Be the Groove is a rhythmic performance ensemble that believes rhythm is not just a beat--rhythm is a mode of expression. This Chicago based group fuses a variety of movement, percussion, and rhythmic techniques to create a unique style of its own. Through high-energy performances and a strong commitment to education, Be the Groove seeks to share its love of rhythm with people everywhere.
Formed in 2006 by Artistic Director Stephanie Paul and Executive Director Davora Sides, Be the Groove has quickly established a reputation for entertaining audiences in the Chicago dance and arts community. The ensemble has performed at such venues as Millenium Park's Pritzker Pavilion, Ravinia, Old Town School of Folk Music, and festivals including, Dance Chicago, Chicago Human Rhythm Project's Windy City Rhythms and the Magnificent Mile Lights Festival. In addition to these public celebrations, throughout the year Be the Groove can be spotted locally at various schools, dance studios and camps engaging audiences of all ages with interactive performances and educational workshops that meld percussion and movement.
Be the Groove has also built a significant resume performing in private and corporate events including the International Home and Housewares Show at McCormick Place, NeoCon's World Trade Show at Merchandise Mart and Sara Lee's National Sales Conference.
Experience the groove with us! Check out the performance page to see when and where the next public Be the Groove event near you will be. Visit our education page to learn how you can bring Be the Groove into your organization to lead fun energizing rhythmic programming. Book a Be the Groove performance or workshop for your next gathering. We look forward to seeing you at the next event!