#virtuallyBARTable | Online dance parties

Travel and dance at home with Cercle. Photo courtesy of Cercle.
 
Just because getting sweaty with strangers on a crowded dance floor isn’t in the cards right now, it doesn’t mean the music has to stop. Transport that vast warehouse club vibe to your bedroom with the help of virtual gatherings committed to keeping local bodies moving—even when we’re alone.
 
Quaranstream any of the following online DJ sets and dance meetups to immerse yourself in pulsating (and chill!) beats. Swap the video conference work meetings for these video streams that will help you, well, work it. Log on, listen, and let the grooves flow.
 
Bay Area DJ Aaron Axelson streams live sets from Oakland. Photo courtesy of Popscene.

Popscene Virtual Dance Party

Bay Area sonic heavyweight DJ Aaron Axelsen is at the helm of this local favorite hang when it’s within four walls, usually at Rickshaw Stop. He continues to steer the ship as resident DJ when it’s live streaming from Oakland on a special Friday night (check Facebook). The Popscene Virtual Dance Party features a huge selection of sounds to meet your changing moods—get your fix, from Motown to new wave to house to ‘80s faves (just to name a few).
 
Dance and chat with party-goers virtually with N2N. Photo courtesy of N2N. 

N2N DJ Dance Party

Want electronic-infused funk to carry you through this time? Dig into N2N Live sets on Twitch every Saturday night for the Rooftop Sessions (High as Funk) series. Mimic the moves of an occasional dancer serving as a visual background to the beats, or chat with other online partygoers. Can’t make the live stream? Relive the phat beats and watch the Twitch video archive whenever and wherever you want to start your party.
 
15 DJs spin beats while you dance the night away at home. Photo courtesy of Space Cowboys.

Space Cowboys

This San Francisco-based collective keeps our communities gyrating with more than 15 DJs at the core of its lineup. Space Cowboys dance parties are a must for locals looking to let loose, and while shelter-in-place keeps us from hitting the clubs, keep an eye out for Space Cowboys LIVEcasts—or stream past DJ sets on its Twitch video archive.
 
Funkmode has classes for the whole family. Photo courtesy of Funkmode.

Funkmode

Funkmode is Concord’s family-friendly dance studio where fun and fitness collide through a love of, yes, funk. As it prepares to reopen in July with reduced in-person capacity to meet COVID-19 preventative measures, Funkmode’s online selection of classes will continue to fuel the at-home moves. Peek the streamable funk and hip-hop dance classes on YouTube for your choice of adult, teen, and kids choreography.
 
Get virtually out of the house with Cercle. Photo courtesy of Cercle. 

Cercle

The famous Cercle live streaming series of sets kills two birds with one stone: travel and dance. When quarantine claustrophobia kicks in, feed your need for travel with these videos showcasing famous DJs doing their thang live in some of the most remote and wild outdoor landscapes. Nicola Cruz spinning amidst Argentina’s Iguazu Falls, or The Blaze powering up in the clouds of France? There’s a reason why Cercle has more than a million followers on YouTube.
 
All dance levels are welcome at Dance Church. Photo courtesy of Dance Church. 

Dance Church

Every Wednesday and Sunday (with an occasional Friday session thrown in), Dance Church gets high praise for its online gatherings. With classes usually set in cities across the country, it’s been taking its in-person communal experience online. Check Facebook event updates for pop music-infused dance sessions for all levels led by instructors ready to help you free your body and mind.

Let's dance.

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