Visions of the Nile
Belly Dance

is located at
1723 Saddlewood Ave.
Akron, Ohio 44313


About Us

Why should I take Bellydance?

Meet the Staff

Coming Events and Performances

Belly Dance Classes

Performance Pictures

Comments from students and audiences










Visions of the Nile located in  Akron, OH, offers the very best in bellydance 
instruction in Northeast Ohio.  We believe that Bellydance is more than just 
dancing, it is an artform that touches the innermost spirit of a person. It is a way 
to express yourself in movements that are invigorating and enhance your sense 
of well-being.  Belly dancing began as a way for women to get in touch with their 
inner self and a way to alleviate boredom in the harem.  It is a good way to get fit 
and lose weight with stretching and low impact movements. It is the only dance form 
that women of all shapes,  sizes and ages can perform on an equal standing. 

As we evolve we are constantly looking for ways to improve and expand the potential 
inside us.  To meet this need, we have added an additional classroom.  In addition to belly 
dance and Polynesian dance, we now offer Reiki, meditation and meditative dance, 
massotherapy,  and T'ai Chi.    We also have an extensive library that 
features literature, video tapes, dvds, and books covering the services  we offer.  

We believe in giving back to the community. To this end we have danced at the following Cancer Society events: Relay for Life in Springfield, Barberton, Massillon, Hudson, Stow; and Making Strides at Canal Park. We have also sponsored a Shimmy-A-Thon to raise donations for the Akron-Canton Regional Food Bank. We have also done benefits such as the Teddy Bears to Cuddle Drive with benefited the Battered Women's Shelter and Haven of Rest. We have danced at various arts festivals around the area, we have performed for style shows and art openings and also danced at numerous nursing homes. "It is just
such a win/win proposition for us" says Ameenah, "the residents are in a state of sensory overload for days after."

This is a view of the Visions of the Nile Harem Room A, where classes, seminars, and haflas (bellydance parties) are held