Teen Extension Contemporary Jazz Classes - Dance Classes NYC

Teen Extension Contemporary Jazz Classes


Summer Term: June 5 – July 31
Weekly Sunday Classes
(No Classes on July 3rd)

For Ages 12-17

There is no placement audition for these classes.
No prior dance experience necessary.

For more information please contact Stacey Spencer-Willoughby at sswilloughby@alvinailey.org or call 212-405-9018.

Open level: 12:00pm-1:00pm 
Open level: 1:00pm-2:00pm

Teen Contemporary Jazz  is a fun, high energy class that explores the expressive styles of jazz. Students will develop a foundation of the basic jazz movements including jumps, turns, across the floor progression, and stylized movement. This class will encourage students to bring their individuality and unique personality to the class.


About Slim Mello

Slim Mello began his dance training at Grupo de Dança do Liceu de Artes under the direction of Beth Rangel and Jorge Silva. He was a scholarship student at the Bolshoi School and performed the ballet Don Quixote. Mr. Mello was a member of Balé Folclórico da Bahia under the direction of Walson Botelho and Zebrinha and studied Afro-Brazilian dance with Nildinha Fonseca. In 2008, he was a member of DanceBrazil under the direction of Jelon Vieira. As a fellowship student at The Ailey School, Mr. Mello performed in Alvin Ailey's Memoria at New York City Center. He has worked with many choreographers including Marilza Oliveira, Kevin Irving, Joaquim de Santana, Steven Rooks, Carlos dos Santos, and Vernard Gilmore. Mr. Mello was a member of Ailey II for two years.


One Technique (8 Weeks)


Two Techniques (8 Weeks)


Three Techniques (8 Weeks)



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