Royal Academy of Dance‘s Free Online Lockdown Dance Classes



The Royal Academy of Dance is on a mission to keep everyone moving and motivated from home through a range of accessible and free online classes in a range of dance styles. The global dance education organisation launched a host of online classes to keep young people active during lockdown, as well as the return of a weekly series of online ‘Silver Swans’ ballet exercise classes, designed to get the older generation moving at home.

In a bid to beat the lockdown blues, the RAD has launched ‘Step it Up’, based on classes offered as part of the Step into Dance programme. Aimed at secondary school students, this initiative will bring a range of dance styles direct to your home, delivered by expert practitioners. The RAD and Step into Dance will release a free online class every Tuesday and Thursday for four weeks: each class is 30 minutes in length, offering the perfect opportunity to stay active.

Ali Golding will delight Strictly fans every Tuesday as she takes viewers through an American Smooth inspired routine in her jazz/ musical theatre class. Chris Bean will then deliver a high energy class drawing on a variety of street styles each Thursday. Whether you’re dynamite on the dance floor or you’ve never set foot in a dance studio before, these classes are the perfect break from your desk, or a great addition to the home schooling schedule.

The RAD will also continue to support older learners with the return of online Silver Swans tutorials. Older learners of any ability are invited to try out free Silver Swans ballet exercises. The RAD will be showcasing classes through manageable bitesize videos, delivered by a different Silver Swans Licensee each week, each with their own take on ballet exercises adapted for older learners. Viewers can also revisit the Silver Swans taster classes taught in the first national lockdown, which are still available online.