The moment she walks into the studio, Robin Dunn transforms her beginner hip-hop class into a party. Her adult students at the Ailey Extension in New York City are a mix of first time drops-ins and longtime regulars. "My agenda is big," says Dunn, a native New Yorkers. "Its more than just 'Come sweat and have fun' - I want everyone to feel better about themselves, to feel fit and cool."
It's not often that you hear "locking," "turnout," and "namaste" in a single breath. That is, unless, you are in conversation with Robin Dunn.
My heart is already racing as I arrive a little late to my hip-hop class at the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. I still have to sign up and change into my J-Lo wear.