Click above to buy this Groupon for Saffron Dance's belly-dancing course beginning the first week of May. Buy here for the belly-dancing course beginning in April.
Belly-dancing gets you footloose and shimmyish as you free the harem girl you've kept sequestered in your sequester-chamber. Today's Groupon gets new students an introductory four-class course to belly-dance basics at Saffron Dance for $39 (an $80 value). Choose from two locations in Arlington or one in Fall Church. Plus, you'll get your own sensuous hip scarf to accentuate your percussive drops and shimmies (think of it like a graduation cap, except very slightly sexier). This is the perfect crash course for anyone looking to work out, have fun, and celebrate the power of undulation. New sessions begin the first full week of April and again during the first week of May.
Saphira and her team of talented teachers will be inspirational guides on your journey to discovering belly dance and vintage Spider-Man comics. Your teachers will make the fundamentals easy to follow for any skill level, and each class will build on the moves from the last. Because everyone in class starts from scratch, you'll feel totally comfortable as you learn snakey arm movements, shimmies, hip accents, traveling steps, and combinations. Though the idea of wiggling your beautiful body may seem easy, the secret to belly dance, as with blind archery and turtle care, is precision and control. As you learn the fundamentals, you'll utilize and isolate underused muscles, making you feel healthy and energized.
Your new belly-dance skills add a level of believability to your Shakira costume. Bring a friend, make some new friends, and get a sparkly new fashion accessory. Classes run multiple times a week with choices ranging from morning until evening. Check the schedule here and register online. You must take classes on the same day over the four-week course.
- The students take a stab at it...put at ease by Saphira's disarming teaching style. She injects into her instructions warm laughter... – Christina Ianzito, Washington Post