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Friday, May 1
Learn circus tricks, songwriting, puppet making, tap dance, magic and more skills inspired by the diverse shows at New Victory Theatre, an amazing NYC performing arts venue for families. watch excerpts from past and sadly cancelled productions.Suggested Ages: All
The acclaimed Alvin Ailey dance company shares full length videos of past performances. Also see videos of company members dancing the landmark Revelations and other pieces together from home, join free online dance classes and check out the great Resource Guide for Educators.
Find free live and on-demand classes for all ages in a variety of dance including hip-hop and African at Ailey Extension.Suggested Ages: 4 to 14+, Adult Friendly
Peek behind-the-scenes with an innovative local children’s theater troupe and take creative mini-classes with Trusty Sidekick Artists inspired by past productions. Videos with written instructions include ‘Hike Through Your Home,’ ‘Make A Squirrelly Dance’ and ‘Shadow Puppetry.’Suggested Ages: Toddlers to 9
Learn about international music, dance and more through short videos with post-lesson activities featuring African drumming, Chinese dance, Pop-up Page Making and more.
Also explore the Smithsonian Year of Music collection and video archive. Focus on Jazz, Blues & Rock, Folk & Country, and Latin Music through items from the Smithsonian, such as bomba drums and Ray Charles’ keyboard, then try with post-video activities.Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly
Watch short #concertsforkids recorded (at home) by world-class artists including musician Etienne Charles celebrating a cross-section of cultures from the African Diaspora, Soul Science Kids weaving soul, funk, hip-hop and educational themes and many more diverse voices.
Learn puppetry, dance, songwriting and other art forms with simple materials found at home with Lincoln Center Pop-up Classroom led by some of world’s best artists and educators.
Also find full-length productions for all ages from New York City Ballet, Jazz at Lincoln Center, Alvin Ailey (Revelations is must-see) and others.Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly
Explore music, dance, theater, opera, visual and media arts through informative and engaging Kennedy Center Education interactive lessons with music videos. Learn about African-American History, US President’s Favorite Music, all sorts of dance, Dance, popular American songs and more.
Designed for grades K-12.Suggested Ages: 4 to 14+, Adult Friendly
Explore just about any interest from math to Minecraft to piano with passionate teachers over live video chat. Choose from over 15,000+ classes including Harry Potter and Star Wars-themed explorations of explore history, art, science and more.
Format include one-time drop-ins, weekly camps and semester classes.
For ages 3-18.Suggested Ages: 3 to 14+
Wednesday, July 8
Battery Dance offers free virtual dance classes for kids with teaching artists across New York, helping to keep kids active as well as connected in this time of isolation.Suggested Ages: 5 to 14+, Adult Friendly
NYC kids yoga program Yogi Beans offer virtual classes via Zoom. Classes are noncompetitive, non-judgmental, physically challenging, and a ton of fun. Suggested age range varies by day and time, from babies to tweens.Suggested Ages: Babies to 12
Join Ballet Hispánico watch parties and enjoy a Company performance home, followed by live Q&A sessions with Artistic Director and CEO of Ballet Hispánico Eduardo Vilaro, choreographers and Company dancers. Featured pieces include Waiting for Pepe, Sombrerísimo, Noche Unidos, a night of dance and unity and El Viaje.Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly
Thursday, July 9
The famed Radio City Rockettes offer live dance classes on Instagram every Thursday. Learn choreography from the yearly Christmas Spectacular from a tall talented dancer.Suggested Ages: 3 to 14+, Adult Friendly
Bring the fun of a Broadway show to your home in this drop-in class! Learn a section of a musical theater song and practice singing, dancing, and acting skills on the virtual stage. No experience is needed, but Broadway fans will also enjoy moving to their favorite songs and shows. Led by Mackie Saylor, CMA School and Community Programs Manager and Teaching Artist.
For the ages 9+.Suggested Ages: 9 to 14+
Learn Broadway songs and dances from the very stars who brought them to life via Zoom. Presented by Broadway Babysitters.
Recommended age 5 years old and above, through some classes are geared towards tots. Space is limited.Suggested Ages: Toddlers to 12
Friday, July 10
Famed dance studio Broadway Dance Center offers drop-on classed in a range of styles, from ballet to hip-hop, for ages 1-18.Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly
Explore physicality and channel energy in an active live online class. Young artists use their bodies and imaginations to explore images and feelings through movement and music. Led by Mackie Saylor, CMA School and Community Programs Manager.Suggested Ages: 4 to 8
Monday, July 13
Learn about dance at in-person (socially distanced) weekly camps designed for movers of all levels, our camps give students the opportunity to try a wide variety of styles including ballet, jazz, hip-hop, musical theater, breakdancing, acting and more. Weekly themes include Fairy Tales, Superheroes and On Broadway. Half-day and extended care until 6 pm available.
For ages 3-14.Suggested Ages: 3 to 14+
Join a non-competitive, fun, outdoor sports program, modified for social distancing. Receive basic instruction from local coaches and college athletes in soccer, baseball, basketball, lacrosse etc. plus play supervised park games like capture the flag and frisbee. Morning and afternoon half-day options available.Suggested Ages: 3 to 10
Join week-long multi-sensory journey of the rhythms, stories, and wonders of the Caribbean, Spain, and Latin America. Dance camps are structured, weeklong sessions (five consecutive days, Monday-Friday) with two hours of live instruction led by stellar faculty, plus one hour of self-paced practice. Dancers will learn about Ballet Hispánico’s professional company, exploring a different piece from the repertory that connects to the country of study.Suggested Ages: 3 to 8
Learn fun songs & dances related to weekly themes and participate in vocal, dance and creative play daily activities with NYC professional Teaching Artists. On the last day, perform for friends and family all over the world. Ages 6+ devise an original music as an ensemble.Suggested Ages: 4 to 12
A collaborative New York area JCC experience brings together the camp staffs, values, and programming of Camp Settoga, New Country Day Camp, and Camp Twelve Trails, Summer in the Cloud in a unique virtual summer experience. Choose two daily electives from a range of choices including dance, drawing, photography, music, cooking and more plus traditional camp-wide “flag pole” with songs and cheers. Offered Monday-Friday, from 9:30 am-noon, with optional activities Monday through Thursday from 4-5 pm.Suggested Ages: 5 to 12
92Y’s immersive virtual summer experiences provide campers with personalized attention and a specialty curated curriculum. Each week campers will be guided by their camp concierge, an expert from the 92Y Camps Team, to assist in the selection of elective activity choices (camptivities) like filmmaking, photography, coding, sculpture, art and musical theater plus join in on camp wide special events.
Options for half day programming or drop in classes.Suggested Ages: 2 to 13