Teachers

Melanie LaJoie

Melanie LaJoie began her dance career over 42 years ago where she developed her own dance school and company in Boston, Massachusetts plus other New England areas and performed at night clubs, festivals, colleges, schools and museums.

AnnMarie 'Amira'

Amira is an accomplished World Dance Artist, specializing in the Bollywood dances of India. Originally from Connecticut and of Irish-Lithuanian heritage, she is an experienced performer and teacher, having taught many dance workshops nationally and internationally since 2003 including Ghawazee dance, Bellydance, Bollywood, Bhangra, and her own creations of innovative world dance fusion. Amira is a certified instructor/ambassador for the Masala Bhangra® fitness program created by Sarina Jain.

Cat Bruce

Cat Bruce started dancing at her grandmother's dance studio when she was 2 1/2 years old. Taking ballet, tap and acrobatics, she progressed on point by age eight. She was teaching ballet baby's by age 11 and ran the Ruth Wood School of Dance by age 16. She was clogging from age 8-18 dancing with her Mom and performed at Church Street Station. Cat has performed in the Arabian Knights dinner show in 1997 and worked in entertainment at both Universal and Disney and has performed in their parades and shows.