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Ailey Extension Is Shaking Up Physical Fitness Month With Upbeat World Dance Workshops, A Lively Free Times Square Dance Series, And More Ways To Keep Moving Throughout May

(NEW YORK) April 29, 2024 – This May, Ailey Extension is spicing up National Physical Fitness Month with an assortment of flavorful dance and fitness classes to get people of all backgrounds and experience levels moving. All are encouraged to add some excitement to their wellness routines by joining in the dance during workshops which dive into high energy movement styles from around the world at the Joan Weill Center for Dance – NYC’s largest building dedicated to dance, and a free series of up-tempo outdoor workshops accessible to all in the heart of Times Square!

Ailey Extension Celebrates Black History Month With The Launch Of Ailey Legacy On-Demand Series And Themed Workshops

(NEW YORK) February 2, 2022 – In celebration of Black History Month, Ailey Extension is launching Ailey Legacy On-Demand, a series of on-demand workshops taught by the stars of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater and presenting a variety of workshops and classes that highlight Black contributions to the world of dance. Each day in February students of all experience levels can explore street styles such as hip-hop and Afro’Dance, dive into Afro-Latin techniques from Cuba and Brazil, and immerse themselves in traditional West African dance with Ailey’s elite instructors either in-studio at the Joan Weill Center for Dance – NYC’s largest building dedicated to dance – or virtually from wherever they are located.

Ailey Extension Kicks Off 2022 With Celebration Of Founder Alvin Ailey, New Weekly Classes, And Free Dance Cardio Workshop

(NEW YORK) January 6, 2022 – Ailey Extension is helping people all around the world kickstart their 2022 resolutions with new workshops and weekly classes to help make movement part of a fun and healthy lifestyle. Throughout January, students of all ages and experience levels will have the chance to explore new dance styles and get started on their fitness goals by getting moving with New York City’s elite instructors. The updated weekly schedule offers dancers ages 16 and up plenty of new opportunities to join in the dance either in-studio at the Joan Weill Center for Dance – NYC’s largest building dedicated to dance – or virtually from wherever they are located. Kids ages 5-11 and teens/tweens ages 12-17 can also get moving with Ailey during the Kids & Teens Sunday Dance Series.

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Pix 11 - Learn Some West African Dance Moves

NEW YORK (PIX11) -Maguette Camara, a choreographer and teacher from the Ailey Extension, joins New York Living to discuss the legacy of West African dance and to give a demonstration live in the studio.

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LIVE With Kelly & Mark - Let’s Dance Week: Salsa with Ailey Extension’s Ahtoy Juliana

Ahtoy Juliana is an instructor with Ailey Extension and the Artistic Director of BAILA Society, a multi-faceted Latin dance and theater company that celebrates Latin dance and music heritage through its international repertory company, online dance academy, live classes, and community events. For more details on how people of all ages can get moving with Ailey to salsa and other techniques, check out alvinailey.org/extension.

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Live With Kelly & Mark - Let's Dance Week: Salsa With Ailey Extension's Ahtoy Juliana

Ahtoy Juliana is the Artistic Director of BAILA Society, a multi-faceted Latin dance and theater company that celebrates Latin dance and music heritage through its international repertory company, online dance academy, live classes, and community events. Ahtoy’s work as a dancer and choreographer has been featured in international dance festivals, musical revues, TV, and film, including the recent screen adaptation of In the Heights. Ahtoy began her professional training in classical ballet with the Houston and San Francisco Ballet Companies. She began her salsa career with Santo Rico Dance Company before creating BAILA Society in 2006.