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Arts, Culture & Fun: Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration in the Heights

Saturday, October 13, 2018

10:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.

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Join us in the Heights for the annual Hispanic Heritage Month celebration in the park.

Kick off the morning with Zumba, yoga, and art making. The afternoon is all about dance with Ailey Extension dance instructor Katherine Jimenez leading a NY Style Mambo class. After her class it's a Latin dance party with professional salsa dance demos, dance instruction, and open dance for all levels led by Lorenz Latin Dance Studio .  

  • 10:00 a.m. --- Zumba
  • 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. --- Arts, Crafts, and Games
  • 11:15 a.m. --- Morning Yoga
  • 12:00 p.m. --- Free Dancing with Latin Music
  • 1:00 p.m. --- NY Style Mambo Workshop with Alvin Ailey Extension
  • 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. --- Latin Dance Workshop with Lorenz Latin Dance Studio

About Katherine Jimenez
Born in New York City, Katherine began her dance training at The Ailey School in the Junior Division at a very young age. Soon after, she continued on scholarship at the Professional Performing Arts School and The Ailey School Pre-Professional Division.

While at Ailey, she had the opportunity to work with prominent teachers, choreographers, and dancers from around the world, though never forgetting her first love, Mambo. At the tender age of 7, she began training and studying with renowned masters on NY Style Mambo. After years of training and competing at world class competitions, she began to tour around the world performing and teaching Mambo workshops.

With over 10 years of experience, Katherine is able to break down complex patterns so that everyone can understand them while teaching traditional technique with contemporary style.

About Alvin Ailey Extension
The Ailey Extension offers real classes for real people to embody the legacy of Mr. Ailey by bringing dance back to the people and making dance accessible to all people. Our instructors are committed to creating a welcoming and inclusive environment to give you an unforgettable dance experience.

About Lorenz Latin Dance Studio
The Lorenz Latin Dance Studio is the Premier and Largest Salsa/Latin Dance Studio in New York City.  They will entertain with professional dance demo's, dance instruction, followed by open dance for all levels.

In case of rain the event moves indoors.


J Hood Wright Park in J. Hood Wright Park
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Event Organizer

Arts, Culture & Fun

Contact Number

(212) 927-1563


Accessible, Education, Dance, Fitness, Theater, Outdoor Fitness, Seniors, Hispanic Heritage Month

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