Best Online Ballet Resources (free and paid)
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Best Online Ballet Resources

What does the word "summer" mean to you, ballet-wise? A dance camp, plenty of intensives, a sweaty-hard preparation for your autumn exams? Or (like me), zero live ballet classes?

If that’s your case, too, what do you do these "empty" months when you miss ballet?

Have you tried taking ballet classes If you still haven’t, you will be surprised how many quality opportunities you will find!

Do you have a willpower for creating your own workout plan (and following it!)? Then there are so many totally free classes for you - just choose your own level and get started.

If you need some extra motivation to get up from the couch (like me), consider an online training with a live teacher, or buy a paid course - the fact that you paid money is usually a good motivation.  

We asked ballerinas around the world to share their favorite online resources and are ready to share this list we've created together. Special thanks to Layla Alvey, a programmer and an adult ballerina frow Sweden, who was collecting a list like this for her own needs and generously shared it with us!  

If your favorite website or Youtube channel or FB page, or IG account is missing, please leave a comment and we will include it!


Youtube Channel

If we would have to choose only one online ballet source to suggest, that would be Kathryn Morgan’s Youtube channel. These 300+ videos presented by former soloist with the New York City Ballet, include literally everything, if you have the willpower for home-studying ballet. Tips, full barre classes of different levels, ballet technique, variations, workouts, targeted exercises and beauty.

Ages: All

Levels: intermediate, adult enthusiasts

Pricing: The youtube videos are free but if will you really fall in love with Kathryn Morgan’s teaching style, you can purchase a package of 100 full videos for $50 from her website



Youtube Channel


If ballet is your perfect kind of fitness and workout, the Lazy Dancer Tips by charming Alessia Lugoboni is what you are searching for. These 10-15 mins ballet workouts will become your favorite morning routines. On the website, you can also find workout plans based on your needs, tips and exercises to improve your ballet technique, balance and posture. 

Ages: Any

Levels: Beginners to intermediate

Pricing:  Exclusive content of the Lazy Dancer Studio 11,50$/MO or 135,16$/YR



Youtube Channel



Claudia Dean from Australia is a former dancer of The Royal Ballet. She runs a private ballet coaching business and has a great Youtube vlog. Browse through 150+ Claudia's videos and you will definitely find pieces to add to your bookmarks! There's also a very popular IG account (100K+ followers): each post is a useful ballet tip. Totally worth subscribing!  

Levels: Claudia addresses to aspiring professionals, but anybody who is into ballet.

Pricing: the Youtube videos are free. You also have a chance to join Cladia Dean's super-popular follow-along classes (there's a free 48 hour trial and then $35.96 a month) or even book a private coaching session!



Youtube channel


Lisa Howell runs a physiotherapy clinic in Australia, which focuses on the treatment and education of dancers. Her Youtube channel is a full and comprehensive encyclopedia of ANY issues, problems, injuries a dancer may face, and the ways of their treatment and prevention. If you are doing ballet at home without supervision, you simply HAVE to subscribe to Lisa Howells’ channel and consider purchasing her paid step-by-step physio courses. “if you start off with bad technique, it is VERY hard to UNLEARN this later on” - she says.

Of course, physiotherapeutic exercises are no fun. It’s a dull and long process, but if you feel like you need to stretch some muscles, improve your turnout or prepare for the pointe beginner class properly, challenge yourself to complete one of these step-by-step courses by Lisa Howell and you will definitely see the difference when you return to your ballet class.

Ages: Any

Levels: Beginners to ballet teachers

Pricing:  starting from $10 / video


SARAH ARNOLD, a.k.a. The Accidental Artist


Youtube Channel


The best thing about Sarah Arnold is that she is a passionate teacher - the ballet teacher of your dreams, so devoted, so creative, so interested in your progress. On her youtube channel, you will find lots of smart exercises, and ballet tools how-to’s,  useful ballet technique tips. And if you, too, will feel like it’s your dream teacher, there are full ballet classes videos, for different levels, to purchase from Sarah’s website.

Ages: mostly adult ballet enthusiasts

Levels: medium to very high professional

Pricing: from $15/video



A ballet studio based in London that generously offers many freebies to the world community: the best part is their unique video vocabulary of different steps of ballet class - to learn, to revise, to practice, to repeat at home.

The steps and the combinations are described in great detail so that you can understand what your body is doing during the movement.

Age: children, teens, adults

Level: Beginner to advanced

Price: Full classes of all levels are available for purchase and immediate download (prices start from 4 GBP).



Mary Helen Bowers, a former ballerina with the New York City Ballet, has created her own fitness workout method “inspired by ballet and designed to give anyone a dancer’s toned, elongated and powerful physique”.  If your goal for the summer is to get fit, this is what you want: you can choose between group or private classes (where you customize the program and the exercises based on your lever and your physical condition!), or purchase video-courses!

Ages: Mostly Adults

Level: Beginners

Price: 9,99$/Video, 39.99$/Month for workout classes




Youtube Channel

The legendary ballet dancer and teacher Finis Jhung (he turned 81 this spring!) has created his own innovative ballet technique. You can find lots of free videos on youtube to understand what’s it about and then there’s his website with this amazing search engine: you choose your level and issiues you are working on now, and it suggests you the related videos to purchase. You can even mention a certain pas you are working on right now - brilliant! If you are serious about your ballet career and feel like you need an inspiration of a living legend, there is an amazing option to meet Finis via skype, wherever in the world you are:

Age: All ages

Level: All levels: beginners to ballet teachers

Price: $17-30 a video, varies from the program and the classes you choose


Chun Wai Chan

 Youtube Channel

Chun Wai Chan is a principal dancer of the Houston Ballet. His Youtube channel  Chunner fitness may be extremely interesting for male ballet dancers.


The Ballet Spot 


The Ballet Spot is an adult ballet and fitness program developed by Elizabeth Sherlock-Lewis Tollett, a professional ballet dancer and a talented teacher from Los Angeles. The website offers 30 weekly Interactive Live Stream classes all taught by professional dancers from world class companies including American Ballet Theatre, the Metropolitan Opera Ballet, Alberta Ballet and many others. The classes are for adults of all levels, from absolute beginner, to advanced. In addition to ballet, we offer Barre, Stretch, Strength, Sculpt, and more.

Ages: adults

Levels: beginners to advanced

Pricing: from $5/class 





Fortunately, the ballet vocabulary is international, so we can enjoy classes even if we don't understand the teacher's language. Do not ignore the following resources just because you don't know Russian or French or German - there are things to learn and enjoy!


Facebook Page

If you still don't follow Dance Secret on Facebook, do it now. Ilya Kuznetsov and his spouse Sol are among the best ballet teachers in Moscow. Dance Secret is their ballet studio, world-famous for their drop-in ballet enthusiast classes. They generously turn their camera on for live translations of their everyday classes. Totally free. Despite of the fact that the class is in Russian, it's still so worth seeing! On their page, you will also find short video pieces from Vaganova's "Methodology of Classical Ballet (1946) documentary, each piece demonstrating one ballet pas in slow-motion.  

Ages: mostly adult ballet enthusiasts

Levels: medium to very high professional

Pricing: free


Galina Mezentseva Classes (Russian): 

Full-length classes of the legendary Russian ballet teacher on Youtube: 

Class 1, Class 2, Class 4, Class 6




 A wonderful dance resource in German language. The dance center has a lot of online classes and videos for ballet, jazz, hip-hop and many other styles. They also organize summer intensive programs especially for ballet which offers an online platform where you can watch and follow it.

Age: Teen dancers (13-16 y.o)

Level: Intermediate

Price: from 3,5 euro a month


Wayne Byars (French) 

Wayne Byars teaches an open advanced/professional ballet class in Paris. Love watching his ballet instructional videos (no matter they are in French). The best part is that Wayne Byars is a follower of the amazing Alexander techniquea somatic method for improving physical and mental functioning, and he integrates it into his ballet teaching methods. 


Guus WIJNOOGST (Dutch) 

(1942) is a Dutch ballet dancer. He was a dancer with Dutch National Ballet from 1962 to early 1974, then leaded the Nieuwe Alkmaarse Balletschool and is world-known for his comical ballets (see the Mistake Walzer), has recorded amateur videos of his classes and rehearsals (1989) - some of them are very pleasant to see and to follow: Christian Wijnoogst's Youtube channel



 Playlist with Ballet Master Classes

Royal Ballet Class during World Ballet Day

Interviews, insights and tips by Russain Ballerinas (all in Russian): 

Tanya + Tantsi Youtube channel




Move dance training: cool jazz tutorials 

Youtube Channel


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21 january 2019, 11:22 reply

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Dear Eve, thank you so much! really glad it was helpful for you!

02 february 2019, 18:28 reply

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18 april 2019, 08:08 reply

Inna from

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28 may 2019, 13:59 reply


In this post I miss Is there a reason this website is missing? Also this website offers free and paid plans for ballet.

24 july 2019, 20:20 reply


Dear Paul,

Thank you so much for letting us know!
We couldn't find the site so it was a pleasure.

Thanks a lot

30 july 2019, 14:01 reply

Cee Vee

It's back on and improved.

31 july 2019, 14:56 reply

Cee Vee

What's the best free online ballet class?

31 july 2019, 14:58 reply



20 june 2020, 18:57 reply



20 june 2020, 18:57 reply


Hi there! In my country, there are no professional ballet classes (people are self taught and they open classes for kids, but that sums it up) and so I have been looking for a good resource for years! I bought some CDs, but they were generally at basic level.

So you can imagine how grateful I am to have found this treasure of yours. Thank you.

28 august 2020, 21:27 reply


A fantastic new platform offering top-quality virtual ballet training is The Ballet Advantage —! They helped me improve soooooo much.

30 august 2020, 03:13 reply

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