Testimonials

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Nilesh & Carina Champaneri Bridal Choreography

Nilesh & Carina

“Choreographed an authentic, beautiful and fun dance for us… and even helped us organise… a flashmob!”
 
When we were planning our wedding last year we knew we wanted to honour both our Indian and western cultures. As well as having two ceremonies on the same day we were crazy enough to decide we also needed to do two first dances! Everyone expected the usual slow romantic first dance, but we decided to surprise our guests by following it with some Bollywood! Our DJ recommended Andrea and Dance Masala and once we had watched a few youtube videos of their performances we knew we were in good hands… But could we pull it off? We needn’t have worried. Andrea was a fantastic teacher and choreographed an authentic, beautiful and fun dance for us that was easy to learn. At the end of our first 2 hour lesson she filmed us so that we could watch it back and practice and even helped us organise and teach some moves to our bridal party so they could join in as a flashmob at the end! All our guests loved the performance and many of them said the dance was the best part of the day. We thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience and couldn’t recommend Dance Masala highly enough!
 
We’ll be in touch once we get our wedding video so we can show you our dance!
 
October 2015
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Brett Howe Executive Producer - QPAC

Brett Howe

“Andrea’s professionalism, enthusiasm and creativity was outstanding”

Working with Andrea and the team from Dance Masala on QPAC’s Out of the Box Festival for Children eight years and under in 2014 was both a pleasure and a delight. Dance Masala provided age-appropriate, fun and culturally sensitive performances and workshops that were extremely well received by both children and their parents. Their knowledge of traditional Indian dance, combined with Andrea’s  flair and creativity with the most up-to-date Bollywood and pop dance styles, made for a high energy, colourful and engaging arts experience.  Andrea’s professionalism, enthusiasm and creativity was outstanding.

Brett Howe

Executive Producer – Communities and Family

Queensland Performing Arts Centre

 

 

Children's Week 2014
Cass Zervos Queensland Children's Week 2014

Cass Zervos

“ONE OF THE 3 BEST THINGS I personally liked”

THANK YOU sooooooo much for your fabulous performance and the workshop to follow. I’m thrilled to bits that some of the young Aboriginal dancers got up to dance at your workshop and then you and the other 2 girls did the same for them.

I thought that was fabulous and how  fantastic that dancers all support each other!  IT WAS ONE OF 3  BEST THINGS  I personally liked about the Festival on Sunday .

Once again, Many thanks

Sunday 19th October 2014

Zoya's Birthday
Manish Singh Zoya's 6th Birthday

Manish Singh

“You were just great”

Cynthia and I, and Zoya, and all of our guests really enjoyed Zoya’s birthday party, and Dance Masala was a big part of that. We thought that you were just great, and that it the [Princess Party Package] worked really well. Thank-you.

Sunday 26th of April 2015

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Seema Naidu Wedding of Seema & Zameel

Seema Naidu

“A big thank-you! My family commented on how well you both performed!”

A big thank-you to Adam and yourself!! We were both so happy to have chosen you both to dance at our wedding.  My family also commented [on] how well you both performed.  I have also had a few guests from the wedding ask who you’s were because they loved it too. I’m so happy to know when people say how nice the wedding was, so thank you from the bottom of my heart.  Thanks again Drea, I will surely recommend Dance Masala to other people.

22nd March 2014

Ash and Krishma's Wedding
Ashil Kumar Wedding of Krishma and Ashil

Ashil Kumar

“Every person was thoroughly entertained.”

A big THANK YOU from Krishma & I for [Emily, Danika and Caitlin’s] performance at our wedding. It was superb. Every single person was thoroughly entertained. Hope the girls had a good time.

18th January 2014

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Kate McDonald Major Projects Producer - Woodford Folk Festival

Kate McDonald

“You looked stunning, the dancing and choreography was… of a really high standard and beautifully precise”

Thank you so much for totally embracing the Bollywood Bloc Party and your workshops and performances at Woodford. The energy, vitality and professionalism of you and your dancers was impressive. You looked stunning, the dancing and choreography was exciting, of really high standard and beautifully precise. I loved watching you all – both performing and the way you were able to get hundreds of people involved and dancing in the parade and workshops. Thank you for being a part of the Woodford Folk Festival 2013/14.

Noopur Sangeet
Noopur Sharma Private Choreography / Lesson for Sangeet

Noopur Wadhawan

“Amazing choreography… Nothing but positive things to say”

Dance Masala’s Drea instructed the most amazing dance class for all my friends [in Brisbane] travelling to India for my upcoming wedding. Not only was she fun and enthusiastic, but she made sure everyone was following and having a great time. My friends are ecstatic to be performing at the wedding and it is all thanks to Drea’s amazing choreography. I have nothing but positive things to say about the experience and plan to attend her dance classes for years to come!

Cassandra Zervos QLD Children's Festival Coordinator

Cassandra Zervos

“As soon as you  started dancing, the atmosphere changed. Everyone rushed towards the stage. I was amazed!”

WOW!  We all really enjoyed seeing Manish, Andrea and Caitlin’s dancing last Sunday at the Children’s Festival for the opening of QLD Children’s Week at Mt. Coot-tha Botanical Gardens. As soon as you started dancing, the atmosphere changed. Everyone (children and adults alike) rushed towards the  Bandstand stage. I was amazed!

In particular, one of your toddler ‘groupies’ was getting all caught  up in your Bollywood style dancing, costumes, and the beat of the music.  He was on the side of the stage and was trying to escape his father who was desperately trying to hold him back from becoming the fourth ‘Dance Masala’ member.

Although I was the MC for the day,  I suddenly became  your  ‘bouncer’, took his little hands and started dancing with him there and then. It was one of those really special moments! Thank-you.

20th October 2013

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Rachel Stewart Blue & Gold Committee - Marist College Ashgrove

Rachel Stewart

“Friendly, easy to work with and very professional.. Highly recommended!”

We were absolutely thrilled with Dance Masala’s performance at the Marist College Ashgrove Blue & Gold Ball. They added so much excitement and energy to our Bollywood-themed event, and really helped make the night a great success. The feedback from our guests was extremely positive, and we couldn’t have been happier with Dance Masala’s performance and interaction with the crowd. The dancers were also friendly, easy to work with and very professional. We would highly recommend this dance company to others.

3rd August 2013

Kerri Wood Entertainment Director of the Tara Festival of Culture & Camel Races

Kerri Wood

“Dance Masala wowed the crowds… Their performances were bright and colourful”

Dance Masala wowed the crowds at Tara on the first weekend in August 2013 as part of the Tara Festival of Culture and Camel Races. Their performances were bright and colourful and certainly drew the crowd. The team were energetic and enthusiastic and interacted so well with the audience when they conducted the workshops. I have never seen so many people taking part from their chairs in the audience. Whilst there were plenty of takers getting involved on the stage and in front of the stage, many of the older ladies were following the actions from the safety of their seats. Our committee would love to have them back for our next Festival in 2015.

3rd & 4th of August 2013

Terenia Tabor Artistic Director of Polonia Polish Assoc. Qld

Terenia Tabor

“An artiste is one who showcases his art to inspire others and Dance Masala achieved that beautifully”

I thoroughly enjoyed the performance by the Dance Masala trio who came to the Milton Community Festival at Polonia, Polish Assoc in Qld. As soon as they entered into the hall in their gorgeous costumes moving to the wonderful rhythms and beat of the music, I felt I wanted to be part of their world of dance. They were able to engage the audience and they showed true professionalism. An artiste is one who showcases his art to inspire others and Dance Masala achieved that beautifully. I felt happy to have invited them to participate at the Festival as they brought an exotic element to the program…. 16 June 13

Davina Purnama Birthday Workshop

Davina Purnama

“A very memorable experience… a definite must for the bucket list.”

I booked a one hour private Bollywood class with Dance Masala for my birthday. I chose it amongst the other similar Bollywood classes due to it’s convenient location in the Valley and affordable package. Andrea was a wonderful teacher. She was friendly, approachable, well presented and made everyone feel comfortable. My girlfriends were all at differing ages and dance levels but they all had a great time and it was a very memorable experience. A definite must for the bucket list.

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Suzanne Liang Hen's Night

Suzanne Liang

“All the girls are still on a high about how much fun it was!”

I just wanted to say thank you so much for a fun evening on Saturday! You did a fabulous job of getting us into the spirit of things & all the girls are still on a high about how much fun it was.

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Cindo Gosden Electro Technical Consultants

Cindi Gosden

“A truly engaging presentation… ”

On behalf of the staff at Electro Technical Consultants, I would like to thank you very much for a very entertaining evening.  Your costumes were colourful and your dance routines well rehearsed.  It was a truly engaging presentation.   You were well organised—everything went like clockwork.  Thanks again for making our company function so enjoyable.

Bruce Howden Wedding

Bruce Howden

” Such a memorable event!”

Thank you very much to you and your team for creating such a memorable event! We were delighted to have you and your other dancers were involved in our special day. And the [my] performance was a hit – Natasha’s father even gave me a hug at the end of it!

Debra Mainwaring 50th Birthday Party

Debra Mainwaring

“Your dancing mesmerized us and the little workshop afterwards was great!”

 A big thank you to the stunning Andrea and Jason who adorned the 50 +50 party for my cousin and I in my West End backyard. Great fun was had by family and friends who are now Bollywood converts! Your dancing mesmerized us and the little workshop afterwards was great – everyone’s still ‘unscrewing the lightbulbs’, ‘patting the dog’ and ‘stamping out the cigarette’ in time to their Favourite Bollywood music :))

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Malini Rawal Son’s Wedding

Malini Rawal

“I would also like you to perform when we have our second wedding which is next year…”

Drea and Adam did a wonderful job for the wedding. All our guests, especially all the Australians who came with the anticipation of bollywood dancing, got what they wanted. I would also like you to perform when we have our second wedding which is next year in October. Which is not too far away! Thanks for everything.

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Gonzalo Rodino BEMAC

Gonzalo Rodino

“Incredibly entertaining. Not only did they dance, but they told a story.”

The energetic performance by the young Dance Masala team was incredibly entertaining. Not only did they dance, but they told a story and spoke to each other through their dance moves, whilst captivating the whole audience and transporting them to a completely new culture. I would have never guessed how young these dancers were and how new they were to the dance style. I will definitely keep them in mind for any Bollywood inspired events!

Andrea Lam
Saleem & Zeenat Wedding

Saleem & Zeenat

“It was amazing, very professional and entertaining.”


A big thank-you to you and your team for the performance yesterday. It was amazing, very professional and entertainment. All the guests thoroughly enjoyed it. I will definitely recommend you for my friends weddings and occasions. June 2012.

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Lauren Ellis Hilton, Brisbane

Lauren Ellis – Hilton, Brisbane

“Thankyou… for the outstanding performances and atmosphere they created…”


An enormous thankyou to Dance Masala for the outstanding performance and atmosphere they created at our annual Team Party. We were most impressed with the professionalism and high standard of choreography. It was an absolute pleasure… Thank-you.