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 to NYC Belly Dance with R.i.S.E.. Choose between the following options:
- For $25, you get 5 60-minute Zumba or belly-dance classes (a $60 value).
- For $35, you get 10 60-minute Zumba or belly-dance classes (a $110 value).<p>
NYC Belly Dance’s self-confessed former klutz and chief instructor Zinia Rahman transforms beginner students into hip-swinging experts with progressive classes that build upon previous sessions. Set to thumping music, all-levels Zumba classes keep hearts pumping with a series of maneuvers that burn up to 700 calories per session—the equivalent of one day spent outrunning a cheetah. Atop hardwood floors surrounded by mirrors, teachers expound on the importance of using repetitive movements and avoiding back-alley dance-offs in the Belly Dancing Basics class. In a celebration of the human body, stomach senseis cultivate an inner rhythm through isolations and undulations, breaking down at least one of nine classic moves, which enlist the hips, back, shoulders, and arms.
NYC Belly Dance
Specifically tailored for any level of dance pupil, classes at NYC Belly Dance home in on the body’s natural movements rather than relying on practiced choreography. Laidback instructors eschew standards to help students tap into their personal rhythm and swaying style. NYC Belly Dance’s open-form schedule allows hip-shakers to commence their tutelage at any time, though they must arrive in comfortable clothing and soft footwear by horse-drawn carriage.
500 8th Ave
New York, NY 10001