AileyPPAS Spring Concert

Be sure to catch our Ailey dancers at the AileyPPAS Spring Concert. Performances are on Friday, June 3, at 7:30 pm and Saturday, June 4, at 3:00 and at 7:30. The performances will take place at the Citigroup Theater, which is situated in the Ailey building located at 405 West 55th Street. Please note that only fully vaccinated people will be allowed to attend the performance and that masks must be worn inside the Ailey building at all times. Order tickets now.

Dance in Focus Intensives

Dive into the world of dance in this free weekend program! Learn and create new choreography in fun, supportive workshops led by professional artists, and attend performances by world-class dance companies. The program culminates in a final performance where teens work together to create and perform an original piece that showcases their creative styles and new skills.

With the end of the school year in sight, apply today for one of two remaining programs:

Word. Sound. Power. Intensive with Jade Charon: Mar 27, Apr 2, Apr 3, Apr 9, Apr 10
Deadline: Mar 13, 2022

DanceAfrica Intensive: May 26, May 28, Jun 4, Jun 5 
Deadline: May 14, 2022

Get more information and apply now!

Dance Alum Shout-Out

Congratulations to Martina Viadana, PPAS Ailey major class of 2016, and Alex Policaro, PPAS Ailey major class of 2017. Both ladies performed this month at City Center’s Fall for Dance. Martina performed with Hope Boykin Dance while Alex is a company member of, and performed with, Ballet X.  We are all so happy and excited for our alumnae. We can’t wait to see what’s up next!

Dance Newsletter Dec 2020

Thank you, families!

Happy December, PPAS Family!

Thank you to all of the parents and guardians who joined us for our virtual curriculum and cocktails last month. It was great connecting with you and getting to see our school family during these difficult and unprecedented times. We enjoyed meeting you and we hope that we were able to get some of your questions answered while providing you with an overview of the Ailey dance major’s curriculum.

As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact us at We’ll do our best to have your questions and concerns addressed in a timely manner.

Alvin Ailey’s Revelations turns 60!

December 2nd marked the kickoff to The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater’s first ever virtual season and its absolutely free to view. Register to view the Opening Night Virtual Benefit featuring Revelations Reimagined now through December 9th. Continue to watch for new works from the company through December 31st.

Master Classes and Workshops For Our Dance Majors

Coming up in January, PPAS Ailey majors levels C and D will have the opportunity to participate in a 4 masterclass series with MICHIYAYA Dance. Students in levels A and B will participate in a contemporary workshop also taught by MICHIYAYA.

Last But Not Least

Last but not least, would you be interested in a virtual paint night fundraiser taught by Black Village Arts? Donation would be $30- $35 and would include all supplies. All funds would go to providing support to our dance majors. Please complete the interest survey. Be sure to include any ideas you may have as well!

On behalf our PPAS Dance Co-delegate Jasmine Battiste and myself, I would like to wish you and your families a joyous and safe holiday season and we look forward to connecting with you all in the New Year.

Dawn Bowen

PPAS/ Ailey Dance Co-Delegate

PPAS Dance Cocktails and Curriculum

November 12, 2020 at 6:30pm Via Zoom

Mr Asca and your dance delegates invite you to join us for a virtual meet and greet where we’ll discuss the dance curriculum across all 4 years and levels. Topics include technique classes, student participation, juries, regents exam and arts endorsement, events throughout the school year and ways to get involved!

There will be student demos of various techniques across the curriculum.


Don’t forget to B.Y.O.C(ocktail)

RSVP here to join us