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 $19, you get six classes at DreamsBellydance in Pembroke Pines (a $75 value). DreamsBellydance's six-class card grants access to any combination of their open drop-in classes, which offer such undulation options as Belly-Fit, Belly-Intro, Bellydance Beginners, Bellydance Intermediate, and Belly-Kids. Over the course of six classes, students learn to celebrate the alluring power of billowing windsocks and siphon that power into their bodies for enhanced posture, endurance, and core muscle strength. Though the sensuous belly rolls, hip drops, and shoulder shimmies appear effortless, dancers will 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. An experienced staff led by Nathalie Zarate will teach beginning dancers the art of swaying stomachs at DreamsBellydance. Classes are held in a room fashioned with wall-to-wall mirrors to let belly ballerinas study their own moves and crib notes written on other students' ankles. Inside the academy, purple curtains and walls work together to hold down a shimmering wooden floor trod by lightly fluttering feet. Participants should bring a pair of comfortable dance pants, a form-fitting top, a hip scarf, a silk veil, and a set of four finger cymbals (most items are available for purchase from the studio).
7909 Pines Blvd
Pembroke Pines, Florida 33024