Presented by Ailey Extension

Thursdays | May 9–30, 2024

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 open to people of all ages and all levels of dance experience!


  • Thursday, May 9 at 5pm - Afro’Dance with Judith McCarty
  • Thursday, May 16 at 5pm - West African with Maguette Camara
  • Thursday, May 23 at 5pm - NY Style Mambo with Katherine Jimenez
  • Thursday, May 30 at 5pm - Samba with Quenia Ribeiro


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.