Now that we are a few weeks into social distancing and self-isolation, you probably have a serious case of cabin fever. There is no better way to burn off that extra energy than with online dance classes. With dance studios temporarily closing across the country, dancers and choreographers have begun to offer dance classes online. No matter your skill level, take a look at these virtual dance classes you can take from the comforts of your own home. Here’s a list to discover online dance for kids, beginners, veterans, and couples alike.
Danceplug has an extensive list of online dance classes, ranging from beginner to more advanced levels. If you are looking to explore a new dance style, you have come to the right place. From hip hop to Bollywood, Danceplug is the one-stop shop for dancing at home. There are over 600 dance videos to choose from so you are sure to find one you like.
If you are looking for something more contemporary, STEEZY offers online classes on a range of urban dance styles. From popping to breakdancing, and krump to house, there is a huge variety of dance courses to choose from. These classes are beginner-friendly as well, so feel free to let loose in your living room.
You have likely heard of MasterClass before. There is a high chance that your favorite musicians, artists and authors have led a series of classes for this online education platform. Did you know that they even offer dance classes and tutorials?
Aimed at more advanced dancers, Misty Copeland, the principal dancer for the American Ballet Theatre, has a series of classes demonstrating ballet techniques and sharing the key to her captivating dance performances.
Even if you aren’t a ballet dancer, this is a fascinating behind-the-scenes view into the mind of one of the world’s best dancers. For gymnasts, Simone Biles, 4-time Olympic gold medalist, also leads a series of classes teaching gymnastics fundamentals.
TMILLY TV offers online classes for dancers of every level. Classes include hip-hop, jazz funk, contemporary, heels, fundamentals and more. They have over 100 online classes currently available, and are adding new ones every week.
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Classes for Couples
Staying at home can have a silver lining – you are probably spending more time with your significant other than you ever have before. With quarantine in full effect, you will have to get creative with date night. Learntodance.com offers a couples ballroom dancing course for absolute beginners, where you and your partner can learn to waltz, rumba and swing. For your next date night, pop open a bottle of wine and laugh your way through a rumba.
Online Dance Classes for Kids
Looking for ways to keep your kids entertained at home? There are plenty of online dance classes and videos aimed at kids of any age. For younger kids, check out Kidz Bop on Youtube. There are many dance along videos taught by kids, for kids. For older children who may be feeling stressed out during these uncertain times, this is a great time to introduce yoga to them. Cosmic Kids Yoga teaches the fundamentals of yoga in a fun and engaging way, tying in storytelling with the practice.
Staying active is key to maintaining your mental and physical health when you are staying at home. Now that you have the time, try something you have never done before like an online dance class and have fun!