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  • Caution: Jazz Hands

    There’s nothing quite so effective in a Broadway show, or an 80’s flashmob, as a dozen pairs of well-splayed jazz hands.  Stretch that finger-webbing! And did you know, they can also be a handy (he he) way to literally hold your priorities with you everywhere you go. This week in class, the Cassette dancers did…

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  • If You Wanna Have a Good Time

    Express yourself. Shake your thang. Don’t stop me now. Louise L Hay affirmations?  Could be.  Also, the names of the songs The Cassettes are performing for Term 2! The Dance The Burleigh Mix Tapes are dancing to Queen’s irrepressibly joyful, Don’t Stop Me Now; Byron Mix Tapes are battle-rocking to Salt n Pepa’s Shake Your Thang; and the Flashmob…

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  • What’s leggings got to do, got to do with it?

    Fabric Tunnels of love. Footless tights. Pin protectors. Adventure pants. Second skins. Cheerful muscle armor. Leggings. Whatever you choose to call them, tights are a big part of a dancers day, and even their LIFE. They cover half our body, half the time!  Why do we choose to slide our toes through so many pairs…

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  • I Feel the need – the need for a creed!

    I used to have a Personal Mission Statement.  As much as I love the word Mission, in a hardcore fighter pilot kind of way, turns out in reality I am a little bit softer.  On a scale of 1 to 10, Top Gun being the most hardcore and Dirty Dancing being the least, I’m probably a 4….

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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!