'Ticket to Dance' offers free classes to Ailey fans (40367)
'Ticket to Dance' offers free classes to Ailey fans (40366)

The Ailey Extension offers fans nationwide a chance to take the magic of dance from the stage to the studio with a free class at Ailey’s home, the Joan Weill Center for Dance. This special “Ticket to Dance” promotion offers a complimentary Ailey Extension class with a ticket stub from any Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater or Ailey II performance around the nation, including the company’s City Center season running Nov. 28 to Dec. 30.

Ailey Extension instructors will move fans in a unique way with classes inspired by Alvin Ailey’s American masterpiece, “Revelations,” and other diverse repertory, including house dance classes that reflect the choreography in hip-hop pioneer Rennie Harris’ world-premiere work “Home” and West African dance that mirrors movements found in “From Before” by Garth Fagan, the Tony Award-winning choreographer of “The Lion King.”

Get your “Ticket to Dance” today with a ticket purchase to an inspiring Ailey performance at City Center–just in time for the holidays. Two dozen premieres, new productions, repertory favorites and classic works will be highlighted, including Robert Battle’s explosive “The Hunt” and Alvin Ailey’s beloved American classic “Revelations.”

With a “Ticket to Dance,” audiences inspired by Ailey’s extraordinary artists can join in any of the 80 public classes offered at the Joan Weill Center for Dance, New York’s largest building dedicated to dance.

Tickets start at $25 and are available at the New York City Center box office, through CityTix at 212-581-1212 or online at www.alvinailey.org or www.nycitycenter.org. Each “Ticket to Dance” is good for one year from the performance date for first-time students, and when purchasing a 10-class card for classes at the Ailey Extension in New York City for returning students.

Since its inception in 2005, the Ailey Extension has fulfilled Ailey’s lifelong commitment of bringing dance to everyone by offering “real classes for real people.” Over 48,000 people have taken classes at Ailey’s home, where dancers of all levels and walks of life can learn and be inspired–body, mind and spirit!

For complete class schedules and information on the Ailey Extension, visit www.aileyextension.com.