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Middle Eastern Dance & Flamenco Arabe Classes 

In Winter Park Florida

Step into a world where culture meets rhythm at Orlando's premier destination for Middle Eastern and Flamenco Arabe dance. As the sole educator in the area specializing in this unique blend, I am dedicated to not just teaching dance, but also to immersing you in the rich cultural tapestry that each step, turn, and beat represents. My classes are a journey through tradition and innovation, designed to welcome dancers of all levels. Whether you're taking your first step or looking to deepen your practice, you'll find a supportive, vibrant community waiting for you. Embrace the opportunity to express yourself, explore a fusion of cultures, and connect with the art of dance in a way that is both authentic and personal. Join us, and let's dance the stories of the Middle East and Andalusia together.


Our Story

Fusion Gitana was created in 2011 by international instructor, performer and choreographer ZiZi Zabaneh, a professional dancer with over 28 years of experience. The company specializes in Flamenco, Latin, Belly Dance and Fusion. Its goal is to enrich, educate and entertain by providing authentic quality as well as superior training and performances. Fusion Gitana is also dedicated to hosting workshops by professional dancers from all over the world to expand knowledge and create more cultural awareness. ZiZi started dancing at the age of 15 when she enrolled in Salsa classes at Miami Dade College. At the age of 16 she became part of Grupo Arara, a professional Latin Cuban Dance Company and so her passion for dance began. Shortly after she started taking Flamenco classes for the purpose of improving posture and to build a stronger foundation of technique. She then became principal dancer of Gypsy Fire in Miami, Florida. At the age of 18 she started searching for her roots and by doing so, she fell in love with Middle Eastern dance as she is part Lebanese. She began taking classes and studying with masters' instructors like Dina, Randa Kamel, Raqia Hassan and many more. It wasn't until she turned 19, when she first heard Alabina, she immediately fell in love with the mixture of both Flamenco and Middle Eastern music. This is how her love for Fusion was born and how she came to be known as Florida's Flamenco Fusion Master. ZiZi has provided entertainment for celebrities including Tom Arnold, Elizabeth Shue, Chris Evert, Alonzo Mourning, Dwyane Wade, Alan Thicke and many more. Her international performances and workshops include Argentina, Colombia, Mexico, Italy, Dubai, Puerto Rico & the United States. Currently ZiZi teaches online via Zoom and at Winter Park Ballroom Dance Studio in Winter Park, Florida. She is now booking workshops nationally and internationally for 2024 & 2025. She is also producing shows and bringing professional performers and instructors from all over the world to teach workshops in Miami & Orlando. ​Precision, strength and stamina characterize her dance style and makes her a favorite amongst audiences of all ages. ​She is available for workshops, classes and shows. For events outside of Florida (national or international), We can email you a customized Performance & Entertainment Agreement. Contact us at

Caravan Veil Fusion Gitana


Our dance studio specializes in offering dynamic classes in both Belly Dance and Flamenco Arabe. With a focus on the graceful, intricate movements of Belly Dance and the fiery, expressive motions of Flamenco Arabe, our classes cater to learners at all levels. You can choose classes based on the style of dance or prop you prefer or join us in all classes to explore these rich dance traditions, improve your technique, and express yourself through the captivating art of dance. 

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