AileyCamp

Founded by Alvin Ailey and the Kansas City Friends of Alvin Ailey in 1989, AileyCamp targets students with academic, social and domestic challenges—criteria that often determine a child's risk of dropping out of school—but also welcomes students who have little opportunity to develop their artistic interests. An important aspect of the program's success is in providing positive adult and peer role models, and giving campers an invaluable opportunity to explore their creativity, learn to master their bodies, and strengthen their respect for themselves and others within a supportive framework that gives them an important foundation for the future.

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AileyCamp New York Celebrates its 25th Year as Part of National Program that Inspires and Educates Young Students through Dance and Personal Development

(New York, NY) June 25, 2015 – Since its inaugural summer in 1991, AileyCamp New York has been using the art of dance as a means to stretch the minds, bodies, and spirits of young students in Washington Heights. Now celebrating its 25th anniversary, AileyCamp New York, is one of the eight AileyCamps across the country helping young people reach their full potential.

AileyCamp Enriches Inner-City Youth This Summer In 9 Cities Nationwide Including The Launch Of The First Ever AileyCamp Baltimore

AileyCamp, the innovative full-scholarship day camp will provide life-changing and meaningful experiences to students in nine cities across the United States and welcomes the first ever AileyCamp in Baltimore, Maryland thanks to the support of Towson University. This inspiring program uses the art of dance as a means to stretch the mind, body, and spirit of approximately 900 inner-city students this summer.

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WSVN 7 News - Spotlight Shines On Young Performers As AileyCamp 2015 Ends

Dozens of local middle-schoolers took center stage at the Adrienne Arsht Center Saturday as the seventh AileyCamp Miami drew to a rousing close. After six weeks of hard work trying to nail every little step, these young dancers had to battle those butterflies in the stomach, but they conceded the show must go on.