What is GAQ Dance Class?

The GAQ Dance Community offer dance classes each term that are run by Dance Facilitators who are members of the Community.

GAQ Dance classes are choreographed and taught by passionate dance facilitators; who have extensive dance experience in performance and teaching dance forms ranging in Bharatnatyam, Kathak, Odissi, Garba Folk, Dandiya, Hip Hop, Contemporary, Fusion and Commercial Bollywood.

Our Dance Facilitators are Dina Amin, Nisha Bhaga, Bhavini Carpenter, Ashmini Dhother and Raksha Tappoo.

Our aim is to maintain the beauty and richness of our Gujarati culture and heritage through the Arts.



What type dance styles can I learn?

There are many styles of dance you can learn such as Garba, Dandiya, Dance Dramas and much more. Let us know what you are interested in!

What happens in a dance workshop?

In a dance workshop we have…

  • 10 mins of a warm-up and dance technique
  • 30 mins of learning dance choreography
  • 15 mins of dance learning dance theory and dance games
  • 5 mins finishing with a cool down and yoga stretching

Dance Workshop Details:


When: Every Sunday (Term 1) commencing 3rd March to 31st March 2019

  • Kids: 9:30am – 10:30 am
  • Teens/Young Adults: 10:30am – 11:30am
  • Performance Team*: 11:30am – 12:30pm

* Performance team is a more intensive workshop for teens and young adults with a focus on performance opportunities. To be invited to join this team, you must show commitment and dedication to the weekly workshops. This will be held each Sunday from 11:30am to 12:30pm.

Where: 59 Mortimer Road, Acacia Ridge QLD 4110

Cost: $2 for an hour session for GAQ Members and $5 for Non-Members (all money going to the GAQ)

Please register here:

Dance Workshop FAQs:


Workshop Terms:

  • Term 1: 3rd March 2019 to 31st March 2019 (5 weeks)
  • Term 2: 28th April 2019 to 23rd June 2019 (9 weeks)
  • Term 3: 14th July 2019 to 15th September 2019 (10 weeks)
  • Term 4: 13th October 2019 to 8th December 2019 (9 weeks)

* Term dates subject to change pending performance opportunities


What do I wear to class?  
Exercise clothing or comfy clothes that you can dance in.

What do I bring to class?
A water bottle to stay hydrated


How many workshops do I need to attend?

As many classes as you can! We recommend attendance each week if you would like to be included in community performances.


Do all workshop groups get a chance to perform?

Yes! However, to be involved in performance opportunities, dancers must attend majority of the classes.

Do I have to perform?

No, feel free to come along for fun, fitness and meet new friends.



How do I get involved?


Please register here: https://goo.gl/forms/O6hTLtDoEBFV2jwB3 

For further information, please contact GAQdance@gmail.com 



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BrisAsia Mini Festival of Indian Dance (2019)

Credit: Ibis Music Photography & Rhett A. Evans Photography

About GAQ

Gujarati Association of Queensland (GAQ) is a non-profit organisation established in 1993 as an incorporated body to maintain and enhance our Culture

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