Celebrating the Life of Alvin Ailey

Celebrating the Life of Alvin Ailey

In celebration of what would have been Alvin Ailey’s 85th birthday, dancers and dance lovers gathered at the Ailey Extension for a panel titled “Celebrating the Life of Alvin Ailey”, giving us the history of the dance company, veteran dancer’s relationship with Mr. Ailey and insight on how the company is keeping his legacy alive. Renee Robinson moderated the panel with former company member Donna Wood, Ailey II’s Artistic Director...

Radio City Christmas Spectacular

I love doing new and different things in my own city. To get myself in the “Christmas Spirit“, I attended the Radio City Christmas Spectacular. It was my first time in Radio City. As you enter the venue, there is a gorgeous grand chandelier I have ever seen. Catered to children, it isn’t a long show; about an hour and a half or so. I was able to get a...

Thrill The World NYC 2014

I never grew up celebrating Halloween, but this year I went to the annual “Trill the World NYC” flash mob in Coney Island, Brooklyn. This was also a tribute to the late king of pop, Michael Jackson with people dancing to his mega-hit “Thriller”. You may remember from the Hip-Hop and Soca Dance classes I took with LaShaun Prescott and Kiara Ross earlier this year that I have some past...

Soca Dance Class with La Shaun Prescott

Today was the last day of NYC Dance Week so I attended Soca Dance with La Shaun Prescott at the Mark Morris Dance Center. My cousin is a teacher at Elle in Trinidad, so attending the class was a form of support for the company. About Soca Dance Class Soca dance is a fun dance workout accompanied by Soca music. The class starts with a short warm-up, basic moves traditionally done to...

New York City Dance Week

NYC Dance Week is back and will be held this year from June 19-28, 2014. I am a lover of the arts (especially dance), so there is definitely some excitement to attend these classes. About Dance Week (from nycdanceweek.org) Dance Week collaborates with noted studios in New York City to celebrate the joy and diversity of dance with an exhilarating 10-day event of FREE dance, fitness and wellness classes. The event engages the community...