Ballet

The dance standard for grace and precision of movement, ballet sculpts the entire body while promoting flexibility, proper alignment, and strength. Whether ultimate novice or experienced dancer, the Ailey Extension has a ballet class suited to your abilities.

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Step Up Your Dance Moves This Summer At Ailey Extension With Performance Workshop Series & Master Classes

(New York) July 20, 2018 – Ailey Extension invites dancers to find their summer groove with exciting workshops and master classes. In addition to its annual Summer Performance Workshop series, Ailey Extension will offer an Alonzo King LINES Ballet Master Class with Meredith Webster and a “Werk That Twerk” workshop with famed hip-hop instructor TweetBoogie. These opportunities allow students to refine their technique, boost stage presence, and perform movement highlighting their personal style while learning from some of New York City’s top instructors at The Ailey Studios.

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New York Post - Senior Momentum

They're putting the 'age' in agile! Meet NYC's top fitness pros over 65, including Ailey Extension instructor, Finis Jhung. Despite having his hip replaced in 2017, Jhung continues to teach adult beginner ballet classes at the Ailey Extension in Hells Kitchen.

Dance Teacher - Spotlight On Finis Jhung

A renowned NYC ballet teacher, Finis Jhung was the founding artistic director of Chamber Ballet USA. His students have included dancers from New York City Ballet and American Ballet Theatre as well as several of the boys who danced the role of 'Billy Elliot' on Broadway.