With its sensuous twists and undulating curves, belly dancing can express a wide variety of emotions, from "Look at my belly!" to "See what I just did with my belly?" Learn to shimmy what you're thinking with today's Groupon: for $20, you get four belly-dancing classes from Nadia Ibrahim Middle Eastern Belly Dance Company in Kenmore (a $40 value).
Nadia Ibrahim twists her body with the diverse folkloric groove traditions that contribute to the art of belly dancing, earning a Readers' Choice Best Dancer award from Artvoice. The schedule of classes starts with level-one belly-dancing sessions for beginners, during which Nadia teaches novice stomach shakers the basics through drills and choreography. Intermediate- and advanced-level classes then move on to more advanced shimmies and synchronized Heimlich maneuvers.
During each one-hour session, Ibrahim draws on her multicultural training to lead students through a rhythmic tour of Middle Eastern styles. Fledgling torso undulators should come dressed in spandex or another form of stretchy material, brandishing either bare feet or flexible ballet-like shoes. Those already knowledgeable in the ways of belly dance, whether from a trip to the Middle East or a childhood spent living in a house full of navel-size doorknobs, can try one of the more advanced lessons after consulting with Nadia.
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