“Groove Therapy is a totally legit, beginners hip hop dance class that can teach you dance floor friendly moves, whilst making sure you don’t look offensively uncoordinated” – Life Without Andy

Beginner Adult Dance Classes in Byron Bay

6pm – 7pm
Encounter Byron
1 Acacia Street, Industrial and Arts Estate
$20 (online sales)

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Sup Byron Bay, here’s the deal. Our beginner hip hop dance classes are your prep for the weekend because we teach you how to slay on the dance floor. This means we teach you party dances and how to groove. We DON’T teach complicated choreography that leaves you stressed and brain fried because let’s be honest, who even uses a choreographed set on a dance floor anyway?

Wouldn’t you rather get out of your head and into your body by adding some new fun moves to your dance vocabulary? Yes. Yes you would.

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Your beginner dance class instructor is the founder and director of Groove Therapy, Vanessa Marian. Training across New York, Paris, Berlin, London, Tokyo, Brazil and regional Australia, Vanessa is particularly fascinated with street dance and the way it is born outside of the dance studio context, often by an oppressed people in reaction to political and socio-economic turmoil. in 2016 Vanessa founded Groove Therapy in Sydney, aimed at making dance accessible to all walks of life. Since then it has expanded to dance classes in Melbourne, Gold Coast, Brisbane and now Byron Bay.

Want to practise a few moves that you’ve learnt in class (or prep yourself before coming to class)? Vanessa Marian has done a small instructional series and piloted with her famous body roll number, and what’s better than learning a body roll amongst your repertoire of basic social dances for your next dance floor encounter? The instructionals are brief versions of what we cover in class (in much more detail), so come to a beginners adult dance class for real.


The location for our beginner hip hop dance classes, Encounter Byron, is the coolest local community space, located in the Industrial and Arts Estate of Byron Bay. The owners, being huge dance fans themselves, went about creating an entire back room that serves as a dance studio, complete with huge sound system and dreamy dance floors. This is the feel good beginners hip hop dance class for adults across Byron Bay who have always wanted to get down.

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Ok. Enough online stuff. Book your class so we can get back to interacting face to face.