The Best Classes in Denver That Are Actually Fun and Affordable

The Best Classes in Denver That Are Actually Fun and Affordable

Photo: OhJuliaAnn at Perennial

Photo: OhJuliaAnn at Perennial

Everyone can use a break from their routine, and that doesn’t have to mean signing up for an 8-week pottery class or breaking the bank. We're big fans of trying out a new hobby or interest in a low-cost, low-commitment, and fun way. Perhaps your thing is salsa dancing, calligraphy, macrame, DIY crafts, painting with friends, lifting weights with other women, sending sawdust flying, cooking vegan recipes, or knife throwing. Whatever it might be, Dabble's 14,000+ experience listings around the country truly have something for everyone.

Let’s face it…after we graduate, it can be hard to try new things and meet new people with similar interests. Thankfully, Dabble turns the entire city into your classroom and Denver's boasts more than 1,900 classes and experiences to reboot your 5-9 bucket list while maybe teaching you how to blow glass or brew your own beer. There are also more date night and team-building experiences than you can shake a stick at with more being added daily - and you can even post a class or workshop yourself!

Without further delay, here are some of the best classes and experiences that Denver (and Dabble) have to offer…

Over 2,000 people have taken welding and metalworking classes on Dabble since 2011.

Over 2,000 people have taken welding and metalworking classes on Dabble since 2011.

Learn to fuse metal with electricity, gas, and metal - North Washington - Nathan Koral

Fusing metal together with electricity? Let's go! In the first part of this class you will learn an overview of welding: a short history of welding, different types of welding, safety and essential tools and equipment. The second part of the class will be a demonstration of MIG (Metal Inert Gas) welding. Finally, you will have a chance to try it out for yourself! Whether you are an aspiring artist, handyman or just curious about how welding works, this class will get you off and running.

Cost: $45 for Welding Basics + Machine Shop Basics

It’s worth a drive to Colorado Springs to learn cooking skills with D’Light Gourmet.

It’s worth a drive to Colorado Springs to learn cooking skills with D’Light Gourmet.

Master your kitchen with at-home cooking classes - Colorado Springs, DeDee Tong
DeDee desires to carry on the message of healthy living through nature’s abundant harvest. Food is meant to be natural - not processed, from the earth - not from a warehouse. In these cooking workshops, she’ll look forward to sharing with you her passion for cooking. Whether you’re a novice in the kitchen or an expert cook, she hopes to share time with you together in the kitchen just for the fun of it.

Cost: $25-40, but prices vary based on the schedule

Sewing classes sell out quick in Denver even with several offerings. Don’t miss out!

Sewing classes sell out quick in Denver even with several offerings. Don’t miss out!

Learn to make and repair your own clothes - Lowry + RiNo, HISS Studio and Art + Craft

Never used a sewing machine? Maybe used one once years ago? Curious if sewing is a hobby you'd like to try? This is your starting point. Sew a very basic project, learn a little about sewing, and find out if you want to pursue more with this easy and fun introduction to sewing. Perfect for those who are curious! Learn from HISS Studio in Lowry or Art+Craft in RiNo.


Cost: $33-$115 depending on workshop offered.

More than 700 Dabblers have learned cheese and wine making from Wine + Whey in RiNo

More than 700 Dabblers have learned cheese and wine making from Wine + Whey in RiNo

Learn to make homemade cheese and wine - RiNo, Wine + Whey

Wine & Whey is a full service wine and cheese making supply, instruction and event shop located in the heart of Denver's RiNo Art District. They specialize in creating a fun and unique atmosphere and love the community that is Denver Art. They offer both wine and cheese making classes for groups and individuals to come in and start these great hobbies. Stop by for a class, supplies or one of our Art Gallery events that feature local artists until the end of June and then at pop-up locations around town.


Cost: $40-$100 depending on the workshop

Typical scene from a If You Can’t Dance with Cathy Ewing experience.

Typical scene from a If You Can’t Dance with Cathy Ewing experience.

Grab a partner (or come alone…) and learn to salsa or swing dance - Valverde, Cathy Ewing

Cathy and Company provides a unique approach to both the mental and physical and aspects of learning to dance with a partner. She has become known for her unique style of teaching social dance, partnering, and developing self-confidence in a fun, social atmosphere. Emphasis is on understanding the basic techniques and body mechanics, which apply to all social dance, while learning patterns, techniques, and styles specific to each dance.

Cost: Most classes are $45 for multi-session classes.

Denver is bursting at the root chakra with zen-minded alternative healing and practices

Denver is bursting at the root chakra with zen-minded alternative healing and practices

Get grounded with mala making, yoga, or meditation - Various Neighborhoods, Various Teachers

THere are countless ways to reset, heal, grow, connect, and learn and Denver is home to several top-rated partners sharing the skills from active meditation, mala making and chakra clearing. Learn how to get grounded and elevate your vibrations.

Cost: $10 to $70 per person depending on the experience

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