Horton Teacher Workshop - Dance Classes NYC

Horton Teacher Workshop


Session 1 - Introductory/Beginner
Monday, July 11-Friday, July 15 from 8:30am-4:30pm

Session 2 - Intermediate/Advanced
Monday, July 18-Friday, July 22 from 8:30am-4:30pm

Sessions 1 & 2

Preview the tentative daily workshop schedule here.

These exclusive workshops gives dance teachers, dance scholars, and professional dancers the opportunity to gain a better understanding of the Horton vocabulary, review Horton studies and practice this unique American modern dance technique under master teacher and scholar of the Horton vocabulary, Ana Marie Forsythe. Since 1979, Ana Marie Forsythe has been the Chair of the Horton Department at the prestigious Ailey School, co-author of “The Dance Technique of Lester Horton” and is the artist director of five Horton technique videos.

Enhance your teaching skills and receive an all-inclusive view of the technique while speaking with Horton teachers from around the world. Each session is packed with fresh content, lectures, demonstrations, and “hands on” approaches for teaching all levels of Horton.

The Horton Teacher Workshop offers instructors the knowledge to train students to use proper body alignment, improve strength, coordination and flexibility as well as the ability to adapt to all styles of dance.Instructors will have the opportunity to observe or participate in Horton classes at the prestigious Ailey School, home of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater.

Some knowledge of the Horton Technique is preferred and participants must have three years of teaching experience.

Session II is for teachers who have participated in a minimum of one previous pedagogy workshop with Ana Marie Forsythe.

"With a sprinter's upper body strength, a gymnast's flexible lower back, and a classical dancer's articulated feet and legs, Horton dancers are athletic and expressive instruments. The technique produces an overall effect of fierceness, something many working choreographers desire." --Dance Magazine

Deadline for registration and payment is June 30, 2016

Workshop Fees

Early Registration discount valid until June 11, 2016

Session 1: Introductory$825.00
Session 2*: Intermediate/Advanced$825.00
Both Sessions$1,450.00


Late registration fees valid starting June 16, 2015

Session 1: Introductory$850.00
Session 2*: Intermediate/Advanced$850.00
Both Sessions$1,500.00


Workshop Materials

All materials are available at Ailey Boutique which is located in the lobby of The Ailey Studios. A free tote will be given on all purchases of $75.00 or more.


The Dance Technique of Lester Horton  – $24.95


Lester Horton Technique: The Warm-Up – $19.99
Lester Horton Technique: Intermediate Level – $19.99
Lester Horton Technique: Advanced Level – $19.99
The Dance Technique of Lester Horton: A Guide for Teaching an Adv Beginner Class – $29.99
The Dance Technique of Lester Horton: A Guide for Teaching an Intermediate Class – $29.99


Percussion for the dance technique of Lester Horton, Vol. 1 – $18.99
Percussion for the dance technique of Lester Horton, Vol. 2 – $18.99
Heritage Music For Dance - $12.99

All workshop materials are subject to the New York tax of 8.875%.

Please Note: Hotel accommodations are not included in the workshop fee but hotel discounts are available.
Click here to view our Preferred Hotel List and rates

If you have additional questions about the program, please call 212-405-9023 or email aileyextension@alvinailey.org.

Full Class Schedule, Directions and More


Session 1

($825 before 6/11/16)

Session 2

($825 before 6/11/16)

Sessions 1 & 2

($1450 before 6/11/16)

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