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

The OhioDance Virtual Dance Collection – Explore Ohio’s dance history

Streaming performances and classes

Beck Center for the Arts
On Facebook, Beck Center posts dance videos from their teachers throughout the week that anyone can access. Access the Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/search/top/?q=beck%20center%20for%20the%20arts

Flamenco classes with Alice Blumenfeld
Mondays – Flamenco Fundamentals 6-7pm EST
Thursdays – Technique Toolbox 6-7pm EST
Classes function on a drop-in basis. You can take one or all the classes in the series.
Suggested Donation: $10/class -or- pay what you can
Preferred payment method: PayPal to Alice Blumenfeld / aliceblumenfeld@gmail.com
To register and get the Zoom link, send an email to aliceblumenfeld@gmail.com

Jess Cavender has provided a guide for using smartphones for video documentation
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

Cinncinnati Ballet
CB AT HOME page on our website, https://cballet.org/cb-at-home/.

Dublin Arts Council has a new page dedicated to creative community resources during these uncertain times. (dublinarts.org/be-creative)

Factory Street Studio
People can sign up to access our dance classes for children and adults. This is an option for anyone! Here’s the link to register and join classes: https://factorystreetstudio.wufoo.com/forms/rvvgezl14yvfe9/

GroundWorks DanceTheater
Looking for ways to bring professional artists to your students remotely?  GroundWorks DanceTheater is offering a variety of donation-based remote programming during this time.  To learn more contact Rebecca Burcher at rebecca@groundworksdance.org.

Ohio University creating the first MA in Community Dance in the Country.

The Movement Project is doing a video series called “Phrases in Small Spaces” which is linked here: https://vimeo.com/showcase/6900774 . They also have multiple dance videos on Facebook that people can watch. Link to Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/themovementproject.cleveland/

Verb Ballets – uploaded videos for a lower body strength, an intermediate/advanced ballet class, and a 15-minute barre warm up. Here is the link: https://verbballets.org/onlineclasses/

Here is a link that might be helpful for those teaching dance online. This video was done by  a phenomenal videographer, AV tech, who dances with Cleveland Ballet. https://youtu.be/iMSaeVE-7W8


Alonzo King LINES Ballet is doing online classes via Zoom.  I did my first one earlier today.  Worked fine. You can access future online classes with LINES faculty here: linesballet.org/dance-center/classes/

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/

Dance Magazine contains a list of multiple websites and apps that are offering dance classes that are either free or that you need to pay for. https://www.dancemagazine.com/online-dance-classes-2645462403.html

Dance Plug
This website contains lessons that you can sign up for through the site and also offers a list of free classes that is linked here: https://www.danceplug.com/class/free

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

Howcast – This site contains multiple styles of dance that it teaches:

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/

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

University of Washington Department of Dance

Youtube is a great way to look up online classes that have been pre-recorded from now or years before. Some choreographers and dancers are also streaming classes for free on the site as well.


The Dance Edit – 15-minute podcast posted every Thursday that is created by editors from Dance Magazine, Dance Spirit, and Pointe. I found this on the website for Pointe in an article. The article also contains a link to sign up for a weekly newsletter called The Dance Edit. Article link: https://www.pointemagazine.com/dance-edit-podcast-2645318628.html

Ballet & Dance – from the Wonderful World of Dance and they do interviews with many professionals in the dance world. Link: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/ballet-dance-podcast/id1094433168?mt=2

Pod De Deux – created and hosted by Jessica Williams and Clara Peterson. They talk with many people are in the dance world or strongly connected with the dance world. Link: https://poddedeux.com/

Delving into Dance – Hosted by Andrew Westle and contains interviews and written work from dancers and choreographers. Link: https://www.delvingintodance.com/

Other Educational sites:

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.

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.aspx National 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