Online ballet classes for kids and adults
Ready to try your first ballet class? Or are you and the kids stuck at home and looking for online training? These amazing (and mostly free!) online ballet classes for kids and adults, taught by some of the world’s top professional dancers, will have you and the little ones dancing the day away.
The American Ballet Theatre
One of America’s premiere ballet companies, the ABT has uploaded a series of virtual ballet classes for kids from tiny tots up.
Join Emma’s Bowtiful Ballet Studio on the Wiggle’s YouTube channel for plenty of toddler-friendly ballet classes.
The Australian Ballet
The Australian Ballet is teaching ballet basics through live streamed videos on their Facebook page that can be joined or watched later.
They have also launched an online studio where classes of various levels can be access for free. Suitable for beginners through to advanced.
The Australian ballet has also launched a pre recorded series of online ballet classes for kids of all ages.
Our dancers are doing morning class via live stream and getting creative with body conditioning at home. Now you can too … Our Artistic Director David McAllister is here to teach you five simple but effective ballet exercises that you can do at home! First up is the plié, which begins every ballet class.
Posted by The Australian Ballet on Wednesday, March 25, 2020
The Nationale Opera & Ballet
The Dutch national ballet company is live-streaming free basic ballet classes to their YouTube channel. You can tune in live or watch them in your own time.
Francisco Gella Dance Works
The founder and artistic director of contemporary dance company Nuevo Dance has published a series of instructional dance videos on YouTube.
The former New York City Ballet soloist has created over 300 videos that cover everything from ballet technique to full barre classes and variations. Her videos are suitable for intermediate to advanced students.
Lazy Dancer Tips
Presented by Alessia Lugoboni, these 10-15 minute ballet workouts are suitable for all ages and beginners to intermediate level dancers.
The Ballet Coach
An English National Ballet School-rained dancer, Sarah De-Feu has a range of ballet videos to suit preschoolers to even grandparents who want some exercise. While she has previously uploaded most of her free coaching videos to Facebook, she has recently started uploading her videos to YouTube where they are now live-streamed and available to watch later at any time.
Ready Set Dance
The preschool set will adore these fun, energetic dance classes that are the perfect entry into the world of dance.
Sydney Dance Company
Kids and adults can try live, online ballet classes. Kids classes are aimed at kids aged 8+ with a moderate amount of ballet experience. Adult classes start at beginner level.
The star of the New York City Ballet, Tiler Peck, is live-streaming classes on her Instagram account.
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Hey guys! My sister’s school @garces.memorial is taking precautionary measures and going online for classes. I teach their Advance Dance class tomorrow and I wanted to open it up to everyone since so many students won’t be able to go to their normal classes. The first class will be tomorrow at 10PST/1EST on my Instagram live. I know this is a really hard time for us and dancers around the world are looking for ways to stay in shape while being at home! Let’s do it together, kitchen countertops and all 😘 #dowhatwecan #togetherisbetter #ballerina #TurnItOutWithTiler #dancetogether
A principal dancer with the New York City Ballet, Ashley Bouder is live-streaming classes and saving them on her YouTube channel.
Thanks to Leotard brand Dancewear Royale, you can watch a series of dance classes on their Instagram account. The classes are a range of styles from ballet to pilates and core workouts to contemporary. Even beginners can have a go.
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Soloist dancer with @balletvlaanderen @shelbygrooves and creator of @biscuitballerina teaches a really nice contemporary ballet class for the living room or small spaces (part II). Enjoy! About the artist: Shelby received her professional training on scholarship at the Washington School of Ballet and the Houston Ballet Academy. Shelby began her career with Houston Ballet 2 and as a apprentice with Dresden Semperoper Ballett (Germany). She was a soloist with both BallettMainz and the Hessisches Staatsballett in Germany before joining the Royal Ballet of Flanders in 2016 under the direction of Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui where she is currently a soloist. She has danced leading roles in works by Crystal Pite, Pina Bausch, William Forsythe, Akram Khan, Hofesh Schechter, Ohad Naharin, Johan Inger, Martha Graham, and Merce Cunningham amongst others. In Dance Europe Magazine Critic's Choice (October 2017), she was nominated in the category "Outstanding Performance of a Female Dancer" for her performances in "Approximate Sonata 2016" by William Forsythe and "Café Müller"by Pina Bausch. In 2017, Shelby created the viral social media personality Biscuit Ballerina® as a way to encourage a sense of humor around ballet and promote mental health awareness. Shelby leads mental health workshops for dancers around the USA and UK and also publishes interviews and articles on the subject of dancer mental health on her website. Biscuit Ballerina® has been featured in The New York Times, Dance Magazine, and Pointe Magazine. The creation of Biscuit Ballerina® was nominated in the category of "Best News" in Dance Europe Magazine Critic's Choice (October 2018). . . #dancewearroyale #bestrong #coronavirus #ballet #balletto #calisthenics #pilates #yoga #physicaltherapy #danceclasses #stayingsafe #workouts #principaldancer #onlineballetclass #ballerinalife #stayingstrong #stayinginshape #activewear #customdancewear #balletlifestyle #modernballet #contemporaryballet #balletdancer #royalequeen #ballerinalove #balletlovers #dancelovers #activewear #activelifestyle
Ballet teacher Mary Carpenter is now filming full-length “kitchen ballet classes” and uploading them to her YouTube channel.
Ballet class Let's get moving.
Posted by Dancewithmary NYC on Friday, March 20, 2020
Tanya Pearson Academy
One of Sydney’s leading ballet schools, TPA has been live streaming their ballet conditioning classed and uploading them to their YouTub channel for everyone to enjoy.
Claudia Dean Coaching
The Aussie ballet star is a former dancer with The Royal Ballet who now runs a private coaching business. She has over 70 videos available to browse and try.
Claudia Dean Live.
Bloch is streaming live ballet classes on their Instagram Stories.
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Former dancer with Hungarian National Ballet and Bloch Europe Influencer, Camilla Mancuso is an exquisite Italian dancer based in Rome, Italy. Currently in quarantine, this inspiring and dedicated ballerina invites us into her home to follow her dance journey whilst �in isolation.
This dance studio located in Sydney’s Inner West is moving to online classes. Check their Facebook page for details, or enjoy their live-streamed classes that are already running.
Conditioning live stream to get us through this Monday 👊
Posted by Dance Domain on Sunday, March 22, 2020
A tiny dance in the house? The beautiful Tutu Studios, where we used to take classes in Sydney, is moving to online classes. Check the website for details on how to enrol.
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Christine is the editor of Adventure, Baby!