Hip Hop

New York Post - We Used Hip-Hop To Lose 160 Pounds

New York Post - We Used Hip-Hop To Lose 160 Pounds

It’s Monday night, and the studio at Alvin Ailey in Hell’s Kitchen is bumping. A Missy Elliott song blares from the speakers as 30 hip-hop enthusiasts — ranging from 20-somethings to unassuming moms — high-step, glide and crisscross their arms. But the most enthusiastic booty-shakers are Joseph Laino and George Junco, two middle-aged psychotherapists having the time of their lives.

Lonely Planet - 15 Fun Things To Do In New York

Lonely Planet - 15 Fun Things To Do In New York

Take a Hip-Hop Dance Class: Pharrell Williams' Happy is playing loud over the stereo and it's impossible not to wiggle a little bit. The studio is filling up with people stretching, bending, adjusting sweatbands, and checking themselves out in the studio's mirror wall.

Dance Teacher - Jonathan Lee: Music For Hip Hop

Dance Teacher - Jonathan Lee: Music For Hip Hop

Hip-hop choreographer and teacher Jonathan Lee has worked with recording artists as well-known as Madonna, Britney Spears and Pitbull, but that doesn't mean he can always connect to their music at first listen. "Sometimes I have to take away the lyrics and listen solely to the instruments," he says.

Uptown - Be On Pointe

The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater does more than just put on a good show; it offers many classes that are open to the public.

Dance Teacher Magazine - In the Studio with JaQuel Knight

JaQuel Knight, 20, stopped by the Ailey Extension Program on Saturday, September 12 to teach a hip-hop (emphasis on the hip) master class on his way to to MTV's Video Music Awards for his winning choreography of Beyonce's "Single Ladies (Put a Ring On It)."

Dance Magazine - Breaking Into Teaching

As professional dancers, we know all too well the long breaks between gigs (and paychecks). While it may seem like waiting tables is the only way to pad your purse, teaching can be the perfect temp job, offering cash, flexibility, and the possibility of permanence.