Banat Nawal – Share the Journey

Banat Nawal is a regularly performing troupe is open to any of Aziza Nawal’s class participants who display passion and dedication. They represent a variety of dance backgrounds and experience levels that promote enrichment in their shared artistic journey.

Members of this troupe share a common goal to learn the fundamentals of Middle Eastern Dance technique, musicality and culture. Through this education, they strengthen their bonds of friendship and build a community of dance siblings.

Please enjoy these performances by Banat Nawal featuring original choreagraphy by Aziza Nawal:

In Person Classes Return!

Aziza Nawal will be back in-person teaching hybrid classes stating in September!

Atlanta Fusion Belly Dance Studio going HYBRID!!! IN PERSON CLASSES AHVE RESUMED!!! As we work on finalizing plans for our new physical location (pheeeeew it has been a journey), we are extremely grateful for the opportunity to join the AREA|Atlanta’s Resource for Entertainment & Arts family (starting September 1) for in-person classes.


2303 Peachtree Road, Atlanta, GA 30309, close to Piedmont Hospital and next door to Apt 4B (restaurant) with plenty of parking in the back of the building.

Most classes will continue to meet via Zoom with in-person options on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays!

Aziza Nawal will have two new class offerings beginning November 1 (no class on election night Nov 8):

Hardcore Belly Dance Technique and combos Tuesdays @ 7:30 – all levels welcome

Hardcore Finger Cymbals Tuesdays @ 8:30 – intermediate to advanced levels

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Rak the Casbah Show!

An theatre show featuring a variety of belly dance stylizations! A journey through the Middle East, Latin America and US!

Rak the Kasbah: AFBD’s 13 Year Anniversary Show Sunday September 25, 2022

Marietta’s Theatre in the Square

Doors open at 4:30pm. Show starts promptly at 5:00pm

Atlanta Fusion Belly Dance (AFBD) celebrates its 13 year anniversary with a stellar theatre show featuring performances from AFBD instructors, students, dance companies and special guests!!! Its a belly dance reunion! Join us for this celebration followed by a group dinner in Marietta Square!

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April Performances

Aziza Nawal will be performing at the Atlanta Dogwood Festival Saturday April 9th @ 12:30pm on the main stage. We will be presenting various folkloric and fusion stylings from the Middle East and beyond.

On Sunday April 10th, Aziza Nawal will be performing with the amazing live band Boom Boom Shake! Showtimes are throughout the day so check the GaRenFest website or when you arrive.

Nic Night @ Taverna Plaka

Join Aziza Nawal at Taverna Plaka for an evening of delicious food, amazing entertainment and more all in honor of our very own Nicola Ayoub! Bring your hip scarves – Bobby T will play some special selections from Aziza Nawal’s playlist so you can join in the celebration. If you will be joining us, please respond ‘Going” so we can notify the restaurant.

Nicola is looking forward to seeing everyone and dancing the night away!

Next Nic Night is scheduled for November 13th!

Beyond the Basics – Middle Eastern Dance Fundamentals

Let’s get the new year started right with the fundamentals of Middle Eastern dance layered with step combinations and shimmies. Each class will feature a warm up, technique breakdown and drills then close out with a nice cool down stretch. All levels and drop-ins welcome.

Tuesday, January 12, 2021 at 7 PM EST – 8 PM EST

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Hardcore 2021 Belly Dance Technique Class

Get up off of that thang! The holidays are done and the new year has begun so let’s dance! Aziza Nawal will be bringing back the technique, combos, and shimmy drills her loyal students love plus training to improve posture, flexibility and strength. Some stretches will be on the floor so have a yoga mat or towel handy. 

Tuesday, January 12, 2021 at 8 PM EST – 9 PM EST via Zoom

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