Online Classes by the Pro Dance Community

Lyrical Jazz Wed 17.30

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

  • Conditioning & Stretch for Aerial – Wednesdays 13th, 20th & 27th Jan 2021, 7-8pm

  • Circus Conditioning Workout – Thursdays 7th, 14th, 21st & 28th Jan, 6:00pm-7:00pm

  • Dance for Aerialists – Fridays 15th Jan, 6pm-7pm

    Strength & Stretch  – Saturdays, 16th, 23rd, & 30th Jan 2021, 10am-11am

    Handstand Class – Mondays 11th, 18th & 25th Jan 2021, 6pm-7pm

    Splits Focus  – Thurs 7th, 14th, 21st & 28th Jan, 6-7pm, Friday 15th Jan, 6-7pm, Saturdays 16th, 23rd, & 30th Jan, 10-11am
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  • 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

  • Tuesday 18:00 - Ballet
    Wednesday 18:00 - Stretch
  • 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 | Tuesday 17:30 – Ballet Conditioning
    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 Online Classes - AMY MOVES

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 19:00 - Floor Barre | Monday 19.40 - Stretch | Wednesday 19.30 - Ballet | Friday 08:00 - Morning Movement
    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/timetable/

 

Bharathanatyam

Dance Ihayami

 

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 

Meara O'Donnell

  • Mini Youth Dance - Age 5-7 years - Wednesdays - 3:30-4:15pm An exciting and engaging creative dance session exploring movement, inspired by different themes.
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  • Junior Youth Dance - Age 8-11years - Wednesdays - 4:20-5:20pm An intro to contemporary and jazz dance styles with a creative spin! Learn how to create your own moves and dances!
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  • Teen Youth Dance - Age 13+ - Wednesdays - 5:30-6:30pm A contemporary and jazz based dance class developing technique and performance skills, whilst having fun and keeping fit. No previous dance experience needed.
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  • 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. 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 

Alan Greig

Alan will teach technique class for the new Zoom format and offer a fun, challenging warm up with learned choreographic routines, plus the chance to improvise and move around freely in any space we have, to connect to the body and our creative imagination. The class is aimed at Improver level.
Alan Greig Dance

Daniel Navarro Lorenzo / Dan Lourenço Dance

  • Monday, Wednesday and Friday – 11:00
    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

  • Thursday 17:45
    Join Pirita from her living room for a fun and engaging contemporary class each week
    Find out more and book: Pirita Tuisku

Ruth Kent

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

  • Tuesday 19:00 – 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

  • Monday, Wednesday, Thursday - 10:00, 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
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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 Scotland

Indepen-dance

  • Various days and times - multiple levels available
    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

Natasha Guinnessy

  • Monday & Tuesday 10:30
  • Join Natasha for her online classes aimed at those who are over 50 and who want to dance to a lot of different tunes, learn a variety of dance styles and have fun.
  • For more information and to book http://www.youngatheartdance.co.uk

Meara O'Donnell

  • Adults Dance (50+) - Wednesdays - 10:30-11:30am A fun dance fusion of contemporary and jazz styles along to songs from across the decades. Suitable for all abilities, no experience needed.
  • Can be booked via - mearahannah@gmail.com 

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/

 

Reggaeton

Pirita Tuisku

Salsa

  • SALSA BEGINNERS 6 WEEK COURSE from 4 FEBRUARY 2021
    This course is ideal if you want to learn to dance Cuban style Salsa and get a good feel for the basics.  You will learn the key steps and rhythms, poise and balance and how to lead and follow. 

    This course covers the fundamental Cuban salsa moves: basic steps, basic turns, dile que no, guapea, enchufla variations, rumba, caminala, sacala, vacila, vacilala, vacilense combined to produce easy dance combinations. Focus is on controlled body movements, dancing on your own, ladies & mens styling as well as correct partner work technique. You will learn everything you need to know to start to salsa Cuban-style!

    Level: Beginners (If you are not a beginner you are also welcome, especially if you want to revise your steps and moves)
    Duration: 60 minutes (6 classes in total)
    When: Every Thursday from 4 February x 6 weeks, 7-8 pm

    FREE recording available from every class! In order to improve your learning experience, there will be a recording available for you from every class. So no problem if you miss a class - you can catch up in your own time and watch the video as often as you wish!

    To book your place, click on the following link:
    https://bookwhen.com/movebody/e/ev-s8he-20210204190000

    SALSA FUSION CLASSES, DROP IN

    Join Yamil for an open level 60 minute Salsa Fusion dance class blending your favourite Salsa moves with other Cuban rhythms and steps.  You will learn various Salsa step combinations and how to combine them with authentic Afro-Cuban dance. You will also become familiar with Yoruba - the fundamental orishas steps - Rumba and other Franco-Haitian moves. Timba is a Cuban genre of music based on salsa, with influences from Jazz, R&B and Afro-Cuban folkloric music. You will master the technique of these styles and overall body movements, and every week Yamil will teach a different easy to follow a routine, breaking down the moves step by step.

    These classes are great fun and a great workout too.  Wear loose, comfortable clothes and make sure you have water to hand.

    Level: Total beginner to experienced, all levels. No previous experience or partner required.  
    Duration: 60 minutes
    When: Every week on Wednesday at 6 pm and again on Sunday at 5 pm (Same class taught twice a week)
    More info & bookings on www.albacubadance.co.uk

Step Dancing

 Kae Sakurai Arts and Accounts

Sat 10:00 -11:00 AM (UK time)
Course 1 - Basic plus a little improvisation - learn basic steps with relaxed pace - beginners welcome - consolidating basic steps & developing improvisation skills for experienced dancers

Sat 11:00 - 12:00 AM (UK time)
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

Block 1 - February 6th, 13th, 20th & 27th

Find out more and book: https://www.artsandaccounts.com/onlinestepdance

Sophie Stephenson

  • 2021 Online Step Dance Series with Sophie Stephenson

    Dance your way through lockdown! Wherever you are in the world; you can learn to step dance, from the comfort and convenience of your own home. Take part via the Live Zoom Classes or catch up, at a time to suit you! 

     

    Beginners (Live on Mondays 17:30 - 18:10, UK time):

    Weeks 1 + 2 (4th, 11th January): Strathspeys 

    Weeks 3 + 4 (18th, 25th January): Reels 

    Weeks 5 + 6 (1st & 8th February): Strathspey/Reel Routine 

     

    Intermediate/Advanced (Live on Mondays 18:30-19:10, UK time): 

    Weeks 1-3 (4th, 11th, 18th January): Strathspey rhythms, sequences, travelling, setting steps

    Week 4 (25th January): Transitioning steps strathspey/reel

    Week 5 + 6 (1st & 8th February): Full Routine 


    6 week series (Live OR Recorded) 

            + 45min 1-1 Masterclass at a time/day to suit you

            + recorded breakdown of all the steps to watch back and practise 

            + MP3 Recordings of music to practise at home 

    If you can't join the live classes, there is also the option to receive a recorded version of the class for you to watch and take part in, at a time which suits you! The 1-1 classes will be tailored to each individual, so send Sophie an email (sophie@sophabulous.co.uk) if you have any specific requests, questions or want to find out more. 

    Find out more: http://www.sophabulous.co.uk/online-dance-classes.html

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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

  • Intermediate Pilates: Monday 17.30-18.30 | Tuesday 12.30-13.30 | Wednesday 19.50-20.50 | Thursday 18.30-19.30
    Morning Pilates: Wednesday 07.30-08.15 | Friday 07.30-08.15

  • 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: Online Classes - AMY MOVES

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 10:30 - Morning Stretch | 11:15 – Mixed Level Pilates | 12:30 – Mixed Level Pilates
    Tuesday 10:30 - Morning Stretch | 11:15 – Mixed Level Pilates 
    Wednesday 18:00 – Mixed Level Pilates | 19:00 Evening Stretch
  • Cowan Pilates are running small group classes on Zoom, usually of 6-8 people maximum. Each class will be Mixed Level 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 – Stretch and De-Stress
  • 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

  • Monday 19:40 - Stretch
    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 

Olga Kay

Wednesday 12:15 | Creative Flow (45 min) 19:00 | Pilates Flow (45 min)
Thursday 19:00 | Power Yoga (60 min)
Friday 12:15 | Creative Flow (45 min)
Saturday 10:00 | Power Yoga (60 min)

Olga is running online classes every week, including power yoga, creative flow yoga and Pilates flow. In her classes she likes to focus on creating stability and mobility in the body, whilst finding freedom of movement, through sequences infused with a personal dash of playfulness and creativity. Expect flowing sequences with occasional funky twists to cultivate an ability to move with ease and efficiency.

Find out more: https://www.olgakay.yoga/onlineclasses  / www.instagram.com/_olgakaymovement 

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

Rebecca Hunt

      

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