A dancing belly frees the spirit, works out the abdominal muscles, and hypnotizes meals into marching down the gullet without resistance. Win over more than just meals with today's Groupon: for $15, you get a two-hour Girls Night Out belly-dance and henna workshop at Ilya's Bellydance & Henna Studio (a $30 value). Workshops are on Friday nights at 7:00 p.m. or Sundays at 1:00 p.m.
Ilya's Bellydance & Henna Studio teaches the fine art of tummy undulation and hip-and-shoulder shimmying to abdomens anxious to shuffle their metaphorical belly feet. Eager rug-cutters can strive to improve their poise and self-confidence in a standard belly-dancing, burlesque, or Bollywood workshop. An expert audience mesmerizer instructs on navel-oriented movement techniques, including the classic bellybutton ripple that displays agility and removes any abdomen-attached forest creatures.
Students will also receive an education in the ancient technique of mehndi, an approximately 5,000 year-old form of ceremonious skin decoration that adorns epidermises with ornately designed henna art. The evening culminates when blank body canvases are bequeathed with their own temporary henna tattoo, enhanced with essential oils that intensify its color, aroma, and appeal to permanently tattooed appendages.
1413 Hertel Ave.
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