After canceling its 2020 summer season due to the pandemic, the Yard is back with a virtual series of winter and spring performances by cutting-edge artists in dance and music, along with family-friendly ensembles including Boston-based Bonnie Duncan and The Gottabees and Sandglass Theater of Putney, Vt.

The Chilmark dance colony also is partnering with Slough Farm in Edgartown for a physical residency in late March, provisionally planned to include a pair of in-person dance performances at the farm.

This weekend, Ms. Duncan’s Look Up: A Hot Air Balloon Adventure takes families on a half-hour adventure in the sky at 3 p.m. Feb. 27 via Zoom, concluding a month-long series of weekly interactive performances titled ScreenPLAY!.

“They mix theatre and movement and puppetry, and this is just such an inventive way to use Zoom to have fun, really and to connect with other kids and families,” Yard executive director Chloe Jones told the Gazette Monday.

While the performance is recommended for ages three and older, Ms. Jones said there were babies taking part in last week’s Gottabees show, What We Found in the Forest. “They were into it,” she said.

Families wishing to take part in Saturday’s final ScreenPLAY! can reserve their virtual spaces at

On Feb. 27 at 5 p.m., the Yard presents an online look at the latest work in progress by the music and dance duo of composer Everett Saunders and choreographer Marjani Forté-Saunders, whose collaboration is called 7NMS.

Supported by the Yard, the pair have been working on the piece, titled PROPHET, in their community of Pasadena, Calif. Saturday’s online presentation will include footage of the new work as well as opportunities for the audience to ask questions of the artists, Ms. Jones said.

On March 6, Islanders of all ages and abilities can get into the rhythms of Afro-Brazilian music in an online workshop with Music from the Sole, whose performers Leonardo Sandoval and Gregory Richardson had their last Yard residency in 2019.

Working bilingually in English and Portuguese, the duo use body percussion and string bass to introduce popular common Brazilian claves (rhythmic patterns) such as samba, maracatú and bossa nova, to workshop participants as they build and perform a polyrhythmic ensemble piece.

“That’s going to be a blast,” Ms. Jones said.

Based in New York city, Mr. Sandoval and Mr. Richardson are also receiving Yard support to continue developing Partido, the piece they worked on during their 2019 Island residency. The March 6 workshop will include an update on Partido, Ms. Jones said.

Over the last 10 days of March, Slough Farm will host the New York city dance duo LaTasha Barnes and Caleb Teicher in the Yard’s final residency of the season.

“Caleb Teicher has actually been to the Yard many times,” Ms. Jones said. “He’s an acclaimed tap dancer who many in our audience know from Dorrance Dance.”

Mr. Teicher is also fluent in other forms of dance, including Lindy Hop, jazz and musical theatre, Ms. Jones said. Ms. Barnes, another Dorrance Dance collaborator, adds house, hip-hop and waacking (a disco style) to her tap, jazz and Lindy skills.

“She calls herself a tradition-bearer of black social dance forms,” Ms. Jones said.

Two live performances are planned for Slough Farm, on March 26 and March 27, with further details to be determined, Ms. Jones said.

“There definitely will be opportunities for people to engage with those artists while they are here,” she said.

An online puppetry show for young audiences, Sandglass Theater’s Rock the Boat, explores themes of migration, displacement and interconnectedness April 10 at 3 p.m. Students from two elementary schools in Vermont contributed to the story.

The Yard’s winter-spring season ends May 8 with aninteractive performance and dance workshop featuring La Mezcla, an all-female rhythm ensemble from San Francisco whose percussive music is rooted in Mexican-American traditions and social justice.

The group is new to the Yard, Ms. Jones said. “This is an example of how working remotely helps us to connect with artists who are further apart geographically.”

For performance and workshop details, visit the Yard online.