Since the Groove Patrol has started to crack down on dance-floor criminals stealing other peoples' moves, the only motion you can safely bust is your own. Start practicing with today's Groupon: for $15, you get two belly-dance or Zumba classes (a $30 value) from World of Dances. Use these dances to reconnect with your feminine essence, then bottle it in the capacious hollows of newly evicted stress and tension.
Properly Ohioan owner and Mistress of the Dance Julie Buckeye brings her 10 years of dancesperience and a habit of disseminating clear, easy-to-follow instructions to budding foot-on-floor artists. If you choose to be guided by Buckeye into the lands of belly, you'll celebrate the power of undulation, siphoning that power into your body for enhanced posture, endurance, and core muscle strength. Though the sensuous belly rolls, hip drops, and shoulder shimmies appear effortless, you'll isolate core muscles to perform each gesture with precision and hone your body into lean, serpentine shape that's perfect for catching field mice or navigating gutters.
If you zoom to Zumba, you'll experience the fast and fun fusion of Latin rhythms and simple, easy-to-learn moves that build stamina and zap calories. Top those benefits with light resistance training and interval pacing, hit the "mix" button on the blender of your hips, and you've got one dynamic, fitness-packed smoothie. Beginner belly-dance and Zumba lessons are available three and four evenings a week, respectively, so check the schedule to pick the most shimmylicous occasion for you.
World of Dances
Helmed by Julie Buckeye, a globe trekker who has learned dozens of dances during her travels, the team of instructors at World of Dances teaches children and adults of all skill levels to shimmy with international flair and self-confidence. Julie approaches each of her classes with an enthusiasm for disparate cultures and a desire to help students feel great about their own lives, whether they're stretching toward the sun during yoga classes, undulating their hips during belly-dancing classes, or high-fiving themselves during hip-hop classes. Bouncing sun rays enter the World of Dances studio through floor-to-ceiling windows and join students in boogie routines, while the sprawling parking lot outside encourages cars to relax as they work on their suntans.