Have a ball with online dance classes for adults

Grab your dancing shoes and join in with an online dance class, UK.

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by Emily Gilbert |

Whether you consider yourself a dance enthusiast, you’d love to start a new hobby or you’ve got two left feet, dancing offers a whole host of benefits including improved condition of your heart and lungs, muscle tone and strength as well as boosting your self-esteem and your mental health.

And if you feel a bit silly having a boogie around your living room, why not consider an online dance class?

Online dance classes for adults offer live classes, just the same as what you'd get at a gym or dance studio, but in the comfort of your own home. Many online classes are also no partner required, which makes it so much easier to join in.

And since you don’t need to leave your house to travel anywhere, there are a huge range of dance classes to choose from compared to just the ones which are local to you. There are also many dance classes and dance course available for free online.

To give you a helping hand, we’ve rounded up a selection of online classes including different dance styles from Latin American to ballroom, contemporary to hip hop, jazz funk and ballet classes, suitable for everyone from beginners to advanced - you can even get kids involved.

Learn to Tango

Manuel Vicente is a Spanish tango dancer who lives in Buenos Aires. For the past couple of years, he's been sharing his passion for dance with people from all around the world through different Airbnb Experiences. Available for both group classes, or private, you can also join in on a Zoom dance session with Manuel, who will teach you everything you need to know about Tango, including it's history and origins - so you'll be working your grey matter as well as your dancing shoes! It doesn't matter if you're a complete beginner, all are welcome - you don’t need any prior experience or specific clothing.

Tango through the history of Argentina

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Private group rates start at £29.00 for an hour long class. Up to 10 people join each Zoom class. Private groups are available for up to 100. Hosted in English, Spanish, Portuguese.

Tracie's Latin Club

While Tracie's Latin Club started their virtual experiences in lockdown, they had such success they've decided to carry on and have devised a selection of classes for solo dancers in a few different styles.

There are weekly live classes via Zoom for an hour each class with time afterwards for a social chit chat. On Mondays you can join in with Latin and Ballroom, and on Tuesdays the focus is on the Argentine tango.

They also offer a beginners 6-part online salsa course!

Danceworks London

For a wide variety of dance classes, we love Danceworks London where you can choose from classes such as Classical Ballet, Bollywood Broadway, Jazz and Boomdiggidy. You'll need to pay a £10 recurring annual registration fee and then the cost of the class which ranges from £12-£16. Book dance classes here. You'll also find a number of free, live streams on Instagram live here.

Dance Salsa and Latin with an expert

This online experience is hosted by Germán David, who started to dance Salsa and other Latin rhythms in 2010. In 2013 he started teaching Salsa at the University of Alabama and since then I have specialised in teaching people with little or no previous experience with music to dance latin.

Learn the basic steps of Colombian-style Salsa and other Latin rhythms (Merengue, Bachata, Vallenato) in this one-hour class, even if you have never danced to latin music. Meet Germán's collection of musical instruments as you discover new rhythms and learn about the curiosities of Latin music. If you already have experience dancing, he will adjust to your level.

What to bring: Imaginary music instruments

Dance Salsa and Latin Music From Scratch

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Each class lasts 1 hour and takes up to 10 people. Private groups are available for up to 30 with rates starting at £32. Hosted in Spanish, English. By booking this experience, you help to sustain 17 jobs for dancers in Bogotu00e1 during the pandemic and to deliver 5 monthly dance training scholarships for low-income children.

Pineapple Studios LIVE

Available to book up to 21 days in advance, Pineapple LIVE offer up to a whopping 16 classes a day so you'll be spoilt for choice with options ranging from Solo Latin to Street Dance. You can pick classes based on your dance level whether that's beginner or advanced. Book classes here.

Ballet Fusion

Anyone that has done ballet at any point in their lives knows that it is a full body workout. Ballet Fusion offers adult Ballet fitness classes, online streaming 21 live dance classes per week as well as on demand classes. With barre work, stretching, core strengthening and balance work, it's a brilliant workout for all abilities. Book your live or on demand classes here.

Free online dance classes

If you're not wanting to fork out on a membership or pay for classes, there are plenty of free classes online.

Strictly masterclasses

For a lot of us, the dream to learn to dance stemmed from watching Strictly Come Dancing - but did you know there are a range of videos online so you can learn from Strictly professional Joanne Clifton! Choose from Cha cha cha, quickstep, tango, jive, waltz and Paso Doble.

Solo Rumba Dance Routine

This Rumba routine is taught in easy to follow stages that build you up to a full choreographed routine. There’s plenty of opportunities to practice the routine throughout the video.

Sadler’s Wells

Designed for children and mature people to do at home, we love Sadler's Wells classes for over 60s. A new workshop is released every Wednesday, focusing on a different dance. Previous classes include Flamenco and Old School Hip Hop and Funk. Available on YouTube.

Basic quickstep lesson

If you're a fan of ballroom, no doubt you've dreamt of learning to quickstep! This video tutorial by professional dancer Egils Smagris are easy to follow and a useful tool both for beginners and if you'd like to brush up your dancing skills after a break. Egils has been teaching for 25 years, his classes are concise and his YouTube channel features a huge range of dances and styles to choose from.

Royal Academy of Dance

Aimed at adult beginners, Silver Swans free online ballet exercise classes are under 20 minutes, so can easily squeeze them into your day. Take a look at the classes available here and lessons are also available on YouTube.

Artisan Dance Studio

This brilliant YouTube channel originates from America but is well worth getting involved with, especially if you want to try something different. Why not try some beginner tap or ballet to get yourself started?

Online dance classes

We adore the variety of this YouTube channel which uploads new dance classes every week, led by choreographer Vincent Vianen who will teach you a new dance routine. Vincent specialises in Tik Tok dances but they're lots of fun so worth a go!

FitMind50

Inspired to try something new? Why not join our Fit Mind 50 challenge this year. There's never been a better time to get out there and try new things to really make 2021 count! Find out more about our Fit Mind 50 challenge and how you can get involved, here.

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