Much like the slithering snake gracefully devours both foxes and insects, the undulating art of belly dancing has the power to take down foxtrotting and jitterbugging rivals at the annual office dance-off. Add some serpentine moves to your repertoire with today’s Groupon: for $20, you get a belly-dancing workshop at A Mirage Dance Company, held on Saturday, July 9 or Saturday, July 23 from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (a $40 value).
A mainstay at local art festivals and cultural events, the belly-dance troupe comprised of confident ladies and their twisty abdomens also tutors rigid tummies in the art of undulation. The staff’s extensive training in Middle Eastern and North African dance prompts shimmying amateurs to loosen up their abs, enhance their posture, and build core-muscle strength. Within a friendly, open environment that celebrates bodies of all shapes and sizes, students will ripple and roll like the waves of the ocean or silk bloomers billowing on the clothesline. Though the sensuous belly rolls, hip drops, and shoulder shimmies appear effortless, seminar students will isolate core muscles to perform each gesture with precision and hone their bodies into lean, serpentine shapes that are perfect for catching field mice or navigating gutters.
1110 S Air Depot Blvd.
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73110