Covid-19 Dance Community Resources

 In Advice, Dance

It is an understatement to say the Covid-19 Virus is causing uncertainty and anxiety around the world. And while society is hunkering down and practicing social isolation, it becomes essential to find ways to stay (digitally) connected with the community around you. 

SALT Contemporary Dance celebrates upward evolution and innovation in dance. As online training becomes more accessible, SALT will continue to support by elevating the vibrancy and diversity of the community during this time. 

It is also more important than ever to stay active — studies show that physical activity can reduce stress. In a spirit of coming together during this difficult time, many gyms and dance studios are now offering live-streamed or pre-taped classes online. 

Here are a few free or donation-based resources to help you keep fit at home. If you know of others, please reach out to us and we will add them to the list.

Yoga/Pilates Classes:

Core Power Yoga: Free online yoga classes on their website. 

Pilates Anytime: 15-day free trial offering mat and barre fusion classes on their website.

down dog: Offering free yoga, HIIT, and Barre classes to the public until April 1st. Also free access to all students and teachers (K-12 and college) until July 1st. Download the free apps on your Apple and Android devices. 

Dance Classes:

CLI Studios: Dance with professionals in commercial dance. Offering live stream Contemporary, improvisation, Hip Hop, Lyrical, Jazz, Ballet, and Tap classes daily on their website. Check out their Instagram as well: @clistudios

Learntodance.com: Learn a new dance style with free dance lessons in Club, Hip Hop, Ballroom, Latin, Ballet, Breakdancing, Tap, Irish Step, Country Western, Free Style and Belly dancing offered on their website.

Dancio: Offering a two-week free trial for dance classes in Contemporary, Modern and Ballet styles on their website. 

Ririe-Woodbury: Daily classes at 11 am (MST) for young movers and 5:30 pm (MST) for adults. No experience required. The classes will be free movement, technique, toning, and massage taught by the company dancers. 

Dancing Alone Together: Move with dance-based, live streamed online classes, create with dance-making prompts and communities and watch streamed dance performances. Follow them on Instagram to stay updated on their schedule @dancing.alone.together.

Repertory Dance Theater: Live streamed Jazz, prime movement, Bollywood, Modern, Hip Hop and Ballet classes through RDT’s Dance Center on Broadway. Follow on Instagram @rdtutah

Junction Dance Co: Sharing pre-recorded classes and tutorials in Tap, House, Breaking, Ballet, Contemporary, Jazz, Hip Hop and Improvisation. Email junctiondanceco@gmail.com for more information. 

Loni Landon: Teaching an online contemporary class on her Instagram Live, Monday through Thursday at 10:30 a.m. EST. 

Valerie Green Dance Entropy: Offering a virtual performance and different kinds of classes. To RSVP for classes, email info@danceentropy.org

Improvisation Classes:

Gaga NYC: Free or donation based classes streamed live from Tel Aviv and New York City on Zoom platform. Offering Gaga/people and Gaga/dancers classes, live-streamed 6 times a day, 7 days a week on their website. 

Dance Church: Dance Church is an all-abilities movement class that offers a fun, nonexclusive approach to dancing. No previous training is required, but open-mindedness is a prerequisite. The classes are live steamed daily. Check their Instagram for a schedule and updates: @dance_church.

Sharing in the community:

Dance Interrupted: An Instagram page created by Whim W’Him dedicated to share art from dancers around the world. Share what you are creating during this time of social distancing with them. 

Mental Well-Being:

Sprout Therapy: The article, “Guide to Parenting & Family Health During COVID-19”, is an excellent resource on how people can protect themselves physically and mentally during the pandemic. It also guides parents on how to explain COVID-19 to children and the steps they can take to lead a healthy life at this time. 

Salt Contemporary Dance hopes everyone stays safe and healthy during this time. Stay connected with us on our Instagram @saltdance and use #SALTonthemove to show us how you are staying active! 

The CDC is continuously updating their website with information about the Coronavirus. Check their website to learn more https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/index.html

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