A professional dancer's body is a finely tuned instrument of movement and expression. And there are no more impeccably calibrated, eloquent "instruments" than those who make up the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater.
Karen Arceneaux is about to deliver some bad news for the group of advanced-beginner Horton students assembled before her: She's cutting the counts in half for an already tricky exercise.
Join in on a tap dancing lesson with Marshall Davis, Jr., a tap instructor at the Ailey Extension in New York. If you have any questions about the routine, put them in the comments, and NYT journalist Nilo Tabriz will ask some.
It's hard to believe Karen Arceneaux's formal dance training began when she switched her college major from chemistry to earn a BFA in choreographic design. Arceneaux immediately hit the ground running, training at the American Dance Festival, the Martha Graham School of Contemporary Dance and The Ailey School, where she was mentored by internationally recognized master teacher Ana Marie Forsythe.
We're toning up mind, body & soul with Kukuwa Fitness - a fun, high-energy workout blending together rhythms and movements from several regions in Africa with Wellness with Coach Cass!
We're live drumming to the rhythm of West African dance at Ailey Extension. Come learn instructor Yah Ya Kamate's dance moves!
If you've hit a rut in your New Year's resolution to lose weight, we've got an inspiring story to help you get moving! The name Alvin Ailey is usually associated with dance performances, not fitness routines, until now!
In this Parenting report, NY1 Parenting Consultant Shelley Goldberg takes you to the Alvin Ailey Dance Studio to learn all about their dance classes for novices.
The Root's original video series explores dances that originate, in or are influenced by, African culture. Here, we spoke with Maguette Camara of the Ailey Extension to learn about West African dance.
The next at-home barre workout comes from Sarita Allen, a former dancer with Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. Sarita founded Ailey Barre in 2015 and teaches the class to students of all levels at Ailey Extension in New York City.