My beautiful student troupe Banat Nawal performing one of my choreographies to Issam Houshan’s recording of Negsem al Amar! Thanks to Bill McCollum for the video!
In my last post on this subject, I touted the importance of taking classes and workshops from great instructors. My experience provided great tools for learning choreography that comes with being part of a professional or amateur dance troupe. Choreography is also important to a soloist as well. I have been an improvised performer for [...]
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 Miss Belly Dance, top seller [...]
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!
This was Aziza Nawal’s final show as an official member of Awalim Dance Company. Zia’ah and Aziza are still producing shows together with their students – they will return to Smith’s Olde Bar on June 29, 2014
Aziza Nawal teaches belly dance classes in the Buckhead/Sandy Springs area of Atlanta conveniently located near 285 and 400 off of Roswell Road. Class Card Pricing (8 classes) $88 if paying with cash or check $91 if paying with credit card Purchase class cards online here Please note that this discounted rate requires a [...]