Choose Between Two Options
- C$29 for 5 belly-dancing, yoga, and fitness classes (C$100 value)
- C$49 for 10 belly-dancing, yoga, and fitness classes (C$135 value)
Classes take place at 6 p.m., 7 p.m., and 8 p.m. on weekdays at Babylon's brand-new facility.
Babylon Dance and Fitness
Babylon Dance and Fitness owner and instructor Hiba draws on her Middle Eastern heritage when teaching belly-dance classes. She began dancing at a young age, and in the intervening years, she's run other dance and fitness studios, directed a dance company, been featured in instructional DVDs and a documentary on Oriental dance, and founded Ontario's first Middle Eastern dance and music fest.
Hiba brings her passion for belly dancing to her classes. Students learn not only how to undulate their bodies, but also receive mini lessons on Middle Eastern and Arabic culture, music, and history. The centre's other fitness classes are equally engaging, encouraging students to have fun and shake up their workout routines with high-intensity interval training or the aptly named Butt Camp, which focuses and lifting and strengthening derrieres, legs, and thighs. Three practices of yoga are also offered—Hatha, Ashtanga, and hot—and these classes can be taken on their own or used to stretch and relax before or after another class at Babylon.