Ailey Extension just kicked off the  Kids & Teens July Summer Session, which will be moving young dancers thru July 30).  From August 7-11 the Ailey Experience NYC will introduce dancers ages 9-18 to the exciting world of choreography and technique classes taught by some of the best NYC dancers – including former Ailey Company members!  Youngsters will be exposed to ballet, hip-hop, Horton, West African, contemporary, jazz, and more techniques while learning the rich history of Ailey’s signature style including how he changed the perception of American modern dance. Ailey Experience culminates with a showcase for friends and family where participants can show off their new skills. The week-long workshop is open to kids and teens of all experience levels and backgrounds from all over the world. 

Adults (ages 16+) can also find their groove when two favorite instructors return to the Ailey Studios for fun and fitness-friendly summer workshops. On Sundays, July 16 and August 13 at 1pm Pilin Anice will lead a Vinyasa Yoga Workshop Series focused on breathwork while increasing core strength, practicing stability, and gaining functional flexibility. Crowd-pleaser Richard Martinez is back on Saturday, July 22 to burn up the dance floor during a high energy Zumba® Dance Party that’ll have students sweating as they move to a fusion of Latin and international music. 

For more information on Ailey Extension classes and workshops for kids, teens, and adults or to register please visit