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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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