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5 Ways to Make the Most of Your Virtual Dance Class

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By Kate Feinberg Robins If you've never taken a movement-based class on Zoom, it can sound intimidating, and maybe even impossible. After a year and a half of teaching adult ballet, capoeira, flamenco, and Pilates on Zoom, we have a few tips to share: 1. Decide who to watch. Pin your teacher's video  to keep it large on your screen in  Speaker View . Switch to  Gallery View  to see your classmates, yourself, and your instructor at the same time. Switch back and forth as desired throughout class. ​2. Shift your position and your gaze. If your screen is small,  come close to watch , then go back to your space to try the movement. Stay close to your screen while you move if you need to follow the instructor closely. Once you understand the exercise,  look in front of you at eye level  instead of at your camera. 3. Position yourself for feedback or privacy. If you want feedback,  place your camera & yourself so your instructor can see you. If you can't make all of yourself