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80’s flashmob dance

Byron, Bangalow & Burleigh Heads


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Term 2, woo!



Hi I’m Marissa! BA Contemporary Dance, Grad Dip Ed.

I’m the director of The Cassettes: Australia’s original Flashmob Dance Company and Mix Tape 80s & 90s Dance Classes.
The fun unfolds in Byron Bay, Bangalow & Burleigh Heads.

I also LOVE running festival dance workshops at Australia’s most beautiful festivals; sensory nourishing contemporary dance classes in Byron Shire; and am preparing to launch The Raddest Self Care Course Eva.

The Cassettes classes cater for beginner to advanced adult dancers who are sensitive, possess a (possibly hidden!) playful and creative spirit, and a grounded and mature outlook: you really can have it all!

With top notch teaching by Danielle Linegar, Vicki Lawrence, Leisel Fitzgerald and Marissa, The Cassettes feature the best adult dance students eva.  We celebrate diversity.

Dance styles
Cassette Dance Classes and Workshops include Modern Dance, Contemporary, Jazz and Ballet dance styles, dance-theatre and games, dynamic flying dance, and beautiful self-realising Cassette activities.

Flash Mob
The original Flashmob Dance Company is The Cassettes’ performance  group.  Distinctively bright, bold, kooky and yet coordinated, the Flash mob Dance Company have rocked festivals and special events along the East Coast of Australia for the past seven years.

What we’re about
Known for its authenticity, humour, inclusiveness, professionalism and integrity, The Cassettes is proudly Directed by Marissa Treichel (ahem, me).

I’m honoured to help people connect and feel more free, creative, joyful and embodied; and to connect groups of people in the shared spirit of Creativity.

  • The best thing I did in 2019.
    Thank you for making dreams come true.
    Dancing alongside such delightful, positive women, full of encouragement.
    You all made me feel that I could do it.
    Such a wonderful experience.

  • I absolutely loved my first Cassette’s class!! I’ve been wanting to do it for years and I’m so happy I did it.  I’m hooked now! It’s so fun and positive and energetic. The teachers are fantastic! So much knowledge, positivity and sunshine just radiates from these gorgeous ladies. The finale night was so much fun and my family and I had a ball! Thank you from the whole of my heart to all the Cassettes team, my self esteem and confidence, my fitness and my zest for life has sky rocketed dancing with you all! I can’t wait to do it again in 2020! I’m all booked in and ready to go!! Wahoooo!!!

  • Dancing at The Cassettes for two years was one of the best experiences of my life.

  • For me, no other dance classes are as magical.

  • This sparks joy in every way.

  • I’m reeaallllly enjoying dance classes at The Cassettes.  The girls are great, you have a happy persona and teaching style, and overall it’s just such great fun!

  • Next Wednesday can’t come soon enough!

  • Marissa’s personable nature and her moves, the authenticity, all over just so much fun!

  • A great way to pump up the dance floor, is to have The Cassettes on it.

  • Nov 25, 2019

    What does a giant gold clitoris and Led Zeppelin have in common?

    I’m so glad you asked. . That’s one of the great things about music. You can sing a song to 85,000 people, and they’ll sing it back for 85,000 different reasons. – Dave Grohl . Dance at The Cassettes in 2020: Book in now to receive your place. Prayers and Practicalities Mullum Music Festival 2019…

  • Nov 15, 2018

    What’s in a name?

    When dreaming up The Cassettes, I wanted to find a symbol that represented: The flash of creativity that occurs when an exciting idea strikes, and  A rad flashmob dance group The zig zag flash of a lightning bolt was a happy way to marry these two meanings into one recognisable shape. Flashmob Dance Company name…

  • Sep 27, 2018

    Body rolls and brain waves

    We know from personal experience that dancing is: deeply fun physically beneficial on a bunch of levels socially fulfilling and has a lovely habit of blowing away storm clouds that obscure our inner light. Art also promotes neuroplasticity As told in this delightful RN Big Ideas podcast, being creative increases our smarts and is proven to help prevent us from losing our mind: always…

  • Sep 26, 2018

    It’s Raining Cassettes

    In its passivity and resignation, cynicism is a hardening, a calcification of the soul.  Hope is a stretching of its ligaments, a limber reach for something greater.  – Maria Popova We make a literal “limber reach for something greater” in every single class at The Cassettes’ Mix Tapes. When I deliberately pull my face and…

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