Dance, fashion, and self-expression. It’s the heart and soul of voguing— a dance anyone can do. Just pretend you’re a model posing on a runway. “It’s not just an LGBTQ+ kind of thing,” said Vogue icon and pioneer Cesar Valentino. “It was always open to everyone and to people who just wanted to dress up and have a good time.”
FOX 5 Good Day New York - Alvin Ailey Dance Theater in NYC Offering Online Classes: Belly Dancing With Janelle Issis
Ailey Extension instructor Janelle Issis shares how she will have you moving and shaking in her BellydanceBURN class, available online through Ailey All Access.
When Brenna Crowley gears up for her workout, she slips into four-inch peep-toe stilettos instead of sneakers. "I thought I knew how to wear heels," she says. "Then I tried dancing in them." Since 2017, Ms. Crowley has been strutting an imaginary catwalk and striking a pose at The Ailey Extension's Vogue class.
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."
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.
Have you ever sat in the audience at an Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater performance during the magnificent dance company’s summer and winter seasons and thought wistfully, “I would love to try to do at least some of that!” Well, nothing’s impossible.
Choreographer Maguette Camara sat down with Tracie Strahan to talk about his dancing experience and what he teaches at the Ailey Extension.