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What is AileyCamp?

The AileyCamp program provides youth from Baltimore and surrounding areas, between the ages of 11 and 14, with an opportunity to explore their creativity, master their bodies, and strengthen their respect for themselves and others within a supportive framework.

Alvin Ailey believed that “dance is for everybody,” and was especially dedicated to using dance to enhance the lives of underserved children. AileyCamp represents a vital continuation of Alvin Ailey’s vision, using the power of dance to enrich and positively alter the lives of children. Conceived by Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater and run locally by Towson University, AileyCamp combines professional level dance training with personal development activities.

AileyCamp is a FREE innovative summer program for children ages 11-14 that uses disciplined dance training, creative writing instruction, personal development, and communication workshops, to help campers develop a respect for themselves and others that meaningfully impacts their lives.

Since its inception in 1989, this vital program has reached thousands of youth across the country, providing direction and hope to children who are most in need of knowing there can be a bright future. Currently there are AileyCamps in Seattle, Wash; Atlanta, Ga.; Berkeley, Calif.; Kansas City, Kan.; Kansas City, Mo.; Bridgeport, Conn.; Miami, Fla.; Newark, N.J.; and New York City.

Who can be part of AileyCamp?

Campers will be selected based on recruitment and interview sessions. Campers will not be selected because of prior dance experience or talent. AileyCamp is looking for children who are most in need of knowing there can be a bright future.

Interested in Working with AileyCamp? Download the AileyCamp Staff PDF for application requirements and job descriptions.


How much does it cost?

Camp is FREE! All we ask is for dedication, passion and participation. AileyCamp is entirely tuition-free for all participants. Instruction, dance attire, field trips and meals (breakfast and lunch) are provided.

When is AileyCamp 2016?

June 20th-July 15th 2015
Hours: Camp begins at 8:30 a.m., and ends at 3:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.

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TU Community Dance
Center for the Arts, Room 1002V (map)

Phone: 410-704-3495
Fax: 410-704-3752



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