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  • 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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  • 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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  • Hands up if you love the arts?

    The Cassettes’ Burleigh Mix Tape Crew perform their first flashmob eva, at the Gold Coast’s incredible SWELL Sculpture Festival! Umbrellas twirl and trench coats unveil in this exuberant Priscilla Queen of the Desert mash-up, choreographed by Deb Chalmers. But first, we shall debut Priscilla in our quarterly Mix Tape show @ Burleigh Masonic Hall: 7pm sharp, short and shiny! Join our Burleigh…

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  • Contemporary Dance Byron Bay

    Dance definition contemporary (adjective) existing or happening now dance (verb) move rhythmically to music, typically following a set sequence of steps   By definition, Contemporary Dance doesn’t have set, universal “moves”.  This is why there is so much wonderful variety within the genre.  Contemporary Eric has noticed, however, that perhaps there are a few:   Melting pot of…

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  • How to stop violence against women

    22 year old emerging artist, Eurydice Dixon was raped and killed walking home from a gig last Tuesday night in North Carlton, Melbourne.  19-year-old Jaymes Todd, a stranger to Dixon, turned himself in the next day. A few hours before her death, Eurydice had performed a comedy routine in a cozy pub nearby, which explored (of…

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  • An inkling of who we are

    When we arrive on earth, we are provided with no map for our life journey.  Only gradually as our identity forms, and we get an inkling of who we are, do possibilities begin to emerge that really call us. – John O’Donohue I was 19 years old and gazing down the hallway into a square…

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