Discovery

455 have dabbled | 39 reviews
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4.04 | 39 reviews

Discovery

455 have dabbled | 39 reviews
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4.04 | 39 reviews
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Discovery Center

Founded in 1978, The Discovery Center is Chicago's Lifelong Learning Center. As Chicago's largest and longest running independent adult education program, we present fun, stimulating classes by qualified independent instructors who enjoy introducing others to their subjects.

ABOUT THIS TEACHER

Founded in 1978, The Discovery Center is Chicago's Lifelong Learning Center. As Chicago's largest and longest running independent adult education program, we present fun, stimulating classes by qualified independent instructors who enjoy introducing others to their subjects.

STUDENT EXPERIENCES

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    Tammy G.
    Reviewed on 11/01/20

    Sarah was a great teacher! We learned the history of tarot, learned two different spreads, and got to do a few readings. It was really interesting and I had a wonderful time.

    Sarah was a great teacher! We learned the history of tarot, learned two different spreads, and got to do a few readings. It was really interesting and I had a wonderful time.

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    Melissa D.
    Reviewed on 12/20/19

    We had a really great time and learn some good massage techniques! It was a fun date night and I would recommend it

    We had a really great time and learn some good massage techniques! It was a fun date night and I would recommend it

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    April K.
    Reviewed on 03/02/19

    Had an amazing afternoon with Anna! She was so insightful, quirky, and the conversation never stuttered. She has a fascinating story and her incredible journey has offered her a great deal of wisdom. I am fortunate to have had a chance to learn from her this afternoon!

    Had an amazing afternoon with Anna! She was so insightful, quirky, and the conversation never stuttered. She has a fascinating story and her incredible journey has offered her a great deal of wisdom. I am fortunate to have had a chance to learn from her this afternoon!

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    Lisa M.
    Reviewed on 01/31/19

    This class was very unique and we were given very hands on instruction into cutting glass, preparing glass and soldering to make our finished pieces. The class is not for the weary or those who are not confident with their hands because you are dealing with sharp glass but the instructor knew what she was doing and taught us good technique. You leave with an awesome looking piece of stained glass!

    This class was very unique and we were given very hands on instruction into cutting glass, preparing glass and soldering to make our finished pieces. The class is not for the weary or those who are not confident with their hands because you are dealing with sharp glass but the instructor knew what she was doing and taught us good technique. You leave with an awesome looking piece of stained glass!

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    Marianna B.
    Reviewed on 07/30/18

    I was impressed by the instructor's knowleadge and her teaching talent. She was very organized, the class was well structured and most importantly I learnt more about the planets, their energy on us, planetary symbols and their meanings. Thanks to Sarah and her explanations I view the astrology more as a science than just fun thing to do. I left the class feeling content, and on the way home stopped by at the bookstore to buy more books on Astrology.
    Thank you!

    I was impressed by the instructor's knowleadge and her teaching talent. She was very organized, the class was well structured and most importantly I learnt more about the planets, their energy on us, planetary symbols and their meanings. Thanks to Sarah and her explanations I view the astrology more as a science than just fun thing to do. I left the class feeling content, and on the way home stopped by at the bookstore to buy more books on Astrology.
    Thank you!

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    Cynthia L.
    Reviewed on 01/22/18

    My boyfriend and I enjoyed this class. The teacher was very knowledgeable but also very quirky and funny! The classroom setting could have been a little more aesthetically pleasing but it was functional-ish. It could have been better if we had a sink/running water to rinse out the mixers. Also, the materials fee is a little high considering we only actually make 1-2 drinks (with non premium alcohol).

    My boyfriend and I enjoyed this class. The teacher was very knowledgeable but also very quirky and funny! The classroom setting could have been a little more aesthetically pleasing but it was functional-ish. It could have been better if we had a sink/running water to rinse out the mixers. Also, the materials fee is a little high considering we only actually make 1-2 drinks (with non premium alcohol).

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    Michaela Z.
    Reviewed on 01/16/18

    I went into this class knowing nothing about astrology other than my sign. Through the class, I learned that it's my sun sign. I learned about signs, planets and houses, what each of them means and how they relate to one another. I also came out of the class with my natal chart and a decent understanding of how to read it. Sarah is very knowledgeable about astrology, but is able to break it down for newbies. She is also very open to questions.
    I enjoyed the class quite a bit!

    I went into this class knowing nothing about astrology other than my sign. Through the class, I learned that it's my sun sign. I learned about signs, planets and houses, what each of them means and how they relate to one another. I also came out of the class with my natal chart and a decent understanding of how to read it. Sarah is very knowledgeable about astrology, but is able to break it down for newbies. She is also very open to questions.
    I enjoyed the class quite a bit!

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    Ryan F.
    Reviewed on 12/09/17

    great introduction to a wide range of drinks and how to get started making them.

    great introduction to a wide range of drinks and how to get started making them.

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    Victoria S.
    Reviewed on 12/04/17

    This class was a fun primer on how to pour and the basics behind all of the drinks you might order from your average bar. The instructor has a great deal of knowledge from his decades of experience and the mix of history and humor made the time go by quickly. The class size was small, so it was a perfect way to learn without being self conscious. Would recommend!

    This class was a fun primer on how to pour and the basics behind all of the drinks you might order from your average bar. The instructor has a great deal of knowledge from his decades of experience and the mix of history and humor made the time go by quickly. The class size was small, so it was a perfect way to learn without being self conscious. Would recommend!

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    Paola L.
    Reviewed on 11/14/17

    This class was great. Anna was so informative and fun to be around. Her energy is great!
    I would do this again. Please teach more classes!

    This class was great. Anna was so informative and fun to be around. Her energy is great!
    I would do this again. Please teach more classes!

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    Jill F.
    Reviewed on 05/23/17

    I love working with glass! This was a good class for learning how to use a pre-determined pattern, cut precise shapes, and use specific techniques for wrapping and soldering. The instructor and his daughter provided clear directions on how to get it just right. Supplies were provided (note additional charge of $50-making for a comparatively expensive class) and there was a good selection of glass types and colors. The location is not ideal as seven of us were cramped together in tight space with cords and drop cloths serving as tripping hazards. Nonetheless, we all survived and took home a pretty stained glass piece of our very own!

    I love working with glass! This was a good class for learning how to use a pre-determined pattern, cut precise shapes, and use specific techniques for wrapping and soldering. The instructor and his daughter provided clear directions on how to get it just right. Supplies were provided (note additional charge of $50-making for a comparatively expensive class) and there was a good selection of glass types and colors. The location is not ideal as seven of us were cramped together in tight space with cords and drop cloths serving as tripping hazards. Nonetheless, we all survived and took home a pretty stained glass piece of our very own!

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    Jennifer N.
    Reviewed on 05/22/17

    Sarah was extremely engaging and knowledgeable!
    Being an astronomy newbie, she made it fun and straightforward to learn the different signs, planets and basic astrology terms revolving around these.
    The 3-hour class flew by... we could have easily spent another 3 hours reviewing in more detail!
    We had a blast and learned a lot. I would definitely recommend if you are interested in learning the basics of astrology! :)

    Sarah was extremely engaging and knowledgeable!
    Being an astronomy newbie, she made it fun and straightforward to learn the different signs, planets and basic astrology terms revolving around these.
    The 3-hour class flew by... we could have easily spent another 3 hours reviewing in more detail!
    We had a blast and learned a lot. I would definitely recommend if you are interested in learning the basics of astrology! :)

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    Jade L.
    Reviewed on 05/22/17

    I've wanted to learn how to do stained glass for years. This workshop give you the foundation to venture off and explore stained glass designing on your own. The teacher had lots of experience and was hands-on during the whole process. This was an excellent first dabble experience!

    I've wanted to learn how to do stained glass for years. This workshop give you the foundation to venture off and explore stained glass designing on your own. The teacher had lots of experience and was hands-on during the whole process. This was an excellent first dabble experience!

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    Jessica S.
    Reviewed on 04/14/17

    This was a worthwhile class! We ended up being the only people signed up, which was actually awesome because it was personalized. While it says "couples massage," I wouldn't have minded just going with a girlfriend because it wasn't geared necessarily towards couples; it was more you just need a partner to learn with. I would have liked to know that we were going to use oils directly on our skin and be undressed under a towel. I recommend that class and you walk away with useful techniques.

    This was a worthwhile class! We ended up being the only people signed up, which was actually awesome because it was personalized. While it says "couples massage," I wouldn't have minded just going with a girlfriend because it wasn't geared necessarily towards couples; it was more you just need a partner to learn with. I would have liked to know that we were going to use oils directly on our skin and be undressed under a towel. I recommend that class and you walk away with useful techniques.

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    Maura S.
    Reviewed on 03/26/17

    This class was worth about 5x what I paid. I had two extremely knowledgeable and approachable women guiding me through this class. They were patient with me and made the class super fun. I am highly likely to come back to the center because of them. Thank you, both!!!

    This class was worth about 5x what I paid. I had two extremely knowledgeable and approachable women guiding me through this class. They were patient with me and made the class super fun. I am highly likely to come back to the center because of them. Thank you, both!!!

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    Stephanie K.
    Reviewed on 03/19/17

    Was an interesting class, Karl has over 45 years of bartending experience, and is very knowledgeable and entertaining. Gave me exactly what I wanted, a basic understanding of cocktails.

    Was an interesting class, Karl has over 45 years of bartending experience, and is very knowledgeable and entertaining. Gave me exactly what I wanted, a basic understanding of cocktails.

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    Sara L.
    Reviewed on 01/23/17

    I walk in and there's a man with a colorful tie, a leather vest, and a smile on his face. It's Karl the teacher. He's been bartending for years, so not only is he an informative instructor, but he has some great stories to tell! I now know how to host a party and serve cocktails for my guests and picked up a fun skill.

    I walk in and there's a man with a colorful tie, a leather vest, and a smile on his face. It's Karl the teacher. He's been bartending for years, so not only is he an informative instructor, but he has some great stories to tell! I now know how to host a party and serve cocktails for my guests and picked up a fun skill.

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    Akissi J.
    Reviewed on 09/18/16

    Anna made the class fun! I walked away with a better understanding of Tarot!

    Anna made the class fun! I walked away with a better understanding of Tarot!

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    Joshua F.
    Reviewed on 06/22/16

    Overall, it was a good experience. Not as much white water as I was imagining, but it's definitely good for beginners. The teachers were really cool and it was a positive experience.

    Overall, it was a good experience. Not as much white water as I was imagining, but it's definitely good for beginners. The teachers were really cool and it was a positive experience.

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    Paige M.
    Reviewed on 11/09/15

    This class was so much fun and so informative. I would recommend this class to anybody interested in learning the Tarot!

    This class was so much fun and so informative. I would recommend this class to anybody interested in learning the Tarot!

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    Cara T.
    Reviewed on 04/15/15

    I enjoyed learning about wines from Joe. While he is not a sommelier, Joe lived abroad in Europe and studied in France (we know how the French love their wine). He has a good eye for teaching you about approachable wines you can buy at your local grocery store. My husband and I went to the class for a date night. I am a wine drinker and he is not. We were able to sample 10 wines under $10 with food pairings (fruit, cheese, bread, chocolate). We also learned a little bit about grapes, regions, and why wine tastes a certain way. I would definitely recommend this class if you are new to wine and want to figure out what type of wine you enjoy.

    I enjoyed learning about wines from Joe. While he is not a sommelier, Joe lived abroad in Europe and studied in France (we know how the French love their wine). He has a good eye for teaching you about approachable wines you can buy at your local grocery store. My husband and I went to the class for a date night. I am a wine drinker and he is not. We were able to sample 10 wines under $10 with food pairings (fruit, cheese, bread, chocolate). We also learned a little bit about grapes, regions, and why wine tastes a certain way. I would definitely recommend this class if you are new to wine and want to figure out what type of wine you enjoy.

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    Anna H.
    Reviewed on 03/16/15

    Anna was a great teacher, and I am very glad that I attended this class. She is knowledgeable and passionate about what she teaches.

    Anna was a great teacher, and I am very glad that I attended this class. She is knowledgeable and passionate about what she teaches.

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    Judith P.
    Reviewed on 01/19/15

    Started using what I learned right away! Instructor made it fun, informative, and doable! Overall a great experience!

    Started using what I learned right away! Instructor made it fun, informative, and doable! Overall a great experience!

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    Joni P.
    Reviewed on 12/14/14

    The class was fun, except for when I found out that the class costs 50 dollars extra payable right now!! Dabble needs to make the cost more clear!

    The class was fun, except for when I found out that the class costs 50 dollars extra payable right now!! Dabble needs to make the cost more clear!

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    Tina F.
    Reviewed on 09/29/14

    Ben was great. Super knowledgeable. He was kind of weak at the classroom type explanations of things, but when it came time to show us how to do things he was AWESOME. The hands on demos were great and made me feel confident in what I was doing. He was very good at answering any questions we had. He also went over project safety which was great, since working with glass, chemicals, and a soldering iron can be dangerous.

    Ben was great. Super knowledgeable. He was kind of weak at the classroom type explanations of things, but when it came time to show us how to do things he was AWESOME. The hands on demos were great and made me feel confident in what I was doing. He was very good at answering any questions we had. He also went over project safety which was great, since working with glass, chemicals, and a soldering iron can be dangerous.

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    Amy C.
    Reviewed on 09/15/14

    Class was very informative and full of useful details. Teacher was very knowledgable and presented the material well.

    Class was very informative and full of useful details. Teacher was very knowledgable and presented the material well.

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    Giselle S.
    Reviewed on 08/04/14

    This was our 2nd anniversary shindig, and we had a blast! The trip on the school bus to the river was a bit long, but it was understandable since we don't have white water here in the city! We were complete novices, so we fell off the raft the first time on the river, but then successfully navigated the water three more times after that!

    Some things we learned for next time:
    - bring a bathing suit, even if you don't fall out- you will get wet
    - bring a bandana to keep your hair out of your face, and in your helmet
    - when you fall out you're supposed to point your feet downstream and put your arms straight out to catch the rope from the lifeguard. Listen to this. The first instinct is to try to swim to safety but since the current is stronger than most of us are used to, you need that rope off to the side, otherwise you could get hurt.
    - there is no live demonstration, there's basically just a do this, don't do this speech, but the point is to figure out the best strategy for your team!
    - I usually wear glasses, wore my contacts for this and had no issues (even with my head going under for the fall)
    -this is a level 2 far as white water goes, on a scale of 5
    -pack snacks, it's a 2ish hour drive there and then another 2 back (the dinner was good!)
    - water shoes worked out great for us (listen to the no flip flop rule)
    -when the river opens up to the public there is a lot more traffic on the water, and less equipment to go around (rafts, life vests, paddles, and helmets all have to be given back after each trip once it's open to the public), however, if you're not afraid to go in there and grab what you need once the truck comes up with the supplies, you should be able to go a couple more times
    -the walk back from the final dock to the equipment area is about a half mile
    -your arms hurt and legs will feel like jelly sometimes but it goes away soon, it's definitely a work out!
    -it feels like you won a prize each time you navigate the entire course successfully (at least for us!)
    -it's basically an adult water slide full of adrenaline and teamwork

    We will definitely be doing this again and trying to persuade our friends to join us :)

    This was our 2nd anniversary shindig, and we had a blast! The trip on the school bus to the river was a bit long, but it was understandable since we don't have white water here in the city! We were complete novices, so we fell off the raft the first time on the river, but then successfully navigated the water three more times after that!

    Some things we learned for next time:
    - bring a bathing suit, even if you don't fall out- you will get wet
    - bring a bandana to keep your hair out of your face, and in your helmet
    - when you fall out you're supposed to point your feet downstream and put your arms straight out to catch the rope from the lifeguard. Listen to this. The first instinct is to try to swim to safety but since the current is stronger than most of us are used to, you need that rope off to the side, otherwise you could get hurt.
    - there is no live demonstration, there's basically just a do this, don't do this speech, but the point is to figure out the best strategy for your team!
    - I usually wear glasses, wore my contacts for this and had no issues (even with my head going under for the fall)
    -this is a level 2 far as white water goes, on a scale of 5
    -pack snacks, it's a 2ish hour drive there and then another 2 back (the dinner was good!)
    - water shoes worked out great for us (listen to the no flip flop rule)
    -when the river opens up to the public there is a lot more traffic on the water, and less equipment to go around (rafts, life vests, paddles, and helmets all have to be given back after each trip once it's open to the public), however, if you're not afraid to go in there and grab what you need once the truck comes up with the supplies, you should be able to go a couple more times
    -the walk back from the final dock to the equipment area is about a half mile
    -your arms hurt and legs will feel like jelly sometimes but it goes away soon, it's definitely a work out!
    -it feels like you won a prize each time you navigate the entire course successfully (at least for us!)
    -it's basically an adult water slide full of adrenaline and teamwork

    We will definitely be doing this again and trying to persuade our friends to join us :)

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    Matt B.
    Reviewed on 01/26/14

    Class was exceptionally interesting and returns were shown before the class was even halfway over. The class was interactive and highly engaging.

    Class was exceptionally interesting and returns were shown before the class was even halfway over. The class was interactive and highly engaging.

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    Anthony P.
    Reviewed on 08/13/13

    Great class! I am a career salesperson and the memory techniques I learned from Dave Farrow will definitely help me with my trainings and presentations.

    Great class! I am a career salesperson and the memory techniques I learned from Dave Farrow will definitely help me with my trainings and presentations.

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    Abigail C.
    Reviewed on 01/20/18

    We thoroughly enjoyed our instructor's personality, and we're glad to have gained some practical new skills! However, the setup was cumbersome and unsanitary, and our instructor's knowledge seemed a little outdated. If you're looking for an entertaining class that will teach you the very basics of how to mix a drink, this could be a good experience for you. Overall, the class was not what we expected for $120.

    We thoroughly enjoyed our instructor's personality, and we're glad to have gained some practical new skills! However, the setup was cumbersome and unsanitary, and our instructor's knowledge seemed a little outdated. If you're looking for an entertaining class that will teach you the very basics of how to mix a drink, this could be a good experience for you. Overall, the class was not what we expected for $120.

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    Randy S.
    Reviewed on 04/09/17

    Complete waste of time. Only a one-page handout was provided that was taken from the Internet.

    Complete waste of time. Only a one-page handout was provided that was taken from the Internet.

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    Nathan H.
    Reviewed on 04/19/16

    There were a couple unpleasant financial hiccups, perhaps due to imperfect communication between the Discovery Center and Dabble:
    - Apparently buying the class on Dabble reserves *two* spots with the Discovery Center. So my partner and I accidentally paid double what we should have.
    - On top of that, at the end of the class the teacher asked for a $20/couple "materials fee" that was not mentioned anywhere in the communication we got from Dabble or the Discovery Center.

    In addition, the class started almost fifteen minutes late, so the instructor had to rush through the last bit of the instruction and skip teaching us certain techniques.

    The instructor Amy (I don't know her last name) was not my favorite. She seemed tired, or bored, or something. My favorite "wtf?" moment from the class was when she spent a full minute reading us all of the text printed on her bottle of massage cream.

    There were a couple unpleasant financial hiccups, perhaps due to imperfect communication between the Discovery Center and Dabble:
    - Apparently buying the class on Dabble reserves *two* spots with the Discovery Center. So my partner and I accidentally paid double what we should have.
    - On top of that, at the end of the class the teacher asked for a $20/couple "materials fee" that was not mentioned anywhere in the communication we got from Dabble or the Discovery Center.

    In addition, the class started almost fifteen minutes late, so the instructor had to rush through the last bit of the instruction and skip teaching us certain techniques.

    The instructor Amy (I don't know her last name) was not my favorite. She seemed tired, or bored, or something. My favorite "wtf?" moment from the class was when she spent a full minute reading us all of the text printed on her bottle of massage cream.

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    John P.
    Reviewed on 04/01/15

    The teacher was not very prepared for the class and he showed up late which I see a very unprofessional. He also told us he wasn't an expert. He gave very generic and broad answers for direct questions that we had. The class also wasnt clear about the 20 dollar material charge on top of what we paid for the class. Overall I had fun in the class because of the people I went with, not because of a learning experience which was the goal of the class.

    The teacher was not very prepared for the class and he showed up late which I see a very unprofessional. He also told us he wasn't an expert. He gave very generic and broad answers for direct questions that we had. The class also wasnt clear about the 20 dollar material charge on top of what we paid for the class. Overall I had fun in the class because of the people I went with, not because of a learning experience which was the goal of the class.

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    Gayle V.
    Reviewed on 12/05/14

    Instructor was late. Instructor started the class by asking for the $10 material fee. She then handed out 3 sheets of paper! All of her visual aids were old and considering she made $500 last night she should spring for new and updated learning tools. Not a very good presentation at all.

    Instructor was late. Instructor started the class by asking for the $10 material fee. She then handed out 3 sheets of paper! All of her visual aids were old and considering she made $500 last night she should spring for new and updated learning tools. Not a very good presentation at all.

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    Aasha H.
    Reviewed on 04/21/18

    For starters, I’m almost positive the Dabble site did not mention the $25 materials fee prior to the date of the class, but upon arrival the instructor and building operators let us know. Obvsuously when I looked back at the dabble site the $25 fee was there, but there was no way for me to prove it wasn’t there when I originally signed up over a month ago. Anyway, the class was in one of the rooms around a table big enough for the 10 ppl in the class and the instructor at the head of the table. The instructor gave us bottles of alcohol with water in them to practice with and had minimal equipment that we all had to share for the duration of the class. He seemed very old school in his teaching methods/jokes, and a lot of the content could have been consolidated to save time. By the end of the class we made each other drinks with actual alcohol based on the recipe books he gave us, but I thought there should’ve been a lot more hands on work and less watching/listening to the instructor talk. $60 was a lot for that experience. Would’ve paid at most $40.

    For starters, I’m almost positive the Dabble site did not mention the $25 materials fee prior to the date of the class, but upon arrival the instructor and building operators let us know. Obvsuously when I looked back at the dabble site the $25 fee was there, but there was no way for me to prove it wasn’t there when I originally signed up over a month ago. Anyway, the class was in one of the rooms around a table big enough for the 10 ppl in the class and the instructor at the head of the table. The instructor gave us bottles of alcohol with water in them to practice with and had minimal equipment that we all had to share for the duration of the class. He seemed very old school in his teaching methods/jokes, and a lot of the content could have been consolidated to save time. By the end of the class we made each other drinks with actual alcohol based on the recipe books he gave us, but I thought there should’ve been a lot more hands on work and less watching/listening to the instructor talk. $60 was a lot for that experience. Would’ve paid at most $40.

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    Elyse T.
    Reviewed on 06/13/16

    When we arrived the check in process was easy and everyone was really excited. They did have to change the location from the Vermilion River to the St. James because of water level and I wish we knew this before arriving. Overall the day was well organized and I had a lot of fun. The bus we were on was a school bus so be ready for no air conditioning and a butt that falls asleep. If you are in a smaller group get ready to make friends so that you can go down on a larger raft, otherwise you may have to start in a 2 person raft and with out experience you can tip really easily. By the end of the day I was going down as 1 person and loving it. Ask around for tips and you won't flip your raft.

    When we arrived the check in process was easy and everyone was really excited. They did have to change the location from the Vermilion River to the St. James because of water level and I wish we knew this before arriving. Overall the day was well organized and I had a lot of fun. The bus we were on was a school bus so be ready for no air conditioning and a butt that falls asleep. If you are in a smaller group get ready to make friends so that you can go down on a larger raft, otherwise you may have to start in a 2 person raft and with out experience you can tip really easily. By the end of the day I was going down as 1 person and loving it. Ask around for tips and you won't flip your raft.

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    Nicole B.
    Reviewed on 03/31/15

    The one good thing about this class was the amount of wine we got to taste. It was good to taste so many back to back so that you can truly see the difference and determine which ones you like. However there were a few things that caught us by surprise, for example, somehow I missed that there was a $20 material fee when I originally signed up. Also the instructor showed up a little bit late and claimed he wasn't an expert in wine, but knew a lot about it. Therefore I feel like he couldn't really help us identify the taste and differentiate between ones as a true expert would have. Also, when we showed up he said the class was how to taste good wine for under $10, so all of the bottles were $10 are under. It wasn't bad it just didn't really match the description of the class.

    The one good thing about this class was the amount of wine we got to taste. It was good to taste so many back to back so that you can truly see the difference and determine which ones you like. However there were a few things that caught us by surprise, for example, somehow I missed that there was a $20 material fee when I originally signed up. Also the instructor showed up a little bit late and claimed he wasn't an expert in wine, but knew a lot about it. Therefore I feel like he couldn't really help us identify the taste and differentiate between ones as a true expert would have. Also, when we showed up he said the class was how to taste good wine for under $10, so all of the bottles were $10 are under. It wasn't bad it just didn't really match the description of the class.

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    Jessica H.
    Reviewed on 02/02/15

    I thought the space the class was held was rather run down and actually from the outside abandoned. The class was taught with NO materials. When she wrote stuff down for us it was on a dry erase board that was set on a very shakey easel. I actually felt really bad for the teacher. That said, my friend that took the class with me, and I, enjoyed our time and feel like she taught us a lot. She never got frustrated with us when we felt like our brains were melting and could do no more. The page description says 6 hours, the hours listed are 12-5, but we were only there for 4.5 hours. And be sure to read their page, not only is the class $89, but there is a $25 fee for materials but not materials used in class.

    I thought the space the class was held was rather run down and actually from the outside abandoned. The class was taught with NO materials. When she wrote stuff down for us it was on a dry erase board that was set on a very shakey easel. I actually felt really bad for the teacher. That said, my friend that took the class with me, and I, enjoyed our time and feel like she taught us a lot. She never got frustrated with us when we felt like our brains were melting and could do no more. The page description says 6 hours, the hours listed are 12-5, but we were only there for 4.5 hours. And be sure to read their page, not only is the class $89, but there is a $25 fee for materials but not materials used in class.

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    Elise T.
    Reviewed on 12/11/14

    My boyfriend and I decided to go to this class, and we were expecting something a little different. Specifically, we were expecting more hands-on, where the class is mainly discussion. The instructor was - without a doubt - knowledgable and an expert in her field. However, the aim of the class was very much to give one a basic vocabulary, rather than actively help couples with that basic vocabulary integrate kink into their lives with specific ideas and actions.

    So, go to this class if you've heard of BDSM and want to know more about it. Perhaps to go a private lesson or a different class if you already know you want to integrate it into your sex life, and aren't sure how to do that.

    It's worth noting that some folks have mentioned the materials fee. I agree that $20 is a bit much for a 20 page black-and-white printout. I was able to justify it as an entry fee into the dungeon. However, I'd prefer to just pay it up front when registering for the class - after all, I couldn't have turned down the packet or brought my own materials and not paid the additional price.

    My boyfriend and I decided to go to this class, and we were expecting something a little different. Specifically, we were expecting more hands-on, where the class is mainly discussion. The instructor was - without a doubt - knowledgable and an expert in her field. However, the aim of the class was very much to give one a basic vocabulary, rather than actively help couples with that basic vocabulary integrate kink into their lives with specific ideas and actions.

    So, go to this class if you've heard of BDSM and want to know more about it. Perhaps to go a private lesson or a different class if you already know you want to integrate it into your sex life, and aren't sure how to do that.

    It's worth noting that some folks have mentioned the materials fee. I agree that $20 is a bit much for a 20 page black-and-white printout. I was able to justify it as an entry fee into the dungeon. However, I'd prefer to just pay it up front when registering for the class - after all, I couldn't have turned down the packet or brought my own materials and not paid the additional price.

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