Ailey Celebrates NYC Dance Week June 18 – 27 with FREE Class Offers at The Ailey Extension
& Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater’s Final Week of Performances at Lincoln Center, Through June 21
|Alicia Graf Mack and Jamar Roberts in A Case of You excerpt from Judith Jamison’s Reminiscin,’ photo by Paul Kolnik;
Vogue with Cesar Valentino at The Ailey Extension, photo by Kyle Froman.
(New York) June 15, 2015 – Ailey celebrates NYC Dance Week, a citywide festival from June 18 – 27 that promotes the joy and diversity of dance, with FREE class offers at The Ailey Extension and performances by Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater at Lincoln Center, through June 21.
The celebration kicks off at the Ailey Studios – home to the incomparable Ailey dancers – on Thursday, June 18 and continues through Saturday, June 27, with at least three free classes offered each day for new students* in nearly all of the 25 techniques offered at The Ailey Extension. The centerpiece of Ailey’s NYC Dance Week class offerings is a FREE Vogue class for ALL students (new and returning), led by vogue veteran Cesar Valentino on Saturday, June 20 at 5pm. Cesar will teach participants the fundamentals of vogue dancing, complete with hand movements, popping, dipping, and spinning. No registration is required for this special open class.
The NYC Dance Week classes are the perfect way to add some spice to your exercise routine. Free offerings include everything from Capoeira to Masala Bhangra to the new Kukuwa African Dance Workout – a cardio journey through Africa – so regardless of your workout style, there is sure to be something for you. The complete list of free classes is here. The NYC Dance Week pass (downloadable here) MUST be presented for all FREE classes.
*New students may take one free class; all subsequent classes require payment. Current students will receive a free class with purchase of a 10-class card during this period.
|In addition to classes at The Ailey Extension, New Yorkers have the opportunity to be inspired by Ailey’s extraordinary dancers during NYC Dance Week at Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater’s Lincoln Center engagement (through June 21). Highlights include:
|The Ailey Extension is located at The Joan Weill Center for Dance 405 West 55th Street (at 9th Avenue).
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