The best online resources to keep dancing at home!
There are a plethora of online dance classes online and I’ve scoured the internet to find the best!
1. The Lowry are offering live free classes for under 7s every Tuesday morning.
2. The RAD has produced quite a few free children’s online classes, which focus on specific elements of Ballet technique. I would say they are most suitable for children from Grade 1 Ballet. There are 24 videos in total covering elements from Grade 1 to 5 so worth a little look if you have a ballet pupil in your house!
3. During the first lock down the RAD also provided free “Silver Swans” weekly classes and these are now all available on the website HERE, Silver Swans is their Ballet syllabus aimed at the slightly more mature individual 🙂
4. “Goldilocks and the 3 Bears”, one of Northern Ballet’s Ballet’s for Children is currently available on the iplayer. And although I can’t see the actual Ballet is there, there are loads of little dance activities about the story Tortoise and the Hare HERE
5. Move Dance Learn is a website and youtube channel run by an Australian teacher and there are loads of mini lessons for toddlers and young children.
6. This is one for older, motivated dancers (Grade 4, 5, 6 Modern) Rosina Andrews is a teacher and teacher trainer, Clare and I both use some of her methods in our classes for leaps and turns. It’s not free, but you can sign up for a month of classes and have access to loads and loads of online classes content…may be worth a look.
7. Also not free, but the amazing Rambert have loads of lessons available. Focusing mainly on teenagers and adults, although there are children’s classes too. There is a wide range of styles available so an opportunity to try something that may not be available locally.
7. And of course for school aged children and up we had been adding syllabus music and videos to the google classrooms throughout 2020 so everyone can be practicing something at home so we can continue progressing once classes resume.
Have you found any brilliant resources that I’ve missed?
If you try any of the above would love to hear how you got on!