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Classes & Worskhops


An OhioDance Update

While studios are closed at this time, many studios are offering online classes. Some are free others may charge so check various website. Please contact the organization to determine their plan during this time.

Ohio Dance is working to connect our community to resources that we can use to help us keep moving and creating despite the restrictions of the current time. Send your information and we will post. jane@ohiodance.org

Association of Teaching Artists’ COVID-19 Community Conversation webinar: teachingartists.com
View a free recording of the Association of Teaching Artists’ COVID-19 Community Conversation. This presentation discusses topics relevant to teaching artists, such as contingency planning, best practices for modifying teaching during a public health crisis, and working options for teaching artists.

Dancing Alone Together provides a central resource to find dance classes and performances online. Everyday their account will connect you to 16-20 different classes that you can choose from offered by teachers all over the country including those from Pacific Northwest Ballet, Merce Cunningham Trust, Martha Graham Dance Company, and Elise Monte Dance. You can also find connections to movement creation projects as well as links to dance performances. https://www.dancingalonetogether.org/

Gaga People/Dancers has organized 6 online Gaga classes per day, 7 days per week accessible through Zoom. They are donation based classes and the money goes directly to the Gaga teachers in New York or Tel Aviv that are teaching the classes. https://www.gofundme.com/f/gaga-online-classes

Movement for Hope can be found on Facebook and instagram
@movement_for_hope offers 4-5 free movement/art classes everyday via their live Instagram stories. You can find ballet, pilates, contemporary, yoga, and improvisation classes. They also feature drawing walk-throughs and live music so that we can connect through many different art and movement forms.

National Dance Education Organization (NDEO) For all of those looking at distance learning for dance, the NDEO has an online forum with many wonderful suggestions. You do need to become a member but it may be worthwhile. www.ndeo.org

The Iteration Project was created to foster an online community of artists of any medium and any skill level. Join their newsletter to receive updates, creative prompts, personal challenges, and see what the rest of the art community around the world is doing in this time! https://theiterationproject.org/2020/03/18/art-in-the-time-of-covid-19-resources/

University of Washington Department of Dance

Guide to creating Video with Smartphones:
Video Documentation with Smartphones
Pt. I Best Practices for Shooting Video with a Smartphone

Video Documentation with Smartphones
Pt. II Transferring Video Files from Phone to Computer

Other Educational sites:

The Educational Services Center of Central Ohio has complied several resources for teachers during this time of school closure. Resources include virtual learning platforms, online learning resources and COVID-19: www.escco.org/LearningOptionsforExtendedSchoolClosure.aspxNational Art Education Association (NAEA) Virtual Workshops

The NAEA Virtual Art Educators offers art educators the opportunity to log in to monthly live webinars and view past webinars and conferences to continue professional learning opportunities from anywhere in the world. Choose from a growing number of live and archived webinars, sessions, workshops, and more.
EdWeek: Teachers Share Resources for Teaching Online During Coronavirus School Closures

EdWeek: Teachers Share Resources for Teaching Online During Coronavirus School Closures

Dayton Contemporary Dance Company Summer Classes

Athens – June 8-19, 2020
Ohio University Summer Dance Institute, Athens, Ohio 45701

Registration open now! The Summer Dance Institute is two weeks of intensive training with the Dayton Contemporary Dance Company and faculty from the Ohio University School of Dance.

Enjoy daily classes in technique, composition, and repertory with company members, culminating in a new student work performed in the Shirley Wimmer Dance Theater. You’ll also have the opportunity to attend company rehearsals, see the company perform their newest work-in-progress, earn college credit, and develop professional skills for making a successful career in the arts.

For more information: https://www.ohio.edu/fine-arts/dance/summer-dance-institute


Cincinnati – June 22, 2020 – July 3, 2020
School of Creative and Performing Arts Summer Dance Intensive,Cincinnati, Ohio

Daily classes taught by Dayton Contemporary Dance Company and SCPA faculty in Pilates, Conditioning, Jazz, Hip Hop, Modern, and Contemporary.For dancers entering grades 5-12. For more information contact Sara Swinehart at scpadcdcsummerintensive@gmail.com.


Factory Street Studio

Factory Street Studio, people can sign up to access our dance classes for children, if they want to pay the fee and join our classes? This is an option for anyone! Here’s the link to register and join classes: https://factorystreetstudio.wufoo.com/forms/rvvgezl14yvfe9/

Verb Ballets Center for Dance

Dance For Youth
Shaker Heights: Classes ongoing
Verb Ballets Center for Dance
3558 Lee Rd. Shaker Heights OH 44120
Our children’s division is now enrolling for fall semester! Classes will help kids build a strong foundation for dance by improving coordination, strength, flexibility, musicality and good teamwork! Classes are available for a variety of different ability levels and age ranges.
http://www.verbballets.org/youthclasses.html or call 216-397-3757.

The AdVerb Project
Shaker Heights: Classes ongoing
Verb Ballets Center for Dance
3558 Lee Rd. Shaker Heights OH 44120
Verb Ballets offers ongoing workshops where adult community members learn choreography and performance technique. The ensemble has performances throughout the year in studio and senior living facilities. The AdVerb Project registration is ongoing.  Participation is for a 3-month period, at $60.00 a month. Call 216-397-3757 or email rdickinson@verbballets.org to learn more on how to get involved.


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