Presented by Ailey Extension

Friday, May 5, 12, 19, 26; June 2, 30; August 18 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
  • Friday, August 18: 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.

Brickhouse NYC: Hip-Hop 50th Anniversary Celebration
Friday, August 11 | 5pm, Broadway & 46th St

Local dance studio Brickhouse NYC presents a combination dance event and live DJ set in celebration of the 50th anniversary of hip-hop.

Big Apple Ranch: Line Dancing in Times Square
Tuesday, August 29 | 5–6pm, Broadway & 43rd St 

Big Apple Ranch comes to Times Square for ONE DAY ONLY offering you “gay-centric, straight-friendly” line dance class and party. Classes are open to people of all ages and all levels of dance experience! You can register for the dance class here.

OTA Academy: The Runway Experience 
Thursday, September 28 | 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 Big Apple Ranch
Big Apple Ranch has been around since 1999 and offers a country-western, line and swing dance lesson and party at EPA Dance Studio located at 320 West 37th Street, 2nd floor, NYC (located between 8-9th Avenues). Learn more at

About Brickhouse NYC
Located in the heart of New York City’s Times Square, Brickhouse NYC is New York City’s premiere Hip Hop and commercial dance training studio for kids, teenagers and adults. Offering rigorous instruction to all levels from the beginner to the professional/commercial dancer, and to all ages from youth to adulthood, Brickhouse NYC specializes in foundational Hip Hop styles for all ages. Expanded offerings include an evolving spectrum of cutting edge choreography and commercial and contemporary styles. Brickhouse NYC is a magnet for an international community of dancers, choreographers, and instructors devoted to the teaching, preservation, and evolution of authentic Hip Hop culture in the birthplace of Hip Hop. 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