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June 25, 2015
(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.

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AileyCamp is an innovative summer program designed to serve inner-city children grades six through eight. 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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June 25, 2015
(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.
June 25, 2014
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.
June 27, 2013
AileyCamp, the innovative full-scholarship day camp celebrating its 25th year, will provide life-changing and meaninful experiences to students in eight cities across the United States this summer. This inspiring program uses the art of dance as a means to stretch the mind, body, and spirit of approximately 800 inner-city students.

Press Coverage

August 14, 2015
Dancers showed off their skills during their end-of-camp performance in the Bronx. After six weeks of practicing, more than 100 campers from the Alvin Ailey Dance Camp performed at the Hostos Community Theater.
August 02, 2015
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.
July 28, 2015
One of the nation's most celebrated dance companies, Alvin Ailey, is running a summer camp in Manhattan. As NY1's Lindsey Christ found out, AileyCamp, as it's called, is about more than dance.


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February 26, 2013
"I will not use the word can't to define my possibilities." - AileyCamp Daily Affirmation AileyCamp is an innovative summer program designed to serve inner-city children grades six through eight. Founded by Alvin Ailey and the Kansas City Friends of ...