Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater – Sesame Street (Emotions)

Having won more Grammy and Emmy awards than any other children’s show, Sesame Street, a non profit educational organization, brings members of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater onto its stage and into its programming by inviting dancers from this world-renowned company to teach emotions through movement.

Watch how the dancers move, notice their facial expressions, and listen to the music. You’ll quickly see how easily any young child can learn to identify basic emotions in a simple and fun manner whether that emotion is…

Happy 🙂

Sad 🙁 or…


Oh! And the intro? By none other than Sesame Street’s…. Elmo!

This was one of three appearances that the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater made on Sesame Street in 2001. I hope you’ll want to like then share this appearance of AAADT on this long-running American children’s television series.


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