Like puppies, bellies growl when they're hungry, seek friendly pats when they're satisfied, and can't resist rolling in a strongly scented patch of grass. Let eager bellies wag with today's deal: for $39, you get an introductory four-class belly-dancing course at Saffron Dance, with locations in Arlington and Falls Church (an $80 value). Choose between the following sessions:
- Beginning in April
- Beginning in May
Saphira and her team of talented teachers serve as stomach-waving Sherpas on your journey to discovering belly dance. Teachers make fundamentals easy to follow for any skill level, and each class builds on the moves from the last. All classmates start from scratch, learning maneuvers such as snakey-arm movements, shimmies, hip accents, traveling steps, and combinations in encouraging unison. As with blindfolded archery and turtle care, the secret to belly dance is precision and control. You'll utilize and isolate underused muscles and untapped energy stores buried deep below skin's resource-rich crust.
Saffron's schedule of offerings includes classes on multiple days each week. Classes must be taken on the same day of the week throughout 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
- Thanks to Saffron Dance, I have become friends with so many incredible women whom I otherwise would not have met. – Keika Raqs, Facebook