Group Visits

Group Visits

Visit our home in the heart of NYC and experience Ailey in a whole new way.

The Ailey Studios at The Joan Weill Center for Dance is the ultimate destination for dancers of all ages and levels.  Home to the world-renowned Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater and the largest building dedicated to dance in New York City, the Ailey Studios offer numerous options for unique group experiences, including private and open classes in a variety of techniques from around the world, class observations, building tours, discounted tickets to Ailey performances, and much more.

Our Group Coordinator will work with you to design a package tailored specifically to your needs. Whether you are looking for a corporate team building activity or a quintessential New York experience with your friends, the Ailey Studios has something just for you. We look forward to welcoming you into our home.

Location and Directions

Group Rates and Package Options

Rates and packages are provided as examples.  Your group coordinator will work with you to plan a personalized event for your group's interests and budget. 

Regular Open Classes

Minimum purchase of 10 classes$19/class (Save $1/class)
Minimum purchase of 50 classes$18/class (Save $2/class)

 Open Class Group Rates include assistance with scheduling.  Subject to an administrative fee of 5%.  Group leader must pay for all classes in advance, two weeks prior to arrival.  Participants may not pay for classes individually.

Private Classes

60-minute classapprox. $25/person or $250 (whichever is greater)
90-minute classapprox. $30/person or $300 (whichever is greater)

Accompanist fees apply for classes requiring accompaniment, ie. ballet. Subject to an administrative fee of 5%.  Discounts available for groups of 20 or more.

Additional Options

Add a tour of our world-class facility$5/person or $75 (whichever is greater)
Add an observation of an Ailey Class$4/person
Add tickets to an Ailey performance in NYC$25-$125/person


Corporate Events

Suggested for groups of 10 or more.  Reasonable rates available upon request.  Subject to an administrative fee of 5%.

Refund Policy

There are no refunds after final payment, due two weeks prior to arrival.  Cancellation of any group visit package will incur a cancellation fee.

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Planning Your Visit

  1. Fill out the Group Request Form below.  Our group coordinator will contact you to work out details. 
    Please allow at least 4 weeks prior to your planned visit. 
  2. Review your personalized itinerary.
  3. Send 50% deposit to reserve your group's visit. 
  4. Make Final Payment.  Final payment is due two weeks prior to your scheduled arrival.  At that time, the group coordinator will contact you to finalize any additional options and details.