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Ailey Extension – Free Classes During NYC Dance Week & At City Parks This Summer

June 8 - August 16

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As the Ailey organization heads into its 60th year, Ailey Extension will offer a variety of indoor and outdoor dance classes free to the public this summer. Stepping out of the studio and into the park, Ailey Extension brings dance to NYC Parks in Brooklyn and the Bronx from June 5-July 14, offering eight technique and choreography workshops, including NY Style Mambo with Katherine Jimenez (Friday, June 8 at 6pm), Samba/Afro-Brazilian with Quenia Ribeiro (Thursday, June 21 at 7pm & Saturday, July 14 at 11am), West African Dance with Maguette Camara (Saturday, June 23 at 11am) and two special workshops led by former Ailey Dancer, Lisa Johnson-Willingham, dedicated to Alvin Ailey’s acclaimed masterpiece Revelations (Tuesday, June 5 at 7pm & Tuesday, June 19 at 4pm). To view the various park locations and to RSVP, visit alvinailey.org/summer-events.

To celebrate NYC Dance Week, a citywide festival from June 14-23, Ailey Extension welcomes new students* to try over 30 free classes at The Ailey Studios in Manhattan, New York City’s largest building dedicated to dance.

Added bonus: new and returning students have the chance to take two classes for free: Katherine Jimenez’s New York Style Mambo class on Saturday, June 16 at 4-5:30pm and Karen Arceneaux’s DanceFit class on Friday, June 22 at 6-7pm. After the free class, students are invited to stay for a festive Latin dance party with a live DJ from 6-9pm – tickets are $10.

View Ailey Extension’s complete NYC Dance Week schedule. New students must present a downloadable NYC Dance Week voucher for all classes at The Ailey Studios, available here.

June

Friday, June 8, 2018
6pm

Arts, Culture & Fun: Ailey Extension—New York-Style Mambo with Katherine Jimenez
Sunset Park Recreation Center in Sunset Park
43rd St and 7th Ave, Brooklyn, 11232

Saturday, June 9, 2018
6:30pm

Arts, Culture & Fun: Ailey Extension—House Dance with Kim Holmes
South Oxford Park
S. Oxford St between Atlantic Commons and Atlantic Ave, Brooklyn, 11238

Wednesday, June 13, 2018
6:30pm

Revelations Celebration Workshop
Rain Date: Thursday, June 14 at 6pm
Josie Robertson Plaza at Lincoln Center
62nd St and Columbus Ave, Manhattan, 10023

Tuesday, June 19, 2018
4pm

Arts, Culture & Fun: Ailey Extension—Revelations Workshop with Lisa Johnson
Coney Island Beach and Boardwalk
West 19th St and Boardwalk, Brooklyn, 11224

Thursday, June 21, 2018
7pm

Arts, Culture & Fun: Ailey Extension—Samba Workshop with Quenia Ribeiro
Cuyler Gore Park
Fulton St and Greene Ave, Brooklyn, 11238

Friday, June 22, 2018
7pm

Revelations Celebration Community Workshop
As part of Hip-Hop and You Don’t Stop performance
SummerStage, Coffey Park
Verona St between Richard St and Dwight St, Brooklyn, 11231

Saturday, June 23, 2018
11am

Arts, Culture & Fun: Ailey Extension—West African Dance with Maguette Camara
Herbert Von King Park
Marcy Ave and Greene Ave, Brooklyn, 11221

July

Sunday, July 8, 2018
1pm

Arts, Culture & Fun: Ailey Extension—House Dance with Kim Holmes
Central Lawn in Fort Greene Park
Brooklyn, 11217

Friday, July 13, 2018
7pm

Revelations Celebration Community Workshop
As part of Calpulli Mexican Dance Company performance
SummerStage, Queensbridge Park
41st Ave and Vernon Blvd, Queens, 11101

Saturday, July 14, 2018
11am

Arts, Culture & Fun: Ailey Extension—Samba Workshop wth Quenia Ribeiro
St. Mary’s Park
Bronx, 10454

Friday, July 27, 2018
7pm

Revelations Celebration Community Workshop
As part of the Bombazo Dance Co/The Sabrosura Effect performance
SummerStage, Saint Mary’s Park
St. Ann’s Ave and 146th St, Bronx, 11413

August

Friday, August 10, 2018
7pm

Revelations Celebration Community Workshop
As part of the Peridance Contemporary Dance Company performance
SummerStage, East River Park
FDR Drive between Jackson St and Cherry St, Manhattan, 10002

Thursday, August 16, 2018
7pm

Revelations Celebration Community Workshop
As part of the Jeremy McQueen’s Black Iris Project performance
SummerStage, Marcus Garvey Park
124th St and 5th Ave, Manhattan, 10027

Details

Start:
June 8
End:
August 16
Cost:
Free
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Website:
https://www.alvinailey.org/summer-events

Organizer

Nicole Tintle
Phone:
212-405-9000
Email:
ntintle@alvinailey.org