With its sensuous twists and undulating curves, belly dancing can express a wide variety of emotions, from "Look at my belly!" to "See what I just did with my belly?" Learn to shimmy what you're thinking with today's Groupon to Authentic Belly Dancing Entertainment & Academy in Irving. Choose between the following options:
- For $20, you get one month of one belly-dancing class per week (a $40 value).
- For $35, you get one month of two belly-dancing classes per week or two months of one belly-dancing class per week (an $80 value).
Entertainment regulars at a number of Mediterranean eateries around town, the lovely and experienced ladies of Authentic Belly Dancing Entertainment & Academy ably lead classes in the ways of self-swiveling. Their emphasis is not only on nailing the right steps and building the required flexibility, but also on cultivating that ineffable sense of dancer's grace. During the intro class, students will experiment with basic Middle Eastern rhythms and develop stronger, more toned bodies. Though the sensuous belly rolls, hip drops, and shoulder shimmies appear effortless, students isolate core muscles to perform each gesture with precision and hone their bodies into lean, serpentine shapes that are perfect for catching field mice or navigating gutters.
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.