Now, I’m totally hooked on the flow. I consider myself a person that’s pretty invested in exercising—I pay for a gym membership and actually use it, and I’ve started to enjoy running outdoors now that I’ve found a few favorite sneakers and sports bras that make me feel secure. But like many people, I have a hard time getting active when it’s cold out. Between the months of December and March, I tend to go into workout hibernation. I’d just rather stay in my apartment and Netflix and chill (literally) than swing a kettlebell.
The Ailey Extension
Afro flow yoga infuses traditional yoga and African dance to get you up and moving, allowing you to stretch and dance off calories.
Afro Flow blends West African dancing, vinyasa style, live drumming and singing. Inside a glass-enclosed dance studio at the Ailey School in Hell's Kitchen in Manhattan, a diverse group of New Yorkers, stripped down to sports bras, T-shirts, tights and bare feet, stretched in a circle. Light drumming and singing accompanied a gentle, yoga flow.
Facebook Live: We're doing a full-body, HIIT dance workout with Karen Arceneaux from Ailey Extension. Join in!
News 12's Lenneia Batiste jumps into Jose Ozuna's DanzaTone, a workout class offered at the Ailey Extension that combines fun dance moves with toning your body.
News 12's Lenneia Batiste explores a fitness class at Ailey Extension that teaches all the latest Indian dances while helping people burn calories.
Ailey Extension DanzaTone instructor Jose Ozuna teaches anchors Kelly Rippa and Ryan Seacrest a dance fitness workout during their "JanYOUary" segment.
When you're offered a chance to take a class with Judith Jamison, you don't say no.The company's beloved artistic director emerita rarely teaches open classes. But to celebrate the legacy of Alvin Ailey on what would have been his 87th birthday, she gave a special two-hour workshop at the Ailey Extension on Friday night.
Jhung had the surgery because he wanted to keep working. The octogenarian was one a member of the San Francisco Ballet, the Joffrey Ballet and a principal dancer for the Harkness Ballet. He now teaches five days a week at the Ailey Extension in Midtown West.
WATCH: Refinery29's own Lucie Fink takes on the challenge of learning traditional African Dance for the very first time! Press play to see if she can master the art of this dance.