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

Jun 05 Through Jul 14 | Tue |
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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 June5-July14, 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

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.

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

Venue: NYC Parks and The Ailey Studios

405 W 55th St. Map