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Tribal Bellydance Center of Atlanta
Longest running Weekly Classes in the Atlanta area! International Workshops, Study Workbooks, Private Lessons via Skype or in Person. Ziah has been a full time dance teacher, promoter, performer, and workshop teacher for over 15 years. These experiences, plus her 25 years plus of study, have formed her teaching and directing style.
What can you find at tribalbellydance.com?
Who is Ziah?
Ziah Ali, Director of Awalim Dance Company, is an internationally recognized Tribal belly dance performer, coach, community builder, and event producer who has studied this dance form for 27 years. Her dynamic style is technically complex, historically informed, musically sensitive, and keeps the pure joy of bellydance front and center in every performance. She has watched the Tribal Bellydance Community unfold throughout the world, starting with the Urban Primitive and Feminist cultures in the US and seeping into all aspects of bellydance throughout the world.
- Suhaila Level 1 and Jamila Level 1 Certified from the Salimpour School of Dance
- General Skills Certified from Fat Chance Belly Dance
- Has studied bellydance since 1991, from before there was a genre called Tribal
- Her professional dance company, Awalim, was founded in 1999. It continues to evolve and aims to set a high standard for polished, theatrical performance.
- Her classes are the longest continually running classes in the Atlanta area.
Who is Elle?
Professional Orientale and Tribal Fusion dancer. Rachel Brice 8 Elements Phase I Certified.
Who is Majda?
Majda Anwar is a dancer and musician based in Atlanta, Georgia. She is currently studying in the Salimpour School of Dance. Known for her strong performances and stage presence, Majda performs and teachers all styles of belly dance from classical Egyptian to Tribal Fusion.
Who is the Awalim Dance Company?
Awalim Dance Company has been performing stage shows since 1999. We are a unique twist on bellydance, full of beautiful fabrics, interesting music, many props, and joyful dancers. This is entertainment at its best. We also have live bands available to accompany us.
The Awalim Dance Company takes their name from the term ‘Awalim which is the plural of ‘Alima. This term applied to female singers and dancers who performed only for women in the Ottoman aristocratic households (Rodinson, 1975). These women were educated in the dance and music arts of the Middle East and were entertainers for the upper class.
Taking from our historical name, the members of the Awalim Dance Company are equally educated in the music, dance, and history of our art form. Awalim’s goal is to not only pursue excellence in dance but to create a community of dancers with similar passion towards our art form that will work together to create unique choreographies and polished performances.
Perform with us!
Atlanta Tribal Cafe, ATS gigs, Choreographies, Parades, Stage Shows, and more! Awalim and our students perform at all these things! Ziah was trained in bellydance during an age in America where even restaurant work was done on a stage with live music. After this era faded, she grew tired of trying to shoehorn that training into the current restaurant gig world of touring tables, no bands, and absence of presentation of the dancer as a starring artist at the venue… not to mention a lack of creative freedom in music and costuming. Awalim performs and creates interesting gigs and wants you to join them!
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