Who is Ziah?
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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What can you find at tribalbellydance.com?
Check out our Weekly classes in beginner Bellydance, ATS, Tribal Fusion, Choreographies and Fitness classes for Dancers of all types.
Atlanta Tribal Cafe Monthly Shows, TribalCon Shows, and other performances by the Awalim Dance Company!
Ziah and the Awalim Dance Co travel all over the world to teach! Check out the workshop topics!
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.