About Ailey

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, recognized by U.S. Congressional resolution as a vital American “Cultural Ambassador to the World,” has performed for over 25 million people in 48 states and in 71 countries on 6 continents, celebrating the African-American cultural experience and the American modern dance tradition. Ailey’s permanent home is The Joan Weill Center for Dance, the largest building dedicated to dance in New York City,  the dance capital of the world.

The Ailey Organization includes: Ailey II (a second performing company of young dancers and emerging choreographers), The Ailey School (one of the world's most extensive dance training programs), Ailey Arts In Education & Community Programs (which bring dance into classrooms and communities), and Ailey Extension (offering dance and fitness classes to the public). 

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Ailey Extension Offers Summer Classes, Workshops, And Intensives For Kids & Teens To Explore Diverse Dance Techniques And Perform Choreography

New York, NY – May 13, 2021 – Ailey Extension is heating things up with new virtual opportunities for kids and teens of all ages and experience levels. From now through August, students ages five to seventeen can get moving with special workshops designed to help them develop skills and boost confidence as they explore different movement styles. Each workshop creates a new opportunity for young dancers to learn and have fun in a welcoming environment surrounded by their peers.