6 Classes for Couples in New York City

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Couples who tango together stay together, or however the saying goes. Whether it's learning the eight count, painting a masterpiece, or making pizzas, there's never any shortage of classes to take in New York City.

Delving into a course in the Big Apple is a great way to mingle with locals during your next visit to the boroughs. Even those who live in the city will likely find a break from their weekly sushi dates to be a refreshing—and enlightening—change. Now, decide which kind of activity might suit you and your partner (Are you crazy about food? Immensely creative?) and sign up for a couple's class STAT.

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Cupcake Baking at Butter Lane

There's hardly anything sweeter than learning how to bake sugary treats together and that's exactly the kind of activity you'll find happening behind the doors of Butter Lane. This cupcake bakery in East Village hosts a number of classes every week, but their couples-only one is especially romantic. Afterward, couples leave with a dozen cupcakes to enjoy at home.

  • Class Duration: 2 hours
  • Neighborhood: East Village
  • Address: 123 East 7th St. (Between 1st Avenue & Avenue A)
  • Getting There: Take the F train to 2nd Avenue Station, the 4 or 6 trains to Astor Place, or the L to 1st Avenue.
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Couples Painting Party at The Art Studio NY

Bond with your sweetie over paintbrushes and complimentary wine at The Art Studio NY's couples paint night on the Upper West Side. The piece of art you'll hang on your living room wall will be a lasting reminder of your romantic evening. Here, the experts teach a variety of painting techniques and go step-by-step to make it easy for beginners.

  • Class Duration: 2 hours
  • Neighborhood: Upper West Side
  • Address: 145 West 96th St., Ste. #1B (Between Amsterdam and Columbus Avenues)
  • Getting There: Take the 1/2/3 or A/C/E trains to 96th Street.
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Romantic Dinner for Two at Home Cooking New York

Cooking together as a couple has long been romanticized in movies, so there must be something to it. Seeing your sweetheart cooking up duck or mushroom ragout in a chef's hat at SoHo's Home Cooking New York is guarantee for a memorable date night. The Romantic Dinner for Two class is likely to put a gourmet spin on your menu at home, too.

  • Class Duration: 2.5 hours
  • Neighborhood: SoHo
  • Address: 158 Grand St., #206 (Lafayette Street)
  • Getting There: Take the 4/6 train to Spring Street or Canal Street, or take the N/Q/R or J/Z trains to Canal Street.
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Making Pottery at Mugi Studio

Speaking of romantic moments in movies, that iconic scene in Ghost with Demi Moore and Patrick Swayze has changed the way people spin clay forever. Thanks to Couples Night at Mugi Studio on the Upper West Side, you and your partner can recreate it. After a two-hour course, you'll leave with a repertoire of new techniques—pinching, coiling, and the like—and a quirky, handmade cup.

  • Class Duration: 2 hours
  • Neighborhood: Upper West Side
  • Address: 993 Amsterdam Ave. (Between 108th and 109th Streets)
  • Getting There: Take any of the A/C, B, or 1 trains to Cathedral Parkway.
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Argentine Tango Dancing at TriANGulO

You know what they say: it takes two to tango (and who better to dance with than your own sweetheart?). This fiery and dramatic dance will tap into your romantic sides while also providing a cheeky workout, so skip the gym for a night and let the dance floor get your blood pumping instead. TriANGulO in Chelsea offers classes for all levels.

  • Class Duration: 1 hour
  • Neighborhood: Chelsea
  • Address: 37 West 26th St., 6th Fl. (Between 6th Avenue and Broadway)​
  • Getting There: Take the 1 train to 23rd and 7th Avenue, or the F or M to 23rd and 6th Avenue.
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Pizza Making at Pizza School NYC

Upgrade your weekly pizza outing by baking the pie yourselves at Pizza School NYC, located on the Lower East Side. This city has long been a major destination for pizza lovers, so learning to bake a New York-style slice is an experience worth taking home. Here, the experts show you how to make a world-class pie within the limitations of your own kitchen.

  • Class Duration: 4 hours
  • Neighborhood: Lower East Side
  • Address: 371 Grand St. (between Essex and Norfolk Streets)
  • Getting There: Take the J/M/Z train to Essex Street or the F to Essex and Delancey.
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