Updated: May 11, 2020
Nothing says "hire me" like an instructor offering socially responsible ways to STFO.
Criteria for our favorites:
1. We love their work as artists and instructors
2. They’re offering one or all of the following:
a full online set-up of tutorial or training videos
live private and group classes
Has a full-fledged online dance school
Individual instructors and partnerships offering online instruction
These instructors are offering everything from free youtube class-videos, to paid private instruction.
Laura Keat and Jeremy Otth
For Laura: facebook.com/elevatedrhythm
Group and private lessons, video feedback. Especially recommended for Balboa! Not to mention right now you can get a 10-minute competition footage review for just $10.
Join group online classes across all timezones, or schedule your own private coaching.
Åsa and Daniel Heedman
These teachers-of-teachers are currently offering online options for lindy hop, solo, beginners, and privates.
Free and fun youtube videos with solo jazz workouts, technique-building, and jazz step breakdowns.
Online privates and multi-week coaching programs.
Solo drills for lindy hop follows, vernacular jazz lessons, and dance coaching.
Swing, jazz, and burlesque: For as little as £3 per month, you get access to Sharon's patron-only feed, an exclusive library of videos and resources, plus other great perks.
Nils Andrén and Bianca Locatelli
The most infectiously enthusiastic teachers I've been in a classroom with. They're offering everything from a beginner course, personal coaching, and competition feedback to new moves and variations. Perfect for anyone that doesn’t want to commit to a monthly online course and prefers to buy the online classes and get them all at once.
Peter & Naomi
This is probably the single most budget-friendly online option due to the sheer volume of cost/package options. So whether you want to invest a whole little or a whole lot into your dancing, there is an option for you here.
Free instructional youtube videos with demos, explanations, and breakdowns. No partner needed! Subscribe for new content every week and don't be shy with that "donate paypal" button on her YouTube homepage.
Offline dance schools offering online resources
The Global Online Social
An all-day online swing dance party with instructors, DJs, musicians, and voices from all over the world. Every Thursday from 10am - 10pm PDT (Los Angeles time zone) - meaning that whichever timezone you're in, it's bound to overlap with your dancing hours!
Swing Patrol London
4-week courses with options for solo, routine, and lindy hop
LindyGroove Weekly Livestream Lessons & Games
A ridiculously well-produced online event with all kinds of fun, games, and dancing from some of Southern California's best teachers. Not only does this event provide a paid gig for instructors, musicians, and crew -- they provide YOU with a chance to get dressed for the first time this week with their fun dress-up themes! (eg This week's theme is to wear your Harry Potter house colors.) Every Thursday at 8:30pm Los Angeles time.
Weekly online classes with special guest teachers like Ramona Staffeld.
Fully-fledged online dance schools
Dedicated websites with a full libraries of lessons, videos, and resources
An extennnsive library of moves, technique & hilarity brought to you by Kevin St. Laurent and Jo Hoffberg. (I personally use iLindy and have have been amazed at how effective online tutorials are for leveling up my dancing.) They're offering a sweet deal right now for 19USD/month.
Lindy Hop Moves
This free library of dance moves is no-frills but gets the job done. You'll find curated lists of instructional videos, all organized both by skill level and type of swing dance.
Ksenia - Secrets of Solo School
An online dance school with an interactive global community of over 2000 members, plus personal video feedback from Ksenia Parkhatskaya and “surprise” live sessions. Membership starts at €30/month and offers over 330 online classes taught through 20+ hours of progressive material. For anyone who wants to feel more confident with their body in dance and find freedom in expressing themselves through movement.
Pre-recorded classes broken down into tidy progressive levels, plus live support from twice-weekly “teachers-tips-time." Your first class is free so you can even test the waters before jumping in.
A subscription-based online academy founded and taught by Dax Hock and Sarah Breck. Rhythm Juice is all about personal feedback, coaching, and structured learning.
A comprehensive and guided online education for those interested in learning lindy hop. Membership includes live workshops, online coaching, community forum, partnered and solo movement.