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Sign up now for Alvin Ailey Dance Camp

AileyCamp Chicago uses the magic of dance to touch the lives of youth through a FREE camp presented by Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater and the Chicago Park District.

About Ailey Camp Alvin

Ailey believed that dance is for everybody. AileyCamp represents a vital component of Alvin Ailey’s vision: using the power of dance to enrich and positively impact the lives of children.

AileyCamp is a fun-filled, six-week summer day camp where young people ages 11-14 learn to dance and explore their creativity.

The program helps youth develop their self-confidence in an atmosphere of warmth, respect, and trust. Campers take dance classes from experienced teaching artists in popular styles such as West African, jazz, ballet, and the Lester Horton technique (which is the basis of many of Alvin Ailey’s works). Campers also particiate in workshops to build leadership and communication skills, and enjoy a variety of athletic and social activities.

Camp Curriculum

The AileyCamp curriculum includes:

Daily dance technique classes:
Horton-based modern, ballet, jazz, and West African or tap
Personal development classes: goal setting, nutrition, conflict resolution, positive self-image, and career and leadership development
Creative communication classes: visual arts based workshops, creative writing and personal expression projects.

Interested participants should begin by contact AileyCamp Chicago Camp Director Lazette Rayford, 872-222-9430. 

This activity is presented by Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater in partnership with the Chicago Park District.

Camp is held at Collins Academy High School with Douglas Park

1313 S Sacramento Dr, Chicago, IL 60623

Jul 5, 2016 to Aug 12, 2016

Mon-Fri. 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.