Forget about nailing the moves. This is about getting out of your head and into your body first.
The good dancing comes later.
Hi GT! I have had amazing fun at beginners and I just wanted to write in to let you know how much I needed something like this in my week. I love Amy’s style . She’s so cool but also down to earth and always great fun without missing a beat. Also those playlists are literally the biggest endorphin hits of my entire WEEK.Andrea W
Groove Therapy is has beginner adult dance class in Sydney class that seeks to skip out on the pretentious vibes in favour of some simple good vibes. We dim the lights, pump up the bass and ban mirrors.
107 Redfern Street, Redfern
Times and Days
6:00pm Mondays: Beginner Class
7:00pm Mondays: Free Open Jam
6:00pm Tuesdays: Beginner Class
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If you’re scared of not being able to keep up in dance class, then you’ve missed the point at Groove Therapy. This is not about nailing choreography, performing for anyone or competing for front row-centre. This is just about learning how to dance, and maybe even take yourself a little less seriously for 60 minutes. Our adult beginner dance class in Sydney was created with this in mind.
“Classes are open to anyone, of all ages and dancing abilities… moving is about a sense of community, not just getting fit or feeling confident”– Time Out Sydney
Sydney has a special place in our hearts since it’s the birthplace of the Groove Therapy beginner dance class series. Our flagship venue, 107 Projects sets the tone with its community vibes and arts programming. It’s the kind of venue that is forever buzzing with a hum of energy as it’s home to a range of creative ventures (try the life drawing session that runs straight after our Tuesday beginner adult dance classes).
Our Sydney beginner hip hop dance classes are all about loud music, street dance and being an open vibe for new people to start learning the basics of dance. This means we don’t ask you to perform for anyone, there’s no front-row-centre mentality and there’s no mirrors or bright lights.
Class is so much fun and a good workout, I always leave in a good mood no matter what else is going on. The world looks like a better place after Groove Therapy.Anastasia P
What do I wear to a dance class?
Whatever you like as long as you’re comfortable. We personally prefer street gear, like track pants, baggy tees and sneakers. It’s not a fashion show so don’t worry about being judged for your style, just do you.
We only ask that you avoid open sandals, thongs/flip flops and bare feet, from a health and safety perspective.
What kind of dance styles do we learn at Groove Therapy?
Groove Therapy beginner adult dance classes cover a range of street dance styles. Think hip hop, house, dancehall and afrobeat. Each of our teachers has training in a slightly different street style so you’ll always get a variation each week. Some teachers love their Jamaican/Afro influence, whilst others go with New York-based styles that have evolved from hip hop culture.
I have ZERO dance experience and am the most uncoordinated dancer ever. Am I doomed?
Yes. KIDDING. top stressing. Everyone we meet tells us that they are set to be the worst dancer we have ever taught. It’s not really about dance abilities, it’s about learning not to take yourself so seriously and having fun.
Am I too old?
Our demographic is generally aged 20-40. This isn’t necessarily because people 40+ are too old, but more because the older age group isn’t as keen on hip hop music/dancing. All adult ages are welcome but keep in mind the style of music and dancing that we’re teaching.
Can I bring kids?
No. Class is for peeps aged 15 and over. When we teach children we are required to have special Working With Children Checks and ethically, it’s poor form to play explicit music and teach children how to body roll.
Whilst you may be completely fine with your children listening to Kendrick, please remember that from a general patron’s perspective it can feel a bit weird body rolling in the presence of children.
I have a schedule clash. Are there other dance classes I can take with you?
You can either book us privately via firstname.lastname@example.org or you can try our online dance lessons, which allow you to learn at your own pace and in your own time.
Can I just pay at the door?
No no no! We are super strict on this so don’t make it awkward for everyone involved when we have to turn you away at the door. Just book online always bebe. See below. Go on, do it!
Image: Rae Sturm