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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Get Your Heart Pumping With Ailey Extension During American Heart Month

(New York) February 4, 2019 – This February, Ailey Extension welcomes students to the Joan Weill Center for Dance – New York’s largest building dedicated to dance and home of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater – to adopt heart healthy behaviors through new and exciting dance and fitness classes for everyone. During American Heart Month, join us on the dance floor to improve cardiovascular health and lower the risk for developing heart disease with Ailey Extension’s Class of the Week, a one-time-only discounted class that will be announced each Monday during the month of February. Students can keep their heart rate up with friends, loved ones, coworkers, and others in the Ailey community during a special Valentine’s Day Salsa class that will get everyone moving and grooving to the rhythms of passionate Latin music and dance. Ailey Extension’s “real classes for real people” are open to dancers of all levels and backgrounds – including absolute beginners.

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.