Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater is a mighty modern dance company that communicates essential aspects of African American culture through movement—but for beginners, there’s Ailey Extension. Classes are taught by professional instructors and are offered in a wide range of styles, from ballet to hip-hop to West African.
Every New Yorker—man or woman, old or young—should visit dance studios in NYC at least once in their lives. After all, our city is home to an embarrassment of riches when it comes to studios and professionals who moonlight as teachers. Whether you’re prepping for your first dance at your wedding, looking to channel your inner Center Stage star, ready to attempt your first pole dancing classes or simply looking for a novel way to exercise, there’s a school in New York for every type of dancer, with offerings from adult dance classes to classes for beginners. Read on to see our favorite eight dance studios in NYC.
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