AN IMPORTANT UPDATE
OCTOBER 10, 2020 – Dancing Alone Together is winding down. The website will continue to post classes through the end of 2020, however the social media accounts will be taking a hiatus.
Thank you for your support through these past seven months. It has been truly remarkable to witness this online dance community unite so quickly and boldly adapt to the circumstances. Dancing Alone Together was conceived as a stopgap solution for providing access to digital dance resources until studios could recalibrate and reopen. Most essentially have now, either virtually or physically.
Please continue to support your local dance organizations. Thriving artists are essential to thriving communities.
DANCING ALONE TOGETHER
Created on March 16, 2020, Dancing Alone Together was constructed in response to COVID-19 closures with the mission of being a central resource for the rapidly growing digital dance world. The platform operated as a website and Instagram account, both of which began phasing out in late 2020.
Dancing Alone Together did not host classes or events, but rather collected information about the following types of online opportunities to make them easily accessible:
MOVE — Live-Streamed Dance Classes
In the spirit of togetherness and shared experiences, MOVE’s emphasis is was live-streamed classes and workshops as opposed to pre-recorded videos. The website listing focused on dance classes (no fitness, wellness, mindfulness, etc.)
CREATE — Dance-Making Prompts
CREATE featured virtual initiatives for movement-making, online creative communities, and choreography opportunities.
WATCH — Dance Performance Footage & Films
WATCH plugged the professional companies, presenters, and venues around the world who have made dance performances and dance films available online.
Dancing Alone Together was created and run by Katherine Disenhof, a professional dancer whose work was significantly impacted by COVID closures. For more about Katherine, please refer to the press articles below or visit katherinedisenhof.com
By Emmaly Wiederholt, Stance on Dance, 4.20.2020
By Rebecca J. Ritzel, The Oregonian/OregonLive, 4.8.2020
By Lauren Wingenroth, Dance Magazine, 4.2.2020
By Irene Hsiao, Chicago Reader, 4.2.2020