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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 performative dance vs therapeutic dance. Rather than thinking of the performative elements of dance – how your body looks or how well you’ve executed the techniques you’ve learnt in class – think about the […]

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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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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 […]

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Groove Therapy is coming to New York!

Our sell-out Australian dance class series is finally coming to New York city for 5 weeks only, starting Tuesday July 16 at A/D/O in Greenpoint. Groove Therapy is not your average dance class. Our movement was born out of one too many conversations with adults who admired dancers but were convinced they were too old/curvy/uncoordinated/intimidated […]

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Our Splendour Playlist

We’ll be at the Splendour in the Craft Bus with We’re All Going To Die facilitating an installation that asks you to get off ya damn phone and sit across a stranger with some thought-provoking conversation cards. Rad huh? You see, Groove Therapy is more than a dance class organisation – we’re mental health advocates […]

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Not Your Average Dancer: Benny ‘Bucho’ Garcia

Amy Zhang, our producer and general manager, has created this new series ‘Not Your Average Dancer’, in which she interviews incredible performance artists who have carved out a career path despite not fitting the typical ‘dancer mould’. Today we have our Gold Coast teacher Benny ‘Bucho’ Garcia on all things breaking, growing up and what […]

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Who was Vanessa Marian at Home Growing Up?

Words by Samantha Varghese (Vanessa Marian’s baby sister) When I sat down to write this article on how and why Groove Therapy is as we know it today, I realised it was something I’d given little prior thought to. I first found out about Groove Therapy over a trending Facebook post when my sister launched […]

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Five Reasons Why Dance can Change your Life this Week.

Get on it. Stat. Have you been meaning to get to class but find something always comes up? Or are you an already converted faithful regular? Either way, it’s Vanessa Marian – founder of Groove Therapy here, and I’m going to list five of the fundamental reasons on why I decided to start this company. […]

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Fear Less. Live More. Show the World your Bedroom Grooves.

We’re All Going To Die Festival is approaching and we think you need to jump on board. What are you afraid of? Not being able to keep up with the choreography? Being the wrong body shape for a dance class? Looking like Bambi on ice? All of the above? Well it turns out you’re not […]