So what exactly is Groove Therapy? We have three main divisions, a beginner dance class series, a talent/performance agency and a community programme series.
Beginner Adult Dance Class Series
Our beginner adult dance classes started in Sydney before exploding on the internet, with people tagging us with requests to start classes as far as New York City (we’re coming fam, sit tight). Currently we hold our signature beginner dance classes for adults across Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane. Each class follows the same premise – non-dance studio vibes, with dim lights, no mirrors and a community feel. Check the schedule and book online (because we don’t do door sales).
Dance and Performance Agency
We grooved hard and we championed our vision to be inclusive, represented beauty in all its diversity and pushed ourselves to our limits in training in order to hit our own personal goals. Well turns out people started noticing it and began to hire us for it. In the short time that we’ve been around we’ve danced in feature roles for TV commercials, rocked the screens on international music videos and collaborated with the biggest global brands.
We were dancing with purpose and the world was noticing.
We currently offer a range of dance, teaching and performance-related services outside of the classroom. Get in touch with us to facilitate a dance workshop or perform at your next event, hens night, birthday party or corporate shindig.
Community Program Series
Our beginner adult dance classes across Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane run for one very important reason – to foster mental wellness. As dancers, we know that belonging to a community, relying on a consistent activity each week (no matter how hectic the rest of your week is being), pumping yourself with endorphins from exercise and just having a dance when the week gets stressful is beneficial on both a physical and psychological level.
At Groove Therapy we recognise this and our mission is to make this joy from dance accessible to all walks of life. We are currently legitimising all this by working with mental wellness and medical industry professionals to formally write up our dementia dance program, where we tap into long term memory with old music and use this to connect with patients.
Other programs we’ve trialled (though they run sporadically and not regularly yet) include Groove Rising, a dance class for young refugee girls and a series of classes for at-risk and displaced youth.
If you work for a community organisation that would love to have a Groove Therapist teach a dance class then contact us! We’re especially keen to collaborate on programs that evaluate the effectiveness of our classes on attendees as we gear up to collect happiness data on our classes.