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.
Choose Between Two Options
- $22 for four belly-dancing classes and one Alma de Amaya instructional DVD (a $59.95 value)
- $30 for eight belly-dancing classes and one Alma de Amaya instructional DVD (a $84.95 value)
During 60-minute classes, an award-winning instructor teaches students of all ages and abilities to tone abs, arms, and legs while performing sensual isolations and hip rolls. The wise woman belly dancing class targets the hips of women over 40. She spices up her scintillating dance routines with cultural insights, nutritional guidance, and spiritual philosophies. Classes take place on Thursday at 6 p.m. The Alma de Amaya instructional DVD is designed for beginners and contains more than 300 step combinations.
Internationally acclaimed dancer Amaya isn't regretful of her romantic impulse to run away and join the circus, a decision that sparked her notable and diverse career. The passionate performer was awarded Dancer of the Year by the International Academy of Middle Eastern Dance in 1998, and her documentary _Gypsy Fire_—which explores Spanish gypsy dancing—earned Amaya a Giza Award. Now, she channels more than 30 years of teaching experience and knowledge of several international dances, including Mexican folk, African, and a rare form of hot potato, into her dance classes. During these sessions, she overhauls boring cardio routines with basic belly-dancing techniques and Danza Mora moves—a marriage of Arabic and Spanish gypsy dance—which she infuses with cultural insights, inspiring philosophies, and nutrition advice. She also hosts women-only dance retreats to distant locales, during which she grants participants one-on-one dance training, spiritual guidance, and other opportunities such as the chance to observe a private Native American ceremonial harvest dance.
Amaya also believes in empowering young girls and women to reach their full potential. A portion of her DVD sales benefit The Girl Effect, a charity dedicated to empowering women and fighting for equal rights across the globe.
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