At The Groove, we believe the magic of dance doesn’t just happen in a leotard.
We know that the benefits of dance can happen on long road trips, in the living room, while at the store, or even right before bed.
All activities found in The Groove’s monthly Let’s Boogie Box and Online Activity Library focus on three core developmental areas: mindfulness, cognitive growth, and creativity.
Our monthly subscriptions use these three areas to teach you and your family movement activities that help your child overcome emotional outbursts, transition smoothly through the day, encourage a positive self-image, and impart life-long healthy habits.
In 2008, dance teacher Debra Giunta started a company called Design Dance to simply bring dance to more kids in her home city of Chicago. Starting with a $100 contribution from a friend and a teaching team of one she proudly launched with her first class of 3 super excited pre-school tap dancers. While Debra’s dance background was rooted in traditional training at top Chicago dance studios, she soon realized that dance education had the power to teach more than high kicks and pirouettes - creative movement was a powerful tool for encouraging healthy child development.
Since then, Design Dance has grown to a team of over 40 dance education professionals and brought our classes to hundreds of K-12 classrooms. We’ve watched our community of over 1500 students annually overcome anxiety, improve their school work, grow healthy relationships with their peers, and build healthy habits by discovering the simple joy of movement.
The Groove team is made up professional dancers, entrepreneurs, and classroom teachers on a mission to make movement part of every child’s daily life. Let’s get to know each other!