Like many dance forms, belly dancing can be used in a variety of capacities, from entertaining crowds to simulating a waterbed for sleepless bellybuttons. Float along with rhythmic ripples with today's GrouponLive deal: for $10, you get two general-admission tickets to The USA Belly Dance Queen Show at Wild Horse Pass Hotel & Casino’s Ovations Live Theater in Chandler on Saturday, February 4, at 7 p.m. (a $20 value). Groupon holders can begin picking up their tickets when the doors open at 6 p.m.
Conceived by the Arab American Association, The USA Belly Dance Queen Show showcases some of the nation's top torso twisters in an effort to bridge cultural gaps through art and tradition. Three different levels of contestants wiggle their hips in front of professional Arab judges, who rate each routine based on specific criteria, including costume and makeup, use of props, and ability to make hula-hoops blush. As sultry Middle Eastern music drifts throughout the venue, the show's standout dancers groove past opposition and into the final rounds before judges crown 2012's queens of belly dancing. A surprise celebrity guest will captivate the audience with a dancing performance, and onsite vendors enable attendees to corral exotic décor, tribal jewelry, and DVDs of football's most famous touchdown belly dances.