2/16/19 O&A NYC ITS SATURDAY- ANYTHING GOES: Yanis Marshall Heels Choreography If- Janet Jackson (Kaytranda Remix. Featuring Stevie Dore)

Yanis Marshall, a French dancer and choreographer specializes in suggestive choreography of male dancers wearing high heels shoes.  Continue reading

1/29/19 O&A NYC INSPIRATIONAL TUESDAY: Carmen de Lavallade’s Inspiring Women

Actress, dancer and choreographer Carmen de Lavallade tells the story of her cousin, ballet dancer Janet Collins. “There are times in your life when you want to give up, but she never did,” de Lavallade says. Continue reading

1/17/19 O&A NYC WITH WaleStylez FASHION: Nike’s First Round of Air Max 720 Drops

By Adewale Adekanbi Jr

Nike ushered in a new chapter to the Air Max line with a first look at the Nike Air Max 720. The Nike Air Max 720 will retail for $180 and will officially touch down in its Northern Lights colorway options on February 1,2019.

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1/11/19 O&A NYC SHALL WE DANCE FRIDAY: Interview with Gelsey Kirkland (60 Minutes 1987)

Former New York City Ballet dancer Gelsey Kirkland told “60 Minutes” in a 1987 interview. “[Balanchine] knocked on my chest and he said, ‘You know, dear, what is important is to see bones,”‘ … Down to the bone. That is what he believed was truly beautiful.” Continue reading

1/10/19 O&A NYC HEALTH AND FITNESS: The Dance Of The Village Elders Resume Classes Today

The Dance of The Village Elders will resume classes today, Thursday January 10th 2pm at St. Phillip’s Church (204 west 134th  Street). The 90-minutes class Thursday afternoon class incorporates stretching and breathing, calisthenics, aerobics and dance/choreography. The class is “senior specific” designed to encourage and aid each person reach their personal best. Continue reading

1/10/19 O&A NYC WITH WaleStylez FASHION: Nike Air Fear Of God 1 “Light Bone”

By Adewale Adekanbi Jr

Jerry Lorenzo‘s Nike Air Fear Of God 1 made quick work to the top of 2018’s sneaker ranks, earning high praise from outlets across the internet. Continue reading

1/1/19 O&A NYC IN MEMORARIUM: Ballroom icon Hector Xtravaganza (1958- 2018)

By Adewale Adekanbi

Ballroom icon Hector Xtravaganza passed away on December 30, 2018 in New York City, he was 60 years old. A dancer, activist, and HIV/AIDS advocate Hector used his art of vogue and love of ballroom (combined with his special flair for the “extravagant”) to enhance the lives of countless individuals in the  ballroom community for over thirty-five years. His death was officially announced Sunday on the House Of Xtravaganza’s facebook page- the house he loved so much that he adopted Xtravaganza as his legal surname. Continue reading

12/31/18 O&A NYC BRING IN THE NEW YEAR IN STYLE: Glogg- Swedish Christmas Cocktail

The Glogg Cocktail is a warming Scandinavian tipple is just what you need during chilly winter months. Continue reading