Without dance, people could only hum along to “Macarena,” and Jane Austen characters would be forced to say what was really on their minds. Let movements speak with today’s Groupon to Xanadu Dance Studio. Choose between the following options:
- For $14, you get four one-hour belly-dancing classes (a $28 value).
- For $22, you get one-hour, twice-weekly belly-dancing classes for one month (a $56 value).<p>
Xanadu Dance Studio’s Kathryn Ferguson employs dance techniques learned in Cairo, Egypt, and Morocco to train torsos in the Middle Eastern art of belly-dancing. The author and creator of instructional dance DVDs introduces neophyte hip swivelers to both traditional Arab techniques and modern choreography designed to get bodies pumping with cardiovascular exercise and bestow undulating oblique muscles with the power to hypnotize neighborhood cats. One-hour beginning, intermediate, or advanced classes are offered five days a week in both morning and evening timeslots. The studio’s bright yellow walls create an upbeat environment, and full-length mirrors allow them to check for proper form and keep tabs on emerging six packs.
Xanadu Belly Dance Studio
Over the last three decades, dance guru Kathryn Ferguson has dedicated her career to practicing and teaching the art of belly dancing. First exposed to the form in Casablanca, Morocco, Kathryn continues to put her own spin on belly dancing’s traditional hip shakes and tummy undulations, releasing a series of instructional video tapes and leading classes in her Tucson studio. These Egyptian- and Lebanese-style belly-dancing classes accommodate beginning and intermediate dancers looking to get in shape or shake up the annual family-reunion talent show. The studio's bright yellow walls create an upbeat environment, and full-length mirrors allow them to check for proper form and keep tabs on emerging six packs. In addition to teaching classes at Xanadu Dance Studio, Kathryn also helms the Xanadu Dancers Troupe, which performs regularly at dance- and music-focused events such as the Mediterranean Nights gala.