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DDF News — 1 Apr 2020

WHAT'S ON: Dance, move, flow... from a distance

WHAT'S ON: Dance, move, flow... from a distance

The warmth and generosity shown by artists, dance teachers and exercise instructors in offering online classes and instructional videos has been heartwarming and inspirational. Take them up on their offer... sign up, join in!

In these unprecedented times, we may not have access to our studios, but we can be creative to make the most of the (in many cases, very limited) space we have available in our homes to keep our bodies moving and our spirits up. 

Here are some of favourite online resources to get you dancing, moving and flowing.

*We'll keep this list updated as new classes become available*

CoisCéim Broadreach: Digital Dances
CoisCéim Dance Theatre has moved their weekly dance class for people aged 50+ online – and you’re invited to join in from the comfort of your home. Every Wednesday they post a new video of Philippa Donnellan’s class. Start with easy warm-up exercises and learn different dances – let’s have some fun and keep moving together!
Access online classes here.

Keep Dancing with Alvin Ailey 
Ailey Extension was created to continue Alvin Ailey's legacy that dance comes from the people and should be given back to the people. To continue their mission, they are sharing all Extension instructors' and guest instructors' online class resources to keep our communities dancing.
Access Ailey Extension online here.

Sadler's Wells Digital Stage
In addition to presenting some full-length performances, Sadler's Wells is presenting a programme of workshops online to keep you connected through dance,  wherever you are in the world while our live stages and studios are dark.
Visit the Digital Stage here.

Ballet with English National Ballet
Start your day off right! Join Artistic Director Tamara Rojo and English National Ballet for daily morning classes on Facebook Live.
Access ENB morning classes here.

Online Classes with Platinum Pilates
You don’t have to leave home to stay CONNECTED. You don’t have to lose the STRENGTH you have built up at Platinum classes. Join daily classes with Platinum Pilates from your livingroom.
Access online classes here.

Daily Yoga with Samadhi
Keep your practice up with your favourite Samadhi teachers. A full schedule of online classes has been launched so have a look and join in these live interactive classes.
Access online classes here.

Daily Yoga with the Elbowroom
The Elboroom are offering a full #NamaStayAtHome programme with daily yoga and pilates classes, plus a free morning meditation.
Access the full programme here.

Animal Kingdom with Akram Khan
Wherever you are in the world, no matter what age you are, what your physical ability is or level of dance experience, you're invited to explore the deepest part of your imagination. Choreograph your own performance using animals as the starting point, then film your creative genius and send the performance video to Numeridanse. The film will then be displayed online and will create an animal kingdom that connects each of us around the world.
Join the Animal Kingdom project.

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