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Best Free Online Dance Classes and Tutorials for School Aged Kids

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Finding good quality free online dance lessons for kids that actually allow for learning to occur rather than idle observation is hard, but luckily we’ve done all the hard work for you.

This list includes tonnes of videos, links and our reviews of the best FREE online dance, fitness, and movement classes and tutorials for kids!

My kids and I think the best free online dance classes, lessons, tutorials, training, shows, and resources for school-aged kids are (in no particular order):

Not sure which one to choose?

Are you more interested in knowing which one will actually teach your child to dance or which will hold your child’s attention long enough for you to drink a hot coffee or prep dinner?

Read on for our review of each, which age group we think the resource is best for and whether it is a dance-along or instructional tutorial.

Also if you get to the end of the list and are after more dance tutorials for kids check out our article Best Free Online Dance Classes for Toddlers & Preschoolers which has a selection of different videos that your kid might enjoy as well!

1. Move Dance Learn

Click here to go straight to a playlist on Youtube of dance classes by Move Dance Learn. Don’t forget to subscribe to get notifications when new tutorials go up!

I created Move Dance Learn in March 2020 as a response to the lack of good quality dance content for kids online.

The lessons involve a warm-up and cool down and in between, I explore creative dance and movement and even play a game at the end to go over what we have learned.

The format is the same for each class so that kids know what to expect!

These lessons are based on movements and activities you would find in a one-on-one live, creative movement dance class and are similar to what I would teach in an educational school or classroom setting.

Children learn to improvise and create movement with their bodies based on themes that have been selected to ignite the imagination.

Learning outcomes are provided as well as an article on with extra educational links and ideas for learning that can be explored from just this one online dance class!

Ages: 2-10yrs
Supervision: Put it on and walk away!
Teaching: Instructional & Follow Along Tutorials
Youtube Kids: Yes (no commenting allowed!)

2. The Ballet Coach

The Ballet Coach also known as Sarah Du-Feu is a channel where Sarah has been streaming live classes for ballet students of all ages.

Sarah was a professional dancer in the English National ballet but soon decided that teaching was her passion and is a ballet teacher with her own students and school but has recently been providing free lessons on her Youtube channel to ensure everyone is able to keep dancing even if they are unable to get to a dance lesson.

What I really like is that she makes lessons specifically for different ages and ability levels and you can clearly see who the lesson is meant for on the thumbnail and description.

Because she is filming them live, during replay you do have to wade through the beginning where she is saying hello, but if you want an authentic lesson experience for free then this is pretty close to getting one. Sarah is a great teacher and I highly recommend these lessons!

Ages: From 2yrs & Up – classes have best for ages listed!
Supervision: Put it on and walk away!
Teaching: Instructional Tutorials
Youtube Kids: Yes (no commenting allowed!)

3. Kidz Bop

Kidz Bop is a great YouTube channel with plenty of dance-along videos and a few dance tutorials to popular music – just search ‘dance along’ or ‘tutorial’ within their channel and you will get a good range of lessons.

A few videos are tutorials in the sense that each step is broken down and taught before being performed, but others are dance-along and easy enough for kids to just follow along with.

In the about section on their Youtube page, they write ‘in addition to singing on KIDZ BOP releases, these young performers star in national KIDZ BOP TV commercials and music videos, create kid-friendly content for their fans on YouTube and host KIDZ BOP Radio on SiriusXM (Channel 77).’

What is great about these lessons is that they are taught by kids for kids and as a parent, I feel I can confidently allow my children to watch and follow without my constant monitoring to make sure what they are seeing and learning is appropriate for their age.

It also motivates my kids to get up and dance and promotes a growth mindset because if those kids can do it, why can’t I and maybe I can’t do it yet, but when I am a bit older like those kids I will be able to do it too!

One last thing is they recently added YT channels for different countries. Not sure why, but if you are not in the US you will find it hard to get to the full playlist with hundreds of videos and may be redirected to the Kidz Bop channel for your country.

Ages: 5-15yrs
Supervision: Put it on and walk away!
Teaching: Mostly Follow Along with some instructional tutorials
Youtube Kids: Yes (no commenting allowed!)

4. Go Noodle

Go Noodle is a treasure trove of online movement and mindfulness videos aimed at kids. They have a great selection of guided and follow-along dancing and movement playlists on YouTube that you can watch for free.

Go Noodle also offers a lot of extra free content on its website as well so you might like to check that out!

GoNoodle says their content ‘gets kids moving to be their strongest, bravest, silliest, smartest, bestest selves.’ They also say they drop new videos every Sunday, Monday and Thursday.

My older kids come home regularly raving about the fun movement lessons they are doing at school.

Go Noodle is a lot of fun and I find myself getting involved in some of the dances which my kids love. You should try out their Moose Tube videos which are silly and a lot of fun to do.

Ages: 3-15yrs
Supervision: Put it on and walk away!
Teaching: Mostly Follow Along tutorials
Youtube Kids: Yes (no commenting allowed!)

5. Cosmic Kids Yoga

So not technically a dance lesson but a form of exercise many dancers do….

Jaime from Cosmic Kids Yoga takes your child through a series of yoga poses and movements as she retells well-known stories from books as well as movies.

There is a vast library of videos and playlists with instructional videos on the correct technique for various poses being around two minutes in length compared to the yoga stories which are a perfect half hour or more each!

I have found that the movements change quite rapidly which keeps it interesting for older children but can be hard for younger children to follow. Although possibly a bit over the top for the adult eye, the colorful backgrounds create engaging viewing for your child.

I do find I need to remind my kids to sometimes keep up and follow along because they get distracted by the story being told.

That being said they are generally engaged with the yoga lesson until the end letting me get dinner prepped and they exert some energy whilst doing so.

Ages: 12 and under
Supervision: Put it on and walk away! (you may have to remind younger children to keep following the movement and not just sit and watch) but if you are watching the instructional tutorials it’s a good idea to stay with your child and help them achieve the right body positions.
Teaching: Follow along and short instructional tutorials.
Youtube Kids: Yes (no commenting allowed!)

6. Just Dance

Just Dance is a console game for PlayStation, Wii, etc. It uses a sensor to determine whether your kid is copying the dancers to the beat of the music and moving their body in the general same directions as dancers on your screen.

A fun free option is to go to the Just Dance YouTube channel and copy and follow along without the gaming aspect.

For a full review head to our Just Dance Resource Page which will open up in a new window for you.

We bought Just Dance 2020 and four move controllers as a Christmas present one year (we also got the PlayStation VR bundle which comes with the camera) and realized you can update your version and buy more songs online!

Just a word of warning – Just Dance is based on using popular music and dance moves and although I have never felt the moves or music my children are copying and dancing to are too adult, what is available online is not necessarily G rated – so parental discretion is needed.

Different families will have different opinions on what is appropriate for their children, so it is up to you whether you allow this resource to be accessed in your house.

In saying this if you bought the game for your console, Just Dance 2022 has a kids login and section with more kid-friendly material.

Ages: 8yrs and above
Supervision: Parental Discretion may be needed as the Just Dance material available for free on YouTube is not specifically made for children.
Teaching: Follow along tutorials.
Youtube Kids: No

7. Saskia’s Dansschool

Saskia’s Dansschool Kids is exactly that – Saskia’s Dance School in which the teacher of the school, Saskia films her students performing simple warm-ups and dance routines and uploads them to YouTube for her students and other kids to follow along.

They have put together a kid’s and teens’ easy dance videos playlist comprised of a good amount of three to five-minute follow-along dance routines.

I found that as my daughter dances she finds it easy to follow most of what the kids are doing in the videos and with repetition of each one gets better every time.

As these videos are from a real dance school it gives children who may not be able to attend classes a view into what they might expect to learn if they did.

And as always I love that kids are following kids so you know that the content and moves will be appropriate and fun for them!

Ages: 5-12yrs
Supervision: put it on and walk away
Teaching: Follow Along
Youtube Kids: Yes (no commenting allowed!)

8. Haschak Sisters

If you haven’t heard of them, the Haschak Sisters are four singing and dancing sisters.

They are now aged between 20 and 15 but their videos have been on Youtube for years and span their childhood and teen years so their content really appeals to young girls, tweens and teens.

Their songs are catchy and they have a YouTube following of nearly 10 million subscribers (WOW – when I first wrote this article in 2019, it was just over 6 million)

My 7 and 12-year-old daughters love the Haschak Sisters and their music, so it was fantastic when we found some actual dance tutorials where they break down the steps from their film clips and teach them to you.

As the girls are getting older the content of their songs is changing and becoming more mature – yet still wholesome.

So you might want to scroll back a bit to when they were younger for some good dance videos and tutorials for younger kids.

Please also note that the channel is a mixture of vlogging and music videos with things like challenges, day in the life, etc so you will have to monitor what your child is watching if you intended them to be only watching dance tutorials.

I found that when I typed the word dance into their search bar on the channel I was able to find all the dance tutorial videos in one place!

Ages: 6-15yrs
Supervision: Your child needs to be able pause, replay etc otherwise you will be needed.
Teaching: Follow Along & Instructional Tutorials
Youtube Kids: No

9. Mihran Kiakosian

Mihran Kiakosian is a choregrapher, performer, director and more. He has toured with Britney Spears, Madonna and Ricky Martin and worked with many other musicians.

He has had his Youtube channel since 2008 and has a fairly robust uploading schedule to his channel.

It is important to note that many of his videos and dance tutorials are for adults! Only a few are aimed at kids. But for those kids who are advanced dancers, there may be a few tutorials on here to challenge them as well.

He has one playlist dedicated to easy choreography ages 5+ so look out for that playlist.

My 10-year-old daughter and I have enjoyed working through some of the tutorials together on his channel. I really feel like I am in an actual class or lesson where he takes the time to go over each step and repeat it at different speeds.

Then once you have learned the routine you can visit another video on his site of his kid’s classes doing the routine which is a lot of fun!

A word of warning – many of the shorts on this channel are not appropriate for kids to watch – think adult students dancing to Doja Cat’s Freaky Deaky coming on accidently!

Ages: 6-15yrs
Supervision: Your child needs to be able pause, replay. This channel is not made for kids, but has some kid friendly content so stay near by to monitor what plays next!
Teaching: Instructional Tutorials
Youtube Kids: No

10. ndiLive!

National Dance Institute (NDI) is a non-profit arts education organization founded in 1976 by ballet star Jacques d’Amboise.

Through school partnerships, after-school classes, public performances, and teaching artist trainings, NDI uses dance as a catalyst to engage children and motivate them toward excellence both in school and in life.

All the NDI teachers are so inspirational to watch.

You can tell they love teaching dance and as ndiLive! They began filming dance tutorials during the Carona pandemic so there are quite a few for kids to watch and follow!

You can see how much they really want to motivate and keep dance alive in the homes of all their students.

You can click here for a full playlist of their ndiLive! program.

Ages: 5-15yrs
Supervision: Your child needs to be able to pause, replay, etc otherwise you may be needed.
Teaching: Instructional Tutorials
Youtube Kids: Yes, most of the videos made for kids are on Youtube Kids, but not all the content on the channel is.

11. SPAC Learning Library!

The SPAC Learning Library is a website developed by the Saratoga Performing Arts Center and it contains online video dance and music classes and tutorials for kids.

The SPAC Learning Library is best viewed on their website rather than on Youtube where they have beautifully curated and organized their dance lessons.

They have members of the New York City Ballet amongst other professionals giving tutorials and instructions in their videos!

This should be enough to tell you that this is a quality resource. Although there are not hundreds of videos, there is a lot of variety which you can most prominently see if you head to their SPAC Breaks Page.

Ages: 5-12yrs
Supervision: If your child cannot navigate through their website to each lesson you will need to help them do this.
Teaching: Instructional Tutorials
Youtube Kids: No

12. Born to Move – Les Mills

These workouts are Les Mills Born to Move workouts for kids.

Right now they have a great selection of videos on their YT channel just for kids and teens which is all free. Their aim is to inspire kids to move

I really enjoy the Les Mills Born to Move workout videos. The coaches are really motivating and easy to follow.

The music is upbeat and so enjoyable to dance and move to! I have done some of these dance workouts with my kids and they are a lot of fun, easy to follow.

They are a great cardio workout as you are generally constantly moving throughout the videos so they keep the heart rate up!

I love that they create their own music to specifically cater for each workout so not only can you follow along with the instructor and what you see, but there are usually prompts for the next step within the actual music too!

Ages: 4-15yrs
Supervision: Stick on a playlist and walk out!
Teaching: Instructional Tutorials
Youtube Kids: Not all videos are switched to for kids only, some are.

Bonus – Les Mills

This video is a short 5 minute workout on the actual Les Mills Yotube channel.

The production level is awesome and it would be a great brain break type of workout for kids who are into superheroes and the Avengers franchise.

13. Move Monkeys on the Moververse Channel

Moververse consists of Josh, Victoria and Declan! Who are actual teachers themselves, teaching kids all day away from the screens.

They provide content for:

  • Little Movers 2-5 years old
  • Move Monkeys 6-12 years old
  • Koala Bop 5-19 years old Special Education Needs

There are a variety of different videos from short brain breaks for longer dance tutorials.

The Moververse dance videos are easy to follow, the teachers tell you what to expect for instance – we are going to do the dance, and then we will break it down for you!

The videos are colorful with greenscreen backgrounds and the teachers are enthusiastic and competent in a variety of styles of dance.

I really like that they seem to be aiming their content at teachers to use in the classroom, which means you are getting educational quality videos for free to use in your home!

They also timestamp their videos so you can get to the place you want to get to quickly.

Ages: Move Monkeys 6-12 Year Olds
Supervision: Put it on and walk away!
Teaching: Instructional & Follow-Along Tutorials
Youtube Kids: Yes (no commenting allowed!)

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