A MAGI Belly Dance (Middle East)

By September 2, 2020Dance Heritage 2020

A MAGI Belly Dance is Orlando’s premiere Classical Orientale Belly Dance & World Dance Troupe for the past 30 years, directed by Melanie LaJoie, Orlando’s Matriarch of Belly Dance with 48 of dedicated experience spanning the world including international performances and study in Egypt, Greece, Morocco, Europe, Bahamas, and major US Cities. Ms. LaJoie is also a professor of Belly Dance & Physical Education at Valencia College. A MAGI Belly Dance, under Ms. LaJoie’s direction, focuses on the Classical Orientale Belly Dance, aka Raks Sharqi (Dance of the Oriental People), which incorporates the traditional Folk Dances roots of the Middle Eastern Dance. Additionally, Melanie LaJoie’s training has also been in Classical Indian Temple Dances, Bollywood Dance, Spanish Flamenco, African Brazilian, and a 4 times gold medalist in traditional Chinese Kung Fu and weaponry.

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