Zoom. Facebook Live. Microsoft Teams. Instagram Live. What do all these have in common? They are online platforms that allow live broadcasts, and many dance schools have been making use of them throughout this pandemic. Since not dancing is not an option, teachers have had to be creative. But let’s be real: taking an online dance class (streamed or recorded) is very different from being in the studio in a group class or physically one-on-one with your instructor. At the end of the day, what we as dancers do is a physical, contact sport. So we’ve put together some tips for you on how to make online classes work for you, and how to get the most out of them as we wade through this pandemic.