11 Of The Best Dance Teaching Apps For Teachers

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From paying bills to ordering lunch, apps are a normal part of everyday life. More app developers are emerging in every industry, and dance is no exception. One of the best ways to use dance teaching apps is for supplementing classes, especially those that are virtual. These dance apps can help students continue learning at home, and provide teachers with handy support. We also cover custom apps for dance studios at the end of this post. Keep reading to learn about some of the best apps for dance teachers and students alike!

The Best Apps For Dance Teachers

Whether you’re a studio owner, teacher, or choreographer, technology is on your side. There really is a dance teaching app for everyone! Here are some of the best apps to help you get the job done.

Also lead music classes? Check out our earlier post on the best apps for music teachers!

1. FWD.dance

They call it a choreographer’s best friend. FWD.dance is a dance school app that allows you to easily set marks and loops, and control song speed. Your dancers can use it to watch a video of you in slow motion to learn and perfect their choreography. You can even loop a specific 8-count to make your dancers practice it over and over until it’s perfect.

Price: Free

Available on: iOS

2. Coach’s Eye

Help your dancers perfect their technique with Coach’s Eye. Simply record your dancers and review the video in slow motion or use the zoom/pan feature to see something specific. Check for perfection using the angle tool or compare side-by-side videos to track progress. This dance teaching app is a must-have when it comes to ballet, pointe, and other highly technical styles.

Price: $4.99

Available on: Android, iOS

3. Shazam

Have you ever heard a song that would be great for your next routine, but you’re not sure who sings it? Whether you’re listening to the radio or wandering the grocery store, Shazam helps you find the name of any song in seconds! Simply open the app, press the button, and you’ll have the details right away. It’s a small tool, with big benefits.

Price: Free

Available on: Android, iOS

4. Notetracks

Choreographing a group piece means juggling several different moving parts. Easily remember and jot down all of your fantastic ideas with Notetracks. This app allows you to add text, symbols, or even drawings along the waveform. You’ll enjoy having visual notes that demonstrate exactly what you had in mind at any given time during a song.

Price: $9.99

Available on: iOS

5. BarreNotes

This specialized music player allows you to import any song from your music library and change the tempo. Quickly and easily speed up or slow down a piece of music to match exactly what you’re looking for. Whether it’s for a warm-up or and in-class routine, dance teachers rave about the ability to change the pace without altering the pitch.

Price: Free

Available on: iOS

6. GroupMe

Let’s face it, teenagers are on apps more than they’re on email. Get their attention with GroupMe, a free and private chat room for your class or dance team. Post rehearsal or practice schedules, important reminders, and even costume ideas. It’s a great way to stay in touch with everyone in a fun and engaging way.

Price: Free

Available on: Android, iOS

The Best Dance Practice Apps

When it’s time for your students to do a little homework, apps make it fun and easy! These are some of the best apps to encourage more dance practice and learning, even when class is over.

7. Ballet Lite

Help your students master ballet terminology with more than 200 ballet definitions in this dance teaching app. They can use a glossary type view for easy browsing or try the random flash card feature to test their dance knowledge. Follow up with a quiz that involves prizes to encourage them along the way!

Price: Free

Available on: Android, iOS

8. Sleek Technique

Exclusively designed by professional dancers, Sleek Technique offers three routines for perfecting classic ballet moves, no ballet barre necessary! Ask your students to pull up a steady chair and dedicate a few extra minutes to practicing every day.

Price: Free

Available on: Android, iOS

9. Just Dance Now

Dance doesn’t always have to be serious, especially when you’re teaching young kids. Encourage them to get moving when they’re at home with the Just Dance Now app. It’s similar to the video game console version but fits in the palm of your hand. Plus, it boasts 500 songs to get their bodies moving!

Price: Free

Available on: Android, iOS

10. Steezy

Steezy calls itself the best dance school app on the market with hundreds of tutorials with step-by-step instructions. Save your favorite classes or take guided programs to master a specific style. The various types of dance you’ll find in this dance teaching app include everything from hip-hop and break dancing to jazz funk.

Price: Subscriptions plans vary

Available on: Android, iOS

11. Dance Reality

This dance teaching app features Apple’s latest augmented reality (AR) technology. Footprints are placed on the floor in front of you to guide you every step of the way. Simply look through your phone to step on the footprints and follow the pattern.

Price: Free

Available on: iOS

How To Build A Custom Dance Studio App 

Have you ever thought about how convenient it would be to have your own dance studio app? Enhance your dance studio’s branding with a custom mobile app.

At Studio Director, our partnership with Mobile Inventor allows us to take your studio experience to the next level. From payments to class schedules, students will be able to interact with your studio within an app using both iOS and Android devices. As a Studio Director customer, you’ll enjoy access to these mobile app features:

  • Your branded app on the iOS app store and Google Play
  • Parent portal integration
  • Targeted and enhanced push notifications
  • App statistics
  • Unlimited content
  • Password protected content
  • Google calendar and social media integration
  • Virtual punch cards
  • Parent submitted photos
  • Multi-user dashboard
  • Deep linking
  • And more!

To learn more about pricing, capabilities, and benefits of using our solution, contact us today! We’re happy to answer your questions and schedule a demo or a free trial to help you get started.

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