Ailey Extension celebrates NYC Dance Week, a citywide festival from June 15-24, by offering 30 free dance and fitness classes for new students. Continuing through Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater’s Lincoln Center engagement June 14-18, free classes will be held at The Ailey Studios – home to the world-renowned Ailey dancers – featuring nearly all of Ailey Extension’s 25 techniques, many taught with live accompaniment.
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.