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Young Dancers Between Ages 8-19
Train with New York City’s Premiere Master Teachers
Through August 18, 2017
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

Ailey Extension opens its doors this summer to kids and teens, offering three immersive, multi-day training workshops taught by New York City’s top choreographers and master teachers. Ailey Experience NYC Jr., Ailey Experience NYC, and Fabrice Herrault’s Ballet Summer Intensive allow young dancers to learn technique, musicality, and artistry.

Ailey Experience NYC, Jr. – Aug. 7-11, 10am - 3pm (Ages 8-12)
Young dancers between 8-12 years old can experience a variety of techniques during this one-week workshop, including ballet, hip-hop, contemporary, Horton, and Broadway jazz. Each class is designed to encourage creativity and help each child gain confidence in a non-competitive environment. No prior dance experience is required. Twelve world class instructors from Ailey Extension and The Ailey School lead the training sessions, including Ailey II dancer Terri Wright. ($650 per child)

Ailey Experience NYC – Aug. 7-11 & 14-18, 10am - 6pm (Ages 13-19)
Modified for teenagers between 13-19 years old, Ailey Experience NYC offers dancers the opportunity to train and perform a variety of techniques, such as ballet, hip-hop, contemporary, Horton, and Broadway jazz. Held at the home of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, this program will culminate with a performance for family and friends. Week 1 is already sold out, but there’s still a chance to sign up for week 2 or the full two-week experience, which is led by top instructors from The Ailey School and Ailey Extension, including NY Style Mambo’s Katherine Jimenez, hip-hop pros Jonathan Lee and TweetBoogie, and ballet extraordinaire Peter Brandenhoff. ($675 for week 2 only / $1,250 for two weeks)

Fabrice Herrault Ballet Summer Intensive – Aug. 7-11 & 14-18 (Ages 10-19)
Renowned ballet instructor Fabrice Herrault returns this summer to lead his two-week intensive rooted in the tradition of the Paris Opera Ballet. Committed to the growth of each student, this program has a strong focus on technique, artistry, and musicality. The daily classes are open to advanced beginner, intermediate, and advanced dancers, and will offer ballet technique, pointe variations, and men’s classes. Sofiane Sylve, principal ballerina of San Francisco Ballet, will join Mr. Herrault as a teaching artist. ($600 one week / $1,200 two weeks)
Fabrice Herrault Ballet Summer Intensive. Photo by Kyle Froman.

In addition to these workshops, Ailey Extension offers over 25 different dance and fitness classes, seven days a week for students 16 years or older. For the complete Ailey Extension schedule or to register, visit
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Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater | 405 West 55th Street, New York, NY 10019 United States

A Garden Dance Performance and Cocktail Reception
Saturday, August 5, 2017 | 5-7 p.m.
Home of Architects Marcia Previti and Peter Gumpel
East Hampton, NY

Amanda Selwyn Dance Theatre presents Green Afternoon V, an annual interactive garden installation and performance at the home of architects Marcia Previti and Peter Gumpel in East Hampton, NY on Saturday, August 5, 2017.

The evening begins at 5 pm with cocktails, hors d'oeuvres, and several outdoor sitting rooms featuring performance installations, with performers dancing in tree houses, on outdoor sculptures, in and around the swimming pool, in the woods, and more. After the moving installations, at 5:50 p.m., the audience will move to the lawn for a seated performance of Selwyn's developing work Refuge. The full world premiere of Refuge will take place at Mark Morris Dance Center from November 2-4, 2017. Green Afternoon V takes place at 230 Old Stone Hwy, East Hampton, NY 11937.

Tickets are $90 ($150 for Patron Tickets) and can be purchased at:

230 Old Stone Hwy, East Hampton, NY 11937.

School of Dance
2017 Summer Programs for students of all ages
Through July 28, 2017
Ballet Hispánico School of Dance 2017

Ballet Hispánico, the nation's premier Latino dance organization, announces this year's Ballet Hispánico School of Dance 2017 Summer Programs. Celebrating 45 years of dance and culture, the Ballet Hispánico School of Dance is a leading center of excellence in dance education accessible to the community at large. Located at 167 W. 89th Street, NYC, the School offers something for students of all ages.

Summer Dance Camps, June 12 - July 8, 2017 - ages 3-8

Los Explorers (ages 3-5): Explorers will jump and create throughout the streets of Brazil, experience the wonder of moving through the mountains of Argentina, and learn the songs and dances of Spain in week-long camp adventures. Children are guided on a multi-sensory journey around the rhythms, stories, and natural wonders of these featured countries. Every week culminates in an open-studio invitation for loved ones to witness and celebrate their Explorer's journey. Monday through Friday, 9am-noon, with the exception of the final week (Wednesday, through Saturday). Cost: $425 per week-long camp. Fourth week is $350 due to shorter duration.
Los Adventurers (ages 6-8): For the older traveler, Ballet Hispánico's Los Adventurers Summer Dance Camp offers the ultimate mix of movement and cultural exploration for the budding dancer. Attendees develop appreciation for the rich music and art of the vibrant cultures of Spain and Cuba while gaining a welcoming introduction into ballet, Flamenco, and Latin American dance styles. Each week culminates in an open-studio invitation for loved ones to witness and celebrate their Adventurer's journey. Monday through Friday, 9am-noon. Cost: $415-475.

ChoreoLaB, June 19 - 30, 2017 - ages 18+

An immersive, career-building program that places rising professional dancers in an intimate studio experience with distinguished choreographers and seasoned artistic staff.Artists in today's dance world must be more than just technicians. Beyond demonstrating skilled technique, dancers are frequently expected to contribute thoughtfully to a choreographic process, transition seamlessly between varied styles of repertoire, and possess strong partnering ability. Dancers can face challenges getting hired if they lack the business skills to communicate professionally with artistic directors, or create supporting application materials that best demonstrate their artistic strengths. In ChoreoLaB, hone both artistic skills and professional excellence through a holistic program that produces in-demand dancers ready to advance their careers. Collaborate with distinguished choreographers and seasoned artistic staff in an intimate two-week studio experience at Ballet Hispánico, receiving constructive feedback and guidance along the way. The program includes: classes in ballet, contemporary, improvisation, partnering, and Ballet Hispánico's Latin-fusion contemporary; work in a choreographic process with renowned guest choreographers (see below); excerpts of Ballet Hispánico's repertory from Company Dancers & Artistic Staff including works by Gustavo Ramírez Sansano, Annabelle Lopez Ochoa, and Artistic Director & CEO Eduardo Vilaro; forums and Q&A sessions with the Company Dancers and Artistic Staff regarding auditioning, professional communication skills, and other tricks of the trade; and participation in an open call audition for the Ballet Hispánico Company, with feedback from the Artistic Staff once the audition concludes.

For audition details, visit

Summer Intensive, July 10 - 28, 2017 - ages 8+

A one-of-a-kind Summer Intensive that challenges students to strengthen their classical technique, experience contemporary forms, and develop professional skills through specialized forums, all through a multicultural lens at one of the nation's leading training programs.

Led by Michelle Manzanales, Director of the Ballet Hispánico School of Dance, and Caridad Martinez, former principal dancer with the Cuban National Ballet, Ballet Hispánico's multifaceted Summer Intensive experience provides
• Daily Classical Ballet & Pointe classes founded in Cuban methodology, a specialty unique to Ballet Hispánico
• Classical Variations & Partnering
• Modern & Contemporary classes with leading artists in the field from Limón and Dunham to Improvisation and Contemporary Partnering
• Flamenco Series for both beginners and more experienced students, focusing on the cante, palmas, and palo studies
• Ballet Hispánico Repertory classes taught by Ballet Hispánico Company Members & Alumni
• Conditioning & Stretch
• Master Classes in Hip-Hop, House, Afro-Cuban, Salsa, Escuela Bolera, and more!
• Professional Development Seminars including:
How to Audition (Creating a Video Reel, Writing a Resume, Headshots)
College & Beyond
Ask the Pros: Q&A Sessions with Ballet Hispánico Company Members
Dancer Wellness & Self-Care
• Parent Forums: learn how to communicate with your child to support their journey through the dance world
• Open Studios on final day of Intensive
For audition details, visit

Ballet Hispánico School of Dance | 167 W. 89th Street, NYC

Battery Dance
The 36th Annual
in association with Battery Park City Authority
August 13-19, 2017 from 7pm to 9pm
Battery Park

Battery Dance, in association with Battery Park City Authority, announces the 36th Annual Battery Dance Festival, with free performances on August 13-18, 2017, from 7pm to 9pm against the breathtaking backdrop of the New York Harbor at Robert F. Wagner Jr. Park in Battery Park City, culminating in a closing event and reception on August 19, 2017, from 6pm to 8pm at
The Schimmel Center at Pace University. For more information, visit Tickets for August 19 will be available beginning 8/1.

Robert F. Wagner Jr. Park in Battery Park City

Doug Varone and Dancers
DEVICES: Choreographic Intensive & Mentorship Program Showcase
Featuring 12 new works-in-progress
August 10 - 12, 2017 at 7:30pm

Gibney Dance: Agnes Varis Performing Arts Center

New York City's famed Doug Varone and Dancers will once again present the DEVICES: Choreographic Intensive & Mentorship Program Showcase from Thursday, August 10 - Saturday, August 12, 2017 at 7:30pm at Gibney Dance: Agnes Varis Performing Arts Center,280 Broadway (Entrance at 53A Chambers), NYC.

DEVICES showcases 12 original works (in process), developed under the mentorship of Doug Varone, by a diverse group of emerging artists, all at varied points in their careers. The evenings will feature works by Jee Ahn, Jennifer Boissiere, Rodney Brown, Alison Cook-Beatty, Doug Gillespie, Ilana Goldman, Charlotte Griffin, Carolyn Hoehner, Susan Koper, Teddy Tedholm, Morgan Teel, and Nichele Van Portfleet.

Tickets are $12 in advance and $17 at the door, and will be available at

Gibney Dance: Agnes Varis Performing Arts Center | 280 Broadway
(Entrance at 53A Chambers), NYC.

Hope Is…
August 13, 2016 at 7:00PM- 9:00PM
Gibney Dance Center

We are finishing the sentence Hope is… with stories told through dance. Choreographers Impacted by cancer have come together for a dance benefit performance. All proceeds from admission will help set up a clinical trial at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center to provide genetic testing of BRCA 1 and 2 for a family who needs it.

“The second I started sharing my project with others, I became present to a whole new realm of possibilities and felt moved by dancers sharing how cancer has affected them,” said Geena Russo, producer of Hope Is. “We all have a story; we want to show you ours. I am most looking forward to this project because of the impact it can have.”

Tickets are $10 at the door, cash only
Contact Geena Russo at

Gibney Dance Center in Studio D | 280 Broadway New York, NY 10007

In Persistence of Memory
July 27 & 28, 2016 at 7pm
John Jay College Rooftop Plaza

CUNY Dance Initiative and John Jay College, in collaboration with Kinesis Project dance theatre present IN PERSISTENCE OF MEMORY, a lush outdoor performance shaped specifically for the gorgeous rooftop plaza at John Jay College, 860 11th Avenue, NYC on July 27 and 28, 2016 at 7pm.

The performance utilizes beautiful, fierce, expansive, playful and gestural movement to pursue the imperfection of memory. Through the choreography of bodies, image, space and sound on the open-air rooftop terrace, the dance unfolds before the audience. Riker has created a full experience with live music, vibrant costumes by designer Asa Thornton and hundreds of feet of fabric cut by visual artist Celeste Cooning. Tickets are $25 online at, or $30 at the door.

John Jay College Rooftop Plaza|860 11th Avenue
(between 58th & 59th Streets)

South Street Seaport Museum
and Kinesis Project dance theatre
Secrets and Seawalls
A collaborative experiment of dance and architecture
Thursday, July 20, 2017 at 7pm
Thursday, July 27, 2017 at 7pm
Sunday, July 30, 2017 at 5pm
Aboard the 1885 cargo ship Wavertree

The South Street Seaport Museum and Kinesis Project dance theatre present
Secrets and Seawalls on Thursday, July 20, 2017 at 7pm; Thursday, July 27, 2017 at 7pm; and Sunday, July 30, 2017 at 5pm aboard the restored 1885 full-rigged cargo sailing ship Wavertree.

Secrets and Seawalls is an evening of dance in two distinct acts. Inspired by storms and disruption, Melissa Riker, in collaboration with architect Lee H. Skolnick, FAIA, uses methods of dance and architecture to explore vulnerability, power, and how each are revealed. Dancers whisper across an expanse; stealing and sharing secrets in a shifting, immersive environment. The piece is spurred by questions: Does power exist in the structures we create? In the way we withhold information? Or, is it in the vulnerability revealed before the storm? The work premiered along the beach at Fort Tilden in Gateway National Park, The Rockaways in 2015.

Tickets are $30 ($25 for South Street Seaport Museum members) VIP tickets are $45 ($40 for members). VIP experience includes exclusive pre-show tour of Wavertree and after show meet and greet with the performers. Tickets are available at Https://

South Street Seaport Museum |12 Fulton St, New York, NY 10038

Works & Process at the Guggenheim
Announces the World Premiere of
Works & Process Rotunda Project: Daniil Simkin
Falls the Shadow withchoreography by Alejandro Cerrudo
September 4 & 5, 2017 at 8pm and 9:30pm
The Guggenheim Museum

Spearheaded by American Ballet Theatre principal Daniil Simkin, with new choreography by Alejandro Cerrudo, and projection design by
Dmitrij Simkin, Falls the Shadow is a new 30-minute work made in and for the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum rotunda. It will feature dancers Daniil Simkin, ABT soloist Cassandra Trenary and Hubbard Street dancers
Andrew Murdock and Ana Lopez.

In "real-time," their movements will be captured by motion sensors, generating 3-D mapped visuals that will be projected onto the surface of the rotunda to create an immersive experience that meshes technology, music, visuals, fashion, and dance.

In 2017, Works & Process, the performing arts series at the Guggenheim, launched a new initiative, commissioning site-specific residencies and performances for the iconic Guggenheim Museum rotunda. Falls the Shadow will be the second Works & Process Rotunda Project and will be the culmination of rotunda residencies spanning five-weeks.

This 30-minute performance will be viewed from the ramps and requires audience members to stand for the duration of the program. Limited seating with diminished views available on the rotunda floor.

WorldStage is the technology partner for Falls the Shadow.

$40, $35 Guggenheim Members and Friends of Works & Process
Box Office (212) 423-3575 or
May 31 - Priority Ticketing for $500+ Friends of Works & Process
June 7 - General Ticketing

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum Rotunda | 1071 Fifth Avenue, New York



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