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

Register for classes at:

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!

Get tickets now –

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!

Jillina’s BDExperience comes to Atlanta February 7-9

My long time friend and mentor, Jillina, is returning to Atlanta in 2020. She is bringing her latest production, Wizard of Oz, as well as offering a weekend of  workshops.

I have had the honor and pleasure of performing with Belly Dance Evolution on two tours – Alice in Wonderland and Fantasm: Odyssey of Dreams. Working with Jillina and her talented staff was an inspiration not only to my personal experience as a performer, but as an instructor as well. 

When it was announced that Jillina was returning with BDExperience, I was thrilled to learn there were opportunities for a lead role.  I decided to go for it. I’m proud to say that I was selected to play the part of the Scarecrow! Which, by the way, was my favorite character from the original movie.

We are working hard to learn the choreography via online coaching and will assemble for a little less than a week in February to rehearse. Many of us will be meeting each other for the first time! One of the things I have enjoyed by being a part of the expanding Belly Dance Evolution family, was connecting with dancers from across the US and the world. I have learned so much from everyone involved and not just incredible feedback on my dance skills, but what it takes to make a show like this happen.  This has informed every show I have been involved with since and I have Jillina to thank.

Follow me down the yellow brick road on February 9 @ 4pm – this is an incredible opportunity to see a brilliant production and support your local artists. Dancers – don’t miss out on an opportunity to study with Jillina and her co directors Jill Collins and Luna.

Get ticket info here. See you there!!

Aziza Nawal

Intro to Restaurant Performing on January 26

A group of us Atlanta-area Belly Dancers have teamed up to develop a series of workshops and seminars to help prepare dancers for restaurant dancing, private/corporate events, festivals and more!  I am proud to be a part of this amazing series!

Collectively, this group has decades of experience and lessons-learned to share with anyone interested in dancing (belly dancing) professionally!

I will be kicking off this series with a guide to restaurant performances! From costuming, to working the room, to music selection and understanding the restaurant business, I will provide you with a great overview to get you started!  Deatails below!


Aziza Nawal

Saturday, January 26, 2019 at 12 PM – 2 PM
Atlanta Fusion Belly Dance
1015 Collier Rd NW, Atlanta, Georgia 30318
Tickets · $32.64
$30 plus fees thru January 7! Rates increase on January 8, 2019! Register now

Learn more here