$39 for a Four-Class Belly-Dance Crash Course at Saffron Dance ($80 Value)

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In a Nutshell

Each class builds upon techniques from previous weeks, making belly dance accessible to beginners

The Fine Print

Expires Jul 20th, 2013. Reservation required by 7/20. Classes are subject to availability. Early registration recommended. Must sign waiver. All classes must be attended by the same person. Women only. Please regularly attend whichever class you sign up for. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Belly-dancing can be mastered quickly if you come to class ready to learn and with your hip joints already smeared with bicycle grease. Move freely with this Groupon.

The Deal

  • $39 for a belly-dance crash course held one day a week for four weeks (an $80 value)

In groups of up to 25, students participate in weekly classes designed for beginners. They work on several new movements each week, building on the prior session, with a focus on proper technique. See the full class schedule.

Saffron Dance

Saphira, the matriarch and founder of Saffron Dance, didn’t even exist 20 years ago, much like “I survived Y2K” bumper stickers. Saphira was known as Rachael Galoob-Ortega, a lawyer who practiced in DC and Florida for a decade. But her high-power career and hefty paycheck couldn’t extinguish her passion for dance. And so she became Saphira, an international belly-dance artist and instructor with numerous accolades, including being featured in American Belly Dancer, a documentary about belly dance in the United States.

Saphira opened Saffron Dance six years ago, and along with 18 fellow instructors, channels her years of expertise into dance courses that get progressively more challenging from week to week. Welcoming all levels, her classes teach both Egyptian-inspired belly dance and community-focused tribal belly dance. Regardless of the class type, Saphira and her teachers encourage pupils to express their unique voices through dance, all while keeping proper alignment, mastering precision, and having fun.

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