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 $60, you get three belly-dancing class passes with accompanying Mediterranean eats (a $120 value) at Neyla Mediterranean Grill in Georgetown. Three people may use these passes at once, or one person can make three visits. Customers are not required to book consecutive classes.
Neyla delights diners with Lebanese-born chef Abdul Hash Housh's inspired creations and a sensuous, velvet-hued interior that Gayot named one of the DC's Top 10 Romantic Restaurants. Make the most of its amorous décor every second Thursday of the month with sensual evenings spent learning the basics of belly-dancing before nurturing your bobble-belly with bites of the restaurant's authentic Middle Eastern cuisine. Starting at 6 p.m., a skilled belly dancer gives one-hour lessons on the fundamentals of torso-based hypnotism, followed by another hour of munching from a spread of fresh-made mezza, including hummus, baba gannouj, falafel, and kibbeh. Bring along a couple friends or newly discovered sea-creatures and toast your successful tummy-twisting session with two complimentary signature cocktails mixed by the eatery's skilled mixologists.
- Diners enter Neyla and are suddenly transported, via a Middle Eastern magic blanket, into a world of lavish décor, with richly colored fabrics draped from the ceiling, and a multitude of exotic mirrors and candles. – Gayot
- The dark lit room, the colors, the smells, the belly dancer..everything about this place is authentic and it somehow has the ability to make you feel like kicking your shoes off and setting up home for the night. – Karyna K., Yelp