Ailey Extension Kids and Teens Sunday Dance Series

By 12/19/2019 02:06:00 PM

In January, children (and families) can get moving during the Ailey Extension Winter/Spring Kids & Teens Sunday Dance series. This Dance series is designed to help children get moving and learn the healthy habit of exercising at an early age while having fun.

Ailey Extension Kids and Teens Sunday Dance Series

photo credit: Teen Broadway Jazz at Ailey Extension. Photo by Kyle Froman

The Ailey Extension 16-week session runs Sundays from January 12 – May 10 and offers movement classes for 2-year-old children and their parents; hip hop classes for school-age kids; and ballet, jazz and hip hop courses for teenagers.

Parents/caregivers can join their 2-year-olds at Tiny Steps and encourage toddlers as they develop body awareness and practice creative movement while grade school children who love to move can practice confidence as they learn the fundamentals of hip hop with their age group and meet new friends.

Small children ages 5-7 will exercise basic body isolations, vocabulary, performance quality, and choreography in Hip Hop Moves;

While kids ages 8-11 can focus on the most popular dance moves of the day as they develop coordination and precision while building self-esteem in Hip Hop 4 Kids.

Teens can explore different dance techniques and sharpen their skills in a judgment-free zone as they practice hip-hop, ballet, and/or jazz.

  • Teen Hip Hop allows teens to learn classic party dance moves and the urban style of dance featured in today’s popular music culture.
  • Teen Ballet creates an encouraging environment for students to develop technique, flexibility and coordination through combinations.
  • Teen Broadway Jazz lets students explore the rich diversity of Broadway and the styles of jazz in a welcoming high energy class.

Kids & Teens Sunday Dance Series is open to children of all genders and experience levels. Each class takes into consideration the abilities of the age group to curate an environment that fosters learning skills, boosting confidence and socializing with peers while being taught by the city’s top instructors at The Joan Weill Center for Dance – home of the world-renowned Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Ailey II, and The Ailey School.

In addition to the Kids Sunday Dance Series, Ailey Extension offers more than 90 weekly classes for adults in over 25 different dance and fitness techniques, including ballet, jazz, Dunham, Zumba, West African, Salsa, Pilates, Masala Bhangra, and many more.

For more information and to register, visit

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