• Boldness, Power and Magic

    Whatever you can do, or dream you can do, begin it.  Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it.  Begin it now. – Goethe The Cassettes began with one hilarious and exciting / terrifying idea: To flashmob Push It at a party on a sweeping hill overlooking Byron, under a giant fig tree.  Three friends joined me in this mission.  The…

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  • 80s Computer Games

    Back when the path was clear, and options limited.  We all deserve a pat on the back, for navigating modern “computer games”.    The Internet was just being born, along with everything good, in the 80s.  Computer scientist Tim Berners-Lee and a whole posse of nerds whacked together the World Wide Web while listening to “Nothing’s Gonna…

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  • Dance in 2017!

    It’s an exciting time at The Cassettes’ 80s Dance Classes.  I’m so happy to have you join us, or to stay for another sparkling year.  I’m very passionate about providing high-quality, original and celebratory dance experiences, for practical dreamers like you. Feet on the ground and arms in the sky.  It’s the only way to…

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  • The A-Team

    Amazing Dance Teaching Team! Since 1980, The Cassettes has prided itself on combining high-quality dance teaching, with novelty floatation devices.  Wait, I mean with a sense of the ridiculous.  Our new Flashmob Troupe Leader, fresh from professional dance training in Melbourne, New York and Indonesia, promises to continue the tradition. Please welcome Katy Woods to The Cassettes’…

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  • How to be Fabulous

    One (fabulous) Cassette dancer reveals all Kat Mathieson has rocked both The Cassettes’ Flashmob Troupe and Mix Tape 80’s Dance Classes.  So far she’s danced Total Eclipse of the Heart, Shake Your Thang, Sweet Dreams, Flash and Danger Zone!  Kat is one of those people who are effortlessly and contagiously fabulous with a capital F for Freaking-cool.  She…

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  • Togetherness plus 80s dance

    I love teaching 80’s Dance Workshops Sharing Belinda Carlisle’s impassioned Summer Rain and Dead or Alive’s creepy disco delight, You Spin Me Right Round at Bello Winter Music Festival, was no exception. Festival Fun Bello Music Fest is run by Glenn Wright and the excellent crew who also do Mullum Music Fest.  Bello is the cooler (as in…

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  • Dance Classes in Byron Bay

    Yesterday the Byron Mix Tape Crew performed Salt n Pepa’s 1988 Shake Your Thang.  This may sound a LITTLE over the top, but it was like giving birth.  And we all want our births to take place to an 80’s soundtrack, right? I remember thinking in the prelude to my daughter Pearl’s birth, “If this goes well,…

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  • Glittery Unicorns

    I’ve spent most of my adult life trying to convince my family-of-origin, aka mum, dad, sister Pia and brother Dan, that I am NOT A HIPPY. And this is true. I like strong coffee, not herbal tea. I like wine, not kombucha. Monogamy, I’m all over it. But glittery unicorns. Are they hippy? Because I…

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  • Everybody was Kung Fu Fighting

    Those kids were fast as lightning In fact, it was a little bit frightening But they fought with expert timing Every Wednesday after The Cassettes, I collect my kids from the bus stop, and take them to their Wu-Chi Kung Fu class.  LaoKung Gav leads the throng of grinning, kicking, sprinting and at times frighteningly poised kids,…

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  • Joining The Cassettes has brought me so much joy, opened me up to a new social circle and given me a real freedom and diversity from my aerial choreography work.
  • 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.

  • Thanks for all the joy you bring to the world….Dancing in lines with amazing ladies: I forgot how fun it is.
  • I really love the vibe of positivity and community you’ve created at The Cassettes.  I love coming every week and even if I haven’t had the best day, by the time I get to class I feel so much better, and then after class, on top of the world!  It’s an awesome sweaty workout too, but the best part for me is the people, the music and the funky, entertaining dance moves!  Such a fun way to have some ‘me time’ and get some exercise!  Thank you from the bottom of my heart.

  • I feel so blessed to be able to do a dance class with you and all the gorgeous women there.  Thanks Marissa, for the great dance class and your beautiful encouraging words.

  • I’m having a blast.

  • The classes are awesome.  The dance routines are so much fun.  Thank you for everything.

  • I just love The Cassettes dance classes.  They are part self-help; part dance; part entertainment.  A complete mind, body and soul experience that has me laughing the whole way through!

  • It is such a happy space at Burleigh Mix Tapes.  Deb sets a such a friendly, safe environment for us to be a little crazy and break out in the name of 80’s fun!