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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.

Learning Choreography Part II

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 [...]

Fellow BDE sisters Charlie and Heidi who composed the 'bow' song

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 Miss Belly Dance, top seller [...]


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!


Belly Dance Class Schedule

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 [...]