For any serious dancer, taking class is an integral part of each day. Not only for warming up, but also perfecting techniques with the help of a teacher. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, students and teachers at Nashville Ballet had to quickly adapt to meet the needs of this demanding art form.
Nashville Ballet now hosts daily classes via Zoom. Students are able to ask questions and receive immediate feedback on their movements as well as interact with their peers. Still, conditions are not the same as in the studio and there are challenges to dancing at home, from the texture of the floor to ceiling height.
On the other hand, virtual classes create more opportunities to talk about the history, music, and future of dance. All of this allows people to follow their passion for dance.