Aziza Nawal to perform and teach with Issam Houshan!

Aziza Nawal will be teaching and performing with the legendary drummer Issam Houshan later this month. she met Issam over 10 years ago when she was a guest performer with Bellydance Superstars. He was delighted with her performance which happened to be one of her signature drum solos. She had […]


Winter Classes

Aziza Nawal is happy to announce her winter class schedule at Atlanta Fusion Belly Dance near Midtown. Atlanta Fusion Belly Dance Studio has moved to a new location! 1015-B Collier Road Atlanta, GA 30318 Near the intersection of Collier Road and Howell Mill Road just north of our former Atlantic Station […]


Fall/Winter class sessions

Aziza Nawal is happy to announce her next two intermediate to advanced level classes!! These two session will be taught at BOTH locations – Muse for Life in Sandy Springs (Wednesdays) and Atlanta Fusion Belly Dance near Midtown (Thursdays). The technique classes will continue at both locations so you can […]


AFBD is Moving!

The studio where I teach my Thursday evening classes will be moving in January! Here’s the official announcement: We are extremely excited to announce that AFBD is moving in January 2015!!!! Same zip code, still in Midtown but a much BIGGER dance floor, more class options and shared space with […]


Learning choreography – Part 1

When I was notified about being selected to perform with Jillina’s Bellydance Evolution: Alice in Wonderland, I was thrilled. Then I panicked. Well at least after I got the full cast breakdown. In doing shows with my student troupe, I only select four routines at most for them to perform. […]


Aziza Nawal to perform in Belly Dance Evolution

Aziza Nawal will be a cast member in two upcoming performances of  Bellydance Evolution – Alice in Wonderland! She will perform alongside the featured stars: Jillina, Heather Aued, Sharon Kihara, Louchia, Lauren Boldt and Danielo Mendes; plus fellow audition winners: Samora, Fatin, Kaitlyn, Heidi, Charlie, Nawar, ShoShannah, Faaridah and more!! […]


Summer Classes – updated

Wow, I can’t believe it’s already June! With the Showcase at Smith’s Olde Bar just around the corner I feel like I am in a whirlwind of chiffon, sequins and coins! But it’s time to plan my summer class schedule. My drop-in technique classes on Wednesday at Muse for Life […]


Now until June 29 – Dance Dance Dance!!!

Aziza Nawal and her two troupes – Banat Nawal and Troupe Mumtaz will be performing all around Metro Atlanta in June! See our super busy schedule below for more details! Featured Performance:  Aziza Nawal and Awalim Dance Company Summer ShowcaseSmith’s Olde Bar – June 29, 2014 @ 7pm Aziza Nawal and Ziah […]


Aziza Nawal’s Megeance at Nicola’s

A “Megeance” is the name used to refer to an oriental dancer’s opening routine. It is also sometimes referred to as a “mis en scene”  which translates to “taking the stage”. The music is typically composed for the dancer and features multiple rhythm changes. Safaa Farid is the leader of a fantastic orchestra in Egypt and has played for many top dancers including his wife, Leila. They have produced several wonderful recordings and I chose two selections for the showcase on April 13th at Nicola’s Restaurant. Enjoy!


Aziza Nawal’s Double Sword @ Nicola’s on April 13th

Ever since I posted the performance I did in Turkey a few years ago, I wanted to perform it again. My student showcase at Nicola’s Lebanese restaurant was a success once again! The show focused largely on solo performances of the advanced level students and I announced the formation of my new performance group, Troupe Mumtaz. I was able to present two routines – here is my class double sword routine followed by Nuha Tabla – another signature drum solo!