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Dance Features Daily Workout: A Theatre Lover's Home Workout Options for April 2 Dance along with the Radio City Rockettes, learn combinations to songs from In The Heights, live classes from Ailey Extension and Ballet Hispánico, and more.
Lin-Manuel Miranda and cast in In the Heights Joan Marcus

During the time of COVID-19, it’s more important than ever to keep your immune system strong; that means exercise! While gyms and workout studios are off limits, Playbill brings you the “Daily Workout,” a list of virtual classes available online every day. From free dance classes with dance royalty Debbie Allen or New York City Ballet principal Tiler Peck to virtual workouts from Mark Fisher Fitness and Built for the Stage, this is the time to get fit and stay fit.

We also wish to remind you that you are allowed to go outside for walks in the fresh air, runs, etc., while remaining a safe distance of six feet from your fellow community members. Remember, do not touch playground equipment.

Here are the online offerings (dance classes, workouts, and more) for April 2, 2020:


Live Ballet with New York City Ballet’s Stephen Hana From Get In Shape Grrrl
Hosted on: Facebook Live
When: 10AM ET

Live Morning Stretch With Bethany Tesarck From Broadway Weekends
Hosted on: Zoom
When: 10-10:30AM ET

Live Center Floor Strength and Balance With Finis Jhung From Ailey Extension
Hosted on: Instagram Live (@fjballet)
When: 11AM ET

Live Rockettes Choreography Class “Christmas Lights” From The Radio City Christmas Spectacular
Hosted on: Instagram Live (@therockettes)
When: 12PM ET

Live Pilates With Sarah Powell
Hosted on: Zoom (Venmo-what-you-can to @powellse for Zoom meeting info)
When: 12-12:45PM ET

Live Storytelling and Repertoire With Hussein Smko
Hosted on: Battery Dance TV
When: 12–12:30PM ET

Live Stretch and Conditioning With Shelby Colona From Ballet Hispánico
Hosted on: Instagram Live (@ballethispanicoedu)
When: 12PM ET

Live Ballet Class With Tiler Peck
Hosted on: Instagram (@tilerpeck)
When: Monday–Friday 1PM ET

Live Ballet Class With Patricia Zhou, dancer for the L.A. Dance Project
Hosted on: Instagram (@patricia_zhou)
When: Daily at 1PM ET/10AM PT

Live Seanism With Sean Scantlebury
Hosted on: Battery Dance TV
When: 2–2:30PM ET

Spanish Dance With Kiri Avelar From Ballet Hispanico
Hosted on: Instagram Live (@ballethispanicoedu)
When: 3PM ET

Live Theatre Dance Technique “Carnaval del Barrio” From In The Heights With Alex Acevedo
Hosted on: Instagram Live (@alexofacevedo)
When: 4-5:30PM ET

Live Dance Party With Mark Kanemura, former Lady Gaga back-up dancer and So You Think You Can Dance Season 4
Hosted on: Instagram (@mkik808)
When: Monday–Friday 5PM ET

Live Stretch and Conditioning With Amelie Bénard From Ballet Hispánico
Hosted on: Instagram Live (@ballethispanicoedu)
When: 5PM ET

Live All Levels West African With Maguette Camara From Ailey Extension
Hosted on: Zoom
When: 6PM ET

Live Belly Dance With Janelle Issis From Ailey Extension
Hosted on: YouTube
When: 6PM ET

Live Ballet With Dawn Hillen From Ailey Extension
Hosted on: Zoom (ID: 660 915 010 | Pass: 016867)
When: 6PM ET

Live Choreographic Exploration With Mary Page Nance From Broadway Weekends
Hosted on: Zoom
When: 7-7:45PM ET

Live Samba With Danielle Lima From Ailey Extension
Hosted on: Zoom (pre-registration required)
When: 7:30PM ET

Live Tango With Razvan Stoian
Hosted on: Battery Dance TV
When: 6–6:30PM ET

Planet Fitness Live
Hosted on: Facebook Live
When: Daily 7PM ET
Planet Fitness trainers (and sometimes celebrity guests) lead a quick 20-minute routine to do in your home.

Virtual Private/Small Group Ballet Lessons With Sarah Lane, principal dancer American Ballet Theatre
Hosted on: DM @sarahlaneofficial to set up your class


Fred Astaire Dance Studios
In-home dance training
Teach yourself to foxtrot, rumba, East Coast swing, and more. The online resource offers short beginner tutorial videos for free, as well as access to full digital dance courses for a fee. Check out their full menu of lessons here.

In-home dance workout
Joseph Corella teaches a beginner dance class set to Broadway tunes. Find Broadway-inspired dance tutorials on his YouTube channel for free. You can also purchase the 567Broadway workout DVD or digital download at 40 percent off.

In-home training
The workout studio offers a new 30-minute at-home video workout each day on their website. Today, grab two large water bottles and get ready to get fit.

In-home training
For the next three months, Peloton offers its workout app free to new users. And it’s not just spinning, so if you don’t have a bike at home, don’t worry.

305 Fitness
Cardio dance live streams come to you twice a day (12PM and 6PM ET) on YouTube hosted by studio founder Sadie Kurzban.

CorePower Yoga
If you need to relax and flow, dip into the free offerings of yoga and meditation in this guided instructional videos.

Built for the Stage
In-home training
Trainer Joe Rosko has worked with performers across Broadway, from Aladdin and Kinky Boots to Hamilton and Newsiews. Monthly subscribers receive a personalized nutrition program, a personalized workout program that progresses monthly (administered through an app so it’s coronavirus-safe), as well as one-on-one communication at all times. A slightly less expensive option offers training in flexibility and flow. However, all new clients are eligible for a free, seven-day trial. Click here for information on all options. You can also listen to Rosko’s Built for the Stage podcast on the Broadway Podcast Network to hear fitness inspiration from some of the most physical performers on Broadway.

READ: How to Stay Fit While Social Distancing With Joe Rosko’s Built For the Stage

Mark Fisher Fitness
In-home training
Broadway workout guru Mark Fisher has been offering in-home fitness programs through Mark Fisher Fitness long before the outbreak of COVID-19, but now is a great time to take advantage of the long-tested virtual classes. MFF Home Body is a live streaming platform designed to give people accountability, structure, and coaching in real time (though recordings are also available for those who can't make the live classes). Home Body streams three times a day via Zoom and requires zero equipment. Then there’s MyBroadwayBody, a collection of follow-along, HD videos using body weight or minimal equipment, and designed to be done in minimal space. In terms of cost, prices are listed on the website, but in this time, MFF does not want cost to be a barrier. As the site reads: “Email Mark and we’ll hook you up with some free access so you can continue nailing your health and hotness during this difficult time.”

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