Looking for an engaging online dance class for kids? If your children are missing their ballet classes, there are lots of ways to keep learning at home. The English National Ballet is running a special series of online dance classes for kids and young people. Even if you're not so young, you can still join with your children and get a lot from the session! Professional dance artist and ENBYouthCo creative director Richard Bermange will teach a special online class for keen young dancers, so they'll be learning from the best.
Whether you love street dance, musical theatre or contemporary dance, budding dancers will develop confidence and creativity through this brilliant class. Expect a workout that takes the format of typical dance school classes, led by an incredible teacher. There will be warmups and fun dynamic exercises to keep your heart pumping. Feel free to adapt each exercise to suit your level. Richard will give verbal cues, so you can focus on the exercises and don't have to keep looking at your phone or iPad. You will be taught the perfect plié, pirouette and much more. So, no need to wonder where to find ballet lessons near you anymore! Your children will be asking when they can join a performing arts school after this brilliant class!
Looking for more dance classes? The English National Ballet is offering a free dance course for older kids aged 14-19, and The Ballet Coach has classes for all ages, including one for kids aged 8-13, one for ages 5-7 and one for under 6s. Fellow English National Ballet dancer Anya Mercer has written a how-to guide on starting ballet at home, which you can read here. Who knows, this might just be the start of years of dance classes for your kids!
What you’ll need
- You don't need any special equipment to take part; just you and some space in the living room. You can use a chair as a barre. Make sure your floor is clear and not slippery, so you can practise safely. Be careful in socks or go barefoot.
- Make sure you have a good WiFi connection for the best user experience.
What you’ll do
- The class is now available to watch on YouTube.
- Your tweens and teens will be learning ballet from dance artist and ENBYouthCo creative director Richard Bermange.