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1st Nov, 2017


In 2017, we introduced the growth mindset (and strategies to achieve this) with our junior classes. It became clear to us as teachers, that when we face challenges, receive criticism, or fare poorly compared with others, we can easily fall into insecurity or defensiveness, a response that inhibits growth. If we are susceptible to it, children…

14th Sep, 2017


Technique & The 8-Week Term
Here at Dance Masala, we’re always trying to improve how we teach, what we teach and offer more to our students. We recently discovered (supplemented by feedback from you, our students) that there was a vital need for more technique in our classes – to help our students become even…

4th Sep, 2015


Recently, I have noticed that it has been a good while since I have updated the blog. Whoops! My only excuse is that 2015 has been a massive year for Dance Masala, and I can barely keep up. Plenty of positive stuff has been going on, but I have had little time to reflect…

26th Mar, 2015


After 4 years of amazing performances, gruelling training and many rude jokes; one of the brightest stars of Dance Masala’s Performance Company is moving on. Adam’s final performance with Dance Masala will be at the QUT Bollywood Ball this Saturday. There are a lot of mixed feelings as I write this. I taught Adam from…

10th Mar, 2015


WOW! It’s already been a month! And what a month it has been!

Teaching Bollywood Dancing, officially, has been one of the best experiences of my life. Every week has been a new adventure; a new learning curve bringing new meaning to what was once just a hobby. It’s a wonderful feeling, being able to…

1st Mar, 2015


So, you’re reading this article. Which means you’re thinking about coming to try Dance Masala. First of all, can we say a big hello and welcome! Dance Masala is more than a  Bollywood dance school, it’s also a real community, filled with friendliness, dedication, and joy. Dance Masala is for everybody, and we want to…

16th Feb, 2015


It’s so awesome to be back in Brisbane teaching after a wonderful vacation, I’ve really missed classes and all the familiar faces!

Launch Week was a major success and certainly kept all of us at Dance Masala busy. I’d like to give a big welcome to our wonderful new students, thank you all for making the…

18th Jul, 2014


Recently, I got given a sample of a Kiehl’s cleanser to try, and was excited to try it as I was ready for something new. I invested in using it, and went to buy the full size, I saw that the cleanser was a ‘Clearly Corrective Skin Purifying Cleanser’ and is one part of…

1st May, 2014


Now that we’re back for term two, and we have loads of new faces, I thought it would be a good idea to make a handy how-to guide for getting the most out of your Bollywood classes, and exercise in general. Part One is all about water and food. When to eat and drink…

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24th Feb, 2014


This year is beginning in a spectacular fashion! We have just started week 4 of our classes, and we already have so much going on.

We are collaborating on a major event for Brisbane City Council’s BrisAsia Festival called ‘To Bollywood with Love’. Together with producer, Joon-Yee Kwok, we are transforming Albert St in the city…