Salsa

There is no better place to learn Salsa than New York City, considered by many to be the “mecca” of salsa. Each class begins with exercises to get you moving comfortably and confidently to Latin rhythms, transitioning into fundamental salsa footwork, called "shines" in New York City. Students will also learn the history and culture of salsa music and dance as well as salsa etiquette, floorcraft, and partner safety, giving you everything you need to get out on the dance floor.

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Learn International Dance Styles and Rhythms at Ailey Extension’s World Dance Celebration

(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).

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am New York - Last-Ditch Dates

am New York - Last-Ditch Dates

Get a crash course in salsa this Valentine's Day when the Balla Society throws a special class for all levels at The Ailey Extension. No partner required either so you can bring a sweetheart or go solo.

Metro - Work It (And Work Out) This V-Day

Metro - Work It (And Work Out) This V-Day

Hips don't lie and the Ailey Extension - the teaching wing of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater - knows it. They're hosting a salsa class on Valentine's evening, no partner or previous knowledge required.