After crocodators, poor fitness is the number one cause of the night scaries. With today's Groupon, turn the nightmare where you end up bare-bellied in biology class into a dream of goddess-like energy and strong, snake-charming abs: for $32, you get six basic belly-dancing classes (an $82 value) at Najmah Nour's Belly Dance, with locations in South Tampa and St. Petersburg.
Belly dancing marries the subtle beauty of Middle Eastern dance with intensive core exercise; techniques focus on isolating specific muscle groups for a sultry, more flexible bod. Jewel-toned skirts swirl and flash in the studio as dancers learn the fundamental movements and techniques of artful belly dancing. Najmah Nour, one of the studio's brightest hip-swaying stars, has performed across the southeastern United States, including a storied command performance for President Carter. With a friendly approach to instruction, Najmah encourages ladies of all levels to shimmy and undulate to the seductive ping of the plucked string. Classes are scheduled weekly on Tuesdays at 7:30 p.m. in South Tampa, with the St. Petersburg location having two options: 12 p.m. on Wednesdays and Thursdays, and Wednesdays at 6 p.m.