BECOME A FACILITATOR OF THE GROOVE METHOD®

and inspire the world to groove!

Share the joy of dance and freedom of movement with your community, become a Facilitator of The Groove Method®!
We offer certification training weekends in The Groove Method®.
Courses are 18, typically over a weekend (Friday evening through Sunday) hosted in various locations around the world.
Groove trainings are led by Misty’s powerhouse Master Teacher Team, all of whom have been grooving for a number of years,
growing the movement in their own communities.
They are International Presenters and inspiring teachers who live the Groove philosophy – you will love them!

GROOVE IS FOR EVERYBODY

If you can move, you can groove!

How to become a Groove Facilitator?
Simply attend one of our weekend trainings.
The Groove Facilitator Training serves both personal and professional development.
Got more questions? Check out our FAQs.

Course information

  • Your entry point as a Groove Facilitator is with one of our principal courses to provide Groove with Adults.
  • Courses are 18 hours, typically over a weekend (Friday evening through Sunday) hosted in various locations around the world, packed with delicious feel-good movement, inspiring conversation around authentic expression, community and self-care.
  • You will learn how to integrate our powerful principles of permission that make this dance experience uniquely magical and help others free their minds and dance their dance.
  • The weekend training is just the beginning of your Groove facilitator journey. Once you complete the course, you will go out and practice, practice, practice! The real learning happens through doing. Typically it takes trainees 3 months to complete the follow-up work, which includes 6 practice classes.
  • Included in your course fees are 3 months access to our online resources packed with video tutorials, coaching guides, sample playlists, marketing material and a supportive international online community where you can ask questions and share experiences.

Who are Groove Facilitators?

  • You do not need any previous dance experience to teach Groove as we are not dance teachers, but guides and leaders in movement experiences. However, you do need to connect to simple rhythms and feel comfortable demonstrating a variety of styles.
  • We call ourselves “Facilitators” as we coach off what we observe at the moment and encourage participants to find their unique expression while being unified as a group. This type of intuitive teaching is a skill that requires lots of practice and you may go through a little bit of a learning curve even if you’ve had previous traditional teaching experience. Trust the process and know that we will help you along the way.

Groove programs

  • We proudly offer two signature dance experiences catered to adults and children. Both Adults and Kids programs are mindful movement experiences that strengthen body awareness and work on skills such as balance, flexibility, agility, strength, and cardio.
    Once you’ve attended the training weekend for Adult classes and you are a certified Groove Facilitator for Adult dancefloors, your continuous kids training will be available online.
  • When we Groove, we build rhythm connection to a variety of styles of music, explore creativity, ignite our critical thinking and play with imagination and self-expression. This builds confidence and community through the act of being courageous and vulnerable with others. Our two signature programs nurture physical, mental, emotional and spiritual well-being.
  • Although they are fundamentally the same, there are slight differences in the experiences. The adult experience flows from deliciously meditative to dance your heart out, shake your booty kind of vibe. Whereas, the kid’s program is much more upbeat, activity based and focuses on building fundamental movement skills while fostering imagination and play. Both experiences end with stillness and breathing exercises.

Continuing Education

  • Once you’ve completed the weekend training and certification process to become a licensed Groove Facilitator you can continue your Groove journey with additional courses for areas of specialization.
  • The Groove with Kids certification training is offered online for you twice a year.
  • The Groove Designer training is a weekend course led by Misty Tripoli where you’ll learn how to create the perfect Groove move and explore your own music to bring to your classes and share with other Facilitators. A powerfully creative, connected and educational weekend with other experienced Groove Designers.
  • Young At Heart developed with seniors for seniors! Yvonne and Roger Puckett are the dynamic duos from NYC passionate about making dance accessible to everyone, regardless of age or ability. With Misty Tripoli, they co-created the Young At Heart online enrichment program, to produce the most playful, creative and fun dance experience for older adults. This thoughtfully designed class offers a variety of modifications and considerations for the needs of this demographic and is mostly seated.
  • Take your Groove to the next level! Body Groove Fit is a revolutionary dance fitness experience created specifically to get you SUPER FIT in mind, body, heart and soul. Developed by Misty Tripoli and Master Trainer Heather Winia Body Groove Fit is an online enrichment program masterfully crafted infusing 14 functionally intelligent fitness practices. The perfect dance experience for fitness centers.

WHAT THEY SAY

"I become a facilitator because I wanted to uplift others in dance.What I like about grooving is the
collective energy in the room it's one thing to dance alone but to dance with others is bliss. "
Jane Ellerington – Ontario, CANADA
"I became a GROOVE facilitator because the process is very accessible. The 2 day training was affordable, the continuing resources are awesome and also very reasonable rates compared to other venues. What I like about GROOVING is I get to use my imagination and loose myself to find myself through dancing to a variety of "dance my ass off music"! "
Ken Daley - NYC, USA
"I'm a GROOVE facilitator for adults and for kids and a designer in training. In my daily work I'm a policeofficer. I'm also a dancer (gymnastics and Street) and got the opputinity to Groove on an event in Copenhagen two years ago - I fell for it. Deeply in love!!! And have been ever since..... I cannot not Groove. In many years I've been told what to do and how... I love the choreo-world as well, but on my GROOVEjourney I found that moving authentic and free gives me the whole body and mind experience. It's my way to clear the head and get my energy back. And I love to bring it on!! To see how people respond to The Groove and to see them grow with it are amazing.... No limits, Just Love. Nothing more, nothing less. "
Pernille B. – Copenhagen, DENMARK
"I’ve been a group fitness trainer since 2010. I was also studying acting for several years, even non-verbal acting. And I just love to dance! All of these made me to be a Groove facilitator. When I first got to know Groove on a fitness event I knew it was totally for me and other people should also experience this, so it was not a question that I took the facilitator training. What I truly love about Groove is that I can be creative and free. In Groove I can express my feelings and I can be myself."
Kristof Illovszky – Budapest, HUNGARY
"From the very moment I saw Misty on youtube talking about body image and loving who you are, I knew I had found what I had been longing for. Video after video made me convinced that I HAD to try Groove. After my first class with Misty there was no doubt; I had to bring this dance experience and philosophy to Norway. Having been through a long rough time in my life, loving to dance but hating my body,Groove has changed everything about how I think and feel about myself. I am truly passionate about sharing this experience and providing a space for people to dance and tune in to that loving accepting space within. The world needs more Self love, and Groove is a beautiful way to practice that! What I love about GROOVING is how it allows me to reconnect with my body, heart and soul again and again. My mind gets silent so that my body can express all the emotions I've been containing. Whatever I've been holding back is released and I feel liberated. Also it is amazing how Groove unites people in a safe and accepting space. It builds community in a way I've never experienced before! In a world where being different often times is viewed as "wrong" - Groove is contributing in a healing way as it acknowledges that being different is what makes us unique and beautiful! I love that! "
Tine Våla Sand - Kongsvinger, NORWAY
"GROOVE gives me the freedom to share my dance with others, and gives permission for others to do the same. It is a way my heart and soul can creatively express to amazing rhythms which is quite satisfying to me. Others see this in me, get excited too, and once again, gives them the permission to do the same. It can be quite healing. I have learned the importance of "connection" - connecting to all of who we are. Grooving does this for me, and in turn, helps me connect with others. Coming into community on The Groove dancefloor embodies the idea of connection in every way - joyfully and in fun as we move our bodies together... "
Maria Wasserman – California, USA
"I am a dancer and a psychologist, and found that GROOVE was a perfect tool to combine my two passions and help people heal and develop in body and mind. What struck me most about GROOVE was the possibility to create a sense of community, where people of all ages, races, sex, and skill can come together in a joyful celebration of life."
Sibeal Hill – Copenhagen, DENMARK
"I became a facilitator because the first time I Grooved, I felt like I was home and every cell in my body was alive with happiness. I knew I wanted to give others the chance to experience that exhilaration. Grooving is a gateway to the self, the more you surrender to it, the more alive you feel. It has changed my whole life and it can do amazing things for anyone who is willing to let themselves dance their beautiful hearts out."
Chelsea Rider – San Diego, USA
"I became a Facilitator as the Groove philosophy allows me to create a space for people where they are able to dance simply, creatively and expressing different aspects of themselves. I love seeing people grow, explore and move to music, it gives me such joy. Groove makes sense; it cultivates all aspects of self, gives people easy moves or tempos, then they get to express those moves in their own capacity without fear or judgement. This in turn strips away all of society's conformities!"
Rebecca David – Boronia, AUSTRALIA
"I became a Groove facilitator because I love to move in a meaningful way, and I want to inspire others to do the same! I love Groove because I get the opportunity to move in a way that is authentically me, and I get to feel connected to the whole group by being united and unique. You can't get this wrong!"
Jax Page – Ontario, CANADA
"I became a facilitator in 2013, I wanted to give more people the chance to experience this amazing concept, as one of my participants say: It is like a party on an everyday evening. And she is completely right, in Groove we can have a party together, while we still are unique in our own ways, we can get lost in the music together and we can be in stillness together."
Gitte Saldern Juhl – Jutland, DENMARK
"I' m an Actress and I became a Groove Facilitator because after reading about The Groove the first time I knew in the same Moment this is the perfect thing for me myself and I ( brain, belly, heart) and I thought maybe I can use it for my work as well....and after doing Groove the first time there was no longer doubt that I have to share this great experience of dancing the heart out and all the other great things Groove includes, with other people, everywhere, because Groove connects you with your self and opens up your eyes for the beauty of life."
Nadine Ehrenreich - Esslingen, GERMANY
"In 2013 I attended my first GROOVE Class. Instantly I knew I want to be a Groove Facilitator. Because I love to dance. And it's awesome how Groove enables everybody to dance together still in its own creative way. 
For me it’s an everyday-challenge to switch off thoughts like "how do I look" or "what do people think about me". And Groove is a great tool to discover yourself, find creative ways to express yourself and most of all truely love yourself. Nothing is more impressive but to witness the transformation of a person. And this is what I want to share with as much people as possible!"
Katharina Yari - Kitzbühel, AUSTRIA
"I attended a community Groove class with Misty in Copenhagen, After that I just knew I had to be part of the family and facilitate the room for other people too. I love to dance. When I dance I forget about everything else and I just am. I am enough when I dance and I love the feeling Groove gives me. It gives me the opportunity to let go, be and love. Dancing is moving my body, mind and soul in unity. The Groove truths make sense on the dance floor and off it too and integrating Groove in my everyday life has given me so much."
Liv Kaldau – Copenahagen, DENMARK
"Aloha! I've never wanted to teach anything in my life, but decided to become a facilitator because if I didn't, there would be no more Groove in my life. I was hooked from class #1! I work full-time, have 2 kids and a chef husband (so he's not around much): Groove allows me to do something joyful for me, I get to dance on a regular basis (my first drug of choice!), I get to share the above with an amazing variety of people and last, but not least,has created a special bond between my kids and me (and my hubby too)! It has honestly changed my life: physically, emotionally and spiritually! Oh, and Fingerlight Groove is the greatest invention since sliced bread!"
Lisa-Maria Priester- Hawaii, USA
"I became a facilitator so I could share with others the wonder, beauty and freedom of dancing without a care … freedom from inhibitions, worries and fears. Just PURE joy!
I LOVE Groove for its simplicity and its availability to everybody … for its ability to unite! I have met so many amazing people through Groove,luckily most of them are now great friends (I actually think of them as family ☺). I truly feel part of a loving, understanding and meaningful movement that is making a difference in people's lives ... one DANCEfloor at a time!"
Elaine Novak – Adelaide, AUSTRALIA
"For the past few years Groove has been an increasingly important part of my life, and the Facilitator Training simply materialized as the obvious next step forward on my path; a step I knew with all certainty I was meant to take. 
Dancing has a way of fusing my mental, emotional and physical reality into one fluid expression; you could say it connects me fully to myself. The entire atmosphere of community surrounding Groove takes the dancing experience to a whole new level, and so often I'm in awe of this powerful collective energy manifesting itself on the dancefloor.When this happens dancing not only connects me to myself, but to something greater. In my experience Groove has the potential to catalyze profound change in us all - or it can “just” be a fun and delicious way to exercise, if that is what feels right to you."
Charlotte Westenholz – Copenhagen, DENMARK
"I became a facilitator because I want to bring the feeling of freedom and fun, that dancing brings me, into people’s lives. The thing I like about Grooving is that it’s accessible to all abilities and all ages and we get to act, sing, dance to all styles of music and use props."
Martine Thompson – Melbourne, AUSTRALIA
"GROOVE allows me to connect with the wild, free and courageous pieces of myself and to express that with nourishing, intuitive movement.

I facilitate Groove to help inspire people to start inspiring themselves to feel good through intuitive, nourishing stupid simple movement and self expression!"
Reba Campbell – Toronto, CANADA