Date Night: Fun Classes to Take as a Couple
School’s out for the kids, but that means that it’s your turn to learn! Evening classes are a fun way for parents to spend time together on a date night.
Now, we’re pretty confident that none of these have homework involved, but they may help you or your spouse develop a new hobby or skill. And if you fail miserably, at least it’ll be a date night that you can look back on and laugh about.
Here are three places where you can try out classes together.
1. Salsa Little Rock
Get those hips moving, it’s time for a dance class! Instructor Leah Patterson teaches Latin dance while emphasizing technique, style and fun. Group classes are available and performance opportunities are offered for the ambitious students.
But for a more intimate and less pressure environment, sign up for a private lesson. You can learn basic steps, get one-on-one attention from the instructor and focus on a certain technique or style if you’re interested. Private lessons are $85 for a 55-minute session. Classes are held at the Jazzercise studio at 9108 Rodney Parham Road in Little Rock. More information: SalsaLittleRock.com
2. Eggshells Kitchen Co.
You may be thinking, wait a minute, when we go on a date, I pay someone else to make the food — I shouldn’t be paying to make it myself! But cooking is different when it’s not peanut butter and jelly for the fifth day in a row and little hands are knocking things off the counter as you try and cut up some fruit and veggies.
At Eggshells Kitchen Co. they offer classes on everything from pies to barbecue to brunch, so no matter what you’re in the mood for you can whip it up in the kitchen. Classes are offered from January through September and typically start at 6 p.m., but times can vary, and the cost is generally around $50 per person, which includes a glass of beer or wine. More information: EggshellsKitchenCompany.com
3. Arkansas Arts Center
No matter how artistic (or unartistic) you think you are, there is always something new to learn when it comes to beautiful handiwork. The Arts Center offers classes in an incredibly wide variety of categories: jewelry, ceramics, painting, woodworking, printmaking, glass, drawing, art history, photography and even theater.
While many of the courses run for a full semester (generally about 10 weeks) some of them are offered on a one- or two-time basis (often categorized as “workshops”) perfect for a single evening or Saturday out. More information: ArkansasArtsCenter.org/Learn