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Top 3 Free Online Dance Classes for Improvisation: Stay Active with YouTube Tutorials This Summer

3 Free Online Dance Classes for Improvisation, Skunkworks Dance, Wilmette Dance, Contemporary Dance

Summer is here, and while our dancers are on break, it’s the perfect time to keep the passion for dance alive from the comfort of home. Whether you want to stay in shape, learn new techniques, or enjoy the joy of movement, countless free resources are available online. YouTube offers a treasure trove of dance classes that cater to various styles. In the next few weeks, we will be releasing 3 online dance classes you can take for free in all of Skunkworks Styles, including Improvisation, Contemporary, Ballet, and Hip Hop! Stay tuned for Jana's specially curated list!

First up, Improvisation! In this blog post, I have curated a list of 3 fantastic dance classes you can take for free on YouTube. These classes are perfect for Skunkworks pre-professional dancers and provide a great way to stay active, improve your skills, and have fun. So, grab your socks, clear some space, and dive into these fantastic free dance classes you can enjoy at home this summer!


Improvisation Dance Classes

(You Can Take at Home for FREE!)

1. Improvisation workshop by NDT dancers Luca Tessarini and Nicole Ishimaru - ABN AMRO x NDT

In case you’re not familiar, Nederlands Dans Theater is one of the most prestigious Contemporary and Contemporary Ballet companies in the world—truly a favorite of mine! This improvisation class, taught by two of their talented company dancers, is both thoughtful and clear, making it an excellent resource for pre-professional dancers.

2. Get Into Dance Workshop: Hofesh Shechter Company

A giant and innovator in the Contemporary Dance scene, Hofesh Shechter, shares his artistic voice and unique training process in this engaging improvisation class. Experience his signature smooth transitions from mid to floor work and captivating spirals, all designed to inspire and challenge!

3. Gaga/Break with Saar Harari, Artistic Director

Join Artistic Director Saar Harari as he guides you through the improvisation technique that revolutionized the dance world: Gaga. Originally created by Ohad Naharin, former artistic director of the Batsheva Dance Company, Gaga is known for its deep human roots, soulful connections, and expansive movements that will get you moving and sweaty! Skunkworks dancers are fortunate to be part of the Gaga lineage, thanks to Director Jana Bennett's professional experience with this transformative form.


Happy Summer Improving!

Online classes for intermediate and advanced dancers, contemporary, improv, skunkworks fall 2024

We hope these free online improvisation dance classes inspire you to keep dancing and exploring new techniques this summer. With the incredible resources available on YouTube, you can continue to hone your skills, stay active, and enjoy the joy of dance from the comfort of your home.

Don’t forget to stay tuned for our upcoming posts, where we’ll be sharing more curated lists of free Contemporary, Ballet, and Hip Hop classes!

At Skunkworks, we’re dedicated to supporting our dancers' growth and passion, even during the summer break. And remember, our Fall 2024 classes are now open for registration - see our Improvisation class options below!

If you try any of these classes, we’d love to hear about your experience! Share your dance journey with us on social media using #SkunkworksDance and comment below.

Keep dancing, stay inspired, and enjoy the rest of your summer!


Skunkworks Dance Fall 2024 Improvisation Classes

Monday 5:30 - 6:30pm Improvisation | Daniel

Dancers must be grades 7+ and have Director permission to enroll.

Wednesday 4:15 - 5:00pm OPEN Beginning Contemporary Improvisation & Combo Grades 2-5 | Julia

Wednesday 8:00 - 9:15pm Contemporary Improvisation & Combo | Founder Jana

Dancers must be grades 8+ and have Director permission to enroll.

Friday 4:45 - 5:45pm Improvisation | Daniel

Dancers must be grades 3+ and have Director permission to enroll.

Click here to secure your spot and continue your dance journey with Skunkworks Dance.

Article by Skunkworks Dance Founder and Director Jana Bennett.

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