All of our lives are affected by the new coronavirus and in these times of uncertainty, more and more people step up and help their communities as they can. It is no surprise that the dance community is not an exception!
Despite all the difficulties, we now have a unique opportunity to get dance classes from some of the most amazing professional dancers so The Wonderful World of Dance decided to gather some of them for you!
We will be updating the list as more and more dancers decide to go live and share their dance training!
Dance Schools and Teachers
theCindiesBalletClass: American Ballet Theatre Principal dancers James B Whiteside (@jamesbwhiteside) and Isabella Boylston (@isabellaboylston) share ballet lessons via IG live on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 2 pm EST/7 pm BST.
Isabella Boylston is now also doing variation tutorials on her Youtube Channel.
Tiler Peck (@tilerpeck) Principal Dancer at New York City Ballet invites everyone to join her for class Monday – Saturday 1 pm EST/ 6 pm BST on her IG Live.
Ashley Bouder (@ashleybouder) NYCB’s principal dancer made a week-long advanced ballet class last week, which are available on her Youtube Channel. You can also join weekly Zoom classes with Ashley
- Tuesday 5 pm EST/ 10 pm BST – Beginners/Intermediate
- Thursday 5 pm EST/ 10 pm BST – Beginners
- Friday 5 pm EST/ 10 pm BST – Intermediate/Advanced
- Saturday 2 pm EST/ 7 pm BST – Advanced
To sign up just email BouderBallet@gmail.com. Classes will last until 13th of June.
Patricia Zhou (@patricia_zhou) dancer at. L.A. Dance Project, who previously danced with the Royal Ballet in London, and at the Berlin Staatsballett teaches ballet from her kitchen through this insane time with classes for different levels.
- Intermediate and advanced class – daily at 10 am PST/ 6 pm BST.
- Beginners class – Wednesday and Saturday at 12:30 pm PST/ 8:30 pm BST.
If you missed a class you can check for the previous class here!
Camilla Mancuso (@_camillamancuso_) in addition to doing a ballet live class with @bloch_eu Italian ballerina is doing live classes from her own IG. She is doing classes almost every day at 10 am UK time (check her IG for exact days, but for next week classes are planned on Monday-Wednesday- Friday and Sunday – a session with a Pilates instructor) Check her IG for details!
Camille Bracher (@camillebracher) South African dancer is the former First Artist of The Royal Ballet and currently, a member of Company Wayne McGregor is offering Zoom classes. Check her Instagram for the updates on upcoming classes!
Eric Gauthier has used the current ban on performances to realise a long-held dream of his: to create his own YouTube channel for dance-along videos. Under the hashtag #Wohnzimmerballett (living room ballet), he wants to spread some good vibes and get people moving at home. Check the Youtube Channel for more!
Lucinda Strachan (@balletskirts_by_lucinda) English National Ballet Artist and owner of her own ballet skirts brand offers her daily ballet class every day at 1 pm UK time/ 8 am EST.
Vladimir Malakhov (@malakhov._) the world ballet star and former principal dancers of the Wiener Staatsoper, American Ballet Theatre, Stuttgart Ballet, Staatsballett Berlin is sharing ballet classes via Instagram Live on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday at 12 pm BST/7 am EST. Check his IG for more information and updates!
Ryan Heffington (@ryan.heffington): you can join this Grammy-nominated choreographer, director and performance artist for a class on his IG Live on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday at 10 am PST/ 6 pm BST. Check Ryan’s Insta for details!
Constance Devernay (@instacoco16) Scottish Ballet’s principal dancer and a certified yoga instructor is teaching live yoga flows on her Instagram page every Monday at 5 pm BST/ 12 pm ET (Dynamic flow) and Thursday at 9 am BST/ 4 am ET (Gentle flow).
Dance Schools and Teachers
Sander Blommaert (@sanderblommaert) former First Artist of The Royal Ballet and ballet teacher is doing ballet lessons via his Instagram daily 12 pm EST/ 5 pm BST.
D Montalvo (@d_montalvo) San Francisco based Director, Choreographer, Teacher, Educator is doing Hip Hop, Contemporary and Dance Conditioning classes on his IG Live. Check his account for the next class time!
Ballet Hispanico Dance School (@ballethispanicoedu) is sharing dance classes on their official IG account. On Tuesday 7th of April the School of Dance offers variety of classes, including classes for children of different ages, ballet and salsa, stretch and conditioning and more. Check their IG for the schedule!
American Ballet Theatre School (@abtschool) The ABT Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School will be closed until April 20, however they are offering daily virtual classes taught by former ABT dancers. These classes will engage ABT’s youngest students and their families. You can access old classes at School’s IG TV. Check out their IG for updates on the next classes.
Corentin Cauffiez a former dancer with Paris National Conservatory and the Geneva Junior Ballet is now a ballet teacher in Switzerland and during these times is giving live yoga and ballet classes on his Facebook page three times a week (Yoga on Monday 7 pm BST/ 2 pm EST and Wednesday 9:30 a.m. BST and ballet on Thursday 7 pm BST / 2 pm EST)
Victoria Ballet Academy (@victoriaballetacademy) a Canadian ballet academy specialized in teaching professional and recreational ballet offers daily ballet and deep stretch classes on their IG.
Artists Simply Human (@artistssimplyhuman) celebrate movement with classes in multiple genres including Contemporary, Hip Hop, Ballet, Contemporary Ballet, Tap, Jazz Funk, Fusion and Improv. They are now doing Live Classes on their IG with a variety of dancers (so far they had a class with Dusty Button, Jojo Gomez, Sabrina Phillip and others). Check their Insta to be up to date!
Broadway Dance Center (@bdcnyc), the epicentre of dance training in New York City started “Homeschool with BDC” on their Instagram Classes. Check out the class schedule on their IG.
Royal Academy of Dance @Home As the home for dance, the RAD is here to support you when you can’t leave yours. As such, RAD created RAD@Home to provide a whole raft of content to help you make the most of dancing at home. Over the coming weeks, more classes will be added as well as fun and useful features such as exclusive Dance Gazette articles, interviews and more. To stay up to date visit RAD website!
Ailey Extension (@aileyextension) the official dance studio of Alvin Ailey American Dance Foundation wants you to keep dancing! Extension instructors are offering online classes to you to take while you’re staying home. You can take a hip hop, salsa, theatre dance, ballet class or many more. You can access some of the classes on demand on their Youtube Channel or join a live class on IG, See the daily schedule of available classes and links here!
Kirov Academy of Washington DC (@kirovacademydc) Washington-based school is the first dance school outside Russia to officially be given the name “Kirov”. In the times of social distancing, they are offering live ballet classes with the school’s Artistic Director Runqiao Du on their Facebook and Instagram pages! Check their social media accounts for schedule updates!
AMA Dance Theatre (@amadancetheatre) is a professional dance school and a member of International Dance Council.They now started a series of Instagram Live classes with some guest teachers (like Royal Ballet’s Leticia Dias). Check out their IG for schedule updates!
Rambert (@rambertdance) launched Rambert Home Studio, offering inspiring classes online for everyone to take at home, whatever their age or level, from early years through to people aged 60 and over.
Rambert Home Studio is offered on a pay what you can donation basis (via Paypal) with most classes available on our Youtube channel.
Dancers must register their interest for the professional class series which takes place on zoom. More information and timetables are available on Rambert’s website.
LINES Dance Center (@linesdancecenter) of Alonzo King LINES Ballet is offering daily live classes since March 18th and have just moved our annual adult dance intensive scheduled for May 28-31, including an exciting opportunity to take a session with Artistic Director, Alonzo King. several current and former LINES Ballet company members as guest teachers on our weekly class schedule; Adji Cissoko is now teaching a regular class on Wednesdays. Check their IG or website for schedule updates!
English National Ballet (@englishnationalballet) offers special ballet class with companies Artistic Director and Lead Principal Dancer Tamara Rojo and some of the companies dancers! Previous lessons are available on companies IGTV and Youtube Channel. Check for the announcements of the next classes. You can also choose from a range of online classes, available for free to do together with ENB, or in your own time:
- BalletFit with Lucy Lowndes
- Advanced/Professional class with Tamara Rojo
- Beginners/Improvers Ballet with Sarah Golightly
- Chair-based class with Katie Mason
- Dance for Parkinson’s with Kate Hartley-Stevens
You can check the company’s previous classes, warm-ups, tips etc here!
Ballet Hispánico (@ballethispanico) announced a new Instagram video series entitled B Unidos, began on March 23 at 12 pm EST/ 5 pm BST. The series will feature a series of videos posted each weekday, created by the three arms of the Ballet Hispánico: the professional company, the School of Dance, and Community Arts Partnership (CAP).
The Australian Ballet started a series of “simple but effective” ballet exercises with company’s Artistic Director David McAllister. You can check the classes on Youtube, Facebook and Instagram.
Birmingham Royal Ballet is launching Home From Home, a new series of online content which will give an exclusive insight into the company’s daily routine and specially curated performances as they stay fit and creative whilst in isolation at their homes across the globe. The series will open on 3rd of April 11 am BST/ 6 am EST with Ballet Class Live, an exclusive live-streamed class led by Ballet Master Dominic Antonucci that company members will be dialling into voluntarily from wherever they live in the world. The class will be stramed via BBC ARTS.
American Midwest Ballet as part of its response to the COVID-19 public health emergency, American Midwest Ballet’s official school is now offering a selection of online dance classes, available free to the community. Recorded by American Midwest Ballet School faculty members, the on-demand classes can be viewed at any time on the shools Youtube Channel and range from creative movement for pre-schoolers to advanced-level ballet, tap, modern/contemporary, and jazz.
Jasmin Vardimon Company offers Pop Up Space classes FREE online for a month. You can join the class from your own home, to keep moving and strengthen your body via Zoom. You can check the details and schedule here!
New York City Ballet (@nycballet) has recently announced their digital season, which apart from ballet performances included movent classes with NYCB Artists. These classes include #WednesdayWithWendy, a series of ballet-inspired movement classes taught by NYCB Associate Artistic Director Wendy Whelan on Instagram Live, every Wednesday at 5 pm EST/ 10 pm BST, as well as a series of live virtual Ballet Essentials interactive educational workshops led by NYCB artists, every Monday and Thursday at 6 pm EST/ 11 pm BST; and Ballet Breaks virtual workshops for movers 3 to 8 years old, taught by NYCB artists, every Saturday at 11 am EST/ 4 pm BST.You can find more details here!
BalletMet (@balletmet) Ohio-based professional company is offering a variety of dance classes: do you want to try a fun dance combo or do a ballet related craft? Classes for all skill levels and ages are available on the company’s Youtube Channel.
The ROH Learning Platform The Royal Opera House today opened the doors to a new virtual classroom and launched a brand-new programme of free home-learning opportunities for children and young people to encourage their creativity. Championed by former Royal Ballet Principal Darcey Bussell, this unique series of home learning activities has an inspiring range of content for every age across music, dance and making. Check out the details on how to sign up for classes, programme, resources etc here!
National Dance Company Wales BBC Arts digital festival Culture in Quarantine will present Wales’ National Dance Company – the Cardiff-based contemporary dance company – live-streaming one of its daily dance classes, giving an opportunity for audiences to join in and to have a look into the lives of professional dancers at this time of lockdown. The class, which will be streamed at 11 am BST on Friday 17 April, will feature Angela Towler, former Rehearsal Director for Rambert Dance Company, leading the session involving the Company’s 10 dancers, and inviting people to just watch or join in the exercise.
Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company (@nainichendancecompany) announces free online company classes weekdays at 12 pm EST/ 5 pm BST with Asian American Master Artists and company dancers. You can check the class schedule on company’s IG or here. You can join classes via Zoom.
Dutch National Ballet launched online platform under the title ‘Keep on Singing and Dancing – Stay Safe’. The platform will provide a wide selection of items to interest all age groups, including dance classes on the company’s Youtube Channel.
Smuin Ballet (@smuinballet) offers zoom classes in a variety of styles and skill levels, taught by your favorite past & present Smuin dancers! Ballet, hip hop, jazz, musical theater, contemporary… you name it! There is a call every day! You can check the schedule and the details on the company’s IG or here!
Martha Graham Dance Company (@marthagrahamdance) is offering Graham Technique Classes of different levels with the company’s dancers. Classes vary from fundamentals to advanced level. There is a class every weekday! You can check the schedule here! All classes are streamed on IG Live of Martha Graham Dance Company.
Battery Dance (@batterydance) announces the creation of Battery Dance TV, launching on Friday, March 27, 2020 to provide free live dance classes and programming for the general public by Battery Dance and affiliated artists through a regularly scheduled program. The classes include Jazz and Ballet Fusion, Tango, Cha Cha and others. You can check the full schedule and access the live stream here. Some classes are also available on Battery Dance IG TV.
New Adventures (@mbnewadventures) Matthew Bourne’s company is not only surprising us with behind the scenes, QAs, insights videos about some of their acclaimed productions and other materials, but also offers dance classes spotlighting some of the incredible Dance Artists and company dancers that will be leading these sessions. Classes are available on the company’s IG Live (with previous classes being saved on their IGTV) and Youtube Channel. Check New Adventures’ social for schedule updates!
Staatsballett Berlin (@staatsballettberlin) Germany’s biggest ballet ensemble started BERLIN A LA BARRE – a series of live classes with company’s dancers. The upcoming classes include:
Monday, 18 May, 5 pm BST/ 12 pm ET: Iana Salenko
Wednesday, 20 May: Polina Semionova
Wednesday, 27 May: Alexei Orlenco
More of the upcoming classes will be announced on their IG channel.
Joffrey’s Ballet (@joffreyballet): as a part of company’s Digital Season they’ve started a weekly dance class series “Train Like the Pros” with company artists. The classes are streamed on Joffrey’s Youtube Channel on Sundays at 11 am CDT/ 5 pm BST. The upcoming classes will feature Greig Matthews (7th of June) and Anais Bueno (14th of June).
Dance Theatre of Harlem (@dancetheatreofharlem) has created #DTHOnDemand, a digital platform to help bring their artistry directly into our homes which includes not only full-length archival performances, conversations with artists, instructional videos for children and adults, but also online classes for all levels taught by DTH alumni, faculty and company members!
You can join open classes Monday – Saturday, 6:30-7:15 pm EDT/ 11:30 pm BST on the company’s YouTube channel. Learn more here!
CAPEZIO (@capezio) well-known manufacturer of dance shoes, apparel and accessories is streaming variety of different classes on their IG live. Check out their Instagram account for new dates!
Bloch (@bloch_eu) another dancewear company is sharing daily live dance lessons from wonderful dances like Camilla Mancuso, Christine Shevchenko and Irina Dvorovenko. You can take a class in ballet, tap, contemporary and more! Check their Instagram for the recorded lessons and schedule for the future ones!
ZARELY (@zarelywear) also started a dance class from home campaign. Starting from today you can enjoy a live ballet class and ballet workout every day. The classes hosts are ballet masters, principal dancers, and trainers all over the world: Ruben Martin (@rubenmartincintas ), Katherine Barkman (@katherine_barkman ), Elisa Badenes (@elisa.badenes ), Carolina Aguero (@carolina.m.aguero ), Victoria Marr (@sleektechnique ), Joseph Gatti (@balletgatti ), Diego Cruz (@diegocruzcooosss ) and others! Check out Zarely IG profile for current schedule!
Gaynor Minden (@gaynorminden) Barre and pointe class with various ballet dancers are available on the dancewear brands IG Live as well as IGTV so it is available anytime you want!
Move Dance (@movedancewear) another lovely dancewear brand is doing Instagram Takeover with dancers who do live dance classes. Check out their IG for announcements and IGTV for recordings of the classes.
Dancewear Central (@dancewear_central) also offers a variety of weekly dance classes, whether you want to do ballet or jazz they got you covered! Check their IG where they post weekly schedule and updates!
Worldwide Ballet Class (@worldwide_ballet_class) Diego Cruz @zarelywear created Worldwide ballet class, which wants to connect dancers all over the world to have fun and learn from different teachers and dancers every day via ZOOM APP. Schedule and teachers are gradually posted on their IG!
Online Duncan Classes with Emily D’Angelo (@isadoraduncandancefoundation) Isadora Duncan Dance Foundation (IDDF) is offering All Isadora Duncan Technique classes on their IG LIVE! Classes will take place on Wednesdays 12 pm EST/ 5 pm BST (breathe and flow with Duncan Technique) and Saturdays 2 pm EST/ 7 pm BST (full Isadora Duncan Class, rhythmic, athletic, and expressive). All classes are Donation-based.
Sadler’s Well’s Digital Stage workshop series for audiences to dance along to at home also continues. This week on Wednesday 8 April, the second of the workshops for older adults aged over 60 will be available. Hosted by Lucia Caruso, this will be a flamenco themed workshop and can be found online via the Sadler’s Wells Facebook and YouTube
Merce Cunningham Trust (@mercetrust) first online repertory workshop is open to anyone and everyone! “50 Looks” is a long series of still positions. It can be done by people of all ages, with or without formal dance training, and is suitable for small, confined spaces. Sessions are live beginning each Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 9:00 am EDT/ 2 pm BST on IG Live. Previous classes are available on Merce Cunningham’s Trust IGTV and Vimeo Channel.
Worldwide Ballet (@worldwideballet) is offering classes with an amazing selection of dances on their IG Live! Some of the dancers who led a class already include Alessandra Tognoloni, the principal dancer of Les Ballets De Monte Carlo, Tonia Rose Looker of Queensland Ballet and Maude Sabourin of Les Grands Ballets. Classes are also saved on Worldwide Ballet IGTV so you can access them anyway!
artÉmotion (@artemotionusa) Ballet intensive decided to adapt in the light of COVID-19 and invite to join their Virtual Ballet Assembly. They offer daily IG classes at 12 pm MDT/ 7 pm BST. You can check the complete schedule of classes on their website.
Danzoom (@danzoom_class) is an initiative offering various dance classes via Zoom with plenty of amazing dancers and teachers including amazing Iana Salenko (Principal Dancer of Berlin State Ballet), Léonore Baulac (Étoile at Paris Opera Ballet), Marcelo Gomes (Principal Dancer and Ballet Master at Semperoper Ballet), Zenaida Yanowsky (coach and teacher, former Principal at The Royal Ballet) and many others. You can check out the schedule here! You can join Zoom meeting 10 minutes prior to the class begins!
CLI Studios (@clistudios) started #KEEPDANCING Community Classes – advanced classes designed to keep professional-level dancers (18+) around the world training! You can find classes in different styles like contemporary, hip hop, vogue, jazz, ballet barre and others. Dancers and choreographers who lead the classes will also pleasantly surprise you. Check out the schedule of upcoming classes here! You have to create a free community class account to access classes, however, some of the classes are available only for premium users.
Virtual Ballet Intensive (@virtualballetintensive) are offering online classes and intensive programs for pre-professionals, adult and beginners. Teaching staff includes Patricia Zhou and Elena Kunikova! Check out their IG for schedule updates!