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Meet Ailey

Want to see dance?

See Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater in New York City this December, or on tour in the U.S. next year!

Get Excited

Experience Ailey II with excerpts from their 2022 world premieres. Check back later for their full tour announcement!

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Looking for a fun dance class?

Ailey Extension offers classes in hip-hop, ballet, Zumba, West African, and more. Dancers of all levels and all ages are always welcome. Take a class in-person or online!

Dance With Us

Already a dancer or have a child that dances?

Perfect your technique and further your dance career at The Ailey School – offering pre-professional programs for ages 7-25 with world renowned instructors.

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What else does Ailey do?

From AileyCamp, a free summer dance camp for young people to AileyDance for Active Aging, a program for seniors, Ailey Arts In Education & Community Programs inspire people of all ages to explore their own creativity and experience the joy of dance.

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Where is Ailey located?

Ailey’s home, The Joan Weill Center for Dance, is located at 405 W 55th Street, New York, NY. It’s the largest building dedicated to dance in New York City!

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Want to learn even more?

Visit the About Us page to learn more about our beloved founder Alvin Ailey, the history of the company, our mission, our many amazing programs and offerings, as well as our Board of Trustees and administrative staff who help further the pioneering vision of Mr. Ailey.

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