Photo by Bill Allen

Annissa started belly dancing in 2000 to make new friends and get some exercise after moving to Tacoma, Washington. That first step led to an exploration of many different belly dance styles (oriental, Egyptian, and tribal fusion to name a few) and turned into a passion for this beautiful dance form. She now shares her knowledge by teaching classes in Regina, Saskatchewan.

In addition to solo practice, Annissa continually trains with top dance instructors by attending classes and workshops locally, nationally, and internationally. She is currently concentrating on advancing through the stages of the Dark Side Dance Program and is certified in Stage 1 – Basic Black ©.

Annissa is a founding member and principal choreographer for Br’Issah. Formed in 2009, Br’Issah is a trio of dancers from Regina, SK who enjoy sharing their love of belly dance by experimenting with eclectic music to create innovative and evocative choreographies. She is also a member of Raks Azhar Dance Troupe.



Beginner Belly Dance

Regina – Glencairn Neighbourhood Centre (2626 Dewdney Avenue East)

Belly dance is friendly to all ages and body types and offers something for everyone – body awareness and muscle control, music and rhythm, culture and history. Classes will generally include a warmup, review, new technique, improvisation in a circle, and some combos or choreography.

Fall Session – Monday evenings, generally from third week in September to end of November – 10 Sessions for $80.00*

Winter Session – Monday evenings, generally from third week in January to end of March – 10 Sessions for $80.00*

Spring Session – Monday evenings, generally from first week in April to beginning of June – 9 Sessions for $72.00* (no class on Easter)

Class details can be found in the City of Regina Leisure Guide under Zone Board and Community Association Programs – East Zone – Dewdney East Community Association (DECA).
Online registration opens about two weeks before the start of classes through the DECA website.
* There is a $5 annual membership fee payable with your first registration.

The intermediate and advanced classes are taught by Azura and class info can be found here.

Belly Dance Fundamentals

Regina – YWCA Studio (1940 McIntyre Street)

This class is for the intermediate to advanced dancer who would like to strengthen their body and refine the movements at the heart of belly dance. Our purposeful practice will take the basics and drill them in different ways to improve technique. This is a no choreography zone! Be prepared to sweat and challenge yourself.

Summer session on now – Tuesdays at 7:30 pm

10-class pass for $80 or $10​ drop in; cash or e-transfer

Please visit my website for more information or to register.