The Dancing Spirit Studio

Tiverton

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In a Nutshell

Acclaimed instructor guides sinuous isolations during Belly Dance classes; fitness routines combines dance and exercise

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Promotional value expires Dec 20, 2012. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift. Must redeem in full by expiration date on your Groupon. Valid only for option purchased. Valid only for students who have not previously attended that class. Registration required. Must activate class packs by 11/1/12. Classes must be attended by the same person. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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 this Groupon.

Choose Between Two Options

  • $45 for 10 Belly Dance Arts classes (a $140 value)
  • $49 for 15 Belly Dance Fitness classes (a $205 value)

Up to 15 students practice steps and stomach ripples during 90- to 120-minute belly-dancing classes. Belly Dance Arts sessions cover the various rhythms, combinations, and muscle isolations that form routines. The music grabs you as you find your dancing spirit. Alternatively, Belly Dance Fitness incorporates weights and Pilates movements with undulating techniques. See the class schedule.

The Dancing Spirit Studio

Since she was 4 years old, Barbara Derecktor Donahue's role models were famous ballerinas. As an adult, she performed with multiple ensembles, managed a dance company, and taught students of all ages how to perfect their pirouettet. She honed her technique over the ensuing 12 years, and today leads classes at The Dancing Spirit Studio that guide visitors through their own empowering undulations, steps, isolations, and rhythm. In addition to drawing pupils from all walks of life, her innovative lessons have earned her the title of Strathmore's 2012 Professional of the Year in dance education. 

Barbara's chief concern, other than retrieving lost hip scarves from innie bellybuttons, is freedom of creativity. She urges her students to experiment with steps in a nonjudgmental environment, whether they are practicing body waves or composing a costume for a chair-dance routine. The breadth of her experience allows her to blend ballet, modern dance, and Middle Eastern maneuvers into a signature fusion of styles. As a result, the studio's shows are always different. Practicing groups can sync their choreography with the flow of the waters in the nearby Narragansett Bay.

Customer Reviews

The Dancing Spirit is one of my favorite places to be. There is definitely something very magical about the "magic" carpet & Barb is a great teacher...a true dancing spirit!
Susan G. · April 23, 2013
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    1759 Main Rd.

    Tiverton, RI 02878

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