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 (cabaret, 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 since 2016.
She is continually learning by attending workshops and classes with authentic instructors, and just recently certified as a SharQui – the Bellydance Workout instructor.
Annissa is a founding member and principal choreographer for Br’Issah. Formed in 2009, Br’Issah is a quartet of dancers from Regina 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.
Annissa has filled several positions as a Board Member of the Regina Association of Middle Eastern Dance (RAMED).
Classes in Regina and Virtual
Beginner Belly Dance
Mondays @ 7:30-8:30 pm
Glencairn Neighbourhood Centre, 2626 Dewdney Avenue East
This class introduces students to the fundamental arm, foot, hip, and torso movements in belly dance and gives them a taste of choreography. Classes will generally include a warm up, some technique (both new and a review), as well as combinations which are put together to form a short choreography. After a couple semesters, students are amazed at how many movements they know and how much they’ve accomplished! This class is open to people of various fitness levels and all ages from teens to seniors. No prior dance experience is necessary. More information on my website.
Fall Session – Generally from third week in September to end of November – 10 Sessions for $80.00 + $5*
Winter Session – Generally from third week in January to end of March – 10 Sessions for $80.00 + $5*
Spring Session – Generally from first week in April to beginning of June – 8 Sessions for $64.00 + $5*
Class details can also 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.
* DECA annual community membership valid starting August 31
The intermediate and advanced classes are taught by Azura and class info can be found here.
SharQui Bellydance Workout
Tuesdays @ 7:30-8:00 pm
Virtual via Zoom
Full Sessions or Drop-in
Keep active in the comfort of your home with SharQui – the Bellydance Workout which blends authentic bellydance moves with fitness. Class consists of a quick warmup, a few combination blocks and a short cool-down. Everything is broken down in a fluid fashion and you will be moving the whole time. You can take the class at your own pace as there will be many levels to choose from. You only need a few feet of space and a device with access to Zoom.
Sessions will be recorded so if you can’t make it to a live class, you can watch the replay.
All levels are welcome, no dance experience necessary.
Please visit my website for more information.