- Montrealers are all couped up in their homes at the moment, so we figured now is the perfect time for locals to consider trying out some free live dance classes.
- The best part of these courses is that they let you get a full-body workout from the comfort of your living room.
- See the different options below!
While daily life is usually filled with responsibilities and obligations, the current global situation is forcing a large part of the Quebec population to stay at home with very little to do. It is therefore important to create a schedule adapted to the situation in order to keep our spirits up. And, these six free live dance classes for moving at home are perfect for that.
In addition to reorganizing your entire room, picking up forgotten hobbies, and catching up on your reading, you can also make sure you get your daily dose of physical activity.
With these options, you'll feel a little less isolated and get to work on your fitness.
Just make a little to-do list that includes setting a time for your favourite class, opening windows and pretending to be somewhere else for a few moments.
Dancing not only gets you moving, but it's also tons of fun — and that's exactly what people need right now.
The classes are all free. But, for the most part, voluntary contributions are accepted as a way to support the dance teacher leading them.
Various Live Dance Classes With Cat's Corner
When: Monday to Friday from 6 – 7 p.m.
Why you need to try it: There is a different type of class offered every day of the week, which means you'll be able to learn Jazz solo, Charleston, Blues, Balboa, and Tap.
Urban Dance Class with Léa Fit Moves
When: Tuesdays at 6:30 and 7:15 p.m. & Wednesdays and Thursdays at 6:30 p.m.
Why you should try it: Depending on the week's schedule, they offer classes in Videostyle, Ladystyle, Contemporary and Zumba. So you can learn new moves to wow your friends when you finally get to go out dancing.
Courses With Montreal Twerk
When: Monday & Wednesday at 7 p.m. and Thursday at 6 p.m.
Why you have to try it: To stay in shape, you don't necessarily think about Twerk and yet it's a surprisingly effective workout.
Montreal Twerk offers you classes in choreography, basic moves and even Twerk fitness.
Classes are offered on Facebook, Zoom, and Instagram.
Ballet Hop Classes
When: Courses are announced on Facebook
Why you need to try it: While waiting to open an online platform to launch its live classes, Ballet Hop still offers classes on Facebook.
These ballet technique workouts are open to everyone, require minimal equipment and a chair to replace the bar will certainly do the trick.
Afro-Soca Classes With Free Your Mind & Dance
When: Fridays from 6 – 7 p.m.
Why you have to try it: To free your mind for an hour by dancing to the rhythm of Afro-Soca music.
You are invited to add yourself to a private page on Facebook where you can follow the class live and spend your extra energy.
Zumba Classes With Attitude Fitness
When: The schedule changes weekly, but should split into four days roughly following this format: Monday and Wednesday from 6:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m., Friday at 6:00 p.m. and Saturday at noon.
Why you should try it: Victor Flores offers Zumba classes with energy and attitude. All you need is sportswear and a bottle of water to get through a 50-minute class while you're on the move.
You also need to apply on the private Facebook page of the class to have access to the lives.
Stay active and stay positive, Montreal!
This article was originally published in French on Narcity Québec.