AileyCamp is a six-week summer day camp where students are introduced to dance and come to respect the discipline of dance as a physical activity which requires athletic ability comparable to skills demanded by any sport. Campers also increase their leadership skills and enjoy a variety of athletic and social activities. They learn that dance is challenging, fun, and helpful to them in sports and life!
Who is Eligible? One hundred boys and girls per campsite, ages 11-14 entering grades 6-8 Missouri / grades 6-9 Kansas will be selected. No prior dance training is necessary.
How are students selected? Need, gender, desire to attend and complete the program, and ethnicity relative to district wide representation are factors in the selection process. KCFAA will conduct interviews in Missouri and Kansas. Students must be interviewed! Application does not guarantee acceptance.
When is AileyCamp?
AileyCamp is six action-packed weeks! Campers must attend each day, unless they are ill. Please do not apply if you cannot commit to sending your child each day for the entire six weeks. If you have other plans during the six-week camp session, PLEASE DO NOT APPLY.
What is the cost of AileyCamp? AileyCamp is free! Dance attire, transportation, field trips, breakfast, snacks and lunches are provided for campers thanks to generous cash and in-kind donations from corporations, foundations, government agencies, community groups, and individuals.
Where is AileyCamp? AileyCamp is held at two sites—one in Kansas City, Missouri and one in Kansas City, Kansas. Campers that reside within the KCPS summer programs in Missouri or within the KCKPS boundaries in Kansas will be transported by school bus to and from designated pickup points. Campers that reside outside district boundaries must arrange their own transportation to and from camp.
Campers that reside in Topeka, KS will be transported daily by school bus to and from a designated pickup point.
Who Sponsors AileyCamp? AileyCamp is sponsored by Kansas City Friends of Alvin Ailey, a not-for-profit organization, incorporated in 1984 to establish an on-going presence of Alvin Ailey in Kansas City. KCFAA receives contributions from corporate, foundation, government and individual donors in addition to school district support.
How may I apply? Space is limited. Interested students may apply by means of in-school recruitment, online, or by calling KCFAA. Application does not guarantee acceptance. Call 816-471-6003 (Front Desk, ext. 0) today!
Applications are closed for 2017 AileyCamp.
Do you have questions?
Contact us today:
Kansas City Friends of Alvin Ailey
1714 East 18th Street
Kansas City, MO 64108