Free Teens Online Dance & Ballet Lessons For When You Can’t Get to Class

Whether it be because of a Snow Day, a flat tyre or a worldwide pandemic there is no excuse for skipping your dance training when you can take class for free in the comfort of your own home.

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

The best free online dance classes, lessons, tutorials, training, shows and resources for teens and adults are (in no particular order):

Not sure which one to choose? Not a problem! I review and break down each advising what level of dancer the Youtube Chanel is best for, what style is taught and how much content the channel has so you know what to expect.

The content in this article really is for the older dancer so if you are after free online dance classes for kids or even toddlers check out these other articles that we curated for you Best Free Online Dance Classes and Tutorials for Preschoolers and Toddlers or Best Free Online Dance Classes and Tutorials for School Aged Kids which you will open up for you in a new tab to view later.

So lets get into it….

Kathryn Morgan

GENERAL INFO
Kathryn Morgan is a soloist with the Miami City Ballet and previous to that she was a soloist with the New York City Ballet. In the years between working for both companies, she became ill and was diagnosed with hypothyroidism and thought she would never dance professionally again. During this time she directed her passion and knowledge for dance into a Youtube channel which she continues to run.

OUR REVIEW
Kathryn Morgan is an experienced professional who is giving away her gifts, talents and knowledge for dance freely to anyone wanting to learn! Her videos are aimed at the intermediate to advanced dancer which are hard to come by for free these days and she has lots of tutorials available for you to learn from.

Styles: Ballet
Best for: Intermediate to advanced dancers
Lots of content and a variety of lessons


Dance Tutorials with Matt Steffanina and others

GENERAL INFO
Dance Tutorials is the name of a Youtube channel owned by Matt Steffanina that is committed to providing free dance tutorials and breakdowns of choreography of a variety of dance styles although the flavor of the channel is popular dance culture and hip hop.

Matt Steffanina is an influencer in the dance industry in LA. He is a dancer, choreographer, producer, director and more. The channel includes breakdowns of choreography not only by himself but of other popular teachers, dancers and choreographers.

OUR REVIEW
Matt has a great teaching style and is continually adding new tutorials to the channel to the latest songs and with the latest dance steps and moves coming out of LA. His videos are interesting and you get to see dancers in class doing the routines. Not only do you learn to dance, but you are also entertained and get inspired!

Styles: Claims to cover all styles, but mainly hip hop and popular dance.
Best for: all levels of dancers
100’s of videos available!!


Operation Tap

GENERAL INFO
Operation Tap was founded by Anthony Morigerato, Ayodele Casel, and Mike Minery. They offer paid courses in tap dance through their website, but also offer small tap technique lessons on their Youtube channel for free.

OUR REVIEW
There is not a heap of content on the channel, but a lot was currently being posted and so hopefully it becomes a valuable free resource. I didn’t see a lot of beginner tutorials on the channel as they weren’t labeled as such but found as I watched each video that they were aimed at various levels and that you just had to go through them to find what suited you and your technique level best.

Styles: Tap Dance
Best for: all levels of dancers
Growing Library of Content (More classes available through their paid program)



Just Dance

GENERAL INFO
Just Dance is a console game for PlayStation, Wii, etc. It uses a motion sensor to determine whether a player 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.

OUR REVIEW
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 playstation move controllers as last year’s Christmas present (we also got the PlayStation VR bundle which comes with the camera) and realized you can also buy more songs online!

Styles: Hip Hop, Popular Dance
Best for: all levels of dancers
Limited Free Content, Larger Library if you buy the games.


Ballerinas by Night


GENERAL INFO
Ballerinas by Night is a channel aimed at supporting adult ballet dancers both beginners and experienced. Jana and Abby are the owners of the channel and they create tutorials and provide information about dance and ballet for their viewers.

OUR REVIEW
Although aimed at adults, the information and free classes available on this channel are valuable for teenage dancers as well.

Styles: Ballet
Best for: Beginner-Intermediate
100’s of videos on a variety of topics including tutorials, exercises and classes.


Learn How To Dance

GENERAL INFO
Bao is a dancer from Denmark who teaches in detail and slowly the latest dance crazes from the newest Tik Tok need to know moves to all the most popular Fortnite dances. He even has some basic hip hop tutorials you can learn from as well as a playlist of popular dance moves including the spongebob dance, the moonwalk and some finger dancing or tutting.

OUR REVIEW
This channel is alot of fun and any teen would love to learn the moves Bao is teaching to keep up to date and in the know epecially as Tik Tok becomes ever more popular and knowing the latest dance moves is vital to social status and being accepted! Bao teaches the steps nice and slow and is a great teacher.

Styles: Popular Dance and Hip Hop
Best for: Beginner-Intermediate
A large library of videos which is consistently growing.


Beginner Dance Tutorials

GENERAL INFO
Carrie is a mom and wife who teaches weekly beginner dance classes to adults. She began her Youtube channel because she felt so many people were missing out on the joy of learning to dance because free slow beginner breakdowns of choreography were not available. She tackles a variety of styles in her videos so there is something for nearly everyone.

OUR REVIEW
Carrie is really easy to watch and listen to. Her tutorials are without music and then she links to a video where she performs the dance with the music for you to practice with. I really liked that she gives optional moves to challenge those who are a bit more than a beginner and shows when these are occurring in the choreography with an overlay video.

Styles: Tap Dance, Hip Hop, Line Dances, Jazz Dance
Best for: Beginners
A small library of videos which is consistently growing.


Mandy Jiroux

GENERAL INFO
Mandy Jiroux is a dancer and choreographer as well as artist who has created a large library of commercial dance tutorials to the latest and most popular songs. She also has fitness workouts on the channel and promotes her own original music on the channel.

OUR REVIEW
Mandy’s choreography is exciting to watch and learn, but she does teach at a fast pace, but you can always pause and rewind when you need to. Alot of her choreography is for the older teen or adult but there are some routines in the mix that are suitable for tweens and younger teens.

Styles: Commercial Dance
Best for: Intermediate to Advanced
100’s of videos to choose from


The Space TV

GENERAL INFO
Space TV has over 200 videos on the channel. Well known and esteemed dance instructor Krista Millar who has more than 25 years of experience uses the channel to freely give tips and tutorials on core strength, technique, leaps, turns, kicks, tricks and more.

OUR REVIEW
There is a wealth of knowledge on this channel, I just wish someone would go in and organize it all into themed playlists to make it all easier to watch! There are a lot of videos from 4 or 5 years ago, but you can see Krista and her daughter Autumn are making an effort to put more and more content on the channel when they are able to do so.

Styles: Jazz, Lyrical, Funk, Hip Hop and more
Best for: Beginner to Advanced
Over 200 Videos to watch


Auti Kamal

GENERAL INFO
Auti Kamal is passionate about all things dance. She posts a dance vlog every Wednesday and choreography video performed by her own dance company at the end of every month. Her videos are mainly about ballet, but she also has a few jazz and lyrical/contemporary videos as well.

OUR REVIEW
Auti does alot of explaining during her tutorials, and it is not exactly like a flowing lesson, but she is making sure that you understand how to do each exercise correctly. I would kind of really love it if she did a second video where you just went through each exercise with music just like you might in an actual class without the pauses and explanations. She is very sweet and extremely knowledgable about all things dance and overall a great teacher.

Styles: Ballet, Jazz, Lyrical and Contemporary
Best for: Beginner to Advanced
Large growing library of videos.


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About the Author

Samantha Bellerose

Samantha is a wife and mother of four kids aged 1-9. She danced and acted from the age of 5 and performed in film clips, on television, and in musical theatre professionally. She also taught dance, but after leaving the profession to backpack through Europe, Canada and the USA with her husband for three years, she then completed an Education Degree and taught within primary schools in Australia. Today she is a business owner with her husband and the creator and writer for Dance Parent 101 where she hopes her previous experience as a dancer, current experience as a dance parent and the research and writing skills she gained completing her education degree will help enlighten parents on their journey with their child through the world of dance.