Free Virtual Dance Classes in Lansing

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Many are finding their own ways to cope with what is happening in the world today. Many are finding what they call a new “normal.” For me, dance has been a part of my normal so it was important to keep dance classes a part of my routine. Dance is one of my favorite ways to get active, mentally escape, and stay positive. Plus, it’s always fun to dance with a toddler! 

The Lansing area has a variety of dance studio options. Most have taken to technology to serve their students and the community. Dance is a great way to get moving and release those endorphins, which is a necessity in times like these. I’ve had the pleasure of teaching dance in the Lansing area, as well as try out classes at different studios. Read on for a highlight of local dance studios currently providing free virtual dance classes. 

Dance City West

Dance City West has been in the Lansing area for 19 years. They offer all styles of dance and ages start at two-and-a-half years old to adult. They have both recreational and competitive team classes. 

The Dance City West instructors have been releasing videos on their social media accounts providing instructional videos for warm-ups, dance technique, and recital routines. These videos are all available and free to the public on their YouTube Channel. The virtual dance classes range from ballet to hip hop and everything in between.

“I think offering virtual classes is important because this is a really difficult time for everyone, especially for kids. It keeps some of that normalcy in their lives as much as possible. It’s also gives them a way to stay active at home and keep practicing. So when we do come back, they’ll still have their skills and not feel intimidated to return to the classroom setting,” said Dance City West instructor Mikayla Temple.

Premier Dance Company

Premier Dance Company in Haslett offers competitive dance, private lessons, and a variety of dance classes like jazz, hip hop, acro, and musical theatre. They welcome tiny dancers starting at age three. 

Premier Dance Company will soon be offering their full dance schedule via Zoom for their registered dancers. 

Although you do have to be an enrolled dancer for their Zoom classes, they are also offering a Weekly Combo Challenge on their Facebook and Instagram accounts. An instructor will demonstrate a combination and then the public is encouraged to submit their own videos of the dance. So far, they are loving all of the submissions. They look forward to continuing this weekly offering to engage the community with a fun activity for the whole family.

Spartan Dance & Fit Center 

Spartan Dance & Fit Center has served the community since 2010. They offer a variety of dance classes, competitive dance, the sport of Ninja, as well as adult fitness classes.

On the Spartan Dance & Fit Center website, you can find Meeting ID and Passwords for all of their Zoom dance and fitness classes. Classes range from family fit, to adult hip hop, to creative movement. 

As a bonus, on the Spartan Fit Center Facebook page, instructors have also been providing free Facebook Live fitness classes.

Karyns Dance Place

Karyns Dance Place Studio Photo

Karyns Dance Place in Holt has been in business for more than 30 years. They offer dance classes for children and adults. Classes include ballet, tap, jazz, hip hop, and more. 

Instructors from Karyns Dance Place have been posting a few technique and dance combination videos on their Facebook page. These dance videos are geared towards their students classes or recital pieces. They are available to the public and still fun to try out. As a bonus, their instructors are also posting videos of them reading dance books to keep the younger ones engaged.

My favorite quote from their Facebook page is, “The studio is still closed, but that doesn’t mean we cannot still dance and learn. Stay home, stay healthy, and stay flexible.”

Just Dance

If you have never tried dance classes before, here is your chance to get out of your comfort zone in the privacy of your own home. If you are already a dancer, take advantage of these free offerings to try a new dance style or class.

Don’t forget to check with your local dance studio to see if they are offering virtual classes or private groups to practice recital pieces virtually. 

Looking for more ways to keep moving? Check out our guide to Lansing Fitness Classes You Can Do at Home Now

 

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