Presented by Ailey Extension

Friday, May 5, 12, 19, 26; June 2, 30; August 10 Hip-Hop Celebration | 5pm, Broadway & 46th St

Ailey comes to Times Square for a series of free outdoor dance classes led by Ailey Extension instructors and NYC dance artists. Participate in high-spirited dance sessions this May, June, and August, with classes including Broadway jazz, hip-hop, New York-style mambo, West African dance, and more. Classes are open to people of all ages and all levels of dance experience!


  • Friday, May 5: West African Dance with Maguette Camara (featuring live drumming)
  • Friday, May 12: NY Style Mambo with Katherine Jimenez
  • Friday, May 19: Hip-Hop with Aaron Thomas
  • Friday, May 26: Zumba® with Jose Ozuna
  • Friday, June 2: Broadway Jazz with Judine Somerville
  • Friday, June 30: Hip-Hop with TweetBoogie
  • Thursday, August 10: Hip-Hop 50th Anniversary Celebration

LIVE DANCE: /Time: Study III
Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company co-presented with New York Live Arts
Wednesday, June 7 | 6pm, Broadway & 46th St [THIS DATE HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO AIR CONDITIONS]

Culminating its 40th Anniversary celebration, the world renowned Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company makes its Times Square debut with /Time: Study III. This piéce d’occasion, featuring the outstanding performers of the company and guest musicians, marks the third annual New York Live Arts presentation in Times Square. Performance support has been provided in part by Playhouse 46 at St. Luke’s.

2nd OTA in Times Square Ball
Monday, August 28 | 5–9pm, Broadway & 46th St

OTA Entertainment brings the art of voguing to Duffy Square with OTA Times Square. This live voguing competition is a celebration of Black queer culture and an invitation to the public to experience New York’s historic House Ballroom culture.

OTA Academy: The Runway Experience
Date TBA, August | 5–9pm, Broadway & 46th St

An institution within the ballroom, runway and voguing community in New York, OTA Entertainment introduces OTA Academy: The Runway Experience in Times Square. Leading up to their 2nd ball in Time Square, OTA offers a light runway course led by the legendary OTA Royal Court for a mini impromptu ball that is truly “Open to All”.


About Ailey Extension
Ailey Extension was founded to continue Alvin Ailey’s legacy that “dance came from the people and should be delivered back to the people” by offering open dance classes that are accessible to all people in a welcoming, non-competitive environment. Ailey Extension enriches the lives of the community around us locally and internationally through dance classes, workshops, student performances, panel discussions, and private group classes with prominent dance instructors and musicians from around the world. Join Ailey Extension either online or in-person at the Ailey Studios for dance and fitness classes open to dancers of all levels, from absolute beginners to professionals. Learn more at

About OTA
Founded by Leggoh JohVera around the principle of “Open To All,” OTA Entertainment is an inclusive, intergenerational community of creatives that welcomes all forms of artistic self-expression. Learn more at