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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, Semi-Classical, Bolly Bhangra, Dance Conditioning, and more! The term consists of technique followed by choreography!

Our next term is 1st of Feb – 28th of March! Join us in-studio and online!

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 2021

Term 1 – Monday 1st of Feb – Sunday 28th March (8 weeks)

Guest Workshops – Wednesday 31st March, Wednesday 7th April & Sunday 18th April

Term 2 – Monday 19th April – Sunday 13th June

Guest workshops – Wednesday 16th June, Wednesday 23rd June & Wednesday 30th June

Term 3 – Monday 12 July – Sunday 5 September

Term 4 – Monday 27 September – Sunday 21 November

 What do I need for Online Class?


– A computer/phone/tablet with internet
– A well-ventilated/air-conditioned space with room to dance

 Monday L1 Bollywood 6:30pm Online

6.30-7.30pm ‘Makhna’ Level 1 Bollywood with Gitanjali

Level 1 you are in for a real treat this term! Join Gitanjali for a full desi feels, with this typical Bollywood routine to absolute crowd FAVOURITE Makhna. A great introduction to the world of Bollywood dance! Monday night classes will be held online so join us from anywhere in the world.

Q: Can I drop into this class casually?

A: We welcome trialling our class and you can do this for $20 but it is rcommended to attend this class regularly, as choreography is taught in a sequence and added to weekly. The $20 will be removed from the full term fee. 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! If you miss a week, you will receive the full class recording to catch up easily!

Venue: Class will be held online via Zoom.

 Tuesday Bollywood L2 7:30pm & L3 8:30pm in Fortitude Valley!

7:30 – 8:30 pm ‘Husnn Hai Suhaana 2.0’ Level 2 Bollywood with Drea

Husn Hai Suhana is a Karishma Kapoor & Govinda classic! Fun fact, our choreography on the old version of this song has clocked over 1 million views on YouTube! This class is the perfect stepping stone towards our upper-level classes. Full Bollywood flavour!

Q: Can I drop into this class casually?

A: We welcome trialing our class and you can do this for $20 but it is recommended to attend this class regularly, as choreography is taught in a sequence and added to weekly. The $20 will be removed from the full term fee. 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 trial/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).

8:30 – 9:30 pm ‘Panjeba’ Bollywood 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.

Q: Can I drop into this class casually?

A: We welcome trialling our class and you can do this for $20 but it is rcommended to attend this class regularly, as choreography is taught in a sequence and added to weekly. The $20 will be removed from the full term fee. 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 trial/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).

 Wednesday Semiclassical L2-3 6:30pm & Dance Conditioning 7:30pm Online

6:30 pm ‘Mein Albeli’ Semiclassical (Level 2/3) 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: We welcome trialling our class and you can do this for $20 but it is rcommended to attend this class regularly, as choreography is taught in a sequence and added to weekly. The $20 will be removed from the full term fee. 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! If you miss a week, you will receive the full class recording to catch up easily!

Venue: 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.

 Thursday Bollywood 'Sauda Khara Khara' L1 7:30pm in Fortitude Valley!

7:30 – 8:30 pm Level 1 Sauda Khara Khara Bhangra-Bollywood with Gitanjali

This is a fun Bhangra influenced Bollywood class perfect for Level 1 to get energetic in the studio and feel the groove! Join Gitanjali in the studio for this fun vibe

Q: Can I drop into this class casually?

A: We welcome trialling our class and you can do this for $20 but it is rcommended to attend this class regularly, as choreography is taught in a sequence and added to weekly. The $20 will be removed from the full term fee. 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 trial/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).

 Saturday 12:00pm 'Makhna' Level 1 Bollywood in West End!

12:00pm Bollywood Level 1 with Gitanjali

Level 1 you are in for a real treat this term! Join Gitanjali for a full desi feels, with this typical Bollywood routine to absolute crowd FAVOURITE Makhna. A great introduction to the world of Bollywood dance! Saturday afternoon classes will be held in-person so join us at 23 Kulripa St, West End!

Fees: $125 early bird or $135 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.

 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 1-3 Classes $25.00 for Kathak Technique Classes Workshop Fees $25.00 for Early Bird (2-hour workshops) $35 after 6-Week Course Fees $135.00 for Levels 1-3 Courses Online Courses or $ 125.00 Early Bird rate (book & pay week before class begins) $150.00 for Kathak Technique Class or $140.00 Early Bird rate (book & pay week before class begins) 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.
    • – General T&Cs include: • Payment is for your nominated class or crew only. All payments are non-refundable and non-transferable. We do not offer credits, or refunds if the student misses class. • If Dance Masala (in its absolute discretion) has to cancel a class or training, 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). • Requests for term refunds will only be considered if given with 14 days cancellation notice from the term start date. If approved, a $20 administration fee will be deducted + the fee for any class attended. Bookings cancelled outside of the 14-day period will be indisputably non-refunded .