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Upcoming classes and workshops at AFBD!

I will be teaching some HARDCORE belly dance from 7-8pm the next two Thursday evenings (April 7 & 14) at Atlanta Fusion Belly Dance Studio. This class will be intense technique for the Level II and up dancer! Drills! Layers! Rhythms! Next six week Thursday session will be May 5 – June 2 at 7pm – I […]


Drum Solo Workshop – Savannah April 17

Belly Dance Drum Solo Workshop with Aziza Nawal! Sunday, April 17 at 12 PM – 3 PM The STUDIO-Savannah 2805 Roger Lacey Dr, Ste B, Savannah, Georgia 31404 Aziza Nawal is renowned for her dance artistry, impeccable timing and dynamic stage prescence. She has worked with many legendary drummers most notably, the King of Drum […]

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New classes for 2016!!

Happy New Year! Let’s get the new year started with all new classes from Aziza Nawal. She will continue her level one technique and drills class on Thursdays at 8:00pm. An all new class – Proptastic! will start January 7th at 7:00pm! Intermediate/Advanced Level Class 6 week session begins January 7th 2016 PropTastic!!! – This 6-week course […]


Be a Better Belly Dancer!

Join me Thursdays at Atlanta Fusion Belly Dance Studio for two awesome classes. Starting at 6:30pm it’s the Level One Drop-in class – Aziza Nawal will take you through Middle Eastern Dance fundamentals with gentle coaching in a fun atmosphere. This class is perfect for beginners or for those wanting to really perfect their technique. […]

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Nicola’s Restaurant June 14th

Come out and celebrate with us! Performances by AFBD Instructors, Rafi’ah Dance Company, Amoraat Dance Ensemble, Belly Dance By Samora, our students, and some very, very, special guests! Tickets on sale now! https://www.eventbrite.com/e/belly-dance-trifecta-anniversary-show-tickets-16596645012 —


We did it!

    I can’t express the gratitude I have for my lovely students. We performed two brand new choreographies at our most recent show!! They did beautifully. We shared the stage once again with Ziah Ali’s Awalim Repertory Dance Company who also presented new material as well as crowd favorites such as Dunje and Seamtress! […]

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The Journey – Baby Belly Dance Years

I just celebrated my 20th anniversary of walking into my first belly dance class and subsequently I have been reminiscing about my journey in dance and how a few things have really come full circle. One of those is being given an opportunity to perform with and liaison for Doug Adamz during TribalCon next week. […]


Realizing a dream – hard work paid off!

20 years ago this month I walked into my first belly dance class. Read my article below celebrating a few of those who inspired me along the way. While you’re there – read and share my “Learning Choreography” articles part I and II. 2015 will be a year of writing and sharing – so look out for more!

Catherine, Me, Sheila and Layla Katrina in 1997. Call me 'skinny arms' Aziza Nawal.