Now in its 28th year, AileyCamp is now underway this summer in 10 cities nationwide - inspiring students in challenging situations to discover their underlying potential, as well as the paths to set and achieve positive goals. Founded in 1989 by Alvin Ailey, the full-scholarship day camp uses the art of dance as a means to stretch the mind, body and spirit of more than 1,000 underserved students ages 11 to 14.
Nasha Thomas, National Director of AileyCamp/Arts In Education Spokesperson & Master Teacher
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AileyCamp Expands To 10 Cities Inspiring And Educating Inner-City Youth Through Dance And Personal Development
AileyCamp is expanding to serve more than 1,000 young people in ten cities across the country. From New York all the way to the newest camp in Seattle, WA, AileyCamps will guide students to believe in their unlimited 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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THE BRONX - The prestigious Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater's AileyCamp is celebrating its 30th anniversary. About 1,000 kids citywide are participating in the weekslong, free summer program to learn the art of different types of dance, including ballet, modern, jazz and West African. The kids will get to show off what they learned with a performance next month at the Hostos Center for the Arts & Culture. This year marks 60 years since the dance company was founded. AileyCamp was the last foundation created by Ailey before his death in 1989. Organizers say the camp is made possible by funding through Children’s Aid.
Tamara Best has long loved Alvin Ailey's dance company- and so she leapt at the opportunity to learn on of its seminal pieces on a sunny evening at New York's Lincoln Center.
What will you do in this decade? These phenomenal women are at #theperfectage to level the playing fields for everyone with experience, wisdom and heart - watch them work. The Dancing Director, Nasha Thomas, 55, former ballet dancer and National Director of AileyCamp, an Alvin Ailey summer camp based in dance for underserved youth.