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Mood Booster Playlist Vol II

Vanessa here with your second volume of our Mood Booster Playlist series. This month, I ask that you perhaps think about performance versus privacy. Turn your lights down low, press play and have a boogie in a designated safe space. Rather than thinking of the performative elements of dance – how your body looks or […]

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Mood-Booster-Playlist Vol 1

Please remember that dance isn’t some childish indulgence to be relegated to the shadows and only pulled out for special occasions. The mental health benefits surpass those of other forms of exercise, because it requires artistic expression in addition to all the usual cardio & endorphin booster perks. Dance to this playlist in your bedroom, […]

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How to actually get good at dancing.

Written by Vanessa Marian Whilst I never want to lose the feel-good essence of having fun whilst you dance, I have truly seen the difference in people’s lives when they commit to regularly dancing vs simply popping in on occasion. Some of you may know that I’m a Bharatanatyam dancer, an ancient Indian classical art […]

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Retro Bollywood Bangers

Have you ever indulged in some 1970s and 1980s vintage Bollywood whilst you do your weekend vacuum? No? Allow me to introduce you to some bangers. Written by Vanessa Marian This is a playlist curated in collaboration with my mum, who went on a starry-eyed trip down memory lane as she revisited melodies from her […]

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Music: How to feel less stressed in the process.

In the last year or so, I’ve abandoned my outcomes-based life outlook in favour of one that relishes in the process. I just basically re-worded the cliche ‘it’s about the journey, not the destination.’ I highly recommend. I gained new perspectives, I had more time to really listen to what people were saying and the […]

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Here’s a move you should try at home

If you’ve ever wanted to learn a hip hop dance move, we’ve got your back. HAPPY FEET Happy Feet is a hip hop-based dance move that relies on some fun footwork in which your weight is transferred between your heels and toes. The challenge is to shift this weight between your feet seamlessly so that […]

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WHAT IS HOUSE DANCE?

So if you’ve been a long time Groove Therapy dancer, chances are you’ve heard of, or dabbled in, house dance. But what is it exactly? The history of house House dance is a social street dance that was born on the underground club dance floors of Chicago and New York in the 1970s and 1980s. […]

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So what is a Party Dance?

From the running man to the moonwalk, watch your friends’ jaws drop next time you hit the dance floor. Many of us innately enjoy dancing, or at least the idea of dancing, but don’t quite have the dance vocabulary to back up our passion. But never fear, the Party Dances course is here. So what […]

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ONLINE DANCE COURSES

Ever lamented to yourself thinking “are there dance classes near me?” only to realise that they were a little lacklustre or…in the wrong country? Well now you can take a dance class right in the comfort of your own home. These are adult hip hop dance classes for beginners who want to learn how to […]

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Swap out the morning scroll for this way better habit…

What’s better than a big instagram scroll and email check as soon as you wake up? Literally anything. But with so many of us hunched over our smart phones and computers for hours each day, there is something to be said for simply breaking up that stagnancy with a 2 minute stretch. Why stretch? Let’s […]