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Free/Low Cost Resources for Dancers During the COVID-19 Crisis

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IDA Judge Miranda Spada and Dancers from Tonawanda Dance Arts

We live in uncertain times. As dancers, the last thing we want is to be cooped up inside, not knowing when the next time we can take class, compete, or perform with our teammates will be. IDA has compiled a list of free or low-cost resources for dancers during this time of uncertainty. We hope you will take advantage of some of the amazing opportunities that have been born out of this crisis.

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Live Virtual Classes

Teacher/Organization: Jackie Nowicki

Description: Jackie Nowicki (Peridance faculty, Visceral Dance) is going live with Contemporary, Conditioning, and Improv Classes! Everyone is welcome to join in the fun with these classes! FREE - DONATIONS ACCEPTED

Date/Time: Every Tuesday and Thursday - 1PM Central Time

How to Participate: Instagram Live: @jackie_nowicki


Teacher/Organization: Buddy Casimano

Description: Buddy Casimano (Debbie Gibson choreographer, Starlight Express) offers donation-based virtual dance classes for all ages via Facebook Live. DONATION BASED

Date/Time: Check the Facebook Group for updated days and times - Buddy’s At Home Virtual Dance, Fitness, and Cardio Funk Classes


Teacher/Organization: Kimberly Schafer

Description: Kimberly Schafer (adjunct faculty CAP 21 and Marymount Manhattan) offers kids jazz classes for ages 4-10 hosted on Instagram Live. PAY WHAT YOU CAN

Date/Time: Tuesdays/Thursdays 2:00-2:45pm CST

How to Participate: Follow @kimmiediva on Instagram


Teacher/Organization: Anthony Lo Cascio

Description: Anthony Lo Cascio (TapLife Hero Foundation) holds Int/Adv Tap class and Beg tap class live on Facebook and Instagram. DONATIONS ACCEPTED FOR TAPLIFE HERO FOUNDATION

Date/Time: Check the Facebook group for updated days and times - Anthony Lo Cascio

How to Participate: Anthony Lo Cascio


Teacher/Organization: Liz Troxler

Description: Liz Troxler, with Dorian Wallace on piano, offer therapeutic barre and ballet class for small spaces streaming on Instagram Live. DONATIONS ACCEPTED VIA VENMO @ELIZABETH -TROXLER

Date/Time: Monday, Wednesday, Friday - 10:00-10:30 EST Therapeutic Barre, 10:30-12:00 EST Ballet for Small Spaces

How to Participate: Follow @liztroxler on Instagram for updated schedule


Teacher/Organization: Commercial Dance Intensive faculty

Description: Virtual workshops and classes, including dance technique, combos, and dance business workshops from CDI faculty. Hosted on IG Live and archived on Youtube. FREE

Date/Time: Daily - Seminars at 12noon EST and combos at 8pm EST

How to Participate: Live on IG @commercialdanceintensive or find videos on CDI's Youtube page


Teacher/Organization: Motivated Movers faculty

Description: Live streamed fun, theatre dance based warm up classes for all levels, hosted on Zoom. FREE


How to Participate: Motivated Movers


Teacher/Organization: Get in Shape GRRL (Broadway COVID Series)

Description: Live streamed Broadway themed workout classes taught by Broadway performers and ABT dancers.Hosted on Facebook Live. FREE

Date/Time: Visit Facebook page for updated schedule

How to Participate: Get in Shape GRRL


Teacher/Organization: GAGANYC

Description: Daily live streamed gaga classes for dancers and non dancers, hosted on Zoom *$5 suggested donation


  • Gaga/people - 9:00 A.M. (Eastern Standard Time, NYC)

  • Gaga/dancers - 2:00 P.M. (Eastern Standard Time, NYC)

  • Gaga/people - 6:00 P.M. (Eastern Standard Time, NYC)

How to Participate: GAGANYC


Teacher/Organization: NYCDA

Description: LIVE pop up classes in all styles taught by NYCDA faculty on Instagram Live, archived videos on Youtube. FREE

Date/Time: Follow @NYCDA on Instagram for updated pop up schedule

How to Participate: Follow @NYCDA on Instagram, and visit NYCDA for archived videos of live classes


Teacher/Organization: Acrobatic Arts

Description: Acrobatic Arts offers live streamed classes via Instagram Live in flexibility, conditioning, and stability. FREE

Date/Time: Follow @acrobaticarts on Instagram for updated schedule

How to Participate: Follow @acrobaticarts on Instagram


Teacher/Organization: Just For Kix

Description: Digital dance classes in jazz, tap, ballet, stretch and kick styles (archived video), LIVE dance classes (live and archived video) FREE

Date/Time: See website for daily schedule and archived video

How to Participate: Just For Kix


Teacher/Organization: CLI Studios

Description: Daily online live streaming classes in all styles. FREE

Date/Time: Check website daily for updated schedule

How to Participate: CLI Studios


Teacher/Organization: Ballet Nova Center for Dance

Description: Ballet Nova's faculty teaches a wide variety of online classes via FB Live *DONATION BASED

Date/Time: Check Facebook page for daily schedule

How to Participate: Ballet Nova Center For Dance


Teacher/Organization: REVEL Dance Convention - REV-Virtual

Description: 2-day Online Dance Convention event with Live classes from faculty. *PAID

Date/Time: 5 Dates March-April (register on website)

How to Participate: Register Now!


Private Instruction/Downloadable and Viewable Programs

Teacher/Organization: Kelsey Nelson Lack

Description: Let's continue to train together even if we can't be together...I am going to offer ONLINE Private Lessons for Technique, Conditioning, Progressions, and Choreography.

How to Participate: Email Kelsey at for rates and availability


Teacher/Organization: Rachel Perlman

Description: Virtual dance classes (tap, jazz, musical theatre, lyrical, contemporary, Ballet), fitness training (barre, Pilates, HIIT, weight training). Customized Workouts and Nutrition planning. Flexible scheduling- limited space and equipment needed! Passionate about helping others always, but especially in this time. Take advantage of this time to continue growing and getting stronger and reaching your goals!

How to Participate: Contact Rachel at for rates and availability


Teacher/Organization: Micki Weiner

Description: Pilates Mat, Ballet Barre, & Pointe Exercises Privates via Skype or Zoom sessions. In home private lessons, needing minimal space. Stay on top of your training while staying home!

How to Participate: Contact Micki at or visit for rates and availability


Teacher/Organization: Jenny Oehlwein

Description: Virtual personal training or pre programming customized workouts. Personalized in home fitness programs. Virtual 1 on 1 training. Accountability check ins.

How to Participate: Contact Jenny at or Instagram @jennyoehlwein for rates and availability


Teacher/Organization: Gabriella Fucillo

Description: Offering Training Programs in Ballet, Flexibility, Acro and Technique. Each program includes a syllabus, video demonstrations for each progression and a corresponding Spotify playlist. 50% Off Entire Order Use Code: healthydancing2020


Teacher/Organization: Justin Boccitto

Description: Justin Boccitto (faculty BDC, Common Ground Tap), offers private online tap lessons for all levels via the platform of your choice (Zoom, Skype, FaceTime). $40/hour

How to Participate: Follow @justinboccitto on Instagram and DM for details


Teacher/Organization: Emily Bufferd

Description: Emily Bufferd (faculty BDC, Steps on Broadway) offers her jazz/lyrical class warm up on Vimeo

How to Participate: Emily Bufferd Class Warm Up


Teacher/Organization: Shelby Kaufman

Description: Shelby Kaufman (faculty Steps on Broadway, Shuffles Broadway Tap and Musical Theatre School) offers tap tutorials for beginners through advanced dancers

How to Participate: Shelby Kaufman Tap-torials


Teacher/Organization: Davonna Batt

Description: Davonna Batt offers mini MELT Method sessions via Zoom. MELT is a method of self-administered therapeutic massage, and requires a foam roller for at-home sessions.

How to Participate: Contact Davonna for rates and availability - MELT Method


Teacher/Organization: Tracie Stanfield

Description: Tracie Stanfield (faculty BDC, founder SynthesisDANCE) offers a breakdown of jazz and contemporary progressions, with beginner combos coming soon

How to Participate: Tracie Stanfield Vimeo


These are just our favorites of the many different options available right now - if you want even more, checkout the listings at Dancing Alone Together.

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