After crocodators, poor fitness is the number one cause of the night-scaries. With today's deal, turn the nightmare where you end up bare-bellied in biology class into a dream of goddess-like energy and strong, snake-charming abs. This Groupon entitles you to a punch card good for two drop-in belly-dancing classes at Kira's Oasis, located in Centerville. Choose between the following options:
- $10 for two drop-in weekday classes for beginner and intermediate experience levels (a $20 value)
- $15 for two drop-in Sunday tribal fusion classes (a $30 value)
The friendly instructors at Kira's Oasis offer belly-dancing classes well suited to prospective students of all experience and fitness levels. Beginners curious to learn the belly basics and familiar gyrators looking to fine-tune their technique will all find something to benefit them within Kira’s calming confines. Monday night classes (6:30 p.m.–7:30 p.m.) are specifically crafted for those new to the ancient Middle Eastern dance form, providing a basic rundown of the techniques, as well as warm-ups and drills to aid muscle memory. Tuesday (7:30 p.m.–8:30 p.m.) and Wednesday (6:15 p.m.–7:15 p.m.) classes up the ab-sculpting ante with more-challenging movements, combinations, and choreography. Sunday evenings (6:15 p.m.–7:15 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.–8:30 p.m.) are set aside for dancers wishing to explore the American Tribal Style (ATS) of belly dance, which combines traditional elements with contemporary and folkloric dance forms. Rather than stressing sultry solo moves, tribal fusion centers on group improvisation, fostering communication and a feeling of sisterhood rivaled only by public viewings of The Alchemic Secrets of the Ja-Ja Sisterhood of the Hermetic Pantaloons.
Known as raqs sharqi in its region of origin, belly dancing's unique combination of undulations, shimmies, hip hits, and veil wrangling has been shown to improve core flexibility, build upper-body, leg, and back strength, help prevent osteoporosis, and increase bodily confidence and poise. Participants are encouraged to wear whatever makes them comfortable, be it standard, loose-fitting workout wear or their grandmother's I Dream of Jeannie costume from last year’s upsetting Halloween party (pieces trimmed with coins or beads are not allowed). To keep the gleaming 1,500-square-foot dance floor in tip-top shape, dancers should wear only soft slippers, flats, or the flesh-covered ankle planks with which they were born.
Kira's Oasis does not yet have many reviews, but customers and students provide great testimonials for Kira's services:
- Everyone LOVED you and complimented me on finding such a wonderful belly dancer! It was the highlight of the night and I couldn't have imagined not having you there! – Irini
- I think the one thing I appreciate most about my dance journey is the supportive and nurturing environment promoted by all the dancers I've met. – Joyce B.