A vibrant dance initiative cultivating joy. Fitness benefits are an added perk.
GROOVE is not just a dance experience, it is a philosophy of life. It’s founded by the World GROOVE Movement and now brought to the dancefloor in Malaysia for the first time.
It is a one-hour dance experience for adults (age 16+) guided by a certified GROOVE facilitator who will show you some simple moves to unify and connect you to different genres and style of music. She dances with and around you while offering suggestions, ideas and possibilities to inspire creativity, interaction and play.
GROOVE’s key purpose is to get you moving in your own style and ability, while having fun! Imagine you’re at your own dance party with a pumped-up DJ, great music and crazy friends!
How is it different
from other fitness dance classes?
Unlike other conventional fitness dance classes, GROOVE encourages its participants to explore the entire dance floor organically, interpret the dance moves in their own unique and authentic style, and interact with each other through play.
First of all, we don’t call it a class.
It’s a dance floor!
A typical dance class
Everyone is confined to their own individual space and are expected to be coordinated and uniformed. Your goal is to copy exactly what the instructor is doing, and let’s be honest, you secretly wish you can dance like J.Lo or Channing Tatum. (Am I right?) The steps are fixed and often complicated, leaving no room for personal expression, pace or ability.
And this is a
While you are expected to follow the dance moves shown by the facilitator, you are encouraged to dance them in your own unique way and style. At GROOVE, you decide which direction you want to go, how low or high you want to kick, and how many different ways you can do one move. There is no right or left, and definitely no right or wrong!
One Groover described it as “Nicely coordinated in a not so coordinated way”.
Focus on fitness and weight-loss
Lastly, the primary focus of most dance classes is on fitness, weight-loss and sometimes techniques, not that there’s anything wrong with it if those are your goals.
Focus on feeling good while moving
GROOVE is about enjoying dance and movement in your own skin. Fitness and weight-loss? They're simply the added bonus!
What are the core values and benefits of GROOVE?
Embrace the Philosophy of Groove. Groove is built on values like non-discrimination, empowerment, unity, and self-love. It's an environment that fosters diversity and belonging.
Mental: Boosts confidence, promotes body-positivity, encourages individuality, creates a sense of community, and ultimately, enhances happiness.
Physical: Improves endurance, strength, balance, coordination, and mobility - essential for healthy aging.
Organizational: Can be a part of diversity, equity and inclusiveness (DEI) initiatives and body-positivity coaching in organizations.
Beyond just a fitness routine, Groove is a holistic lifestyle choice.
Thank you, World Groove Movement!
Things You Need to Know Before GROOVING.
Do I need to be a dancer or be physically fit to join?
No. If you can move, you can GROOVE!
We keep it stupidly simple (K.I.S.S) so that anyone can do it. Ultimately, you decide the level of intensity you want on the dance floor. At GROOVE, our goal is empowerment, not limitation.
What should I wear?
Anything that allows you to move comfortably and confidently. (Bring a towel because you'll be sweating!)
Most Groovers prefer to dance bare-footed, but you may wear shoes if they allow you to move at your best.