During the lockdown, many of you will have been missing the opportunities you usually have to Dance, whether at school or in your P.E lessons and after-school clubs or your weekly dance classes. We have collated a selection of the best resources to get you dancing at home and keeping active during lockdown.
- Oti Mabuse’s online dance lessons
Along with her husband, Marius, Oti provides a range of half hour dance sessions on her YouTube channel to get you up and moving at home. There’s something for everyone to all the musical favourites: Moana, Frozen, Madagascar…and at half an hour long they will get the heart racing for that all important daily exercise.
- BBC School Radio’s Primary Dance Page
This great resource is provided by the BBC and features dance P.E. lessons for children aged 4-11. The lessons encourage pupils to think creatively and respond to a range of stimulus. This is more of a P.E. lesson than a dance class but requires just as much energy and movement.
- Mihran TV YouTube Channel
If your children enjoy pop music and all things current, then this YouTube channel is the perfect start to learning basic Hip Hop dance movements. Mihran takes you through each movement in his own unique style and he’ll have you all breakdancing, shuffling and tutting before you know it!
- BBC Supermovers
Another great resource from the BBC, this time they mix music, movement and curriculum content for some really engaging and energetic home teaching. Learn grammar, punctuation, maths, spelling and much more whilst dancing around your living room!
- Primary Dance UK
We couldn’t write about free dance resources without mentioning our dance resources! We offer a two week free trial through our website which contains great dance routines to do in your living room in styles such as Hip Hop and Cheerleading. We also did a two week series of ‘Dance At Home’ mini lessons on our Facebook page to get you learning a short dance sequence every day.
We hope the above has been useful, and we would love to hear your ‘Dancing at Home’ success stories. Share videos of you strutting your stuff to our Primary Dance UK Facebook page and become a living-room superstar!