Try our online dance videos – for taster tutorials, or full length dance workshops!
At this strange time when things are on hold, it’s just as important to keep fit and healthy, and do something you love.
So at Zest we decided to film some online dance videos, to keep you all entertained and feeling creative! Some are free short taster videos (see below), and some are full length workshops, which are paid for.
Full length pre-recorded dance workshops
There is no substitute for live dance workshops – but our pre-recorded lessons are the next best thing!
Until schools are safe to book workshop providers to come into schools again, Zest has created whole dance lessons which are pre recorded for your class/school to enjoy.
Background info on the dance style
Showing props and costumes
A warm up
A dance routine
A stretch and cool down
Videos last around 45mins in total
Choose between a KS1 or KS2 video
These videos link to the curriculum and support the topics you are learning.
You will get a private link to the video, so you can watch it as much as you like.
The cost is £75.00 total for the video.
So if you would like one for your school or group, please get in touch.
Or let us know your ideas, and we can make one especially for your school!
The Mini Videos
Our step by step tutorials below show you how to create short dances.
The videos are in different styles of dance, and are suitable for both children and adults.
We will teach you lots of short dance moves, and then show you how to put them together to create a dance routine.We always put together a finished dance routine at the end of the video, incorporating all the moves we have shown in the tutorial. This give it a nice ending to the video – so make sure you dance to your fullest!
The dances are short, so why not create your own choreography to add on and extend the dance?
The videos will be in different levels, according to ability
Level 1 – Beginners level. Suitable for KS1 children, or adults who are new to dance
Level 2 – Intermediate level. Suitable for KS2 and KS3 children, and adults who already have some dance experience
Senior dancers – A more gentle pace for older aged dancers
We will be adding more online dance videos as the weeks go on, so keep an eye on this page. Or why not subscribe to our YouTube channel where you will get notified when we put up a new video?
As most of us are isolated at home, clear a space to make sure you have enough room to dance. Or if you are in school, then see if you can get it on the projector screen. Or head outside if you have a garden (and good wifi!).
Warm up and Cool down
Without a teacher there face to face to help with corrections, it’s really important you take care while dancing.
There might be some tricky moves to try, and you don’t want any pulled muscles or injuries. So make sure you do a warm up before you start any of the videos.
It’s also important to do a stretch and cool down after you have finished dancing. So take 5mins at the end of your session to stretch out the major muscle groups.
There are specific warm up and cool down and stretch videos below, for you to follow.
If you are under 18years old, make sure an adult knows you are taking part in this tutorial, and be aware that participating in these sessions are at your own risk.
Although Zest has full personal liability insurance to deliver classes online, we cannot take any liability for any injuries sustained by those participating in the videos.
Let us know your ideas
If you have a particular style of dance you’d like to try, get in touch, and we can make a video especially for you!
Warm Up Video – All levels
Street Dance – Level 2
Bollywood Dance – Level 2
Street Dance – Level 1
Contemporary Dance ‘Jungle Animals’ – Level 1
VE Day Dance – Level 2
50’s and 60’s Dance – Level 2
Cool down and stretch
Bollywood Dance – Level 1
Tutting Dance for Lucozade Sport – Level 2
Read our blog post to find out more about this brilliant initiative
We’re going on a bear hunt – Early Years (Made for the Family Support network group)
Line Dance – Level 2
Seniors – Seated Warm Up
Bollywood Dance – Early Years and KS1 (Made for the Family Support network group)
Book your workshop today!
Why not treat your pupils to a dance workshop? We are based in London but have teachers across the UK to bring our workshops to you.