405 W. 55th St.
New York, NY 10019
The renowned Ailey School, under directors Tracy Inman and Melanie Person, serves as the official school of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. The School is a professional dance institution with one of the best, most diverse programs available. The Ailey School’s Junior Division offers classes for children beginning at age 3. The First Steps and Bounding Boys programs offer an enjoyable introduction to dance, bringing the joy of music and creative movement to young children. The pre-professional program for students ages 7-17 encompasses a broad curriculum of dance classes including Horton, Limón and Graham-based modern dance techniques, classical ballet, tap, West African and Spanish dance. Classes are taught by professional dancers who are nurturing dance instructors with extensive experience working with children. Year-end performances are held in the School’s own theater as well as other venues. Visit www.theaileyschool.edu for more details.