10th Annual Shiver & Shimmy will be on October 18-20, 2019!

Join us for the 10th annual show and workshop series! Guest artist Nada el Masriya will teach three workshops and perform in the show!

The Workshops

YWCA Regina Gym, 1940 McIntyre Street

Friday October 18, 7 - 10 pm: Saidi. This session will focus on folkloric technique and combinations. If the class progresses quickly enough, Nada may throw in some choreography! Bring your sticks or canes.

Saturday October 19, 10 am - 1 pm: Classical Technique. Dig deep into the elegance of belly dance with classical technique! You’ll apply the technique in some choreography, learning the meaning of the lyrics, musicality, and moods of the music as well.

Sunday October 20, 11 am - 2 pm: Baladi/Shaabi. Often called the Queen of Baladi, Nada is also known for her fun, flirtacious sha’abi! Nada will explain the origins of these styles, and demonstrate how they differ during movements and performance.


Early Bird: Until October 5th - 1 day $125; 2 days $225; all 3 days $325

Regular (on or after October 6th and at the door): 1 day $150; 2 days $275; all 3 days $375

Click here for the workshop brochure!

10th Anniversary Show on Saturday October 19

Royal Saskatchewan Museum Theatre, 2445 Albert St., Regina

Nada el Masriya will perform, along with former guest artists and dancers from across western Canada!

This year’s theme, “Dream”, reflects Azura’s vision for Shiver & Shimmy: a meeting place for dancers from many styles and communities. “Dream” also evokes striving for one’s passion, dance sequences in classic Egyptian movies, and the ethereal quality of many beloved Arabic songs.

Contact Azura if you’d like to dance. We are looking for a range of belly dance styles and polished performances of up to 5 minutes.

Show tickets are $20 in advance, $25 at the door, and $10 for children 12 and under.

Doors open at 6:30 pm, show starts at 7 pm.

Our Guest Artist: Nada El Masriya

Nada El Masriya grew up immersed within Cairo’s rich culture and history. At an early age she began training and performing with Egypt’s prestigious Reda Troupe. Her mentors included Mahmoud Reda, Aida Nour, Nagwa Fuad, and Randa Kamel. Nada toured across Egypt, danced numerous times for several Middle Eastern Royal Families, and performed on National Egyptian television.

Nada emigrated to Canada in 2002. She taught in British Columbia before relocating to Toronto, where she became highly respected for her expertise in Egyptian and Arabic folklore, music, and culture. She was the artistic director, trainer, and choreographer of The Rhythm of the Nile Dance Company. In 2008, she and her husband David bought Hannan’s Belly Dance Studio, which became The Egyptian Dance Academy in 2011.
Nada has opened for Hakim, and so impressed Fifi Abdou in 2010 that Fifi referred to her as “the Ambassador of Egyptian Dance in Canada.” Since then, Nada has taught and performed around the world. Click here for more information about Nada.