The Harlem Swing Dance Society: Promoting The Lindy Hop in Harlem

Crowd Outside the Savoy, HarlemBy Lil Nickelson

The Harlem Swing Dance Society (“THSDS”) is leading a dance renaissance in Harlem, the birth place of the lindy hop and swing.  Continue Reading →

Harlem School Of The Arts To launch ART Makers Featuring Award-Winning Camille A. Brown

camille-a-brown1Harlem School of the Arts (HSA) will launch its new intimate conversation series, ART Makers, featuring Dancer and Choreographer Camille A. Brown. Continue Reading →

Dance Theatre Of Harlem’s Virginia Johnson Among Dance Award Recipients

danceed-185Jody and John Arnhold have donated $4.365 million to Teachers College, Columbia University to establish a new doctoral program in Dance Education that will prepare those who educate dance teachers, policy makers, and leaders in the field. Continue Reading →

HW Pick: Ailey Launches Program to Inspire Young Harlemites And Others

ailey-launches-program-to-inspire-young-new-yorkersThe Ailey organization is launching a Young New York program in conjunction with Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater’s annual holiday season at New York City Center (November 30 – December 31). Continue Reading →

Aly’s Dancing School East 125th Street Harlem, NY, 1912

aly-s-dancing-school-southeast-corner-east-125th-street-1912-harlem-manhattan-nyc-20Seems there has been dancing in Harlem for centuries! A fantastic street level black and white photograph of the Aly’s (not Alvin) Dancing School on the southeast corner at East 125th and 124th Streets and Lenox Avenue, (on the right hand corner), Harlem, New York, 1912 .

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CCCA Presents “MADIBA: A Dance Workshop,” In Harlem


The City College Center for the Arts (CCCA) continues its 2016 – 2017 season with Jeremy McQueen and the Black Iris Project’s “MADIBA: A Dance Workshop,” a celebration of the inspiring life of Nelson Mandela. Continue Reading →

Tap Sensation Chloé Arnold Heads To City College In Harlem

chloe-arnolds-apartment-2International tap dance superstar Chloé Arnold is bringing her dynamic dance collective to the City College Center for the Arts (CCCA). Chloé Arnold’s Apartment 33, a dream team of high-energy hoofers, will bring the world premiere of its magnetic tap dance show “Where Dreams Are Made” to Aaron Davis Hall at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, September 30. Continue Reading →

National Dance Institute (NDI) Announce Traci Lester As New Executive Director

new-director-in-harlem1National Dance Institute (NDI),  the non-profit organization that has been using the pathways of the arts to motivate children toward excellence since its founding 40 years ago by legendary ballet dancer, Jacques d’Amboise, announced, that Traci Lester joined the organization as Executive Director.  Continue Reading →

Alvin Ailey Announces NYC Center Season 2016

Alvin+Ailey+American+Dance+Theater's+Jacqueline+Green+in+Alvin+Ailey's+Revelations.+Photo+by+Paul+Kolnik._4159d895-290b-41f2-8183-346d050b630b-prvAlvin Ailey American Dance Theater, New York City Center’s Principal Dance Company, returns to the New York City Center stage from November 30th – December 31st, 2016.  Continue Reading →

Summer On The Hudson, Dances For All Abilities In Harlem


Summer on the Hudson with Dances for a Variable Population master teacher Naomi Goldberg Haas and members of the intergenerational company will lead Variable Pop, a dance workshop for seniors and all other ages and abilities.   Continue Reading →