Home

Adults Classes

Find yourself uplifted by the vibrant colours and high energy music of Bollywood. Dance Masala’s classes are an amazing way to have fun, get fit and find community, while gaining a foundation in Bollywood dance.

Our term classes help develop strength, rhythm, confidence and artistry – offering performance opportunities at all levels. We teach Bollywood, Bollyhop, Semi-Classical, Dance Conditioning, and more! The term consists of technique followed by choreography!

About our Levels

  • Level 1 classes – entry-level – little to no dance experience or training
  • Level 2 classes – 1-year dance experience and training in beginner classes required
  • Level 3 classes – a minimum of 4 years prior dance experience and training (must have the flexibility and coordination to be able to do a plié (all positions) tendu (1st and 5th) and rond de jambe… Must be able to control the knee in a fondu).
  • Level 4-5 classes – pro level. A minimum of 10 years prior dance experience and training required (or equivalent by previously attending some kind of professional program, or degree in dance)

 Term Dates for 2020

Term 1 – Monday 17th of February – Friday 10th of April

Term 2 – Monday 20th of April – Friday the 15th of May

Workshop Week – Monday 18th of May – Friday 29th of May

Term 3 – Monday 1st of June – Friday the 26th of June

Workshop Week – Monday 6th of July – Friday 10th of July

Term 4 – Monday 13th of July – Sunday 9th August

Term 5A – Monday 17th August – Sunday 27th September

Workshop Week / Filming and Polishing – Monday 28th September – Saturday 10th of October

Term 6 – Monday 12th October – Sunday 22nd November

 What do I need for Online Class?


– A computer/phone/tablet with internet
– A well-ventilated/air-conditioned space with room to dance
How do online classes work?

 Monday L1 Bollywood 6:30pm 'Aithey Aa' & Dance Conditioning 7:30pm Online

6.30-7.30pm Level 1 Bollywood ‘Aithey Aa’ with Drea

Join Drea for a fun-filled, typical Bollywood routine! A great introduction to the world of Bollywood dance! Monday night classes will be held online!

Q: Can I drop into this class casually?

A: It is recommended to attend this class regularly, as choreography is taught in a sequence and added to weekly.

Venue: Class will be held online via Zoom.

7.30-8.30pm Dance Conditioning with Drea

Want to take your dancing to the next level? Join Drea and Dance Masala’s Performance Company to improve your strength, mobility, flexibility and learn injury prevention in this one-hour conditioning and technique class!

Q: Can I drop into this class casually?

A: Yes! Join anytime!

Venue: Class will be held online via Zoom.

 Tuesday Bollywood 'Tune Maari Entriyaan' L2 7pm & 'Naino Mein Sapna' Semiclassical L3 8pm in Fortitude Valley!

7 – 8 pm ‘Tune Maari Entriyaan’ Bollywood (Level 2) with Drea

This class is the perfect stepping stone towards our upper level classes. This term, we are doing Ranveer Singh classic from Gunday ‘Tune Maari Entriyaan’! Full Bollywood flavour!

Q: Can I drop into this class casually?

A: It is recommended to attend this class regularly, as choreography is taught in a sequence and added to weekly. If you miss a week, our teacher will record a supplement clearly teaching the steps, so you will never have to worry about falling behind! Due to COVID, all students must preregister before attending using the form above! If we sell out the class and you are registered as casual, we will give you the option to do the full term, otherwise, we give priority to full term paying students.

Venue: Fortitude Valley Studio, Level 4, 420 Brunswick St, Fortitude Valley (entry via Berwick St, doors are next to the Institute of Modern Art, buzz us at ‘ADC studio’ for entry).

Parking: Parking available at 421 Brunswick St (2 hours free, entry via Ivory St).

8 – 9 pm Bollywood Semiclassical ‘Naino Mein Sapna’ (Level 3) with Drea

This class is for dancers who have progressed through our program, and who are ready to take the step towards more complex upper level classes. Perfect your technique and learn a beautiful routine influenced by classical Indian dance styles. This term’s routine is Naino Mein Sapna, a quintissential Sri Devi Routine!

Q: Can I drop into this class casually?

A: It is recommended to attend this class regularly, as choreography is taught in a sequence and added to weekly. If you miss a week, our teacher will record a supplement clearly teaching the steps, so you will never have to worry about falling behind! Due to COVID, all students must preregister before attending using the form above!

Venue: Fortitude Valley Studio, Level 4, 420 Brunswick St, Fortitude Valley (entry via Berwick St, doors are next to the Institute of Modern Art, buzz us at ‘ADC studio’ for entry).

Parking: Parking available at 421 Brunswick St (2 hours free, entry via Ivory St).

 Wednesday 'Piya Tose' Semiclassical L2 6:30pm Online

6:30 pm ‘Piya Tose Naina Lage Re’ Semiclassical (Level 2) with Drea

This class is a beautiful semiclassical based choreography, perfect when supplemented with our Kathak Technique class. Learn this sweet calming choreography.

Q: Can I drop into this class casually?

A: It is recommended to attend this class regularly, as choreography is taught in a sequence and added to weekly. If you miss a week, our teacher will record a supplement clearly teaching the steps, so you will never have to worry about falling behind!

Venue: Online via Zoom!

 Saturday 12:15pm Level 1 Bollywood in West End!

12:15pm Bollywood Level 1 with Gitanjali

Fees: $100 early bird or $110 after

Capacity: Minimum numbers are 6 for the class, maximum of 18.

Q: Can I drop into this class casually?

A: We have strict numbers on this class so we cannot hold a space for a casual student. This is a risk you may have to take!

Venue: YCV Dance, 23 Kurilpa St, West End. Parking and entry to the studio at the back!

 Sunday Kathak Technique

4:00 – 5:15pm Kathak Technique (Open Level) with Drea

Master the foundations of this beautiful classical Indian dance style.

Q: Can I drop into this class casually?
A: You can join anytime but each week we will build on what we have learnt before, and add new exercises!

Venue: Class will be held online via Zoom.

 Sunday Workshop Series

Sunday Level 2-5 Workshops with Team Dance Masala

We are so excited to be launching our Level 3-4 Workshops on Sundays!

These workshops will be held every 1-2 weeks and are aimed at students who to push themselves, quickly pick up choreography in a short time frame and perform. Some workshops will be filmed!

Q: Can I drop into this workshop casually?
A: We require dancers to sign up prior to the workshop for WH&S. We do hope you understand. Payment must be received by bank transfer prior to the workshop.

Schedule:
✨ Sunday 18th October 10:30am – 12:30pm | Jaani Tera Naa | Venue: ADC
✨ Sunday 1st November 9:30am – 10:30am | Bhangra Basics (Open Level) | Venue: ADC
✨ Sunday 1st November 10:30am – 12:30pm | Chandigarh Mein Part 1 | Venue: ADC
✨ Sunday 8th November 10:30am – 12:30pm | Chandigarh Mein Part 2 | Venue: ADC

Fees:
$25.00 Early Bird (pay 7 days in advance)
$35.00 Full fees

Venue: Workshops will be held at ADC, Level 4, 420 Brunswick St, Fortitude Valley (entry via Berwick St, doors to the right of the Institute of Modern Art, buzz us for entry). Parking available at 421 Brunswick St (2 hours free, entry via Ivory St).

 Guest Masterclass Series

Guest Masterclass Workshops

We are so excited for a new series of Guest Masterclasses Series running in December. More details soon! Make sure you are following us on Facebook & Instagram!

Q: Can I drop into these workshops casually?
A: We require dancers to sign up prior to the workshop so we can send you the zoom link on time! Payment must be received by bank transfer prior to the workshop.

Schedule:
TBA

Fees:
TBA

Venue: Online via Zoom!

 Past Class Performances

Does this choreography excite you? Then Dance Masala is the right company for you.

 Fee Structure & Membership Terms

Become a DM Member!

We are very excited to be offering special DM Memberships for those who are serious about their dance classes! Becoming a DM Member gives you access to discounted classes, with Unlimited Membership giving you the opportunity to try as many of our classes as you’d like! Becoming a DM Member also gives one free costume hire per year (performance hire only) and a bring-a-friend pass (new students only) every term! Talk about value!

For online classes, the minimum membership term is two months. If you decide to terminate your membership within that period, a cancellation fee of $100.00 applies.

To become a member, let us know which class pass you’d like to attend, then register for GoCardless (our direct debit system) via this link (this is a MUST): https://pay.gocardless.com/AL00022BQ42F83

2 Class Pass Membership – $30/wk for 2 online and in-studio classes per week (Bollyfit is included on top of your two chosen classes!)

Unlimited Membership – $40/wk for unlimited online and in-studio classes each week

Casual Rates

$20.00 for Levels 1-2 Classes

$25.00 for Levels 3 Classes

Workshop Fees $25.00 for Early Bird (2-hour workshops) $35 after

6-Week Course Fees

$100.00 for Levels 1-2 Courses Online Courses or Early Bird Physical Classes (book & pay before Wed 12th of August); $110.00 after

$110.00 for Levels 3-5 Courses

6-Week Grooves Course Fees (30 mins)

$50.00 for the 6-week Early Bird Class (book & pay before Mon 5th October); $60.00 after the Early Bird!

We accept cash, eftpos and most credit cards. There is a 2% service fee for all credit card and eftpos transactions.

Terms & Conditions of Payment

    • – Members get discounts on all Dance Masala courses and workshops. Please commit to your nominated courses, as missed classes set back both you and other students.
    • – Memberships are designed to flow throughout the year – you can adapt as you go, trying out many different styles.
    • – Membership is for your nominated classes only. All payments are non-refundable and non-transferable.
    • – Any changes ot the membership e.g. cancellation, change of membership stream must be informed in writing via email. 7 days is required to action the change (your membership may deduct automatically during this period and the change will be actioned in the next period. All payments are non-refundable and non-transferable.
    • – A program of one-off pop up classes will be available to members between courses e.g. the week of the 9-23 of September between Terms 3 and 4.
    • – All members are entitled to 1 free costume hire per year (performance hire only) and a bring-a-friend pass (to be used by new students only) every term.
    • – If Dance Masala (in its absolute discretion) has to cancel a class, you will receive a credit for another class. This can be redeemed with any Dance Masala class of your level.
    • – Students are asked to keep a record of their payments and receipts.
    • – Dance Masala reserve their right to use substitute instructors in the case of accident or illness (at the same rate).
    • – There is a cancellation fee of $100 if membership is cancelled prior to or within a 3-month period, or 2-month period for online classes.
    • – Membership Specials (unlimited classes per week for $30 per week) last for one month only (the first four weeks of term)and are only available to new students. After the month is over, you will be automatically shifted to 2 classes per week, unless you nominate you would like to do more.

 Current Routines

Monday Level 1 Bollywood with Drea

Tuesday Level 2 Bollywood Fortitude Valley with Drea

Tuesday Level 3 Bollywood Fortitude Valley with Drea & Wednesday online at 7:30!

Wednesday Level 2 Semiclassical with Drea

Saturday Level 1 Bollywood with Gitanjali /strong>

Sunday 4th of October (Part 2 Workshop) with Drea

Monday 5th of October with Vinayak