If your family love a boogie together there are all sorts of online dance activities out there now - aside from just TikTok! Even our local clubs are offering online dance workshops that we could all join in with to keep our spirits up.
Music lessons don't need to stop just because we're at home. Many tutors are adapting to offer lessons via Zoom or Skype. If your child fancies trying something new, there are resources which help teach children to learn a new instrument.
It's so disappointing that many music festivals and gigs have been cancelled, but do not fear. There's an abundance of online shows to watch, with many artists offering free performances in their living rooms in exchange for donations to good causes. We're all feeling a bit nostalgic at the moment, so it's a great opportunity to look back at previous gigs and to introduce your children to your favourite bands!
Wiggle, Giggle Sing with the Little Frog Cafe. Perfect for preschoolers: Click here to join in.
Sadlers Wells, the home of ballet, have launched Digital Stage which shows performances and includes dance workshops that have been created for both children and adults over 60. Click here.
Flamingo Chicks is launching Makaton-signed and subtitled online dance classes that disabled children can do with their siblings and carers – and they’re also suitable for children with complex medical needs and life limiting conditions. Click here.
Celebrity dancer Oti Mabuse, is dancing at home, without all the sequins. See her dance workshops, live on her Facebook page. Click here.
The Strings Club - Since launching their online sessions just over a month ago, they’ve inspired over a thousand children and families through their range of amazing music sessions, lessons and concerts. Each and every session is led by one of their amazing team members and is designed to inspire your child whilst giving you some well-earned breathing space. Choose to join a daily session from once a week to every day! Choose from Morning Music Club (no instrument needed) to ukulele to violin to guitar! Looking for something worthwhile for your child to work towards? As partners with Music Medals, the Royal Schools of Music, your child can join in two sessions per week and includes a free book and CD delivered to your door too. They even offer free sessions every Saturday including their Ukulele Extravaganza, Big Family Music Quiz and Guitar Gurus too! Book ahead as these sessions book up quickly as you can imagine! Visit www.thestringsclub.org or call 0121 296 9204.
Load Street Studios, Bewdley - a series of free music lessons for everyone, on YouTube. If your child is missing their school ukulele lesson, join in here!
Upbeat, at the Brewhouse Arts Centre
Music & movement sessions created especially for pre-schoolers aged 6 months+. 9.30-10.30am, Wednesdays. Now available on their YouTube channel. Or for more information: www.brewhouse.co.uk/events/upbeat
Microbeats, at the Brewhouse Arts Centre
The Brewhouse Arts Centre’s MicroBeats workshop partner The Baby People, have put together a brilliant series of short videos on how to learn to rap. Click here to get rapping!
Fairytale Choir - Why not have some fun with Fairytale Choir and make a video of yourself or your family singing a chorus of our song "Happiness"? Next send it to our email: firstname.lastname@example.org (if the video is too big to be sent by email use WeTransfer.com - it's free, no registration is required). They will do their best to include all the videos in a montage of the song. You can listen to the song and LEARN THE CHORUS here. . With this sound track you can RECORD THE CHORUS, which you'll send us . By sending your video to us you agree to using it in social media, as part of this project.
Mylene's Music Klass - Free music lessons on YouTube
BBC Ten Pieces is a new initiative for the summer term 2020 and aims to connect UK music students with musicians, for online workshops – offering children the chance to meet a musician, hear them perform and ask them questions. Click here.
Gary Barlow has done a series of 'at home' 'Crooner' videos, singing along with other celebrities to classic tunes we all love to join in with. Take a look here.
You'll Never Walk Alone - Captain Tom Moore, Michael Ball & The NHS Voices of Care Choir. A tear jerking fundraiser to raise funds for the NHS. Click here.
McFly have re-recorded their popular single, It's All About You, to raise funds for the NHS. If you ever wanted to know what the boy's living rooms looked like, click here.
Radio 1 Stay at Home Live Lounge: Times Like These collaboration. Click here.
PQA Virtual Academy
Even if you are not a current student of the Pauline Quirke Academy, you can still enjoy some drama workshops on their YouTube channel.
Theatretrain has created FREE online classes for anyone in the country. Every Saturday at 10am they broadcast live on To access the classes and receive a weekly update, fill in the application form by clicking ‘read more’ below and enter the wonderful world of Theatretrain. Click here.
Let’s Create, by Babbling Vagabonds Storytelling Theatre
Click through to join the Facebook page set up by Babbling Vagabonds Storytelling Theatre, for fun and creative things to do. A favourite with Derby audiences, Babbling Vagabonds have staged popular children’s Christmas shows at the Guildhall Theatre over many years, as well as fun workshops at Markeaton Park.