Resources for Experiencing Dance Online

Jeanne Travers – photo by Tom Kramer

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June 12-19
– the acclaimed Jacob’s Pillow Festival hosts a global celebration of dance and conversation, streaming live on June 12 and available on-demand through June 19. Featuring performances by Black Grace (New Zealand), Candoco Dance Company (United Kingdom), Companhia Urbana de Dança (Brazil). Germaine Acogny (Senegal), Hong Kong Ballet (Hong Kong), Nederlands Dans Theater (Netherlands), Nrityagram Dance Ensemble (India). Paris Opera Ballet (France) and a premiere from 2021 Jacob’s Pillow Dance Award Winner and amazing tap dancer and educator, Dormeshia. Free. Captioning and audio description available. RSVP in advance here

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Watch newly commissioned Works & Process video performances by dance companies in bubble residencies, coproduced by the Guggenheim and Lincoln Center and filmed at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts. Spanning South Indian classical dance, opera, hip-hop, Waacking, modern dance, and other influences, these multidisciplinary works amplify underrepresented voices, performing arts cultures – and feature artist-driven projects that help shape a more inclusive, fair and representative world. Free. Available here

American Ballet Theatre offers Online Teacher Training. More here

Jacob’s Pillow shares filmed performances of Indigenous Dance of the Americas and Hawai’i. Find videos here.
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Get the Lite
is Jacob’s Pillow’s portrait of Chrybaby Cozie, a pioneer of the Harlem-founded dance form litefeet. Present and past collide as archival footage from Chrybaby’s early performances emerge as apparitions, amplifying his significance as a living archive.

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The Dalí Museum
shares a free filmed performance by choreographers from the HCC Dance Program— showcasing works that explore Van Gogh’s immersive artwork. More here

And Still You Must Swing

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This summer, see and experience New York City’s most exciting dance companies with seven pre-recorded videos featuring performances and at-home activities guided by Teaching Artists.

Each 20-25 minute chapter will be audio-described, sign-interpreted and captioned for viewer accessibility.

In this installment, we meet acclaimed tap dancer and choreographer Dormeshia, discover her work And Still You Must Swing – and get up and dance as we learn some swingin’ tap steps inspired by the piece.

Hailed “the most moving dance show of the year” by The New York TimesAnd Still You Must Swing brings together three of the best tap dancers in the world — Dormeshia, who leads the project alongside Derick K. Grant and Jason Samuels Smith — to capture the heart and legacy of tap dance and honor the jazz roots of this American art form.

Explore this complete educational series, from Indian hand gestures
to the complexities of masculinity and improvised movement on busy sidewalks and streets

Online Dance Classes for All Ages

The Florida Alliance for Arts Education is partnering with The Interactive Academy to offer online arts classes for school-aged students and adults.

The Interactive Academy is a safe digital format for students wanting to study a range of dance, music, theatre, visual arts, even Capoeira or Yoga. Current offerings include Acting for Dancers and an introduction to Irish Dance. 

Classes can be scheduled for anytime, from any device, and participants can invite up to 3 other friends to take the class with them interactively for as little as $5 per session.

Here is a sampler of some of the classes.

Details and registration can be found here.

Moving Current

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Tampa’s Moving Current dance collective presents The NewGrounds Virtual Concert through September 30, featuring dances selected by a panel of dance and film professionals.

This year’s digital performance offers a wide range of contemporary dance works.

Jacob’s Pillow

The longest-running dance festival in the United States is now available free and online.

In our first-ever Virtual Festival

  • You can watch some of our most beloved performances from the past ten years
  • Learn from a curated series of PillowTalks with leaders in our field
  •  Connect at an online version of our beloved intergenerational movement class, Families Dance Together
  • and Dance in a new Master Class Series from The School at Jacob’s Pillow.

Weekly events include curtain speeches, pre-show talks from Scholars-in-Residence, post-show talks with artists and behind-the-scenes insights.

Ballet Hispánico

NYC’s Ballet Hispánico offers online Watch Parties of Company repertory every Wednesday.

Available on YouTube

Ballet Hispánico brings communities together to celebrate and explore Latino cultures through innovative dance productions, transformative dance training and community engagement.

You can explore free class offerings and #BUnidos, a daily video series to combat the loss of performances and community programming due to COVID-19.

English National Ballet

The English National Ballet has launched ENB at Home. They’ll be releasing a production every Wednesday — available to stream for free for 48 hours.

Thank you to Time Out London for the details. 

Find performances at

Sarasota Contemporary Dance

SCD is teaching online classes in contemporary ballet, jazz and fusion, Pilates and more. Classes can be joined live or videos are available for two weeks. 

Find their schedule at


Flamenco From Home

Sonia Olla & Ismael Fernández Flamenco Company in NY share this riveting look at dancing wherever you can. 

The company is teaching online classes. You can find the details on their Facebook page. 

Jacob’s Pillow Dance Interactive

Thank you to Helen Hansen French for sharing this 2003 performance of Jacqulyn Buglisi’s Requiem, “a stunning work that inspires peace and healing.”

You can explore this work and more, thanks to Jacob’s Pillow’s interactive website, a growing collection of dance videos filmed at Jacob’s Pillow from the 1930s to today, plus new illustrated essays. 

Sadler’s Wells

Sadler’s Wells is presenting a series of digital works via Facebook. Artistic director Alistair Spalding says: “Sadler’s Wells has been a platform for artists for more than 300 years and we are determined to continue to bring you great dance even if our stages are dark. Our Digital Stage is open and in the coming weeks we will share dance you can enjoy wherever you are – from recordings of full performances to dance works made specifically for film and dance workshops you can take part in from home.”

Workshops are available for children, families and dancers over 60.

Dance Breaks from Hip-Hop Public Health

Through hip-hop music, we seek to promote health equity among youth using an innovative array of media tools designed to improve health literacy.

Explore our Hype: The Breaks series of exciting videos, innovative hip-hop dance breaks designed to energize, invigorate and motivate youth to move more each day — and have fun while doing it.

On this page you’ll find videos, music, teaching guides and more.  You can search by grade level, content area and media type as well as by National Health and Physical Education Learning Standards and the Healthy Out of School Time (HOST) Standards. 

Flight Pattern

Thanks to Paula Kramer for sharing Crystal Pite‘s choreography of Flight Pattern, performed by the Royal Ballet

Paula also recommends the full-length ballet of Carmen by Antonio Gades Company, performed at Teatro Real de Madrid with choreography by Antonio Gades and Carlos Saura. 

And Sweden’s Cullberg Ballet performing Carmen – especially Parts 2 and 4.


Dancing Alone Together

In this unprecedented time of isolation, Dancing Alone Together aims to be a central resource for the digital dance world that is beginning to bloom.

MOVE — Live-Streamed Dance Classes
CREATE — Dance-Making Prompts & Communities
WATCH — Dance Performance Footage & Films

Join live online classes in Latin fusion, hip hop, breakdance, classic and contemporary dance — or share a class you’re teaching. 

Watch filmed performances from companies and festivals around the world, including Jacob’s Pillow and francetv’s CultureBox.  

Connect through weekly Choreographers & Coffee meetings and respond to calls for dancers to share videos of new work from home.

Liz Lerman

The Matter of Origins combines choreography, media and conversation. It addresses the physics and philosophy of beginnings and probes into the mind’s capacity to discover and comprehend the workings of matter at extremes of scale, from the quantum to the cosmic. 

Following a stage performance that constituted Act One, each audience moved to a nearby venue for an Act Two “Tea,” which served up cake and conversation, prompted by a postmodern floor show of dance and hand-held media.

Moving Feels Good – a 20-second treat

Dusan Tynek Dance Theatre

Transparent Walls premiered in 2010 at New York Live Arts. It’s been seen on stages from coast to coast, toured in Europe, won choreographic competitions and was set on a number of college dance departments in the U.S.

Transparent Walls from Dusan Tynek on Vimeo.

Logbook. This dance premiered in 2013 at the National Theater in Novi Sad, Serbia. I consider it the middle section of a triptych of dances, the first being Transparent Walls. The piece is epic in scope but ultimately, it is an intimate portrayal of two beings trying to find each other despite different geographical and physical barriers and distances. 

Logbook from Dusan Tynek on Vimeo.

Portals – the third section and the final installment of Trilogy. This dance premiered in 2011 at the Tribeca PAC in NYC. 

Portals (Full) from Dusan Tynek on Vimeo.

A Hand-Washing Dance

A creative and detailed demonstration of World Health Organization-approved hand-washing techniques, performed by the Ramaiah Memorial Hospital staff in Bengaluru, India in 2o18. 

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