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"I will not use the word can't to define my possibilities." - AileyCamp Daily Affirmation

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.

AileyCamp is an innovative summer program 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 that there can be a bright future.