Though it was originally intended for telegraphing messages across long distances, belly dancing fuses the best aspects of a girls’ night out with a workout that will have you snaking, shimmying, and unwittingly shaping your core muscles. Today’s Groupon gets ladies six belly dance classes at Nazeem Allayl Belly Dance Studio for $25 (a value of up to $60). Redeem your Groupon at your choice of Nazeem Allayl’s convenient Little Five Points, Perimeter, and Windy Hill studios. You also get to choose whether to sign up for a six-week course in a single class or use your Groupon spontaneously on six separate pay-as-you-go classes of your choice. You’ll need to purchase your zills or a veil for classes that require them.
Nazeem Allayl Belly Dance Studio offers tons of belly-dance styles for beginners, as well as intermediate and advanced students who bring their own bellies from home instead of using the ones provided by the studio. You’ll learn technical skills through choreography, so that you leave your six-week course with a complete routine, full of patterns and combinations your body can easily weave together into its own unique tapestry. Translate the rhythm of your hips into your fingers when you learn to play zills or twirl in a feminine whirl of fabric with a graceful veil dance that’s great for toning your arms as well as finally utilizing your vast veil inheritance.
Learn the enchanted Pharonic dance, a mesmerizing manipulation of fiery lamps, or pick up the pace with an ebullient Bollywood routine. You can even shake it like Shakira dancing to Shakira in a choreography class that, like Shakira in a Shakira video, fuses Latin and Middle Eastern dance. Check out Nazeem Allayl’s calendar for class times and locations.
Belly dance is a great way to tone your muscles and lose inches. Your motivational teachers will disguise their body-blasting exercises with choreography so that you won’t realize you’re getting a workout until you feel the results afterward. Classes are for women only, so you can let your inner diva run wild on the dance floor without worrying about any creepy guys lurking at the edge of your friends' dance circle or near the rack where you parked your recumbent bike.
The Real Housewives of Atlanta had a blast booty shakin' when they visited Nazeem Allayl Belly Dance Studio in season two. A Citysearcher gives the studios five stars, Kudzu reviewers give Atlanta Belly Dance 4.5 stars, and Insider Pages users give it a solid four stars:
- The teachers are very nice and connect with you one on one. You work up a sweat within the first 5 mins!...I never thought I would be dedicated to any form of exercise but I couldn't live without belly dancing at Nazeem Allayl! – Kimberly W., Insider Pages
- ...they now offer all forms of belly dance, not just cabaret but tribal fusion, ATS, Hula/Bellynesian, & Bollywood/Bhangra. The staff is very helpful & talented. The classes are very fun & the other students are very friendly…And there is always a new dance being taught so you never get bored. – shepower, Kudzu