• The benefits of dance

    Dance kicks butt over every other form of exercise.  It’s an art form…and a form of exercise…and for some a spiritual practice.  Dancing to Total Eclipse of the Heart can be quite cathartic, let me tell you. Wholly mother of 80’s music, what a fantastic, impossible combo!  Movement and music combine to make us feel amazing,…

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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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  • 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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  • New Look Website

    Yes!  We have revamped The Cassettes website with more colour, radness and simplicity.  Hopefully this means it is easier for you to find your way around. If the website is misbehaving in anyway, or you need technical assistance, who you gonna call?   [email protected]  

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  • Thank you all so so much for an incredible show last night – everyone was absolutely blown away! You really know how to get the party started.  HUGE thanks!

  • 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 this year.
    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!