance and movement. They offer a wide variety for classes for the adult dancer. 
 
Thier specialty adult classes include: 
  • Hip Hop
  • Tap, Ballet, & Jazz
  • Mommy & Me Classes
LI Dance Fitness
658 Motor Parkway, Hauppauge, NY 11788
631-231-1308
LI Dance Fitness located in Hauppauge is the perfect studio for you to try something exotic and new. Specializing in pole dance classes, LI Dance Fitness creates a comfortable and intimate atmosphere for any experience level. 
 
Their Speciality classes include: 
  • Aerial Fitness 
  • Belly Dance
  • Pole Dance
Dance Dynamics
165 East Jericho Turnpike, Mineola, NY 11501 
516-742-7199
Located off of Jericho Turnpike offers adults classes in a variety of styles. Find the right one for you today!
 
Their specialty classes include: 
  • Jazz
  • Hip Hop 
  • Ballet 
Art Classes
Tune into your creative side and learn to express yourself in a different light. Challenge yourself and hone in on a possible hidden talent. Just like yoga and dance, Psychology Today says art is a great way to release stress and anxiety. 
 
Here are a couple of art studios that offer classes for adults:
 
Art League of Long Island
107 East Deer Park Road, Dix Hills, NY 11746
631-462-5400
The Art League of Long Island is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to art education. They focus on promoting the appreciation of art. 
 
Their specialty classes: 
  • Jewelry 
  • Painting
  • Photography
Long Island Academy of Fine Art
14A Glen Street, Glen Cove, NY 11542 
516-590-4324
All artistic levels are welcome at the Long Island Academy of Fine Art studio in Glen Cove. The studio has a wide variety of classes to choose from. 
 
Their specialty classes include:
  • Figure Drawing
  • Portrait Drawing & Painting 
  • Oil Painting
Berger Bros. Center for Photographic Art
22 Clinton Avenue, Huntington, NY 11743 
631-421-2200
Located in Huntington, Berger Bros. Center for Photographic Art offers classes in how to make your photos look professional. You can sign up for a class to learn how to take a photograph in just about any interest. 
 
Their specialty classes include: 
  • Photography 
Martial Arts for Adults
Here is a new and exciting way to get exercise while also learning how to defend yourself. Taking Martial Arts is a great way to improve your shape, mental focus and could be the perfect class for you! 
 
Atomic Tae Kwon Do
8 East Carver Street, Huntington, NY 11743 
631-470-7824 
Located in Huntington Village, Atomic TKD offers training for Adults with a curriculum that focuses on teaching their students the skills of focus, balance, coordination and teamwork. 
 
Their specialty classes include: 
  • Tae Kwon Do
  • Jiu-Jitsu 
  • Kickboxing. 
LI MMA & Fitness Center
590 Smith Street, Farmingdale, NY 11735 
631-592-8339
Located in Farmingdale, LI MMA & Fitness Center is a Mixed Martial Arts Studio that is the perfect place for you to get in shape and hone in on your skills.  
 
Their specialty classes include: 
  • Jiu-Jitsu
  • Self-defense 
  • Boxing
The Four Gates School of Chinese Martial Arts
29 South Ocean Avenue, Patchogue, NY 11772 
631-921-8850
Located in Patchogue, adult classes at the school focus on defense increasing skills in fitness, awareness and technique. The Four Gates School of Chinese Martial Arts allows room for students to find their own personal development. 
 
Their specialty classes include: 
  • Martial Arts
  • Kickboxing
  • Self-defense 
With all of these great options on Long Island its easy to find the perfect class for any individual. Keep your mind open and see what a class can do for you. 
 
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Let us know when & where it is, and what you're learning, and we'll add it to the guide!
 
[Source: WebMD, Psychology Today.]