Visions of the Nile
is located at
1723 Saddlewood Ave.
Akron, Ohio 44313
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