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Classes for Adult Beginners in the Chicago Loop

New Year’s shouldn't’ be the only time you make a resolution to learn something new! Summer is a great time to roll up your sleeves and learn a new skill. From cupcake icing to ballet, there are plenty of classes for adult beginners in the Chicago Loop to keep you on your toes.

The Joffrey Academy of Dance – Adult Dance Classes

Whether you are a complete beginner or just looking to brush up on your dance skills, The Joffrey Academy of Dance offers the unique opportunity to learn ballet, hip hop, or jazz from the world renowned Joffrey Ballet. The Academy is the only training program owned, operated, and endorsed by The Joffrey Ballet, and offers classes in the beautiful Exelon Center in Joffrey Tower. All Adult Division classes (unless otherwise noted) are drop-in classes, so you’ll never have to worry about cancelation fees or enrollment.

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Macy’s Culinary Studio 

Spending too much money on takeout lately? Learn how to prepare your own delicious meals at Macy’s Culinary Studio at the Macy’s flagship store on State Street. Executive Chef Stephanie Monti and her team guide you through a two-and-a-half-hour long hands-on class that culminates into a delicious shared meal with your fellow chefs.

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Cupcake Icing class at Magnolia Bakery in Block 37

Looking for a fun way to sweeten up your summer? Magnolia Bakery offers cupcake icing and decorating classes at their State Street location. Learn how to ice and decorate classic cupcakes with Magnolia Bakery’s signature swirl. Plus, take home six of the cupcakes you create during the class and their best-selling vanilla cupcake and vanilla buttercream recipes.

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German Courses at Goethe-Institut Chicago

Finally check off learning a new language from your bucket list! Goethe-Institut, located at 150 North Michigan Avenue, offers a variety of German courses for beginners. The school’s popular blended learning program combines online learning with a class once a week for 90 minutes, meaning you’ll be speaking German like a pro just in time for this year’s Christkindlmarket. 

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The School of the Art Institute of Chicago – Certificate Programs

Take your creativity to the next level with a class or certificate from School of the Art Institute. The Adult Certificate Program offers classes in drawing, web design, fashion, interior design, painting, graphic design, and painting.    

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Photo Credit: Joffrey Ballet (Cover), Macy's Culinary Studio


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