Dance and drama studios across the Illawarra have been forced to close their doors after state and federal government decisions to shut non-essential businesses to slow the spread of coronavirus.

Many studios have turned to the online world to continue operating.

Wollongong-based Kazzajazz Modern Dance Studio and Sharnae’s Speech & Drama Studio is conducting online classes so its students can continue to learn.

It’s taken some adjusting for teachers and students, but the classes are proving popular.