Kansas City Friends of Alvin Ailey’s AileyCamp 2021 is in person at Paseo Academy of the Fine and Performing Arts in Missouri and Gloria Willis Middle School in Kansas. AileyCamp begins Monday, June 21, and ends Thursday, July 15 in Kansas and Friday, July 16 in Missouri. Camp hours are 7:30 AM – 2:10 PM Monday through Friday.
What is AileyCamp?
AileyCamp is a four-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 helps them in other sports and in life!
Who is Eligible?
One hundred boys and girls per campsite, ages 11-14 currently in grades 5-7 in Missouri / grades 5-8 in Kansas will be selected from applications received. Students must reside in Missouri to attend camp at the Missouri site or reside in Kansas to attend camp at the Kansas site. No prior dance training is necessary.
How are students selected?
Need, gender, and ethnicity relative to district wide representation are factors in the selection process. Applying does not guarantee selection.
When is AileyCamp?
AileyCamp is four weeks, June 21 through July 16, 2021 in Missouri and June 21 through July 15, 2021 in Kansas. Camp starts at 7:30 AM and ends at 2:10 PM, Monday – Friday. These are four 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 four weeks. If you have other plans during the four-week camp session, PLEASE DO NOT APPLY.
What is the cost of AileyCamp?
AileyCamp is free! Class instruction, dance attire, transportation, field trips, breakfast and lunch are provided for campers thanks to generous cash and in-kind donations from corporations, foundations, government agencies, community groups and individuals.
Where is AileyCamp?
Paseo Academy of the Fine and Performing Arts in Missouri and Gloria Willis Middle School in Kansas.
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.
What happens if we continue to socially distant due to the COVID-19 Pandemic?
We will notify you if that happens and AileyCamp will be four weeks beginning June 21 and ending Friday, July 16. Sixty students will be selected to attend Virtual AileyCamp. Virtual AileyCamp 2021 is a distance learning program at your home. Virtual AileyCamp hours are 8:00 am – 12:45 pm Monday through Friday. Tablets and Hotspots are available for students that need them.
Questions? Contact us today:
Phone: 816.471.6003, ext. 0