FYIDC: 5 Ways to Better Yourself

by Editorial

Want to better yourself? Try these entertaining and interesting classes to learn something new while still having fun.
By Jill A. Norris

Take time out of your busy schedule to spend some quality time cooking with your kids. Enlist in a "Super Soups and Comfort Food" cooking class today! (Photo courtesy of Classy Kids Cook)

Spice up Your Life

Location: Classy Kids Cook
Address: 3807 Porter St. NW, Suite 102
WL’s Take: This kitchen is a tasteful place where families can learn about the basics of cooking. No kids? No problem! They also offer a beginners class for adults at budget-friendly costs. Visit their website for additional information.

Hit the Floor, In a Good Way

Location: All2Dance
Address: 4380 MacArthur Blvd., NW
WL’s Take: All2Dance offers dance lessons for couples, groups and individuals who are aiming to pump up the volume in their lives. Get into the swing of things by signing up for one of the many different types of dance lessons offered, including Salsa, Ballroom, Tango, and Latin. With this many classes to choose from, there is a dance for everyone at any level. Click here for more information.

It takes two to tango, but don't let that stop you from bringing your friends to a group dance lesson at All2Dance. (Photo courtesy of Nuno Duarte)

Get Your Creative Juices Flowing

Location: The Writer’s Center
Address: 4508 Walsh Street, Bethesda, MD; The Hill Center, 921 Pennsylvania Avenue, SE
WL’s Take: The Writer’s Center offers numerous classes that teach a variety of writing techniques to help you release your inner poet. They also offer a convenient array of workshops at The Hill Center in Washington, including teen creative writing, close readings in contemporary poetry and travel blogging.

Twist and Shout

Location: Flow Yoga Center
Address: 1450 P Street, NW
WL’s Take: People of all ages are bending over backwards to get involved in yoga, a relaxing and healthy hobby. The Flow Yoga Center offers different classes for all levels of yoga, including “Pre-Natal Yoga Mama.” Click here for a full list of available classes.

Really Want to Avoid Going Out in the Cold?

Location: TakeLessons
Address: Your Home!
WL’s Take: Try taking guitar lessons in your own home! TakeLessons will send a personally chosen instructor straight to your house so you don’t have to brave the elements. Visit their website for a list of possible instructors and the other instrumental lessons they have to offer.

Strum along to your favorite songs or even learn to write a few of your own through TakeLessons. (Photo courtesy of Halseike)

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