What You'll Get
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 $30, you get four belly-dance classes (a $45 value), including registration fees (a $20 value), at The Belly Dance Academy of Tulsa, a combined value of $65. This Groupon does not include the cost of a veil ($47+) and finger cymbals ($18), which are both required and are available for purchase in the studio's on-site boutique.
The Belly Dance Academy of Tulsa operates under the inspirational and gyrational mind of Shadia Dahlal, a 30-year dancing veteran and the vice president of the National Association for Teacher Certification in Middle Eastern Dance. Inside her spacious 3,200-square-foot studio, Shadia and her enthusiastic instructors treat graceful guests with a comprehensive class structure and a custom-built floating floor—the same surface used by the Tulsa Ballet. On the floor, students with little to no prior dance experience can slink into character in either the level 1 belly-dance class, which teaches the basic fundamentals of tummy toning and shaking, or the burlesque class, a strip-free celebration adorned by an abundance of feathers, rhinestones, and other eye-drawing accessories. During intermediate and advanced classes, experienced students hone their hip whispering by learning choreography, stage presence, and how to perform in various venues. Regardless of level, each class provides one full hour of low-impact cardio and creative exploration.
Beyond the cozy comforts of the studio, the academy offers optional performance times, allowing daring dancers to take their swiveling skills public while bashful burlesque beauties save their swagger for other occasions. Scheduling varies from day to day with most classes slotted in the work-friendly evening hours. Before swinging through, be sure to phone ahead or check the official schedule online.
All four classes must be used within 30 days from date of 1st class.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Mar 23, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy additional as gifts. New customers only. All 4 classes must be used within 30 days from date of 1st class. Registration fee included. Non-transferable. Not valid with other offers. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.