AileyCamp Hosts Open House


We are so excited to welcome guests to AileyCamp this year.  Today, we toured Paseo Academy of Fine and Performing Arts and watched the kids and their instructors in action.

AileyCamp is celebrating 30 YEARS and we can’t continue to provide this inspirational and educational youth program without the support of our community, local companies and dedicated individuals.

AileyCamp is a six-week summer day camp that introduces students to the physical and mental elements of dance. Through dance education, campers increase their leadership skills and enjoy a variety of athletic and social activities. They learn that dance is challenging, fun, and helps them in school, in sports and in life!

This type of programming can be crucial to closing education gaps. By sixth grade, students in middle-income families receive more than 4,000 hours of afterschool and summer learning than students in low-income families. Each year, 100 boys and girls in Missouri and 100 boys and girls in Kansas are selected to attend AileyCamp for free (a $1,275 value per camper).  The cost is covered by KCFAA thanks to cash and in-kind donations from corporations, foundations, government agencies, community groups and individuals.

AileyCamp participants receive breakfast, lunch and daily dance classes — along with dance attire, dance shoes and a dance bag — as well as other creative communication instruction, such as spoken word, creative writing, visual arts, percussion or theater classes.

In case you missed today’s open house, another one is scheduled tomorrow.  Check out the videos of today’s event!  And don’t forget to mark your calendars for the AileyCamp final performances July 6 & 7!

8:30 – 9:30 a.m.

Wednesday June 6

West Middle School

2600 N 44th St., Kansas City, KS 66104