The introductory course for people who are convinced they can't dance.

Many people admire dancers, but find the idea of stepping into a dance studio intimidating. They feel too old, curvy, uncoordinated and now they're convinced it's too late to start. They're wrong.

Your instructor, Vanessa Marian, will cover the absolute basics, beginning with fundamentals on how to isolate, bounce, groove and body roll. Celebrate the end of each module by putting your new skills together in a little mini-combo.
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How it works

Each lesson has 3 elements:

At a glance it looks like this:

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Then we string those moves together into mini-combos (i.e. mini-routines)

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Plus there's these perks

  • Learn how to own the dance floor

    From the bounce to body rolls, the body rock to the two step, you're learning how to dance with basic groove. Each module ends with a mini-combo. This is the perfect warm-up series before the Party Dances course.

  • Short bite-sized lessons

    Each lesson covers a new skill and is between 3 - 10 minutes long. So you can learn and re-learn new dance skills every single day no matter what your schedule looks like.

  • Bonus resources

    Learn your dance history, and how it became woven into pop-culture. From Janet, to TLC, Vanilla Ice and Will Smith we've dropped some serious knowledge and dance inspo.

  • Bonus: curated Playlists

    Once you feel comfortable with the lessons, simply press mute on the videos and practise with one of our bonus curated music playlists. Think Afro-house, jazz, hip hop, funk and more.

  • Dance on your own terms

    No need to feel self conscious or dress the part boo. Online courses let you rewind, replay and pause whenever you like. Plus you get to designate your dance space around your lifestyle and schedule.

  • Health benefits on all fronts.

    Scientific research cites dance as the MOST superior exercise for achieving holistic physical and mental health. A self expressive art form with cardio, endorphins and mind-body connection. Boom.

Get out of your head and into your body

For less than the price of 4 studio lesson, you get unlimited replays of all the basics. Boom.

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Course curriculum

  • 1

    Welcome to the course!

    • An intro to Beginner Grooves
    • How to use this course
    • Before we begin...
  • 2

    Module 1: Groove up. Groove down baby

    • Down Groove
    • Up Groove
    • Bonus
    • Module 1 Combo
  • 3

    Module 2: Rock with it

    • Body Rocks I
    • Body Rocks II
    • Module 2 Combo
  • 4

    Module 3: Roll, Whine & Grind

    • Body Roll
    • Whine & Chest Iso
    • Module 3 Combo
  • 5

    The Final Stretch...

    • Mega Combo: Congrats! Let's put it all together.
    • Before you go...

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I feel empowered


The Groove Therapy weekly classes have been on my to-do list for over a year but I haven't been able to work up the balls! With the online course, I've felt like I could build up the skills and then feel empowered to attend a real life class.

A great mental health boost


The Groove Therapy online classes have been the best mental health break that I can access anywhere and anytime. Picking up great moves whilst looking after myself is the best cherry on the self-care cupcake!

I can dance from anywhere


Living on the other side of the world had me feeling massive FOMO for the Groove Therapy classes back home. But now I get a nice slice of good vibes in my U.K living room whenever I want. Plus what better way to stay warm and shake the winter blues, than shaking your booty?

Your Groove Therapist

Vanessa Varghese

Groove Therapy Founder

Vanessa Varghese

So throughout my life, I've trained across New York, Paris, Berlin, London, Tokyo, Australia, Brazil and my purple bedroom. In a nutshell, my professional dance credits include an Adidas sponsorship and movement direction for Victoria's Secret, Nike, Bonds, G-star RAW and MTV. But look, in all honesty, I really just dance for my mental wellbeing. So in 2016 I hired out a small community hall with no mirrors, dimmed the lights and held a beginners dance class. Turns out people liked it because that little community class has now grown into an international movement. Crazy. So now, I want to level up with this online series and spread the groove further. This isn't about working within the world of professional dancers, it's about making the brilliance of dance open to all walks of life. It's never too late to start learning. I hope you'll join the fam. Stay updated via my instagram @vanessamarian_

Pssst, want to get the ultimate beginner's package?

Only $99 AUD for TWO courses. That's less than the price of 5 studio lessons!

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Pricing options

Go hard or go...chill.

  • $69.00

    $69.00Beginner I: Grooves

    Before we jump into dance moves, we learn the absolute basics on how to groove.
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  • $89.00

    $89.00Beginner II: Party Dances

    From the running man to the moonwalk, learn killer moves for your next dance floor encounter.
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  • $99.00

    $99.00PACKAGE DEAL: Beginner I & II

    Both Beginner 1 & 2 courses for less than the price of 5 studio lessons. Winning!
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It's not too late to start learning.

This is the perfect series for that person who always wished they could dance but thought they'd missed the boat.

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