Dancing has long been a means of expressing one’s inner emotions, such as the broken-hearted ballet, the impatient tango, and the passive-aggressive no-Mom-I-don’t-like-those-shoes Charleston. Express yourself with today’s Groupon: for $30, you get six weeks of belly-dancing classes at Boheme Tribal Belly Dance (up to a $65 value).
New students at Boheme Tribal Belly Dance are able to choose from three six-week classes with this Groupon—Pre-Tribal Beginning Belly Dance, Belly Dance for Fitness, and Children’s Belly Dance. Over the course of the six-week Pre-Tribal Beginning Belly Dance course, movers and shakers learn all the basic vocabulary of the American reinvention of the Middle Eastern art form. Taught by Sarah Schneider Koning—the artistic director and a belly dancer of 15 years—the class introduces students to the subtle nuances between the various styles of belly dance. It also teaches the delicate art of isolating individual muscles in the stomach, neck, and hips, giving dancers the opportunity to finally perfect their z-snap routines. Sarah’s students will also shimmy their way to understanding universal dance techniques, such as the basic traveling step, simple choreography, and the proper way to use jazz hands in a street dance-fight.
Belly Dance for Fitness focuses more on the fitness aspects of belly dancing—a low-impact way to build arm muscles and tone stomachs due to long, undulating movements and the collection of poisonous snakes continually held at arm's length. Children’s Belly Dance cultivates mini dancers while introducing children to the basic steps of belly dance, and it ends in a cumulative performance for those who wish to participate. View the current class timetable before calling to schedule your first session.