The Ailey Extension heats up this summer with unique master classes and exciting performance workshops which culminate in a concert at the Ailey Citigroup Theater. These summer exclusives complement the program’s regular classes, which total over 80 per week in 25 diverse dance and fitness techniques. So whether you prefer the stage or the studio, there is something for you at the Ailey Extension.
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The Ailey Extension , a beacon of dance and fitness for a diverse array of people in New York City and beyond, kicked off its 10th Anniversary celebration in April. The festivities continue in May with two special Mother’s Day Classes, a new West African Dance class, and more.
All New Yorkers Are Invited To Join In The Dance As The Ailey Extension Celebrates 10 Years This April With New Classes And Special Events!
The Ailey Extension celebrates 10 years of dance and fitness classes this April with a variety of new classes and special events. Since its inception in 2005, the Ailey Extension has fulfilled Alvin Ailey’s life‐long commitment of bringing dance to everyone by offering “real classes for real people.”
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As Maguette Camara seamlessly shifts between the front of the studio and to play drums that are clustered on the side, it's hard to tell where the musician leaves off and the dancer begins. He's instructing an advanced-beginner level West African class at The Ailey School in New York, and the intricate rhythms are proving challenging to the students - 30 pre-professional men and women.
I've left many fitness classes drenched in swear. A significant number have rendered me red-faced and wheezing.
Denmark-born Peter Brandenhoff's talents have taken him around the world, performing with the Boston Ballet, Hamburg Ballet and San Francisco Ballet. An in-demand ballet instructor, he is currently teaching at the Ailey Extension.