Take influence from jazz, African, Latin, soul and hip hop. Let the cross-pollination bleed into your footwork. This is house.

Whilst many people appreciate a good crowd pleaser 'party trick' many people face a road block when trying to elevate their skills to a place of mesmerizing effortlessness.

Have you ever been entranced by the grace and soul of someone's movement? The house course asks you to level up and focus primarily on footwork. We then teach you techniques on how to create variations with that move. We'll have you sliding, spinning, shuffling and playing with musicality. In essence, the aim is to teach you how to learn the rules of dance like a pro, then break them like an artist.
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How it works

Each lesson has three elements

Here's a small snippet

to get an idea

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Then we put it all together into a combo

Think of it like a mini-routine

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The perks

  • Learn how to own the dance floor

    Level up from the 'party tricks' and actually learn how to string together smooth, nuanced footwork. Each move comes with tips on variations, combos and extra pointers.

  • 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.

Course curriculum

  • 1

    HOUSE I: Footwork 101

    • An intro to House I
    • How to use this course
    • Before you begin...
  • 2

    THE PRE-COURSE FUNDAMENTALS

    • BONUS: The Jack
    • BONUS: Prepping the floor
  • 3

    Module 1: Pas Du Bourree

    • Pas Du Bourree I
    • Pas Du Bourree II
    • Pas Du Bourree III
    • Module 1 Combo
  • 4

    Module 2: Shuffle

    • Shuffle I
    • Shuffle II
    • Module 2 Combo
  • 5

    Module 3: Loose Legs & Swirl

    • Loose Legs
    • Swirl
    • Module 3 Combo
  • 6

    Finale: The Mega Combo

    • House I Megacombo
  • 7

    Bonus round

    • Congratulations! Here are some bonus resources

Meet 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_

Pricing

We accidentally made enough content for a bonus house course...check the pricing below to see which suits you

  • $89.00

    $89.00House I: Footwork 101

    This is the stand alone House 1 course. It includes playlists, video tutorials on basic house moves, dance history, extra challenges and a mega-combo at the end of the course to work up to.
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  • $99.00

    $99.00PACKAGE DEAL: House I & II

    Get both courses for an extra $10. For less than the price of 5 studio lessons the bonus course adds footwork vocabulary and introduces you to floor work. Learn how to spin, slide and jump into beginner floor work technique. Keen?
    Buy now $99 USD
  • $179.00

    $179.00PACKAGE DEAL: All courses

    Are you keen to go hard? For less than the price of 9 studio lessons, you get all four Groove Therapy online courses. Yep, we're talking the Beginner Grooves course, Party Dances course, House I course and the bonus House II course. You'd be paying $316 when buying all four courses separately but we're hooking you up with this dream deal.
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FAQ

  • What is house?

    House is a dance and musical style born from the New York and Chicago club scenes of the 70s and 80s. The style is heavily influenced by tap, jazz, Afro and Latin foundations and the movement is rooted in footwork, freestyle and moving to the music with a sense of freedom.

  • What does this course come with

    This course comes with video lessons that break down the technique behind a move, video lessons that string these moves together into a mini-combo, written history and extra notes about each lesson, curated playlists and a mega combo at the end of the course to try all your moves together.

  • How experienced do I need to be for this course?

    We don't recommend this course for absolute beginners as too many footwork lessons in a row can fry your brain. If you've taken either the Beginner Grooves or Party Dances courses however, then you're more than ready for this!

  • What do I wear?

    Baby, whatever you like really. We personally like our street gear, baggy tees, trackies and kicks. For our weekly classes we recommend comfortable exercise gear and any sort of sneaker or sport shoe, but you're at home. Wearing pants are optional.

  • How much does it cost?

    To learn all these moves and then drill them enough to get the hang of the technique, you'd be paying upwards of $1200 at a studio. This entire course is only one payment of $89 USD! Keep in mind the USD currency if you're an international groover.