Ailey Extension

Since 2005, Ailey Extension has offered "real classes for real people” exemplifying Alvin Ailey’s legacy that dance comes from the people and should be given back to the people.  With more than 100 classes a week in over 25 different dance and fitness techniques, there's something for everyone at any experience level including workshops and weekly classes for adults (ages 16 and up) and workshops and drop-in classes for teens (ages 12-17) and children as young as 2 years old.  For information on the Ailey Extension weekly class schedule, please visit: aileyextension.com

Featured News Releases

Ailey All Access Moves Forward With Free Performances By Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Ailey II And Special Class Series Marking 15 Years Of Ailey Extension

New York, NY - April 2, 2020 - The Ailey organization continues to share the Ailey spirit with people wherever they are during this challenging time through Ailey All Access – free online streaming series featuring performances of full length works from the repertory, Ailey Extension dance classes, and original short films created by the Ailey dancers, and other especially created content.

Ailey All Access To Bring Dance To The People With Online Streaming Of Performances, Classes, Workshops, Conversations And Original Short Films Created By The Ailey Dancers

New York, NY – March 27, 2020 – The Ailey organization is reaching out to share the Ailey spirit with people wherever they are during this challenging time through Ailey All Access – an online streaming series featuring performances of full length works from the repertory, Ailey Extension dance classes, and original short films created by the Ailey dancers, and other especially created content.

The Ailey Organization Announces March Schedule Changes And Cancellation Of March 25 - April 5 Ailey II Season

New York, NY – March 13, 2020 – For over six decades, the Ailey organization has been serving an extended cultural family with performances and programs for people of all backgrounds. Since the health and safety of the entire Ailey community is of paramount importance to the organization, Ailey is announcing schedule changes to minimize health concerns during the current coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19).

Featured Press Coverage

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AARP - Celebrating Our Heroes

As we continue celebrating Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, this week we’re highlighting the contributions and achievements made by organizations and individuals in their communities. For the last 40 years, New York’s Museum of Chinese in America, or MOCA, the nation’s largest Chinese-American museum, has focused on preserving and making Chinese American history accessible to the general public. At the age of 82, ballet legend Finis Jhung says his "greatest joy is helping students find their “inner dancer.” He began dancing when he was six years old, and now as a renowned and beloved dance instructor in New York City, Finis Jhung has taught everyone from prima ballerinas and Broadway stars to adult beginners. On his YouTube channel, Finis is helping the 50+ community stay active by using their minds and bodies through exercise. CLICK HERE to watch a video.