10 dancer things to do online this week!

We have collected a list of 10 awesome ways you can stay dancing and creative online this week! Here’s the online classes, events and performances you can engage with from the comfort of your home this week.  




Chunky Move free classes on Vimeo

Chunky Move offer free online Beginners and Open Contemporary classes for you to continue your classes at home. Please see this video link at http://chunkymove.com/public-programs/ampm/ampm-home/


Watch International Dance

Works & Process, the performing arts series at the Guggenheim, USA, presented the premieres of new commissions from Donald Byrd as well as Dan Siegler and Dawn Sinkowski. “Solanum Dulcamara” by Donald Byrd, Teri Jeanette Weikel, and Luke Wigren is available to watch here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rggpiskb-gM. Co-presented by Meany Center for the Performing Arts, Seattle Rep, Seattle Theatre Group, and Spectrum Dance Theater. Works & Process Artists (WPA) Virtual Commissions Playlist is available here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLJ08rQmWB63RFC3avQF-nDsneUXLrUd4X. More information available at worksandprocess.org.


Sadler’s Wells London family classes

Sadler’s Wells is expanding ‘Take Part’, its series of projects available to the wider community, by presenting a series of online workshops and activities for audiences to dance along to in their own homes. These workshops have been specially created for families with younger children now unable to attend kinder or school. The workshops are available via the Sadler’s Wells YouTube channel. Coordinated by Sadler’s Wells’ Learning & Engagement team, these workshops are led by Cherie Coleman, who runs Family Friday sessions at Sadler’s Wells, and feature 5 different movement activities for children aged 2 to 6 years to follow at home. Visit https://www.sadlerswells.com/whats-on/2020/take-part-family-dance-workshops/


The Australian Ballet 

Why not try one of The Australian Ballet’s adult lessons at home, it’s $25 for a 60 minute class, anywhere, anytime. New classes are released on Tuesday at 4pm. Once purchased, you’ll be able to access the class as many times as you would like over 7 days – practice makes perfect!


My Online Dance Teacher

Your dance school has partnered with Dance Teacher Web to provide you this in-home practice resource!  MyOnlineDanceTeacher.com is an addition to your studio training that you can do at home at any time. My Online Dance Teacher.com. Approved studio owners can join their dance community to this service, at www.MyOnlineDanceTeacher.com, and offer supplementary dance classes to their students, from USA industry leaders. Why not try it this week?


Lights Up On The Arts

After an overwhelming response, Joshua Robson Productions and host/director, James Cutler, will be back to continue to shine that light on the Australian musical theatre industry and support artists in their next production, Lights Up On The Arts, not done yet. This is live via Facebook for you to watch and contribute whenever you find the time here http://jrpaustralia.com/?fbclid=IwAR1IAA7Vo-V6f9TQUpGhXGKpfBxo5YKFVr576JtcI1Ou7BV51gRQbEFhL1A#news-2.


Sydney Dance Company 

Sydney Dance Company has online classes available through their Virtual Studio! Unlimited Membership is $28 per week (billed monthly), *$0 joining fee. More info available at www.sydneydancecompany.com/classes/virtual-studio/ and you can enhance your Virtual Studio ballet class experience with the Demi Barre. Right now you can receive 10% off any Demi & Co. product by using the code SDC10 at check out. Click here to purchase. 


Battery Dance TV  NYC, USA

Battery Dance launched Battery Dance TV on March 27, 2020 at batterydance.org/dancetv/ to provide free live dance classes and programming for the general public by Battery Dance and affiliated local and international artists through a regularly scheduled program. In its first 8 weeks, Battery Dance TV has had nearly 200,000 views from people in 133 countries. Check it out!



Perform-Ability are currently running classes online for dancers with special needs and disabilities. A Youtube channel with dance lessons designed for their main student groups – Youngstars, Teens & Adults has launched. This channel coincides with the classes taught live via Zoom & Facebook and enables students to continue to dance and practice at their own pace and at any time they choose. For more information and to get involved, visit www.perform-ability.com/online-classes    


Dance/NYC Facebook Live series

Dance/NYC moves into its ninth week of hosting a twelve-part Facebook Live Conversation Series with arts workers from across the arts and culture sector. These discussions highlight the importance of the arts ecology, point to current challenges and offer considerations on our way forward as a field. This series is a part of #ArtistsAreNecessaryWorkers,a new online and social media campaign dedicated to the acknowledgement, representation and integration of dance and arts workers into the decision-making processes that will envision the future for New York City post-pandemic. The series launched successfully on Thursday, May 21, 2020, and will continue to take place every Tuesday from 5:30 – 7pm ET through August 4, 2020 on Dance/NYC’s Facebook Page. 


Image courtesy of Dance Central Sydney