Hips, unlike cans of soda, full stomachs, and the hand of Captain Hook, beg to be shaken. Rattle your routine with today’s Groupon to Alexia’s School of Middle Eastern Dance in Blount County. Choose between the following options:
- For $38, you get six weeks of belly-dance classes (a $77 value).
- For $50, you get eight weeks of belly-dance classes (a $100 value).<p>
Alexia, an internationally educated performer and teacher of Middle Eastern dance, and her staff of instructors lead students in introductory belly-dance classes that introduce new moves and burn calories. During each 60-minute session, experienced dancers demonstrate basic arm and hip movements, head slides, and travelling steps to novice abdominal artists. Beginners’ bellies learn to move sinuously with hip shakes and steps that work torso muscles, forge a taut core, and charm snakes into helping with the dishes occasionally. Since each session differs, students may take as many classes as they wish and still learn new movements or refine their technique until their bellies move as smoothly as a late arrival at a secret-agent seminar.