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The best online dance classes in Hong Kong

Hong Kong dance studios are temporarily closed, so these happy feet are bringing the dance lessons to your screens

By Tatum Ancheta
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Since fitness centres and dance studios are not allowed to open, for now, it looks like living-room choreography will be the hottest trend of the moment. From hip hop, belly dance, Zumba, to ballet, take these online dance classes and learn choreography from the best dance instructors in Hong Kong. 

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Dance classes goes virtual

Russ Dance Factory
Russ Dance Factory
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Russ Dance Factory

Bring out your inner dancer with Russ Dance Factory's virtual classes. For the whole month of April, Russ Dance Factory in Causeway Bay is moving their dance fitness classes online. Whether you're a beginner, an advanced dancer, or just bored and wanting to do some fun exercise at home, RDFvirtual lined up various dance programmes for you to learn and enjoy. Taught by professional dance instructors, participants can choose from signature dance lessons on hip hop, pop, funk, to jazz rhythms. Classes are scheduled from 9.30am until 11pm through Zoom. Single class entry starts at $150. For participants who want to take more classes, contact the studio for RDF dance packages at 2976 0182 or reach them via email.  

Hong Kong Ballet at Home
Hong Kong Ballet at Home
Hong Kong Ballet dancers Li Jiabo and Venus Villa/Courtesy Hong Kong Ballet/Creative: Design Army/Photograph: Dean Alexander

Hong Kong Ballet

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With the launch of their HKBallet@Home series, Hong Kong Ballet is bringing the ballet shows to your homes. Every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 3pm, HKB will be posting a variety of entertaining shows on their Facebook account. Catch Mondays' Ballet Goes Viral series with the inspiring talk show Ballet Blahblahblah, hosted by HKB's artistic director Septime Webre; Ballerina Chef, a fun cooking show with HKB dancers showcasing their culinary talents and secret cooking recipes; and Ballet 101, a set of videos aiming to uncover some common ballet myths. 

On Wednesdays, bring out your inner ballerina and join the free Barre Classes Online taught by HKB members. Learn choreography from beginner to advanced levels. On Fridays, HKB will release its video archive featuring the company’s dance artists throughout the years.

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Barre 2 Barre
Barre 2 Barre
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Barre 2 Barre

Hong Kong studio Barre 2 Barre has gone online. Catch their livestream classes through Zoom for the whole month of April. Choose the scheduled class from their online calendar and get instructions on how to join the sessions. They also offer a free live meditation class hosted by their co-founder Mylène Mackay, every Wednesday at 10pm on their Instagram account. Topics change weekly from music, breathwork, and tension release.  

Dance class
Dance class
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BeDrex 

BeDrex dance studio continues their dedication to the Hong Kong dance community with the launch of their 24/7 online tutorials. Interested viewers can rent ($40) or purchase ($50) the dance videos from their site to learn some cool dance moves. Some videos are free to preview on the website. The studio also created a donate tab as an option if people want to help the studio and its instructors to keep afloat during these challenging times. Follow their Instagram account for updates on their IG live online classes.

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BeDrex 
BeDrex 
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Crewplayers

Known for its intense dance classes, Crewplayers dance studio is moving its energy to your screens. From April 14 to 23 join the team on Google Hangout for class sessions where the instructors will cover various dance styles from urban, jazz-funk, to hip hop. Join the class for $40 for single lessons, $220 for seven lessons, and $580 for 23 scheduled lessons. Register and reserve for the courses through this link.  

Oasis Dance Centre
Oasis Dance Centre
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Oasis Dance Centre

Get your hips ready for some grinding as belly dance class comes to your screens. From April 14 to 23, join Oasis Dance Centre online for belly dance, zill training, belly fusion, Sevillanas, and Hawaiian Tahitian classes. Since everyone is going through a difficult time, participants have the option to choose how much they’d like to pay, from $50, $80, or $100. Book at least 24 hours in advance via WhatsApp at +852 9046 1485 or reach them via email.

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XP Fitness Hub
XP Fitness Hub
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XP Fitness Hub

XP Fitness Hub in Central also moved their fitness sessions online via Zoom livestream classes. Scheduled sessions range from Zumba fitness, abs and booty workout, piloxing barre, Hiit, and Tabata workouts. Classes are available at $80 per drop-in. Visit their Instagram account for the schedules, updates, and instructions on how to join the classes. 

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