Emma Groves

Course Conductor

Emma began dancing at the age of 3 where she started tap, ballet and jazz at a dance school in London, from the age of 4 Emma also started training in freestyle disc, ballroom & latin dance. She joined musical theatre school 'Capital Arts' where she was musical theatre trained and regularly performed with them at venues all over London. Emma had a successful competitive career in street dance and freestyle disco, under ‘Alterego’ and ‘Street Dance Productions’ and competed and performed for these companies and crews throughout her teenage years. At just 16, Emma gained her associate teaching qualification with the IDTA and has been teaching ever since originally under Salliannes Dance Studio until she launched Rhythmix, her own company in June 2012.

Emma's dancing and teaching career has taken her around the world, from St. Lucia to The Gambia. She has performed, choreographed and been apart of entertainment teams and kids entertainment teams. She has also volunteered teaching and is passionate about everyone having access to dance training, no matter where you are from. In February 2012, Emma opened her own dance studios in Potters Bar just outside North London where she teaches dance, acro and aerial. Outside of the studio, Emma has taught and continues to teach in a number of local schools across Hertfordshire and London, teaching clubs and dance/gym as part of the national curriculum. She has taught at Hertfordshire University, Hertford College and provided classes for the Royal Vet College. Emma is a proud ambassador for the following UK Government Initiatives: Active Students, Beezee Bodies, We Move She Moves, This Girl Can and Satellite Clubs. She teaches at local youth clubs and also in care homes across Herts and North London.

Emma is a fully qualified Streetfit Aerobics, PiYo & Boxercise instructor. She holds full memberships for the IDTA and ISTD and holds her associate freestyle teaching qualification with the IDTA. She is Acrobatic Arts module two certified and is qualified in Alixa Flexibility up to module 4. Emma is a Hertfordshire County Council Coachmarked Instructor.

Emma joined the Alixa Flexibility team in 2019  teaching Instructor Certification Courses. She is passionate about the programme having implemented it at her own studios and seeing incredible results in her own students, from adults to children. Emma strongly believes that everyone can improve their flexibility, no matter the age or ability of the student and the Alixa Flexibility programme is perfect for achieving this. She is an advocate for safe teaching and providing students with the tools to look after their own bodies and has found the Alixa Flexibility programme to be the key to less injuries, better alignment and faster progress at her studios.