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Adult Courses

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

Our 6-week courses help develop strength, rhythm, confidence, and artistry – offering performance opportunities at all levels. We teach Bollywood, Semi-Classical, Bolly Bhangra, and more! The term consists of technique followed by choreography!

Our next term is 13th of July – 22nd of August!

Join us in-studio and online with an option to film the routine at the end of the course on the week of the 24th of August!

Download the timetable here

About our Levels

  • Level 1 classes – beginner/entry-level class – little to no dance experience or training. We will give you the foundations to dance!
  • Level 2 classes – intermediate – minimum of 2-year dance experience and training in beginner classes required. Must be able to execute the beginner repertoire of steps in medium tempo with little cueing.
  • Level 3 classes – advanced – a minimum of 4 years prior dance experience and training. Must have the flexibility and coordination to be able to do all Beginner Bollywood steps would good control in fast tempo, plus an understanding of turns, floorwork and spotting techniques.

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 Term Dates for 2021

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

Adult Courses Term 2 – Monday 26th April – Sunday 20th June

Adult Courses Term 3 – Monday 12 July – Wednesday 18 August (Optional Filming Week: 24th August)

Adult Courses Term 4 – Monday 6 September – Wednesday 13 October
(Optional Performance: Diwali TBA)

 What do I need for Online Class?


– A computer/phone/tablet with internet (being close to the modem gives you the best connection)
– A well-ventilated/air-conditioned space with room to dance and ideally good light
– Using chromecast or a HDMI to connect your computer/tablet to a nice big screen e.g. a TV is the best!

 Monday 6:30pm Kathak Technique

6:30pm Kathak Technique (Open Level) with Parvyn

Master the foundations of this beautiful classical Indian dance style with Parvyn, a brilliant singer, songwriter, dancer, and Kathak teacher will be joining us to take over and guide our Online Kathak batch into their next phase of brilliance! Parvyn is such a kind and wonderful teacher. We are so blessed to have her joining us from Melbourne. One of the absolute blessings of the pandemic. Please note this is a 75-minute class.

Check out her work here: www.parvyn.com

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!

Fees: Early bird is $120 for the 6-week course, or $140 after!

Venue: Class will be held online via Zoom.

 Tuesday Bollywood Level 1 'O Saki Saki' 7:30pm in Fortitude Valley and Online!

7:30 – 8:30 pm Level 1 ‘O Saki Saki’ Item Bollywood with Drea

Q: Can I drop into this class casually?

A: You can trial the class 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. Trialling the class negates the early bird offer.

Q: What if I am unwell or cannot physically make it to class?

A: This class will be offered in the studio in Fortitude Valley and Online! If you are unwell, you can attend this class online that night or receive the recording to catch up on the steps! Too easy!

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: Street parking free after 7pm. Parking available at 421 Brunswick St (2 hours free, entry via Ivory St).

Fees: Early bird is $100 for the 6-week course, or $120 after! Add Filming Option to your Package for $30.00 (includes a rehearsal and film shoot to show off your dance!

Capacity : Minimum numbers are 6 for the class, maximum of 30.

Check out our last student video!

 Tuesday Bollywood Level 2 'Mera Wala Dance' 8:30pm in Fortitude Valley and Online!

8:30 – 9:30 pm ‘Mera Wala Dance’ Bollywood Level 2 with Drea

This class is for dancers who have progressed through our program, and who are ready to take the step to try a more intermediate level class. Not sure if this is you? Consult our Bollywood Technique Matrix and see how many you can do! An intermediate student should be able to do these techniques with minimal cueing from the teacher and peers.

Q: Can I drop into this class casually?

A: You can trial the class 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. Trialling the class negates the early bird offer.

Q: What if I am unwell or cannot physically make it to class?

A: This class will be offered in the studio in Fortitude Valley and Online! If you are unwell, you can attend this class online that night or receive the recording to catch up on the steps! Too easy!

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: Street Parking free after 7pm. Parking available at 421 Brunswick St (2 hours free, entry via Ivory St).

Fees: Early bird is $100 for the 6-week course, or $120 after! Add Filming Option to your Package for $30.00 (includes a rehearsal and film shoot to show off your dance!

Capacity : Minimum numbers are 6 for the class, maximum of 30.

Check out our last student video!

 Wednesday Semiclassical L2-3 6:30pm Online

6:30 pm ‘Zaalima’ 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 full of love.

Q: Can I drop into this class casually?

A: You can trial the class 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. Trialling the class negates the early bird offer. If you miss a week, you will receive the full class recording to catch up easily!

Venue: Online via Zoom!

 Expression of Interest! Thursday 8:00pm Level 1 Bollywood in Fortitude Valley and Online!

8:00pm Expression of Interest! Bolly Bhangra Level 1 with Drea

We have a spot in our studio for one more Level 1 class per week for enthusiastic students! If you are keen to try this class please do fill in our form and mark your expression of interest!

Q: What if I am unwell or cannot physically make it to class?

A: This class will be offered in the studio in Fortitude Valley and Online! If you are unwell, you can attend this class online that night or receive the recording to catch up on the steps! Too easy!

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: Street parking free after 7pm. Parking available at 421 Brunswick St (2 hours free, entry via Ivory St).

Fees: Early bird is $100 for the 6-week course, or $120 after! Add Filming Option to your Package for $30.00 (includes a rehearsal and film shoot to show off your dance!

Capacity : Minimum numbers are 6 for the class, maximum of 30.

 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!

The minimum membership term is ten (active) weeks. Active is defined as weeks when courses are on, membership will be paused between courses unless a member opts to participate in filming. 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

Unlimited Membership – $40/wk for unlimited classes each week

Trial Class Rates

$20.00 for Levels 1-3 Classes

$25.00 for Kathak Technique Classes

Workshop Fees

$30.00 for Early Bird (2-hour workshops) $40 after

6-Week Course Fees

$100.00 for Levels 1-2 Courses Early Bird (book and pay before 4th of July) / $120 After

$120.00 for Kathak Technique Class Early Bird (book and pay before 4th of July) / $140 after

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.
    • – Memberships are designed to flow throughout the year – you can adapt as you go, trying out many different styles. Memberships pause after the course culminates, and restarts with the next course. Members nominate which class is their preference each term.
    • – Membership is for your nominated classes only. All payments are non-refundable and non-transferable.
    • – Any changes to 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.
    • – 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).
    • – If a member participates in filming, the filming fee will be charged as an additional week. Members who participate in 3 or more filmings will have their filming fees capped at $80.00 as a member benefit
    • – There is a cancellation fee of $100 if membership is cancelled prior to or within a 10-week period.
    • – Membership Specials (e.g. unlimited classes per week for $30 per week) last for the duration of the special only and are only available to new students. After the period of time 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

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