Annissa Spechko


Photo by Bill Allen

Annissa started belly dancing in 2000 as a means to make friends and get some exercise after moving to Tacoma, Washington. She has studied oriental, Egyptian, and tribal fusion styles under several instructors in both the U.S. and Canada. She continues to learn by taking classes and going to workshops. She recently started teaching a beginner belly dance class at the Dewdney East Community Association.

Annissa is a founding member and the principal choreographer for Br’Issah. She is also a member of Raks Azhar.



Belly Dance – Beginner

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 – Drills

Regina – YWCA Studio (1940 McIntyre Street)

This class is geared to intermediate and advanced dancers as a focused practice session. We will take the basics and work on improving range of motion, sharpness, and layering. This is a no choreography zone! Be prepared to sweat and be challenged.

Sundays – 10 class punch card for $80 or $10​ drop in; cash or e-transfer

Please email for more information or to sign-up.