One of the most exciting things in life is picking up a new hobby and trying something new. Every time we learn something, our brain forms new connections, making the existing neural pathways stronger. And if science wasn’t enough reason to get convinced — let’s admit — learning something new is also a lot of fun. The one size fits all approach can get tricky, which is why we have curated a list of different classes and activities such as arts, dance, cooking, and music. Read along to learn more about the in-person + virtual classes that you can sign up for in Hoboken and Jersey City.
Hoboken Bartending School (virtual)
This is an exciting opportunity for anyone looking to become a certified bartender at home while juggling a busy schedule.
Cook Ease Catering | 1101 Bloomfield Street, Hoboken
Cook Ease Catering specializes in private cooking classes and bookings need to be made in advance.
Hudson Table | 1403 Clinton Street, Hoboken
The OG of all cooking classes with a variety of options from Mexican cuisine to family-style brunch as well as a virtual mozzarella making class.
Tony Boloney’s | 263 1st Street, Hoboken
Got to trust Tony Boloney’s for keeping the party going. The eatery offers a variety of kits and conducts virtual classes every Friday.
Bambino Chef | 213 Newark Ave., Jersey City
Let your little one take over the kitchen. The classes can be customized as per the age group. Bambino Chef is currently offering online classes only and hopes to transition to in-studio by Spring.
Dance is the hidden language of the soul and whether that is in the form of ballet, hip-hop, Bollywood, or contemporary movement, there is a place for it all.
Believe Ballroom Dance Hoboken | 300 Observer Highway
This studio offers private classes, group lessons, wedding choreography, and more. In-studio classes are in session.
Hoboken Latin Ballroom | 1018 Washington Street
Students of all ages and abilities are encouraged to dance to their potential, in a supportive atmosphere here. Group lessons and private classes are available.
Studio L Dance Co. Hoboken | 505 Madison Street
Studio L Dance Co. is a kid’s dance school, and it is ranked one of the top dance studios in New Jersey.
Zen Space | 450 7th Street
Zen Space offers virtual ballet alignment principles, dance parties, and more.
Carolina Rosa Arts Academy | 336 Central Ave.
This studio has provided dance education to students from all levels and all ages. The goal is to prepare students for performances/competitions, expose them to different styles of movement, and aspire to those in a career in dance.
Jersey City Ballet | 189 Brunswick Street
Jersey City Ballet and Jersey City Ballet Theater are committed to being a cultural resource for the community of Hudson County. The studios provide accessible, affordable performances, and educational and training programs related to the ballet arts.
Salsa Fever on 2 | 83 Franklin Street
Salsa Fever On2 has been in business since 2000. The studio has a reputation throughout the dance community for providing its students with an Award-Winning, structured curriculum that is conducive to all different levels of dancers while maintaining a fun and stress-free environment.
Shehnaaz Dance Academy | Location Varies by Class
This studio offers interactive dance sessions as well as dance choreography for kids’ parties, private choreography lessons for weddings/engagements, and private training and choreography lessons for event performances.
Speaking of self-improvement lists, learning a new language is a go-to. It can be fun to pick up some linguistic skills in one of these beginners’ classes and workshops.
Language Learning Network (virtual)
This company brings high-quality learning at affordable prices and has training in-person and online.
Learn Language Hoboken | 450 7th Street, Hoboken
LLH is a language school specializing in Italian, Spanish, French, Arabic, and Mandarin. It offers group classes as well as private lessons.
Listening to good music is a therapy for the soul but the joy is quite unparalleled when it comes to learning and playing your own instrument.
Guitar Bar | 160 First Street, Hoboken
Guitar Bar is currently offering private lessons via Zoom and Facetime.
School of Rock | 720 Monroe Street, Hoboken
This spot has a program called ‘School of Rock Remote’. The online program contains weekly one-on-one instruction conducted by School of Rock instructors in a safe virtual lesson room. SOR also offers a free trial once you sign up on the website.
Tonal Art Music Center | 38B Jackson Street, Hoboken
Tonal Art Music Center provides quality, focused lessons for anyone looking to improve their instrument game — whether that’s Piano, Guitar, Violin, or Woodwinds.
Channeling the inner Picasso got a whole lot easier thanks to these in-person and virtual classes conducted at the art studios below.
ArteVino Studio | 720 Monroe Street
Artevino is a popular sip and paint shop located in the Monroe Center for the Arts building and is offering in-person and virtual classes.
Cre8sArt School | 365 1st Street
Cre8sArt is tailored to those who really want to take their artistic skills to the next level. The art school works with kids and adults.
Field Colony | 1001 Bloomfield Street
Field Colony offers professional art classes including painting, 3D modeling, and more both in-person and virtual.
Urban Arts at Monroe | 720 Monroe St, Suite 206
The Fine Arts Curriculum offers a strong foundation in Art History and concepts while introducing students to a wide range of mediums and techniques.
Art Mango | 259 Clerk Street
Art Mango is a sip and paint studio that offers in-person classes.