Ailey Extension Online Live Classes
Ailey Extension was created to continue Alvin Ailey's legacy that dance comes from the people and should be given back to the people. In these times, it feels important more now than ever to make dance accessible to everyone. You can now join us, wherever you are in the world, for our live online classes with Ailey instructors.
HOW ONLINE CLASSES WORK
1. Sign up for class.
Sign up for an Ailey Extension Online live class through MindBody on our website or in the Ailey Extension app.
2. Download Zoom.
Download zoom on your phone or computer before your first class. You do not need to create a Zoom account to join a class.
3. Join your class on Zoom and dance with us!
You will receive an email from firstname.lastname@example.org within an hour before the start of class with the link to join the class on Zoom. Please join the class 10-15 minutes before class starts to receive information from and chat with an Extension manager.
- All classes are in New York EDT.
- If you are having trouble registering for class, try using a different browser or register directly through Mindbody here.
- Watch your inbox for an email from FitGrid with your unique class link within an hour before the class start time. This link can only be used once so please do not share with other students!
- Please arrive via Zoom 10-15 minutes early and no later than 15 minutes after class has started. An Extension manager will be present to help with any technical difficulties prior to the start of class.
Ailey Extension Online FAQs
At least 30 minutes before the start of class, you will receive an email from FitGrid with a personalized link to enter the class waiting room on Zoom. You will be able to join the class 10-15 minutes before it begins where you will be greeted by an Ailey Extension manager to assist you in the waiting room. We recommend downloading the Zoom app on your computer before your first class, however, there is no need to create an account with Zoom.
Unfortunately, class cards purchased before the studios closed cannot be used to purchase online classes. All class cards are frozen until you return for your first class when we reopen. We will be sure to extend their expiration to ensure you have plenty of time to use them.
If you cancel your reservation online up to 10 minutes before the class start time, the money will be refunded back to your account to take another online class. If you cancel within 10 minutes before the class start time, your spot is forfeited and you lose the class. All online class packages will expire 30 from the date of purchase if unused. There are no refunds for Ailey Extension Online Live classes.
It is up to you! Your sound will be automatically muted upon entering the meeting and ask that you stay muted unless necessary to allow for the instructor to be heard. You can choose to hide your video upon entering or turn it off at any time throughout the class.
Zoom is user-friendly! When you enter the meeting, an Ailey Extension manager will be there to assist you with questions and issues. Simply click on the "chat" button at the bottom of your screen and when the chat box appears, you can message the manager.
All Ailey Extension classes and workshops require students be at least 16-years-old. Stay tuned for a Kids & Teens Online announcement in June for classes for students age 5-17.
Ailey Extension Online Live classes are not free but we do offer a few free online class resources. You can take on-demand classes with our instructors on our YouTube channel or you can join our instructors on social media for classes. You can view a full list of resources at www.aileyextension.com/keepdancing.