Adult Workshops

Doun Doun Dance Workshop

with Maguette Camara

This workshop will teach the significance of the doun doun drum in relation to the culture of West African music and dance. The doun doun drum in West African music is the foundation of the rhythm and the heart of the music.

Next Workshop: Wednesday, November 20, 2019, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

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Dance Bootcamp

with Steven Lopez

Train like a dancer at Ailey with Sticelife! These fitness workshops will consist of high energy stations to sculpt and build your muscular endurance.

Next Workshop: Saturday, November 23, 2019, 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

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Modern Dance Workshop

with Matthew Rushing

Join veteran Ailey dancer, Rehearsal Director, and soon-to-be Associate Artistic Director, Matthew Rushing for a modern class that will focus on tools that are useful for dancers of all levels to access a deeper and more articulate way of moving within the modern dance technique.

Next Workshop: Saturday, November 23, 2019, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

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West African Family Day

with Imani Faye

The class will focus on traditional dances from West Africa within a context of music and oral tradition. Students will learn dances which celebrate the many facets of life in West Africa such as: rites of passage, festive and ceremonial occasions. Open to adults and children 10+

Next Workshop: Saturday, November 23, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

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Afro Flow Yoga®

with Gina Onayiga

Afro Flow Yoga® infuses electrifying dance movements of the African diaspora flowing with a meditative yoga sequence of gentle yet powerful stretches.

Next Workshop: Sunday, November 24, 2019, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

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Friendsgiving Zumba®

with Sonny Ortiz

Celebrate the season of giving with your friends at Friendsgiving Zumba® at the Ailey Studios! Bring your whole squad for a high-energy, Latin-based fitness workshop to dance off that holiday stuffing.

Workshop: Friday, November 29, 2019, 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM

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Intro to Ailey Classics

with Sarita Allen

Learn the rich history of Alvin Ailey’s signature style with world-renown dancer Sarita Allen. Highlights of Ailey Classics includes Blues Suite, Night Creatures, Memoria, and Mr. Ailey’s masterpiece Revelations. 

Next Workshop: Saturday, December 7, 2019, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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HoliSLAY Hip-Hop Cardio Dance Party

with Matthew Johnson Harris

It’s the most wonderful time of the year and what better way to spend it than with a cardio dance party? Matthew Johnson Harris is bringing back his popular workshop series for 90 mins of heart-pumping holiday fun! The class will feature music from Christmas, Hanukkah, and Kwanza traditions and you'll get to close out the decade by dancing to the biggest songs of 2019.

Next Workshop: Saturday, December 14, 2019, 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

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Move Your Curves

with Pretty Big Movement

Pretty Big Movement offers dance workshops in the tri-state area to the plus-size community, creating a No Judgment environment where individuals can feel comfortable dancing.

Next Workshop: Saturday, December 14, 2019, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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New Year’s Day Zumba® Dance Party

with Richard Martinez

Be fearless in 2020 and dance with us at the New Year’s Day Zumba Dance Party with Richard Martinez! Jump start your New Year’s resolutions with this high-energy, Latin-based fitness workshop.

Next Workshop: Wednesday, January 1, 2020, 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

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