Free Online Dance Courses from Top Universities

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Many universities now offer dance classes, but did you know that you can learn about dance online? The courses on this list are all about different types of dance, dance theory and skills, and you don't even have to pay to access the materials!
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Free Dance Courses

Here are 4 online dance courses offered free by two top universities: Open University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

The Open University

The Open University has a course covering topics such as safe dance practice, skill development, and dance awareness. It is perfect for current and potential dance instructors.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

MIT's Open Courseware contains a few Dance courses. Dance Theory and Composition introduces students to compositional techniques and technical supports for modern dance compositions. Another course examines the cultural foundations of a specific modern dance and music form - Hip Hop.

Free Online Dance Courses at a Glance

Course & SchoolProgram LevelFormatAssignmentsQuizzes & ExamsDownloadable
Dance Skills course from Open UniversityIntermediateText/Video LessonsYesNoYes
Dance Theory and Composition course from MITUndergraduate YesNoYes
Traditions in American Concert Dance: Gender and Autobiography course from MITUndergraduateExternal Reading ResourcesYesNoYes
Hip Hop course from MITUndergraduateTextbooksYesNoYes

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Featured Schools

The schools and programs listed below are popular educational options, and tuition varies based on program and location

Indiana Wesleyan University

  • B.S. General Studies - Fine Arts
  • A.S. General Studies - Fine Arts

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Penn Foster High School

  • Penn Foster High School with Early College Courses
  • HS Diploma

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