LADIES GET DOWN in NYC –
CELEBRATING WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH
Join Robin Dunn and Leaders in the field of hip hop to learn and celebrate the roots of a culture that has spread internationally!
NEW YORK CITY – March 8, 2010 — The Ailey Extension and E.D. Entertainment in association with Divine Rhythm Productions, is proud to present Ladies Get Down (LGD), an event created by hip hop’s well-known and respected, Robin Dunn (E.D. Entertainment) celebrating women in hip hop, on Saturday, March 27 from 5pm – 9:30pm and Sunday, March 28 from 2pm – 9pm. In honor of Women’s History Month, the event will feature 8 dance workshop classes taught by New York’s top female hip-hop artists, including Robin Dunn, Violeta Galagarza, Kim Holmes, Honey Rockwell, Miriam Morgan, Marjory Smarth, Snapshot & Wandeepop and Tweetie, and will take place at The Ailey Studios located at The Joan Weill Center for Dance (405 West 55th Street at 9th Avenue).
The first annual LGD Salute Awards Presentation and Open Cypher on Sunday, March 28th will pay homage to women who have contributed to the proliferation of hip hop dance and culture working as artists, performers and community leaders. There will be special guests and honorary performances in addition to a Cypher where these amazing women will have the opportunity to show off their skills. Participation by both men and women of all ages and levels is highly encouraged!
Robin Dunn has worked with some of the top artists in the business including Saturday Night Live, Pepsi, Nickelodeon, Apollo Amateur Night, Missy Elliot, The Braxtons featuring Jay Z (Soul Train Lady of Soul Awards), Sean Kingston and more. Robin is currently on faculty at The Ailey School and The Ailey Extension, and continues to tour the world as a F.A.C.E. coach/ motivational speaker and hip hop instructor.
To register for Ladies Get Down, visit www.aileyextension.com or call The Ailey Extension at 212-405-9500.
Open to the general public, The Ailey Extension features dance and fitness classes in a wide variety of techniques for all levels, including Horton, West African, Ballet, Hip Hop and Jazz, underscoring Mr. Ailey’s life-long commitment of bringing dance to everyone. The Ailey Extension was launched in April 2005 in conjunction with the opening of the Joan Weill Center for Dance (405 West 55th Street at 9th Avenue), Ailey’s permanent home and the nation’s largest building dedicated to dance. Since its inception, over 35,000 people have taken classes through this program.
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In the words of our inspirational Artistic Director, Judith Jamison, "If you can get yourself in the door, you can take a class!" Visit www.alvinailey.org for more information.