Best Classes for Couples in NYC

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They say one of the keys to a lasting romance is learning and growing together—what better way to embody that wisdom than by taking a class together? New York City offers a range of classes for couples looking for a beyond-the-tourist-traps experience, including ones for foodies, cheese lovers, and more. We’ve picked some of our favorites that will make for the perfect date in the city.

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    Whether it’s your first date or your 20th anniversary, this couples class will add a little sugar to your life. Join renowned cupcake bakery Butter Lane for an intimate class just for couples—you’ll mix, scoop and ice cupcakes like a pro and learn various recipes to make bakery-quality treats at home. Plus, every couple will take home a dozen delicious cupcakes of their own!

    Class Duration: 2 hours
    Neighborhood: East Village
    Address: 123 East 7th St (Btwn 1st Ave & Ave A)
    Closest Subway: F to Second Avenue; 4 or 6 to Astor Place; L to 1st Avenue

  • 02 of 06

    Get creative with your sweetie and enjoy complimentary wine and unlimited inspiration as you re-spark your inner artists as a couple. In this brushstroke-by-brushstroke painting experience at The Art Studio NY, you’ll learn a variety of painting techniques that are perfect for all levels and walk away with your very own masterpiece.

    Class Duration: 2 hours
    Neighborhood: Upper West Side
    Address: 145 W 96th St Ste #1B (Btwn Amsterdam & Columbus Avenues)
    Closest Subway: 1/2/3 or A/C/E to 96th Street

  • 03 of 06

    Class description: Spend a special night with your significant other at Home Cooking New York's cooking studio nestled in Noho. You and your beau will learn the art of making petit beef filet with wild mushroom ragout, individual pommes anna, string beans amandine while enjoying the chef's very own champagne cocktail creation.

    Class Duration: 2.5 hours
    Neighborhood: SoHo
    Address: 158 Grand St Studio 206 (Lafayette Street)
    Closest Subway: 4/6 to Spring Street or Canal Street Stops; N/Q/R or J/Z to Canal Street

  • 04 of 06

    If you've ever seen the movie "Ghost" you know how romantic this can be. Head to Mugi Studio and spend the evening with a loved one learning various hand-building techniques. Best of all, you'll go home with a cup, vase, container, or any number of other functional objects you'll both learn to love and appreciate increasingly over time (even despite its flaws)

    Class Duration: 2 hours
    Neighborhood: Upper West Side
    Address: 993 Amsterdam Ave (Btwn 108th & 109th Streets)
    Closest Subway: A/C or B to 110th/Cathedral Parkway; 1 to Cathedral Parkway

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  • 05 of 06

    Ready to tango? Learn the fundamentals you’ll need as a couple to navigate the dance floor. The instructors at Triangulo dance studio will get you ready to hit the NYC dance clubs in style.

    Class Duration: 4 hours
    Neighborhood: Chelsea
    Address: 135 W 20th St #301 (Btwn 6th & 7th Avenues)
    Closest Subway: 1 to 18th and 7th Ave.; F or M to 23rd and 6th Ave.

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    Want to make better pizza at home? This class is designed to help you learn the skills and tricks of preparing wonderful pizza within the limitations of a home kitchen and they even have a special Couples Workshop!

    Class Duration: 4 hours
    Neighborhood: Chelsea
    Address: 371 Grand Street (between Essex & Norfolk)
    Closest Subway: J/M/Z to Essex Street; F to Essex/Delancey