Forget online HIIT workouts or 5k runs, local dance communities in Tower Hamlets, Hackney, Lewisham and Croydon have come to the rescue for those at home wanting to stay active and keep entertained in the comfort of their homes.
Here are some of the local online dance classes that cover a variety of abilities, ages and styles!
English National Ballet (Tower Hamlets):
The English National Ballet are providing a range of free online classes for everyone and anyone. From beginners to professionals and those with restricted mobilities, there is no excuse not to join in! All online classes are openly accessible at any time on their website or on their YouTube channel.
Family Ballet Workshop
Youth Dance class for 11-16 years olds
Dance for Parkinson’s class
BalletFit Class, for beginners to experienced dancers
Beginners-Improvers Ballet Class
Ballet Class with Tamara Rojo, for professional dancers
Chair-Based Ballet Class
Dance Stables (Hackney):
With their notion of celebrating diversity, identity and to inspire, Dance Stables are offering dance classes for styles such as ballet, street dance, and contemporary dance. Classes are available to book on their website:
Kids Class – Minis (3-5yrs) £7.50:
Tuesday 2:30pm, Thursday 2:30pm
Kids Class – Juniors (6-11yrs) £8.50:
Tuesday 3:15pm, Wednesday 10am, Thursday 3:15pm
Kids Class – Seniors (11+) £8.50:
Adults Online Class (16+) £8.50:
Monday 7:15pm, Wednesday 5:45pm, Thursday 10am, Friday 7:15pm
Family Online Class £8.50:
Kids Online Members £32 per month/ £4 per class/ £7.50 per week
Adult Online Members £32 per month/ £4 per class/ £8.50 per week
Family Online Members £40 or £3.50 per class/ £8.50 per week
Zumba NXG (Lewisham):
Specialising in helping those who want to keep fit, happy and healthier as an alternative to the gym. They are providing online ballet, Zumba, and dance funk fitness classes using the Zoom App – a free group video calling app. A free first taster class is available for Zumba and Dance Funk Fitness class. A first taster class for the alternative classes is £1. Classes are available to book on their website.
The classes come in packages, charging each household:
£22.50 – 5 Class Pack
£40 – 10 Class Pack
Zumba – Tuesday, Friday 7:15pm
Ballet (beginners/improvers level) – Tuesday, Wednesday 8:30pm
Dance Funk Fitness – Monday, Wednesday 7:15pm
Babyballet (Croydon): Currently providing online ballet classes with sing-along videos, activities and stories, for children aged 18 months to six years old during their summer term (20 April- 23 May). They offer a three-week introductory trial for £15 and all classes after the trial are £7 – Register on their website for further details.
Tinies (18m – 3 years):
10am – across each week
Movers (3-4 years):
10:45am – across each week
Groovers (4-6 years):
11:30am – across each week