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Our Story

Founded in 2008 with dancer Leanne Carrington-Payne at the helm, we began our exciting dance journey. 

Leanne was a member of another group for 4 years until her teacher retired and the group ceased.  With permission to teach the original dances (from her old group) under her belt, Leanne chose instead to write new dances with different infusions to create our 'Mystic style', ensuring that Mystic Bellydance have their own special style, and makes us a popular group on the belly dance circuit.

We pride ourselves in creating beautiful dances that tell a story.  We've heard it said that our dances aren't a 4 minute routine but a miniature show!  We love dancing and work hard at ensuring our routines are unique, often having something more traditional and something 'left field' as Leanne calls it.

Our main style is cabaret, but we include infusions of other styles from South American/Latin flavours to Bollywood, 20s Charleston to tribal styles (Gothic, ATS).

Whilst we love our dance classes, we are especially proud to be active members of the belly dance community of East Anglia and attended numerous events and support other belly dance teachers, dancers and groups too.  We regularly work with other groups on shows and support fundraising efforts by other belly dancers also.

We are very fortunate that as a group we understand that being supportive of each other and working together provides the best results and it shows both on and off stage and in and out of class.  

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Dancing our way together

Many other dance groups in our community know that we really are more than just a dance troupe or group; we are like a family.

We know that to get the best out of our performances that it takes trust in each other and support, and that's what we do.

Meet our dance troupe here...

Founder: Leanne (Leela)

Dancers: Jenny, Jacqueline (Jayelle), Helena (Shahlah), Helen, and Judy are own 'A Team' 

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