Shannon Hancocks (aka Shannon Grooves) is an Arts Educator dedicated to freeing the creative expression of young and old. She is an Ontario Certified Teacher with more than ten years of full-time classroom experience. Her journey continues as a licensed Facilitator of The World Groove Movement, a Dance Coach (in school & private), a Drama Teacher for all-abilities and children, a performing artist Mermaid (Soleia), a Belly Dance Teacher, a Private Tutor for elementary through adult levels, a certified Drum Circle Facilitator for Rhythm to Recovery for Social and Emotional Development, a private caregiver, and a Thai Massage Practitioner.
Shannon's primary focus is on inspiring comfort and confidence in people. Her classes are inviting, safe, free-spirited, stress-free, mixed level gatherings where you will leave feeling like family.
There are so many individuals and organizations whom I have worked with that have shaped the educator I have become. Please see the list below and follow the links to discover more about the work and wisdom of these lovely members of my community:
AMP Studio Cafe - Cafe & Recording Studio run by a professional videographer (I run weekly GROOVE Dance classes here!)
Clay and Paper Theatre Company - A grassroots organization that builds and parades giant puppets for change (I dance in their parades & events)