Where are your classes located?
Sydney Beginner Dance Class location:
Red Rattler Theatre, 6 Faversham St, Marrickville
Online Beginner Dance Courses:
Ummm where did the Melbourne classes go?
We currently only run regular Sydney beginner adult dance classes! Melbourne has shifted to a pop-up series, which we will announce via our socials and newsletter!
*Please don’t email about Naarm/Melbs pledging your interest in our re-opening – we know we definitely have the interest!
We just don’t have the on-the-ground staff to meaningfully nourish this community!
Do you accept cash?
No. We are a tiny business operating over several locations with freelance dance teachers. We keep everything electronic so that teachers can focus on simply turning up, marking off the roll and teaching you some moves.
How do I book my Sydney class tickets online?
You have two options:
- Buy your pass by selecting the date you’d like to attend through the schedule.
- Buy a 5 class pass or 10 class pass and you’ll get a coupon code to enter at the check out for all bookings you’d like to attend.
Well now what? Easy, book online HERE
How much does class cost?
5 class pass: $100
10 class pass: $195
Does my pass expire?
Yes, so make sure you use them all up within the time limit.
Casual pass: 4 weeks from day of purchase
5 class pass: 3 months from day of purchase
10 class pass: 6 months from day of purchase
I booked a class but need to cancel with 6 hours or more of notice. Can I get a refund or credit note?
No to refunds, but YES to credit notes!
You must cancel it yourself through your own account!
- If you cancel with more than 6 hours to spare then that credit automatically sits in your account under your own name.**
- **Make sure you create an account first, otherwise there’s nowhere for your credit to sit!
- Go to your email receipt/confirmation, scroll to the bottom and hit ‘cancel/reschedule’
I missed class. Can I have a refund or credit note for a future class?
Unfortunately no. Groove Therapy is a popular class, often selling out a week in advance. Not turning up means that someone didn’t get your spot and missed out. We can’t afford to credit or refund people who missed class without letting us know at least 6 hours prior.
Think of it as standard ticket etiquette. You wouldn’t get a refund for a movie or concert ticket for simply not turning up (no matter how good the reason) – so Groove Therapy asks for the same level of respect as a tiny organisation that you’d give to a massive corporate stadium event.
I changed my mind. Can I have a refund.
We don’t do refunds for change of mind. Commit to it when you book babies!
Can I just rock up and pay at the door?
No no no absolutely not! We are sorry for being so strict on this but we turn people away every single week and it’s SO awkward for us (and you). If class is sold out then it’s sold out. You might think you’re just one extra person but that’s honestly what everyone else at the door thinks and we don’t think it’s fair to the people who paid us money and booked ahead to squish like sardines in a room.
Class is all booked out! Can I waitlist?
Unfortunately we don’t do waiting lists anymore as they were a logistical nightmare with people’s shifting schedules. If you missed out on a class, simply hit refresh throughout the day to see if there are last minute cancels. Or book for the next available class instead!
Do you do gift cards?
No but send us an email and we can talk options!
What do I WEAR?
Baby, whatever you like really. We personally like our street gear, baggy tees, trackies and kicks. The only thing we request is that you wear some sneakers and long pants.
We don’t recommend tight jeans or skirts, though you’re so welcome to try it if that’s your vibe.
However, it’s not a fashion show. Think comfortable exercise gear and any sort of sneaker or sport shoe.
What kind of dance is it?
Street dance. This means street styles originating from USA, Jamaica, Africa, Latin America and every other place in between. Think hip hop, house, dancehall and afrobeat. Your teachers have traveled the world as professional dancers, they all compete in the global street dance battle scene and have all been training under the pioneers, founders and leading figures of these street styles so you are not subscribing to some gimmick dance class. This is legit knowledge on global street dance.
Basically we are arming you with skills for your next d-floor encounter.
I have ZERO dance experience and two left feet. Am I doomed?
Yep. KIDDING. Stop 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. Chill homie.
Am I too old?
Our demographic is generally aged 20-45. This isn’t necessarily because people 45+ are too old, but more because the older age group isn’t as keen on hip hop music/dancing and the constant jumping is a little stressful on the knees. All adult ages are welcome but keep in mind the style of music and dancing that we’re teaching.
I have injuries, can I still come?
If you have shonky knees or joints, this class is probably not for you. Please remember that we are dance teachers, not doctors. We’re not completely useless though, so let us know before class if you have any injuries and we will give a warning or variation to a move that we think may strain that part of your body. You know your body and your capabilities better than us so listen to yourself before you push through a painful move.
Is there an age limit? Can I bring my kids?
Unfortunately we have a no children policy. Class is for peeps aged 15 (preferably 18) 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.
How can I keep up-to-date on all things Groove Therapy?
Or join our mailing list here
I love what you do and I think my workplace/business should collab with you on a project or event. Who do I contact?
Hit us up at firstname.lastname@example.org with all the deets and we will make some magic together.