After crocodators, poor fitness is the number-one cause of the night-scaries. With today's Groupon, turn the nightmare where you end up bare-bellied in biology class into a dream of goddess-like energy and strong, snake-charming abs: for $20, you get one month of belly-dancing lessons (one class a week) at Authentic Belly Dancing Entertainment and Academy, a $40 value.
Entertainment regulars at a number of Mediterranean eateries around town, the lovely and experienced ladies of Authentic Belly Dancing will ably lead prospective dancers in the ways of self-swiveling. Classes are currently held on Wednesday at 6:45 p.m. and Saturday at 11 a.m., though more classes may be added to meet demand. Their emphasis is not only on nailing the right steps and building the required flexibility, but cultivating that ineffable sense of dancer's grace. During the intro class, students will experiment with basic Egyptian, Arabic, and Turkish rhythms while also developing a stronger, more toned body.
Celebrate the power of undulation, and siphon that power into your body for enhanced posture, endurance, and core-muscle strength. Like the waves of the ocean or silk bloomers billowing on the clothesline, so will your body ripple and roll in the ecstatic freedom of undulation. Though the sensuous belly rolls, hip drops, and shoulder shimmies appear effortless, you'll isolate core muscles to perform each gesture with precision and hone your body into a lean, serpentine shape that's perfect for catching field mice or navigating gutters.
Three SuperPagers give Authentic Belly Dancing Entertainment five stars:
- …the classes are so much fun, and great exercise! – Guest39432, SuperPages
Authentic Belly Dancing Entertainment & Academy
Authentic Belly Dancing Entertainment & Academy's staff of professional dancers pop up around Dallas, shimmering across the stages of restaurants, dazzling guests at private parties, and stealing the stony hearts of competition judges. During their weekend performances and special events, solitary dancers, partners, trios, and troupes perform traditional and Egyptian belly dance movements. They spice up routines with swords, candles, and fire while astounding audiences by manipulating their stomach muscles to pour shots or stop errant cannon balls.
Back at their headquarters on the hardwood studio floors of Dana's Dance Academy, the professional swirlers impart their art to aspiring dancers in beginner and advanced belly-dancing classes throughout the week. A social and enjoyable form of aerobic exercise—unlike sleep dancing, which is essentially solitary—the classes also aim to boost students' confidence, grace, and poise.
Academy students can take their skills to the public stage by performing at Harem Nites at Stratnos Greek Tavern, where, on the first Thursday of every month, professionals and first-timers alike dance together in front of a live audience of spectators, friends, and family.
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