Take time out of your busy life’s schedule to learn something new! Whether you want to test your physical limits or train yourself in a new skill, Arkansas has classes, courses, and workshops available throughout the state to match your new passion. Many of these locations have been around for decades and are proven establishments when it comes to teaching and training.
10. Learn How To Skydive
Skydive Skyranch in Siloam Springs takes you soaring over the Natural State! Get a wild boost of adrenaline by getting trained to tandem jump, static line jump, or advanced free fall (AFF)!
9. Scuba Diving
Rick's Dive 'N Travel Center of North Little Rock is a PADI 5-Star Instructor Development Center and has been in business since 1978, so you're certain to be an authentic scuba diver after receiving training from these experts!
8. Become An Expert Hooper
Hula hooping isn't just for kids anymore! In fact, it's one of the more popular fitness activities around currently. Fitness Hoop Dancing of Bentonville offers an alternative to gym workouts in a fun way that will take you back to your childhood!
7. Learn Ballroom Dancing
Thanks to dancing-based shows featured on cable and network TV, the art of dancing has experienced a rise in popularity again and there are a multitude of dance classes (of all styles) available across Arkansas. The Arkansas Dance Connection of Springdale is an excellent studio where you can learn swing dance, ballroom dance, and you'll even be doing the salsa!
6. Learn Folk Dancing
The Arkansas Country Dance Society in North Little Rock specializes in folk dancing of various lineages - regular dancing, Celtic dance, and contra dance, a partnered folk dance style where couples dance in two facing lines or a group of four.
5. Become An Equestrian
Several locations across Arkansas teach horseback riding lessons for beginners and advanced riders. Avilla Acres Equestrian Center of Alexander, Free Spirit Thoroughbred Farm in Jacksonville, and Competitive Edge Barrel Horses of London are great places to consider your equestrian training!
4. Become A Toxophilite
Hunting is an extremely popular activity in the Natural State, so it stands to reason that there are plenty of places where archers can practice, join clubs, and attend events. Razorback Archery in Ash Flat is one notable center where archers can learn, be educated about safety, participate in competitions, and win awards for their skill.
3. Learn To Can And Preserve Food
Wilson Gardens schedules canning classes seasonally and "The Lost Art of Canning and Preserving" is a Caraway based online source (Facebook/The Lost Art of Canning and Preserving) where people from all over can get tips on how to can and preserve what they grow.
2. Learn How To Make A Quilt
The great art of quilting has not been lost on our generation! For example, the Arkansas Quilter's Guild of North Little Rock unites quilting lovers with monthly meetings and workshops where beginners and advance quilters can hone their talents.
1. Learn To Throw A Pot (Not Against The Wall Or At Anyone But On A Wheel)
A good number of adult-based and children's pottery classes are available around Arkansas. A good example is Griffith Pottery Works in West Fork - this is an excellent private studio where beginners are taught pottery wheel throwing.
It’s never too late to learn a new talent or skill, no matter how unique! Lots of art studios, craft groups, and gardening clubs across the Natural State are happy to invite you to their classes and workshops – don’t be too shy to at least try these out!