Why do we always face baby in?
In GroovaRoo Dance classes, we consider our baby our dance partner. We face baby in for a heart to heart connection, emphasizing the bond between you and baby. If you most often wear your baby facing out, we encourage you to try our class with baby facing in, as the motion and music tend to soothe and calm baby. Please watch this video for more information: Why do we face babies in when we dance?
What types of carriers are best for dancing with baby?
We welcome you to arrive in your own ergonomic, 2-shoulder carrier. The three commonly used carriers in our classes are Stretchy Wrap, Soft Structured Carrier and Meh Dai. Learn more about babywearing safety here.
How do I find a class?
To find a class in your community, visit our classes page and choose your country. Type in your location and a screen will pop up with the nearest teacher and their contact information. Contact that teacher to find out their class schedule and pricing.
How far along in my pregnancy to I have to be to take a class?
You are welcome to join a class at any time during your pregnancy, as long as you are feeling good in your body and you have permission from your care provider to exercise.
How old does my baby have to be to take a class?
After birth, your baby must be a minimum of 6 weeks old to join our class and the mother must have a release from her care provider to resume regular exercise.
What style of dance is GroovaRoo Dance?
The simplest explanation is that it is line dancing to R&B and hip-hop songs. You know, those group dances — the electric slide, the cupid shuffle, the wobble — in which participants seem to magically know the choreography and do flash mob-style dance routines at picnics and weddings and on cruises. But soul line dancing goes deeper. Many soul line devotees — nearly all of whom are African American — take classes, attend socials and even travel together in line-dancing groups. For many of them, the dancing brings a cultural connection that traces its roots to Africa and the Caribbean. Such synchronized movements were a staple of the Harlem Renaissance and have recurred again and again through the decades at sock hops, disco soul lines and choreographed hip-hop dance routines.
How do I become a Certified GroovaRoo Teacher?
Visit our courses page to find out more information and fill out an application. Once you have completed our application, we will contact you.