(New York) April 5, 2018 — Dance lovers of all experience levels are invited to learn traditional dance styles and rhythms from around the globe at Ailey’s annual World Dance Celebration. This popular eight-week workshop series – beginning on Saturday, April 21 and culminating with on stage performances – combines folkloric dance styles and live accompaniment native to Africa, Latin America, and the Middle East into a “life-affirming celebration” (W42St magazine).
Originally from Cuba, the Mambo is enjoyed throughout the world because of its high energy and infectious rhythms. NY Style Mambo had its humble beginnings at the infamous Palladium Ballroom. This style is a flirtatious dance component that includes the basics, body movement, steps, footwork and timing. Students learn the foundation of Mambo dancing with occasional points, kicks, and exaggerated hip movements combined with long, flowing movements and sharp quick steps.