Fall in love with dance with Athena
Athena, Member of the International Dance Council CID, is a passionate teacher who sees the potential in every student and looks to share every aspect of the dance form she loves so much. She is always looking for new techniques and ways to help students reach the next level.
I'm passionate about teaching this dance in a safe way for all bodies while still staying respectful to the cultures belly dancing comes from. I'm always a student, so be prepared for me to come to class so excited to show a new youtube video, dancer I love, or song I just discovered. I'm excited for you to join me in class, where we learn and grow together. I can't wait to see the dancer you become! Athena
Belly dancing has a long and fascinating history, and it still being performed nightly all over the world! Join Athena in learning more about amazing art form in safe weekly classes.
Athena is a member of the Member of the International Dance Council CID, an official partner of UNESCO, and all classes are certified through that body.
Current weekly classes:
Weekly classes are a great way to become involved with the belly dance community. We will start from the basics, and get more advanced until you feel both challenged and supported to be the best dancer you can be.
Fall 2022 Classes
"Introduction to Belly Dance" drop in classes are available at Wanderlust Studios every Tuesday from 6:30-7:30PM. Classes are donation based.
"Belly Dance for Beginners and Beyond" will be taught at the Schiller Park Recreation center every Thursday from 6:30-7:30PM. Registration is available via the Columbus Parks and Recreation Center.
"Advanced Belly Dance Topics: Drum Solo" will be taught at the Schiller Park Recreation center every Thursday from 7:30-8:30PM. Registration is available via the Columbus Parks and Recreation Center.
Former students have said:
“Athena is the best professional belly dancer in the Columbus area hands down. I first met Athena a few years back and was amazed not only by her performance but her attitude, charisma and dedication to the dance form. Over the last few years, I have been able to see her continue to grow in not only the community, but with her own stylization, she has taken this dance form up the highest of levels.
I have seen her in action when it comes to teaching and she is very caring and is able to break things down so students can understand and execute the movement easily. She is always coming up with fun and innovative ways to learn and with her charm and enthusiasm she will not only have you laughing and smiling, but dancing before you know it!!
Athena knows the business and knows the dance form she is an encyclopedia of information! When you go to a class you will feel welcome and at ease upon your arrival. She wants the best for her students and when you go to one of her classes you will get the best of the best! The Columbus area is so lucky to have her because she is a rare jewel! “