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Posted April 29, 2020

Penn Live Arts Recommends Dance

Countless dance companies have risen in quick and wonderful ways to help us through the pandemic. In addition to sharing their artistry through exclusive archival footage for all to enjoy watching, many of our favorite dancers and companies are teaching us, motivating us to stand up and move with classes for all ages. Following is a selection of the virtual dance that is flooding our feeds at the Annenberg Center. 

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

All-Access Online Content
Ailey Extension Live Classes
Wednesday Web Premieres: sign up for Alvin Ailey’s emails to receive access to full-length performances not otherwise available online 

American Dance Festival

Online Performances, Classes and Recordings


Classes on Instagram Live


Back to Basics Prerecorded Ballet Class


Weekly Live Zoom Classes

Caleb Teicher & Company

Performance Clips on IGTV

Circa Contemporary Circus

Weekly Series on YouTube: “Don't Don’t Try This at Home”

Dance Theatre of Harlem

Adult Open Classes

Dorrance Dance

Varying Level Classes on Instagram Live

Hubbard Street Dance Chicago

Company Class on Instagram Live
Online Youth Dance Programs

Jacob’s Pillow

Virtual Pillow Rotating Content

Koresh Dance Company

Daily Online Classes

Kun-Yang Lin/Dancers

Exclusive Livestreams and Company Archives

Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo

#trocksathome Live Performances and Weekly Releases
#TrocksTakeoverTuesday on Instagram

Mark Morris Dance Group

Classes and Digital Library

Martha Graham Dance Company

Martha Matinees Interactive Viewing Experience
Dancer-led Classes 

Parsons Dance

Video Archives and At-Home Training

Paul Taylor American Modern Dance

Weekly Digest: Sign up for emails to receive weekly offerings
Weekly Rotating Classes on Instagram Live

Pennsylvania Ballet

Stay at Home Video Collection


Live Classes on Facebook and Instagram


Paul Taylor American Modern Dance has joined Jacob Jonas The Company -- along with Tiler Peck, Pilobolus, Emma Portner, and more -- for #ADigitalDance, a movement project encouraging creativity through digital platforms. Each week, a new task is created for those following at home. Follow Paul Taylor on Instagram (@paultaylordance) to join in and read about each of the individual tasks here.

Recommended reading:

Dancing in Isolation: Resources for dancers during COVID-19

Dance Magazine: “How Can We Radically Reimagine the Dance World Post-Coronavirus?”

Aeon: "How dancing helps me think, and thinking helps me dance"

Other companies and dancers to follow:

Arno Schuitemaker

Ballet Hispánico

Dance Heginbotham


Jessica Lang

Kate Weare Company

L.A. Dance Project

Les Ballets Jazz de Montréal


Raphael Xavier

Rennie Harris Pure Movement

Spectrum Dance Theater

Trinity Irish Dance Company

Union Tanguera