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80’s flashmob dance

Byron, Bangalow & Burleigh Heads


So much more than a dance class:

~ Catch the Early Bird by Sept 28th ~   
Finish 2021 feeling fantastic: Join our new 8 week term now
start dancing week of October 11th.

Beginners so welcome ~ or join our Intermediate class


Hi I’m Marissa (Riss)!
BA Dance, Visual Art, Creative Writing, Grad Dip Ed.

Welcome to The Cassettes, and Rad Self Care.

We love the 80s (obviously!), the fun of dance, but especially love seeing women shine as they shed their worries, and enter a playful, empowering headspace.  The positive life-ripples are many. 

The magic happens through our in-person classes, and in Rad Self Care: our sparkly live-online version of The Cassettes.

What we’re about
Marissa and The Cassettes are honoured to help people feel more empowered, happy, energised and free, connected to each other and themselves, joyful, amused and embodied.  Cassette classes are authentic, fun, professional, warm, creative and led with integrity and care. 

The Cassettes classes cater for women of all ages, including beginner to advanced 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 Vicki Lawrence and Marissa Treichel, and assisted by the shimmery Juz Grantham, Rohini Drury and Ruth Walker, The Cassettes feature the best adult dance students eva.

We heart diversity and celebrate all movers, of all age, sexuality, shape and colour.  Together, we create an amazing vibe!

Featuring Byron Shire’s original Flashmob Dance Company, Mix Tape 80s Dance Classes, super-special contemporary dance classes, festival dance workshops and Flashmob shows, The Cassettes classes currently rock out in Byron Bay, Mullumbimby, Bangalow and online.

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.

Our classes are immaculately planned and snazzily facilitated.

Feeling flashy?
The Cassettes is also home to the Flashmob Dance Company.  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.

  • This is the happiest dance class of my entire life.  Thank you!

  • Thank you!!!  I had the best fun ever and floated all the way home.  It’s been over a decade since I’ve done a proper dance class like that…. You are all so amazing & the class was magical.  Thank you for re-igniting my flame.

  • When Marissa teaches, she has an amazing technique: her students can really feel her creativity coming through.  Riss has a gift for describing dance moves that make them easy for anyone to learn.  She provides a beautiful and safe space for people to not only get fit, learn dance, but also to express themselves and feel connected with a group of people.

  • 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!

  • Feb 11, 2021

    Feeling Lucky

    Kim Goodrick is a mum of two. She’s been a Cassette since 2016, first dancing to synth-pop track Whip It in our Byron Mix Tapes 80s Dance class.  Warm, cheerful and shy, we’re lucky to still have her dancing with us. Kim recently shared a post on facebook about luck, privilege, and success.  She was…

  • 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…

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