(New York) February 4, 2019 – This February, Ailey Extension opens its hearts and doors for all novice and experienced dancers alike to celebrate love in various forms at special workshops and new classes. On Valentine’s Day dancers can get their hearts pumping at a Zumba® Valentine’s Day Party with Jose Ozuna or celebrate romantic and platonic affection with a Valentine’s Day Salsa Workshop led by Baila Society. A Father-Daughter West African Dance Workshop with Imani Faye lets parents and kids embrace love of family, and a Celebrating Brasilian Carnaval with Danielle Lima and Janete Silva encourages a passion for culture and tradition. Pose actors Dominique A. Jackson and Jason Rodriguez return for a Runway & Vogue Workshop to help participants practice self-love and confidence while a Move Your Curves workshop with Pretty BIG Movement creates space for students to exercise self-love and body positivity.
Students will learn the fundamentals of vogue dancing, classic runway as well as current trends in runway modeling and voguing with special attention paid to its rich history.
Each class will begin with a contemporary jazz warm-up, targeting core muscle strength, grace, clean lines, balance and control. Students will learn how to incorporate graceful hand and body movements with Egyptian-like popping, dipping and spinning.
For the ladies: posture, elegance and overall feminine presentation. The ultimate goal is to gain strength and develop confidence on and off the dance floor. Students are encouraged to bring high heels, but not mandatory.