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Remote Research and Dance: Self-Care

This guide brings together the varied resources available to our patrons while conducting their research remotely.

Online Dance Classes

While so many dancers are at home and unable to go to studios and to practice or take classes, some are taking to the internet to stream live dance classes. Other services that have always offered online courses are expanding access during this time to help fill this need. Below is a list of places to find limited and ongoing classes to help stay fit and maintain your technique.

 

Ailey Extension (Ongoing)

Ballez Classes (Free

Battery Dance TV (Free)

CLI Studios (Free)

Corvino Ballet Classes (Ongoing)

Dance Church (Free

Dancing Alone Together (Ongoing)

Dancio Classes (Two Weeks Free)

Dance Place (Ongoing)

Danceplug (Offers negotiable pricing for those struggling financially)

Gaga Classes (Donation-Based)

Kinetic Light Instagram #CreateConnectKL Project (Ongoing)

Modo Yoga Classes (Ongoing)

Operation: Tap ($15–$40/month)

Steezy Classes (7 Day Free Trial)

Yin Yue/YY Dance Company In-Home Classes (Ongoing)

 

Other websites are also maintaining different lists. 

Dance Magazine has two articles listing opportunities like this. 

 

Facing COVID-19

As important as taking care of your body and keeping up practice is, it is also necessary to care for your mind and make sure self-care factors into your daily routine. We have also brought together some resources to look towards and help guide you through this pandemic. 

 

Dance/NYC

 

Coronavirus: Wisdom from a Social Justice Lens Podcast

 

Gibney Cares Podcast

 

How Dancers and Dance Organizations Can Prepare for the Financial Fallout of COVID-19

 

Staying Connected From Our Living Rooms: What It's Like Dancing During a Pandemic

 

Finding or Giving Aid

The above article is from the Library Journal, but it contains helpful links for anyone, librarian or not, who may be struggling financially and needs support at this time, or for those who are looking to donate. The list is broken down by state and includes most of the 50 U.S. States.

Keep up Your Technique...

School of American Ballet. Credit: Frederick Melton. Courtesy of NYPL Digital Collections.

Class at the School of American Ballet, 1953.

Credit: Frederick Melton. Jerome Robbins Dance Division, Courtesy NYPL Digital Collections, Image ID: 58155171. 

...And Have Some Fun Too!

Vernon and Irene Castle dancing the Castle Gavotte. From dance clippings *MGZRS 79-3926 (Ball-room tap section). Courtesy of NYPL Digital Collections.

The Castle Gavotte: described by Mr. Castle.

Credit: Ira L. Hill, *MGZRS 79-3926 (Ball-room tap section) Jerome Robbins Dance Division, Courtesy of NYPL Digital Collections, Image ID: CAS016_002.