Tony Danza, Ayodele Casel, Clifton Brown And More Join EMD In Harlem This March!

Elisa Monte Dance (EMD), the newest organization to call Harlem home, will return to City College’s Aaron Davis Hall for two original evenings of collaborative works in celebration of their 37th season. Continue Reading →

The Harlem Style Of Norton And Margot 1933 – 1947

tumblr_nkey1zNqqu1rb3osco2_500From 1933 until 1947 Margot Webb and Harold Norton performed on the Afro-American vaudeville circuits of night clubs and theatres in Harlem, around the Northeast and the Midwest. Continue Reading →

Ailey II Returns to The Ailey Citigroup Theater

On the heels of a 32-city world tour, Ailey II returns to The Ailey Citigroup Theater from March 14 – 25 for its annual New York season. Continue Reading →

Dance Parade Registration Now Open From Harlem To Hollis

Join Dance Parade as they gear up for the 12th Annual Dance Parade and Festival May 19th 2018. Last year they repealed the Cabaret Law. This year they celebrate “The Cabaret of Life!”
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Hi-ARTS Community Open House Uptown 2018

H-ARTS opens its doors for its first community open house of the season in the Hi-ARTS Performance Space at Artspace PS109 in partnership with Walker International Communications Group, Inc. on Wed, January 31, 2018.   Continue Reading →

MorDance Brings The Harlem Stride To Harlem

Mordancein its mission to create modern, relevant movement that maintains the integrity of classical ballet in collaboration with City College Center For the Arts, present Fats Waller’s Rhythm, a one night only world premiere on February 8 at 7:00  p.m. Continue Reading →

Interview: Omelika Kuumba Spelman College’s Drum Major From Harlem To Harare

By Robert Walker

Omelika Kuumba is Spelman College’s Instructor of African Dance Forms in the Department of Dance Performance & Choreography that has been a figurative “Drum Major” for the many students who are touched by her grace, focus and ability to unlock that God-given talent inside each one to achieve a quality of life beyond dance. Continue Reading →

Alvin Ailey’s Robert Battle Talks At Build

Alvin Ailey Dance Foundation’s mission is to further the pioneering vision of the choreographer, dancer and cultural leader Alvin Ailey by building an extended cultural community which provides dance performances, training and education, and community programs for all people. Continue Reading →

Congrats To Carmen de Lavallade And Others At The 40th Annual Kennedy Center Honors Gala

Congratulations to 2017 Kennedy Center honoree the fabulous Carmen de Lavallade at the 40th annual Kennedy Center Honors Gala who wore American designer B Michael A M E R I C A couture dress. Continue Reading →

Alvin Ailey’s Opening Night Gala Benefit In NY (Photographs)

Last night, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater’s holiday season at New York City Center kicked off with a star-studded Opening Night Gala Benefit performance and party that honored Ailey Board President Debra L. Lee (Chairman and Chief Executive Office of BET Networks) for her support of the Ailey organization since 2002. Continue Reading →

NYC Votes To Repeal 91-year-old Law Banning Dancing In Bars From Harlem To Hollis

Cut loose! New York City lawmakers voted Tuesday to legalize dancing in bars, repealing a 91-year-old law that banned boogieing at most city nightspots. Continue Reading →

Alvin Ailey Short Film On Paris Street Debuts In Celebration Of United Nations

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Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater is pleased to announce Rue Montorgueil, a joyful short film that sprang to life on a bustling Parisian street when Ailey company members performed with local dancers. Continue Reading →

NJCU Presents ‘AnJamison’ With Judith Jamison From The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

New Jersey City University (NJCU) will present an evening with Judith Jamison – the iconic dancer, choreographer and Artistic Director Emeritus of the renowned Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. Continue Reading →

Alvin Ailey Dance Foundation Opens The Elaine Wynn & Family Education Wing

At a festive ribbon-cutting, celebrated on the evening of October 18, leaders of the Ailey organization joined with dancers, students, donors, and friends from New York City’s dance community to open The Elaine Wynn & Family Education Wing, a 10,000-square-foot expansion of Ailey’s permanent home, The Joan Weill Center for Dance. Continue Reading →

Expansion, World Premiere, Alvin Ailey Reaches New Heights This Season

This fall, Ailey announces exciting highlights and achievements: a new wing will allow for more classes for students of The Ailey School and Ailey Extension at New York’s largest building dedicated to dance. Continue Reading →

The Limón Dance Company Dances Into City College Center In Harlem

The enduring legacy of pioneering dancer-choreographer José Limón will be feted at Aaron Davis Hall as the Limón Dance Company brings two of his most acclaimed works to Harlem audiences for the first time during a 7:00 p.m. program on Tuesday, October 24. Continue Reading →

Harlem’s Norma “Queen Of Swing” Miller, 1919 – (Video)

Norma Miller, born December 2, 1919 -, is a Lindy hop dancer known as the “Queen of Swing”. Continue Reading →

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Returns To City Center – You Going?

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, New York City Center’s Principal Dance Company, returns to the theater’s stage from November 29th – December 31st, 2017. Continue Reading →

Chicago’s Hiplet Channels The Dance Theatre Of Harlem And The A$AP Mob

In 1994, Homer Hans Bryant — dancer, instructor, and founder of the Chicago Multi-Cultural Dance Center — did something most classically trained performers would roll their eyes at. Continue Reading →

Herbert “Whitey” White Exported The Lindy Hop From Harlem To The World (Video)

Herbert “Whitey” White (that’s him above in the white tie and white streak in his hair), a former bouncer (and ex-prize fighter) at the [easyazon_link identifier=”0813035171″ locale=”US” tag=”harlemworld-20″]Savoy Ballroom[/easyazon_link] exported the Lindy Hop from Harlem to dance halls around the world. Continue Reading →