BLOG

GroovaRoo Ponderings

The many thoughts of Meeshi and Amber.

“He slept the whole time, so perfect!”

This is a perfect segue to discuss a very common, understandable concern very often expressed to us: "I would love to attend your classes, but it's during baby's nap time." After teaching hundreds of GroovaRoo classes over the past 18 months, here's our response to this. DANCE TIME for caregiver can be NAP TIME for baby. That's right, dance time can be nap time. A high percentage of babies fall asleep for the whole class just like Summer's baby. Perhaps it's a combination of the constant rocking motion, hearing rhythmic music and/or feeling safely held in the carrier. Whatever the reason, it's very common to have a full room of sleeping babies in class. So while there's no guarantee your baby will fall asleep during class, we think it's worth giving it a try to see if dancing with your baby can possibly be a nap time ritual for you....

We are family. I’ve got all my family with me.

At the end of every GroovaRoo class, we make it a point to sing to each other and our babies as we do the cooldown dance/stretches. We think it's important to sing together to feel more connected to each other as a tribe. Singing our own GroovaRoo dad-inclusive version of the song, "We are family, I've got all my family with me.", has been very healing for Meeshi, as he often feels left out and excluded from the mom-centric parenting culture. ...

“Come join all you fathers!”

Jose was able to tryout and wear the Free-to-Grow carrier during our class, and found it super comfortable, easy-to-use and in his own words "you don't need an engineering degree to put it on." His baby, Evelyn, was so comfortable she fell asleep on him during class. When asked for any final thoughts, he said "Come join all you fathers!" Yes. Yes. YES! And this from a man who never didn't enjoy dancing much until he had his baby....

California, here we come!

First things first, we want to give a big shoutout to Baby Tula for sponsoring our babywearing dance tour and for providing a beautiful new Free-to-Grow carrier to giveaway at each TulaRoo stop. We'd also like to thank our GroovaRoo California teachers for helping us find location stops for our tour. As mentioned in the video below, Meeshi is very excited to return to the Bay Area as he took his first dance classes in Santa Cruz over 25 years ago, and taught his very first dance class there as well. Ironically, like our most famous viral video, his first dance class he taught was an all-mens dance class, too. The circle of life continues!...

WE’RE PACKING OUR TULAS AND GOING ON A ROADTRIP!!

Baby TULA and GroovaRoo Dance are partnering together for a TULAROO TOUR of California featuring Tula's brand new Free-To-Grow baby carrier. GroovaRoo founders, Amber and Meeshi Anjali, will be offering babywearing dance workshops up and down the California Coast. At each tour location, we will demo how to wear the FREE-TO-GROW BABY CARRIER and raffle off one carrier to a lucky participant....