About Visions of the Nile
Belly Dance School
Visions of the Nile is nestled on a little backroad in West Akron. Convenient to most Akron locations at 1723 Saddlewood Ave. Akron, Ohio 44313.


Ameenah's Rogues' Gallery - some of the places we have danced this year


The Harem Room. This is the main classroom of the school.




Not too impressive from the outside but the first thing you see when you enter is the Treasures of the Nile Bazaar. The bazaar has something for every belly dancer from costuming, jewlry, or things you may even wear out for an evening on the town.





Visions of the Nile, Akron's original belly dance school and bazaar, is proud of the reputation we have made for quality and dependable instruction. We are currently in our eleventh great year in the same location and offer a variety of benefits:

Classes for all levels of belly dancer. Beginning , intermediate, and advanced adult and children's belly dance classes; private and semi-private lessons; specialty classes such as tribal/gypsy, zills, candle and sword balancing, spritiuality in belly dance and Polynesian dance; specialty seminars that are taught by guest instructors from around the country are held on a regular basis. To dance and socialize with other dancers, there are haflas (parties). We also offer special group lessons for bachelorette parties, girls night out, showers, weddings, club,
social group functions, lunchtimes or evenings.

Treasures of the Nile is the retail outlet for everything the belly dancer could possibly need, plus a few other items. Hours are by appointment.

Visions of the Nile offers many opportunities to "strut your stuff." Visions of the Nile Dance Company performs on a regular basis. While performing is encouraged it is never required. Visions of the Nile Dance Company is a "by invitation only" group that performs at civic and social functions, nursing homes, libraries and shows. They have performed for the Akron Arts Expo, American Cancer Society, Cuyahoga Falls Arts Expo, Roswell Celtic Medieval Faire, Firestone Park Summer Festival, Ashland Arts Festival, Peninsula, Cuyahoga Falls Library, several libraries in the Akron System, Belly Jam 2005, local block parties and festivals, and various belly dance seminar shows. They are available for civic and social functions.

Wellness Center - We believe mind and body go together. What better way to put them together than with Tai Chi and meditative dance. We currently have a Tai Chi class, two Reiki Masters, meditation and meditative dance (to help with stress).

Queen of the Nile Education Series; instructional videos, choreographic videos, show footage, and movement notebooks explaining many of the basic moves plus many interesting articles gathered from various sources regarding belly dancing.

Others have tried to imitate us, but the quality and integrity of our school and staff can never be duplicated. So don't be fooled by cheap imitations and fly-by-night's, come discover Akron's hidden oasis and see what we can offer you.