Classes in ballet are attracting a new breed of 21st-century man.
Many pro athletes count on ballet training to increase their speed, flexibility, and balance, so why not step up to the barre at Boston Ballet’s adult open classes? The levels range from beginner (teaching basic arm and leg positions) to advanced (for current and former pros), with each class focused on developing your skills. Every session is taught by one of Boston Ballet’s trained professional instructors. 19 Clarendon St., 617-695-6950
Basic Cooking Skills and Techniques
Don’t think your grilled cheese sandwiches will get you on Top Chef? No problem. Running weekly at the Cambridge Center for Adult Education from October 7 to November 18, this hands-on cooking class will guide you through the chapters of Mark Bittman’s How to Cook Everything: The Basics alongside like-minded home cooks, as you master recipes such as bruschetta, lamb curry, and the all-important chocolate chip cookie. 42 Brattle St., Cambridge, 617-547-6789
Beers of Massachusetts
Looking to learn more about local brews? Join Urban Grape’s “Beer Guy,” Ben Bouton, on November 6 from 6:30 to 8:30 pm for Local Treasures: Beers of Massachusetts, one of the Boston Center for Adult Education’s popular “Man Code” classes. Bouton will find you a new local brew (or two… or three) that you’ll enjoy, and his insider knowledge will give you a better understanding of the area beer scene. 122 Arlington St., 617-267-4430
Boston School of Guitar
Channel your inner Steven Tyler and pick up a guitar and pen. The Boston School of Guitar offers classes in guitar playing as well as songwriting. Even if you never end up performing like Bruce Springsteen or Jimi Hendrix, you can at least play their hit songs. Every guy secretly wants to be a rock star, right? 33 Harvard St., Brookline Village, 617-505-1822
The ability to twist your body into a pretzel or balance on one hand isn’t a prerequisite for this yoga class. Broga, a fresh style of yoga designed specifically for men, provides an approachable (no judging allowed) one-hour sweat session for those who may not be able to touch their toes but want a physical workout and mental detox. This class is offered at the Mandarin Oriental on Saturdays from 11 am to noon and blends a series of stress-reducing yoga postures with fitness-packed exercises. Try it and you’ll be chanting “om” in no time. 776 Boylston St., 617-535-8820
Business Model Innovation
Do you have an idea for a business but aren’t sure where to start? Whip your thoughts into a formal business plan at Harvard University’s Business Model Innovation workshop on November 3 and 4. As you learn from Harvard’s finest professors how to utilize the nine-point business-model framework, you’ll feel more confident putting your idea into action and presenting it to investors. 51 Brattle St., 617-998-8500
The Cigar Guys
Roll your own cigar with The Cigar Guys, who will come to your home or office and teach you how to make your own stogie. The 90-minute workshop also covers the proper way to cut and light cigars as well as how to maintain your humidor.
French Cultural Center
You’ll need a little more than “oui” to get through your next French vacation, whether it’s in Paris or St-Tropez. Brush up on your conversational skills and refresh your knowledge of French culture by signing up for a one-day immersion program at the French Cultural Center. The class will be held November 7 and December 13 from 10 am to 5 pm. 53 Marlborough St., 617-912-0400