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Fall in love with dance with Athena

Athena 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! Belly dance classes in taught Columbus Ohio, but are currently being taught online.

      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.  


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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! “


Dancer, in a striped belly dance costume. looking down


Let’s face it. There are a lot of style names in dance. American cabaret can feel like a catch all for something that doesn’t perfectly match a style name. However, American cabaret is an encapsulation of a very specific area of dance, which is formative to American understanding of the dance.

In this course, we will do a week-by-week overview of the classic American cabaret set, from opening, to props, floor work and leaving. Expect a basic overview of each part of the classic set, including props and several combinations and variations. This allows us to learn set dynamics and musicality, which will culminate in discussing how this transitions to a modern set. Expect discussions on improvisation techniques, history and orientalism.

This course is $90 for 8 weeks. This includes live and recorded classes. In person classes are available for masked and vaccinated (showing vaccination card, with full vaccination indicated) students who can make it to Groveport Ohio, pending any covid rule changes. Hybrid options are also available. Payment can be made to (equity class spots are available). Class begins October 4th and will be from 7:30-8:30pm est. There will not be class October 18th.

Accessibility actions taken: recorded classes, auto generated captions, class notes via google drive, seated and standing options made, modifications to movement and language, and gender neutral language.

Upon payment or 5 days before class (whichever is later) expect an email with access to the student resource guides and websites, address and zoom links, and (optional) materials used in the course.