Strength and grace make a potent combination, as evidenced by the prevalence of muscle-bound, sand-kicking swan bullies flocking to our nation’s beaches. Carve your carcass into swan-proof shape with today's Groupon: for $20, you get 10 drop-in credits for Zumba dance classes and more at Bellan Performance Centre in Durham (a $100 value). One credit is generally redeemable for one class session, though the advanced BalDERN and Capoeira sessions require two credits.
Founded by Durham native Anjanée Bell, Bellan Performance Centre gets students' bodies moving with rhythmic rigor in pursuit of exercise and aesthetic excellence. Eleven different classes cater to differing ability levels and dance goals, from beginners looking to get in shape to experienced dancers trying to elevate their art to new levels of move-busting. Students can sculpt their bodies whilst cutting rugs in Zumba and DanceBody bootcamp sessions, both of which focus on building strength and endurance through choreography set to multicultural cornucopias of music styles. Social dancers can attend the salsa Latin rhythms class, unlocking the turntables in their hips, blending flashy turns, twists, and spins into a whirling storm of devastating desire. BalDERN and Capoeira classes tax even hardcore movers and shakers with intense workouts that involve complex and challenging choreography, improving strength, balance, and agility.
Bellan Performance Centre
Fueled by her passion for performance art, fashion, and choreography, Durham native Anjanée N. Bell founded Bellan Performance Centre as a philanthropic organization, and as a destination for those individuals with interests as diverse as her own. The disciplines and fundamentals of dance weave a common thread through the facility's many endeavors, which include aspirations to emerge as a performance-art community by way of engaging live shows. Off stage, Bellan provides various educational programs and fitness classes that encourage participants of all ages to get up and move, even if they lack the experience and spring-loaded toes of many professional steppers.