To make dance routines flashier, professionals often wear sequined outfits or burlap sacks filled with fireworks. Light up the dance floor with today’s Groupon to Atlanta Fusion Belly Dance. Choose from the following options:
- For $25, you get six drop-in belly-dance technique classes (a $60 value).
- For $25, you get a six-week choreography class for one (up to a $60 value).
- For $40, you get a six-week choreography class for two (up to a $120 value).
- For $150, you get a two-hour belly-dance party for up to 20 women (a $300 value). Parties can be scheduled according to the hours listed here, and all partygoers must be older than 21 years of age. The party includes:
- One hour of Middle Eastern–fusion belly-dance instruction
- Coin sashes for the event
Atlanta Fusion Belly Dance’s troop of internationally trained instructors twirls like dynamos powered by the energetic tempos of pop, hip-hop, and jazz. Classes include drop-in belly-dance technique sessions, which foray into modern Middle Eastern music and incorporate a low-impact workout to build strength and flexibility in students of all levels. The ever-changing calendar of choreography courses lets students hammer out a globe’s worth of dance routines that touch upon the flow of hip-hop to Polynesian dance’s ability to imitate the ocean by swaying gently while completely wrecking sandcastles.
Every weekend, the studio’s 2,000-square-foot space brims with chatter during instructive parties buoyed by bubbly and hip-jostling dance. During the event, up to 20 ladies don sparkly coin sashes and lock eyes upon teachers showcasing aerobic moves and seductive twists. Revelers can bring along additional refreshments if desired, and cleanup is included barring large messes and attempts to stomp wine back into grapes.
Atlanta Fusion Belly Dance
Whether it’s rooms, clothes, or pet hamsters, sisters share everything. For Faaridah, that transaction extends to her love and appreciation for belly dancing and the Middle Eastern culture. Eventually, her passion led to the opening of Atlanta Fusion Belly Dance, where she—along with her 10 sisters—lead sultry, body-sculpting belly-dancing and Zumba classes.
Basic classes lay a foundation of arm and hip movements, and specialty sessions fuse belly dance with a number of other dance styles, including hip hop, blues, and Bollywood, for a dance mélange that tones muscles more effectively than waltzing with a Bowflex. Classes may cover traditional Egyptian, Turkish, Tribal, and Gypsy styles, while others create innovative choreography set to steam-punk-tribal fusion, Arab electronica, and tango fusion. Some even incorporate such props as fan veils, canes, and brass candleholders, all available for purchase so that guests can practice at home, or play makeshift games of Clue.