2014 Class Schedule

I am getting geared up for 2014 will all new classes! I will return to both locations – Muse for Life in Sandy Springs (Wednesdays) and Atlanta Fusion Belly Dance in Midtown (Thursdays)!

My Muse for Life classes will start up on Wednesday January 8th 2014. There will be an All Levels class at 7pm. followed by an intermediate/advanced level class at 8pm.

Class descriptions:

7pm: Technique for the masses! Intense technique training on Middle Eastern Dance fundamentals. All levels welcome. Build your movement repertoire by improving upon your current knowledge, learning new combinations with the goal of really owning your dance. Shimmies, isolations, traveling steps, layering and combinations will be covered.

8pm – More Improv!: This advanced level class will help you get out of your comfort zone and hone your improvisational skills. A working knowledge of Middle Eastern dance basics is recommended. Improv is challenging and often intimidating but through this class you will learn some useful tools that will jumpstart your brain and your body. Improv is also a wonderful way to build a choreography of your own. Common Middle Eastern rhythms will be covered as well as how to recognize music styles from different regions and incorporate appropriate steps into your performance.This 8 week session will end on February 27. The studio at Muse for Life is very large, affording lots of freedom of movement.

Learn more about Muse for Life and their various programs on their Yelp page and their website.

I can’t wait to begin a new choreography session at Atlanta Fusion Belly Dance Studio! This is such a wonderful space for my in town students! I’ll be beginning those classes on Thursday, January 16th at 7:40pm- this session will run for 6 weeks until February 20th. Visit their website to get directions.

Registration info coming soon for both of these classes!  Follow me on Facebook to keep up with the latest info!

News: Aziza Nawal says farewell to Awalim Dance Company!

They say all good things must come to end however endings often mean new beginnings. On December 8, 2013 – I will perform with Awalim Dance Company one last time at the Winter Showcase before taking an indefinite leave from the company. Being with Awalim Dance Company has taught me so many wonderful things about being a troupe member, allowed me to explore a variety of styles and provided some amazing performing opportunities. However my zeal for participating in outdoor activities with my husband, preparing new material for my classes and my full time job were becoming compromised due to my hectic schedule. Any new visual and performance art projects that I have wanted to pursue have also taken the back burner. Solving this dilemma required some careful consideration about what is important to me right now and how to nurture new creative paths.  The end result was a reduced restaurant performance schedule and departure from Awalim Dance Company.

I am looking forward to continue teaching my weekly classes at Muse for Life (Sandy Springs) and Atlanta Fusion Belly Dance (Midtown) – having more time now to research and choreograph new material.  My students will still participate in the Awalim Apprenticeship program and Ziah and I plan to co-produce more shows in the future. Be sure to follow me on facebook, twitter, etc. for my new classes, performances with Circus Combustus, visual art projects and more!

So please join us on December 8th for a show packed with Awalim choreography, original apprentice choregraphy and sooo many styles of Bellydance/Middle Eastern Dance! scroll down for details



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New class sessions coming soon

While I am currently taking a much needed break from teaching and performing I am still preparing for upcoming classes!

The Sandy Springs classes will resume on Wednesday September 25th and continue for 8 weeks – this will be the last session of 2013 at this location!

I will start a Drum Solo choreography class on Thursday September 19th at Atlanta Fusion Bellydance located in Midtown near Atlantic Station – this class will run for 6 weeks.

Please check my class page for more info on times, class descriptions and registration info.

Workshop and show on June 22, 2013 Chattanooga!

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Aziza Nawal will be teaching a workshop and performing in Chattanooga on June 22, 2013.

3 hour workshop from 12:00 to 3:00 pm – Modern Oriental Choreography
Chattanooga Raqs! show – Doors open at 7:30 Show at 8:00

Workshop & show will be held at Barking Legs Theater
1307 Dodds Avenue
Chattanooga, TN 37404

Several payment options available including a payment plan. Details and registration at www.alexandria1.com/events.html



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 one time membership fee of $20.

7-9pm: All levels class covering Middle Eastern Dance fundamentals. Each class will focus on a different technique topic and include a warm-up and cool-down.

8-9pm: Fast paced Intermediate/Advanced level class focusing on technique and combinations of a variety of styles including Tribal Fusion, Modern Egyptian, Turkish and more.

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New 8 week session with Aziza Nawal begins this week

Aziza Nawal will begin an all new session of belly dance classes in the Buckhead/Sandy Springs area of Atlanta conveniently located near 285 and 400 off of Roswell Road.

8 week session May 2 – June 27 (No class May 30)

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 one time membership fee of $20.

Two Class Times:

7-9pm: All levels class covering Middle Eastern Dance fundamentals and drills. This session with focus on step and movement combinations to be placed in a choreography.

8-9pm: Intermediate/Advanced level technique and choreography. Two choreographs will be taught in the session.

Workshop April 22!

April 22 – Mastering Restaurant Performances with Aziza Nawal

  • It’s a belly dance performer’s survival guide.
  • Learn how to compete with the kabob.
  • Improve your entertainment skills.
  • and much much more

Aziza Nawal is proud to finally bring this workshop to her home town at the behest of her students and colleagues. Her experience is undeniable as she has performed belly dance professionally in several restaurants solidly for over 15 years in the Atlanta area. Many have consulted her about various aspects of performing at local venues and now she can bring all of this to you in a comprehensive workshop.

This workshop will include discussion and exercise to ensure a variety of topics are covered. This is a skill building workshop designed to benefit those currently working in restaurants or those who are simply considering it. Learn Aziza Nawal’s brand of improvisation that will make you look polished in any situation. Learn how to compete with the kabob. Learn about tipping and establishing a rapport with restaurant proprietors and guests. Time permitting, Aziza will address your questions! Please submit them in advance by visiting my contact page.

When: Sunday April 22 from 1-4pm
Where: Pera Dance Studio – 1015 Collier Road Northwest  Atlanta, GA 30318 *

Pricing: Advanced: $30 | Door: $40

This class is not suitable for beginners. Participants should posses skills in the fundamentals of Middle Eastern dance movement.

Space is limited so  Register Now

Classes Start Tonight

That’s right – all new classes begin tonight at Muse for Life in Sandy Springs. There is special pricing for this 8 week session which is $88. This is only for my classes however if you would like to take other classes at Muse for Life, you are welcome to peruse their site for a variety of membership packages.

Visit my Classes Page for more information.