The human belly's gyrating capabilities contain hypnotic powers, which explains why people are always lifting up their shirts as they attempt to skip in line at the DMV. Harness the power of midriff hypnotism with today's Groupon: for $19, you get four consecutive weeks of intro belly-dance classes with Memphis Raqs (a $48 value). Classes convene at the MidSouth World Dance Center.
The undulating instructors at Memphis Raqs specialize in tribal fusion belly dance, a freeform style rooted in belly dance's traditional movements, costumes, and concepts. With 5 to 12 students per session, classes remain small, allowing instructors to work one-on-one with dancers and defiant bellybuttons. Through the practice of tribal fusion belly dance, modern dancers can improvise and explore their individuality through the prism of traditional belly-dance movements. Along with learning new moves, students of all levels of experience and fitness get a great workout and learn how to light a match with a twitch of the hip.
MidSouth World Dance Center
3100 Walnut Grove Rd.
Memphis, Tennessee 38111Get Directions