azura_6543-ben-checkowyHi! I’ve performed in Egypt, Dallas, Seattle, and communities across Canada from Calgary to Lunenburg, and I’m lucky to have extensive performing, training and teaching experience! For example, I performed at a birthday party for world musician and percussionist Hossam Ramzy in 2015. I also performed in Dallas during Egyptian superstar Randa Kamel’s intensive course in 2014, and studied with her again in Toronto in fall 2016. From Hadia to Jillina, Raquia Hassan to Khairiyya Mazin, I’ve been fortunate to train with world class performers and musicians.

My philosophy is that every woman is beautiful when she dances. My classes emphasize having fun and experiencing the friendship of the dance community while building the dancer’s self-confidence and technique.

My mission is to impart the skills, knowledge, attitudes, and ethics that are vital for the next generation of instructors and performers. To this end, I offer performance opportunities to my students and other dancers and host innovative, collaborative events, such as the annual Shiver & Shimmy dance show in Regina.



Regina – Glencairn Neighbourhood Centre (2626 Dewdney Avenue East)

Belly Dance Intermediate
Belly Dance Advanced (This performing class has limited enrollment and is by invitation only – contact Azura if you’re interested!)

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, or contact Azura.
* There is a $5 annual membership fee payable with your first registration.

Please note that the Beginner’s Belly Dance is offered by Annissa Spechko and class info can be found on her page.