We are Groove Therapy, the street dance organisation that is most well known for our sell-out beginner adult dance classes across Australia. We offer hip hop and street dance beginner classes for that person who has always wanted to try a dance class but perhaps feels too intimidated/old/uncoordinated/curvy to step into a studio. This is a dim lights, no mirror and judgement-free space for adults that equips you with practical and legit skills for your next dance floor encounter.

Check out our schedule for a beginner adult dance class near you and book online (because we don’t do door sales bebe).

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We first launched in a local community hall in Sydney in early 2016 and have since expanded to Melbourne, the Gold Coast, Brisbane and Byron Bay. If you live on the East Coast of Australia and you’ve always wondered ‘are there adult dance classes near me?’ you’re in luck. Groove Therapy is waiting for you to join with raging rooms full of good vibes and no judgement.

How We’re Different
The premise for our success? We decided to create beginner dance classes for adults, but more specifically, for the kind of people who are scared of dance class. We did this by taking away the scene and championing community vibes instead. You’re not walking into an intimidating dance studio, but a local community centre, abandoned warehouse or forgotten arts space that we pump some loud music through before launching into legit hip hop and global street styles. Also you’ll laugh. A lot. We don’t take ourselves too seriously and we teach you how to laugh at yourself (and at us, we’re dorks).

We Don’t Culturally Appropriate Street Dance
This is a proper hip hop and street dance class. This part is important to us. Whilst we see so many dance classes out there for beginner adults, we wanted to offer something that was grounded in proper hip hop and street style training, not another fitness gimmick. When you take class with us you’re learning about the foundations of street dance styles that were born out of minority groups from streets across the world, from old school party dances to Afrobeat. From true Jamaican dancehall to core groove fundamentals. The list goes on. We don’t just give you a dance class but a contextual dance education. You get to learn the way a proper dancer would learn but in an accessible beginners context. Ya feel?

How Does the Class Format Work?
Our beginner dance classes follow a simple format. Warm up with some grooves, stretch it out a little, learn some party dances and then have a solid dance by stringing together what you’ve learnt in a little combo. There’s no complicated choreography to overwhelm your brain and all the stuff you learn in class can be used on the dance floor, in your bedroom, whilst waiting for your kettle to boil, at the bus stop and in most shopping aisles. Practical life skills guys.

Still nervous? Yo, check out some of our online dance instructionals that break down basic grooves and party dances to get an idea of the kind of stuff we cover in dance class. Just keep in mind that we cover those moves far more thoroughly in real life (*hint* come to a real dance class). Also make sure you subscribe to our newsletter (scroll to the bottom of the page) for music playlists, instructional videos and exclusive discounts and offers.

It turns out that we’re not just a bunch of pretty faces. We are also an agency. A global network of professional dancers, performance artists, choreographers and instructors that have worked for the biggest brands and artists across the world. You can hire us to do what we do best if you ask nicely.

Groove Therapy has always championed the most underground and undiscovered street dancers in the world, representing diverse styles of movement and championing individuality with content that people had never seen before. Before we knew it, we gained traction across Australia as the go-to dance agency, piquing the attention of the biggest global brands.

In the short time that we have been around we have performed, facilitated workshops, choreographed and danced for the likes of Nike, G-Star RAW, Samsung, MTV, Vice, TedXSydney, Vodafone, Westpac, Universal Store and Mercedes Benz Fashion Week.

We could keep talking but the proof is in the pudding really, so here’s a highlight reel of some of our favourite professional dance and performance art gigs.

From hens nights, birthday parties and corporate events to social media content creation, television, commercials, festivals, immersive performance art installations to music video clips we do it all and welcome ideas for future opportunities with you.

Want to collab or have us rep at your next event? Holla.

Classes, gigs and all dance-related things aside, we are a community, not a scene. So welcome to the fam. 

Feature image Emma Daniels