Studio J turns 4!

On our 4th bday, we look back through the eyes of our very first student – Saachi!! Saachi enrolled when we opened on 24 Oct 2016. 4 years on, she continues to dance with her Studio J fam. “What can I say, I’m very loyal!” (laughs heartily):⁠ What brought you to Studio J?⁠ Dance has …

Beyond Studio J with Anagha

“I really believe in the law of attraction and manifesting what you want. I applied to Coles eighty-four times and was rejected. But I didn’t give up. Then one day, I got the job.” Always ready with a smile and a helping hand, Anagha sparkles with positivity. Starting off as a teacher, and then coming …

Beyond Studio J with Laki

“Being the only girl in a guy’s team, I don’t want to be seen as the weak link. I want to be the strongest. If I’m not tired at the end of the day, then I haven’t put in enough.” Founder of Bharatanatyam dance school, Natya Praana, co-founder of Ranjhe Bhangra, and co-owner of LAKS …

World Mental Health Day

This year has been tough. We talked to our dance fam about how they’ve looked after their mental health during lockdown. Here’s what some of them have shared: Anagha: Waking up every morning & thinking of all that I was still blessed to have, what other people have lost, has kept me going. I’ve started …

Gift Vouchers

Give the gift of dance! Need an awesome gift for the Bollywood fan in your life? Surprise them with a Studio J Gift Card! They’re easy to order online and can be used for any of our classes, including in-studio, online courses, casual classes, tutorials, private lessons and more! Buying a gift card is simple! …

Wellbeing At Work

Helping create happy workplaces! How can Studio J optimise your workforce happiness? Hi, I’m Jaya – Studio J Founder and dancer-physiotherapist who spent 2 decades working in the corporate health sector. I understand the challenges of encouraging a healthy, happy workplace – especially with employees working remotely and in isolation. I’ve partnered with expert artists, …

Dance & Conversations

“I was so focused on fixing things in my dance that the love wasn’t present.” It always surprises me what one conversation can reveal. Sitting with our guest teacher, Emily, on a Tuesday evening, I mentioned that I’m in awe of how her dancing has transformed and blossomed over the last year. How did it …

Studio J Wellness

Welcome to Studio J Wellness! The past year has shown us what an incredible community of people we have. Your love and generosity have been everything that we’ve needed to keep us going. We have been so moved by your passion to keep dancing, and by your support to our teachers. So we’re giving back! …

Prosecco with Divya

“When I moved to Australia, I came with all my dance costumes. I wasn’t sure if I would be able to dance here, but I still brought them, for the sake of happiness.” An insight into the many facets of our passionate Bharatanatyam Beginner teacher, Divya Shreejit Kumar! Destined to be a dancer, Divya talks …

Online Dance Courses

Live too far from our studio? Can’t attend classes due to work & family commitments? Or perhaps you find dance studios a little intimidating? Whatever the reason, now you can learn Indian dance at your own pace and from the privacy of your home! We bring the studio to you, so now you can join …

Maret – Our Bollywood Superstar

Everyone knows that we love sharing our student journeys, and we’re certainly not going to let a virus change that. Social-distancing and isolation – but still connecting, sharing stories and celebrating life. Today we’re featuring our beautiful Bollywood Seniors student, Maret, in her Bollywood style music video! Maret (71 yrs) watched the film ‘Marigold Hotel’ …

Coffee with Ida

From a huge online fan base to sold out dance classes, plus the glamour of performing with Sapphire Dance…one would think life is a bed of roses for Ida Ghatge. But as the saying goes, everyone has a story! Equally passionate about dance and mental health, read on to find out about our Bolly-Kathak queen’s …

Are You Good Enough?

A coincidental tram ride home together after class one day, turned into discovering the amazing life journey of Natsuko Mineghishi, our Bolly-Heels student. When Natusko dropped out of science-engineering to pursue studies in classical opera singing, her family repeatedly asked her, “Are you sure you’re good enough?” Harsh words for a young woman, especially when …

Coffee with Govind

“I think it’s amazing what people can do for themselves when they love something.” At the age of six, Govind started to learn classical Indian dance from his older sister. Many years later, when his sister became a survivor of domestic violence, Govind set up Karma Dance, as a means to help her heal through …

Swag at Sixty

“Your heart is always right, even though it’s on the left.” Over the last couple of years, I have come to realize how we underestimate just how alive and active senior citizens are. From joining choirs, to patchwork clubs, volunteering at nursing homes, rescuing animals, going to the gym, commuting on bicycles, they never fail …