Online Classes by the Pro Dance Community

Lunchtime Ballet Stretch

In response to the challenging world we find ourselves in right now dancers and teachers across Scotland are getting creative with online classes, staged from their kitchens and living rooms to yours. One of the ways Dance Base is supporting our wonderful Scottish dance community, is to offer up is a list of many of the classes taking place around the nation, for you to discover and join. These classes are all run by freelance Scottish artists and companies who are working hard to navigate this difficult period so please do support if you can. Why not take the opportunity to try a new style of dance, or head along to a class for the first time?

If you are a teacher who is running classes and you would like be featured in the list below please contact Kirsty Somerville, Programmes Manager, on Kirsty@dancebase.co.uk or Morag Deyes, Artistic Director, on Morag@dancebase.co.uk

“Whatever the problem, it can be solved by moving” Rosina Bonsu 

#LoveDanceScotland

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Aerial Dance

All or Nothing

  • Pilates for Aerialists 4 week course - Monday 18th May - 8th June 11:00
  • Youth Training Session - Tuesday 19th May - 9th June 14:00
  • Circus Conditioning Tuesday - Tuesday 19th May - 9th June 18:30
  • Circus Conditioning Thursday - Thursday 21st May - 11th June 18:30
  • Ballet Basics - Various times
  • Handstand  4 week course - Thursday 21st May - 11th June 10:00
  • Guided Relaxation 4 week course - Friday 22nd May - 12th June 17:30
  • Stretch and Strengthen - Saturday 23rd May - 13th June 10:00
  • Circus Skills - Saturday 23rd May 14:00

    Join the All or Nothing team for a series of online courses to keep yourself moving and training while at home
    Find out more and book http://www.aerialdance.co.uk/whatson/

 

Ballet

Amy Longmuir

  • Monday 19:00 - Ballet
    Join Amy for her online ballet class. Everyone is welcome but a little previous experience is recommended.
    Find out more by joining the ‘And They Danced’ Facebook group. https://www.facebook.com/groups/1118287225203741

Amy Robertson

  • Monday 09:30 – Ballet Barre | Friday 09:30 – Ballet Barre
    Amy is running a series of Pilates and Barre classes from her living room throughout the week. Each class will be live streamed so that Amy can provide feedback and help guide and encourage you through the class.
    Book via https://amymoves.weebly.com/online-pilates

Cecchetti Ballet Dunblane

Dance for All

  • Tuesday 18:00
    Every Tuesday evening, join Tracy from 6 – 7.30 pm to work through a warm-up, followed by a comprehensive ballet barre, a stretch and then a short selection of centre work that can be performed within the restrictions of your own home environments.
    Find out more and book: http://www.danceforall.co.uk

Hayley MacDonald

  • Wednesday 19:00 – Ballet Barre
  • Barre is a high intensity, low impact class combining ballet-inspired moves with elements of Pilates, dance, yoga and strength training. Suitable for all abilities. Join Hayley and Julie Mac for a fun class from their home to yours.
  • Find out more: www.facebook.com/StrutSweatSmile 
  • and book here: https://bookwhen.com/HayleyMacMove 

Jack Anderson

Jorja Follina

  • Monday 11:15 - Circuits | Wednesday 19:00 - Beginners Ballet | Thursday 09:00 | Floor Barre | Friday 10:00 - Barre Workout
    All classes are 30 minutes long and open level with options of varying difficulty available. All classes are suitable for home participation, so they do not require a large space or any specific equipment and the small classes allow for personal feedback, verbal adjustments and questions. 
    Find out more and book here: https://jorjafollina.wixsite.com/dancefitness/online-class-schedule

Lucy Weir

  • Wednesday 18:30 - Floor Barre | Sunday 11:00 - Floor Barre
    Join Lucy Weir for a gentle and effective class that will lengthen and strengthen muscle, release tension from the neck, lower back, and hip joint, and improve overall posture.
    Find out more here: https://lucyweir.co.uk/

Oliver Anwyl

  • Barre Fusion - Classes vary throughout the week
    This ballet inspired workout combines the basic dance steps and combinations of traditional ballet technique with toning exercises for key muscle groups for a full body workout. No physical barre required, just a mat if you have one for the second part of the class.
    Find out more: www.bookwhen.com/attitudefitnessuk 

     

Bharathanatyam

Dance Ihayami

  • Sunday 11:00 – All ages & abilities (Facebook live) | Tuesday 18:30 – Led class (Zoom)
    For more information and to book please visit https://www.facebook.com/ihayami or call / text 07742346501
     
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Bollywood

Dance Ihayami

Children / Young People Classes:

Dance Til Dawn

  • Regular weekly classes - mixed times
    The team at Dance Til Dawn are providing online versions of their classes for children to do at home! Sign up to the enews or get in touch by email to find out more
    Find out more: http://www.dancetildawn.co.uk or email dancingdlt@hotmail.com

Danielle Tyrer

  • Custom made dance videos - on request
    During these extraordinary times it might be challenging for young people to engage with learning and positive activity at home. In response, Danielle is offering individual personal dance and creative choreography videos for families and can accommodate different needs and requests.
    To find out more and enquire about a class: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/danielle-tyrer

House of Jack

  • Saturday 10:30 – for P2-4 | Saturday 11:45 – for P5-7 | Saturday 13:30 – for S1-5
    House of Jack are live streaming a series of hip hop classes for House of Jack members.
    Find out more and sign up: https://www.facebook.com/AshleyJackDance

Meara O'Donnell

  • Thursday 16:00 - Contemporary Dance (Ages 13 - 18)
    This fun and exciting class will work on building good foundations in Contemporary Dance technique. Exploring different ways to create movement, strengthen technique and developing dance skills. No contemporary dance experience needed, just enthusiasm and a bottle of water.
     
    Wednesday 16:00 - Mix It UP! (Ages 13-18)
    A versatile class for those who want to be challenged to learn new choreography each week. We will try out routines in Modern, Jazz, Contemporary, Commercial and Lyrical styles.
     
    Thursday 17:00 - Body Conditioning (Ages 13-18)
    A perfect compliment to dance training or if you are just looking for a fun dance exercise class. This high paced, fun and energetic class will get your whole body working!
     
    To book email - mearahannah@gmail.com

Shaper/Caper – An Adventure in Your Living Room

  • Monday – Friday 10:30 - all ages
    Each day the team at Shaper/Caper embark on an epic adventure through dance. There will be pirates, monsters, wizards, witches, fairies and rockets! So get yourself ready, a wee adventure awaits!
    Free
    Find out more https://www.facebook.com/pg/shapercaper/videos

Y Dance

  • Every Monday
    We may all have to stay at home but YDance will keep you dancing! Every Monday from 30th March, we’ll be uploading a package of 4 dance classes to our website for you to do at home for FREE. Each weekly package will contain:
    1 x YCreate creative dance class for ages 1 – 5 with an adult
    1 x YCreate creative dance class for ages 5 – 9
    2 x dance style classes for ages 10 and up
    Dance class packages will be available for one week before being replaced by the new package every Monday.
    Find out more and sign up: https://ydance.org/participation/online-dance-classes/
     


Contemporary

Abby Warrilow

  • Tuesday 19:00
    Join Abby for a Contemporary class, open to all but a little experience is recommended. All classes will be carried out on Zoom.
    To book your place please email abby.w.pilates@gmail.com

Daniel Navarro Lorenzo / Dan Lourenço Dance

  • Monday – Friday 12:00
    Dan's daily classes will help you establish a routine and bring structure to your day, regardless of how uncertain the outside world may be right now. This practice will focus on improving or maintaining your core strength and connect with new people.
    Join the live stream at https://www.danlourencodance.com/liveanddance

Pirita Tuisku

Stephen Pelton

  • Monday 19:00 | Saturday 13:00
    Stephen’s technique classes combine Limon’s swing, fall and recover fundamentals with ballet placement exercises and combinations exploring Pelton’s own lyrical and idiosyncratic movement style. These online classes will meet every Monday evening at 1900 on Zoom. For details, enrolment and more information email stephenpeltondance@gmail.com
    Stephen has also posted a series of exercises on Vimeo which you can learn and add to your home practice whenever you like: https://vimeo.com/user10294799
     


Dance Along / Dance Party!

Emma Jayne Park

  • Monday – Friday 10:00 – Daily Dancing
    Join Emma and a community of other dancers for ten minutes at 10.00am, Monday - Friday for a group dance to a play list composed by a different resident DJ for the week. No judgement, just dancing.
    To get involved send your email to emma@culturedmongrel.org

Julia McGhee

  • Monday - Dance Fitness

    Julia is offering online dance fitness classes to start the week. Her class is aimed at older adults but is suitable for anyone looking for a gentle work out in their living room. Find out more at www.juliamcghee.co.uk/dance-fitness

Hayley MacDonald

  • Monday 12:15 – Cardio Dance Party
  • A high energy lunchtime dance party to get us moving and grooving. Expect a mix of music from 90s Boyband to Disco, Broadway classics to Latin tunes. We’ll start with a warm up then build up a routine then stretch it out. Suitable for all abilities. Join Hayley and Julie Mac for a fun class from their home to yours.
  • Find out more: www.facebook.com/StrutSweatSmile
  • and book here: https://bookwhen.com/HayleyMacMove

National Theatre of Scotland - LGBTI+ Elders Online Social Dance Club

Paul Wood

  • Mondays - 10:00, 17:40, 19:00 | Wednesdays -10:00, 15:00, 17:40, 19:00 | Thursdays - 10:00, 15:00, 17:40, 19:00
  • Dance Workouts are fun and challenging adult dance classes. Set to a variety of different dance styles including: lyrical jazz, latin, street funk, disco, hip-hop, and swing.
  • For more information and to book a free trial class, email: contact@dancehubedinburgh.co.uk

 

Flamenco

Alba Flamenca

  • Times and classes vary
  • Alba Flamenca offers regulars flamenco classes for all ages and all levels. Our interactive online classes teach you a complete dance routine and include warm up exercises and technique to help you improve. Students also get access to a library of supporting videos recorded from dance studio for viewing at any time. Come and enjoy the rhythms and passion of flamenco in a fun environment. (Free classes available).
  • Find out more and book here: https://albaflamenca.co.uk/classes/

 

Inclusive

Dance for Parkinson’s

  • Weekly recorded classes on Facebook
    Join Jen Cunningham from Dance for Parkinson’s for a recorded online class that you can follow easily at home. A new class will be posted each week.
    Join the classes here: https://www.facebook.com/DanceforParkinsonsScotland

Indepen-dance

  • Monday 13:00 – Adult class | Wednesday 16:00 – Youth class | Thursday 11:00 – DYSO class | Friday 13:00 - Open class
    Join the wonderful team an Indepen-dance for a range of weekly classes to connect, move and have fun.
    To book pleased contact admin@indepen-dance.org.uk

Lottie Parker - Clifftop Projects

Scottish Ballet

  • Monday 11:30 – Dance for Parkinson’s | Tuesday 11:30 – Elevate (dance for Multiple Sclerosis) | Wednesday 11:30 – Time to Dance (dementia) | Thursday 11:30 – Regenerate (60+) | Friday 11:30 – Family Barre
    In times such as these, it is even more important than usual to find ways to share experiences and spark joy. The Dance Health department at Scottish Ballet run several classes for people living with Parkinson’s, Multiple Sclerosis, and dementia, as well as Regenerate classes for people aged over 60, every week on Facebook.
    Classes are held on Facebook live: https://www.facebook.com/scottishballethq/ 
     


Musical Dance

Pirita Tuisku

 

Reggaeton

Pirita Tuisku


Salsa

Pirita Tuisku

 

Step Dancing

Kae Sakurai Arts and Accounts

  • Saturday 10:00
  • Course 1 - Basic plus a little improvisation - learn basic steps with relaxed pace - beginners welcome - consolidating basic steps & developing improvisation skills for experienced dancers
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  • Saturday 11:00
  • Course 2 - Repertoire course for intermediate level - learn 2 or 3 dances in 4 weeks choreographed by Kae - some challenging complicated steps- faster pace compared to Course 1 - Dance video(s) will be sent after the class for practice
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  • Block 4 - July 4th, 11th, 18th & 25th
  • Block 5 - August 1st, 8th, 15th & 22nd
  • Find out more and book: https://www.artsandaccounts.com/onlinestepdance

 

Tango

Jenny & Ricardo Oria

  • Practice and learn Argentine Tango anytime, anywhere! Learn from experienced, professional tango teachers Jenny and Ricardo with classes for single dancers and couples.
    New videos will be added weekly with unlimited access and with the option of video feedback available.
    Find out more https://www.oriatango.com/online-tango 

 

Tap

Amy Longmuir

 

Yoga / Pilates / Mindful Movement 

Abby Warrilow

  • Thursday 11:00
    Join Abby for a Level 1 Pilates class. All classes will be carried out on Zoom.
    To book your place please email abby.w.pilates@gmail.com 

Amy Longmuir

  • Wednesday 18:00 - Stretch & Conditioning
    Join Amy for her online stretch and conditioning class. Everyone is welcome but a little previous experience is recommended.
    Find out more by joining the ‘And They Danced’ Facebook group. https://www.facebook.com/groups/1118287225203741

Amy Robertson

  • Monday 17:30 – Intermediate Pilates | Tuesday 12:30 – Pilates | Wednesday 07:30 – Morning Pilates | Wednesday 17:30 – Beginner Pilates | Wednesday 19:30 – Intermediate Pilates | Thursday 18:30 – Pilates | Friday 07:30 – Morning Pilates | Sunday 10:00 – Pilates
    Amy is running a series of Pilates and Barre classes from her living room throughout the week. Each class will be live streamed so that Amy can provide feedback and help guide and encourage you through the class.
    To find out more and book: https://amymoves.weebly.com/online-pilates 

Anna Katharine

  • Various times with live stream and recorded sessions available
    In light of these difficult times, let's stay connected and keep moving! Practising Pilates is a brilliant way to keep the mind calm and the body strong, I firmly believe in its benefits and want to do all I can to keep your classes going in a way that is safe during these uncertain times.
    Find out more and book here: https://www.annakatharinepilates.com/pilates-mat-classes

Cowan Pilates

  • Monday 11:00 – Open Pilates | Monday 13:00 – Open Pilates | Tuesday 11:00 – Open Pilates | Wednesday 18:00 – Open Pilates
    Cowan Pilates are running small group classes on Zoom, usually of 6-8 people maximum. Each class will be aimed at a particular level or open level (as advertised) and the content will be adapted to meet the general needs of the participants.
    Find out more and book here https://cowanpilates.com/prices-booking/

Hayley MacDonald

  • Wednesday 20:00 – Wind Down
  • The class is a time to slow down and give our bodies a little more attention and includes exercises for mobility, stretching and posture.  The environment is calm and focusses on working with your body not against it. We finish with restorative and resting poses to balance our mind and body. Suitable for all abilities.
    Find out more: www.facebook.com/StrutSweatSmile
    and book here: https://bookwhen.com/HayleyMacMove

Jorja Follina

  • Tuesday 19:00 - Mindful Movement | Saturday 14:00 - Stretch & Restore
    All classes are 30 minutes long and open level with options of varying difficulty available. All classes are suitable for home participation, so they do not require a large space or any specific equipment and the small classes allow for personal feedback, verbal adjustments and questions. 
    Find out more and book here: https://jorjafollina.wixsite.com/dancefitness/online-class-schedule 

Julia James-Griffiths

  • Tuesday 12:00 - Mind to Move
    Mind To Move is an outreach programme created by Julia James-Griffiths that delivers community movement workshops for those aged 18 - 65+ with experience of mental health issues; no dance experience necessary.
    Find out more and book here: https://www.gofundme.com/f/mind-to-move-online-classes

Oliver Anwyl

  • Barre & Flow - Classes vary throughout the week
    Find grace, work on your flexibility, posture and control with this invigorating Barre & Flow class- combining Barre exercises with stretching based practice. All you need is a Yoga/Workout Mat. Find out more: www.bookwhen.com/attitudefitnessuk

Olga Kay

  • Tuesday 12:00 - Power Yoga | Thursday 12:00 - Power Yoga | Friday 17:00 Flow Yoga
    A dynamic yoga practice, flowing through a series of poses, sequenced in a creative and playful yet functional way. Cultivating body and mind awareness, increasing flexibility, building strength and improving balance. Will leave you feeling invigorated. Power class has an added focus on strengthening poses.
    Find out more: https://www.olgakay.yoga/onlineclasses
     
    1-1 Movement classes
    Dynamic and slower types of yoga, ballet barre and personalised movement training. Specifically designed for you, this option is suitable if you would like to use aspects of yoga and dance, to help you work towards personal movement goals. Work on specific moves (for example inversions), target particular areas of the body or a chosen aspect of movement, for example flexibility, strength, balance, movement quality, meditation.
    Find out more: https://www.olgakay.yoga/onlineclasses
     

Penny Chivas

  • Sunday 19:00 – Mindful Movement | Wednesday 18:00 – Moving
    Dance artist Penny Chivas is a is running two weekly classes on Zoom. Mindful Movement will fuse elements of yoga, pilates, martial arts and dance to explore, lengthen and strengthen in a mindful way, and the Moving class will provide an hour of improvisation practices drawing on somatic practices and experiential anatomy. Please feel free to get in touch about any particular access requirements, and Penny will do her best to support. Limited class sizes.
    Book by emailing Pchivas1@rcs.ac.uk at least one hour before the class begins
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Rebecca Hunt

  • Monday 07:30 - Vinyasa | Thursday 08:00 - Beginners Yoga | Sunday 09:30 - Dynamic Yoga
    Rebecca is running a series of classes on Instagram Live each week with classes being available to watch all day. Each class is donation based.
    To find out more: https://www.instagram.com/bexdanceyoga/   @bexdanceyoga 
          
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