First Friday June


KCFAA First Fridays are BACK ON THE VINE!! Join us for a free Hip-Hop Class with teaching artist D’Eirre on 6/4/2021 at 6:30 PM. Meet us outside of our studio at 1714 E 18th St, Kansas City, MO 64108, on the corner of 18th & Woodland. Class will be outside on the Vine and Covid safety protocols will be followed.

Virtual First Friday August 7!


Register to receive access to the virtual classes or email and we will send you the link to join in the fun! Learn more 

Virtual First Friday June 5!


Register to receive access to the virtual classes or email and we will send you the link to join in the fun!

Studio Class Cancellation Notification – January 11, 2020

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Because we care about the safety of our staff and our customers, we are cancelling studio classes for Saturday, January 11, 2020. Please be safe if you are driving!

Join us for First Friday – September Style!

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Every month, Kansas City Friends of Alvin Ailey is proud to offer FREE dance classes at our Studio.  It will be a beautiful evening to dance the night away!  Friday, September 6, 2019.

AileyCamp the Group to Perform at KC Dance Day


Kansas City Friends of Alvin Ailey is proud to participate in KC Ballet’s KC Dance Day on August 24th, 2019.  AileyCamp the Group will be performing at this FREE event.  Come out to see the performances and bring the family!

12:05 p.m. – AileyCamp – The Group

12:25 p.m. – Kansas City Youth Ballet

12:45 p.m. – Culture House

1:05 p.m. – UMKC Conservatory Dance Ensemble

The 9th annual KC Dance Day will be held at the Bolender Center from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. with FREE dance classes and FREE performances, including an open rehearsal by Kansas City Ballet company!

Everyone attending KC Dance Day must register. You will receive a wristband upon entry that will allow you access into all the free offerings.


Parent/guardians must register for children under 18 years of age. Only one registration per participant/family is needed.


Lunch will be served from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. by Two Guys and a Grill. You may purchase a $7 meal ticket in the lobby for your choice of a hamburger, veggie burger, hotdog, or chicken breast plus chips and bottled water. In addition, the Tropical Sno Shaved Ice Truck will be onsite from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. (lunch price does not include a snow cone).

All events take place at the TODD BOLENDER CENTER, 500 W. PERSHING, just west of Union Station. get map

Between 9:00 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. we will offer a complimentary shuttle trolley from the parking at the Union Station Garage to the Bolender Center. There is a charge for parking at Union Station.

At KC Dance Day, you will receive a wristband that will allow you access into all the free offerings. For classes, just wear exercise clothes/shoes and arrive at the Bolender Center 15 minutes before class time to check-in and get your wristband.

Camps For Kids Matching Donations for AileyCamp Until July 31!

All donations designated to AileyCamp through the Camps For Kids website will be matched until July 31.  This means that every $25 gift turns into $50! $500 into $1000! $1500 into $3000! All with one goal: to help send Missouri and Kansas youth to AileyCamp!
Camps For Kids will match your gift dollar-for-dollar up to $1,500 per individual. Not only does your gift double, you can also use your gift to become a KCFAA member – there are several levels to choose from ($35, $120, $240, $420, $900 and Releve` at $1,500)!  Simply go through the steps below and reply here to confirm your gift is also for membership.
AileyCamp is a summer day camp for middle-school-age youth that teaches essential life skills through dance. Each year, more than 200 youth benefit from AileyCamp, which provides uniforms, meals, transportation and field trips for free. Your gift will help provide supplies for our students.
With your help, Camps For Kids will allow KCFAA to raise $39,000 or more for AileyCamp! The campaign ends July 31 and we need your help!
How can you help?
Write a Check:
  1. Decide on a gift amount (up to $1,500 per individual will be matched)
  2. Make your Check payable to: CAMPS FOR KIDS
  3. Note in the MEMO section: AileyCamp 
  4. Mail your check to KCFAA, 1714 E. 18th Street, KCMO 64108
Donate Online:
  1. Visit
  2. Click on the Donate now button (on the right)
  3. Choose the AileyCamp Designated Donation Option (on the left)
  4. Enter your donation amount
  5. Hit send
** You MUST note on check or designate AileyCamp online for KCFAA to receive the matching donation!


How do YOU benefit?
Your donation is not only tax deductible, but can also be applied to a KCFAA membership. For a list of member benefits, visit
** Note: Your donation tax letter will come from Camps For Kids, not KCFAA. 
Thank you for your continued support and commitment to our mission. If you have any questions about your donation, please feel free to contact us!

First Friday JULY Edition


Join us for our FREE First Friday dance classes Friday, July 5 at the KCFAA Studio!  AfroBeat begins at 6 p.m. and HipHop begins at 7 p.m.

Bring your friends, bring the family!

AileyCamp Final Performances!


Our 2019 AileyCamp final performances are the perfect opportunity to show support for KCFAA and the students who have worked hard this summer! Join KCFAA as we celebrate our 35th Anniversary and experience the power of AileyCamp – now in its 31st season in Missouri and 19th in Kansas. Come out to see why your support matters.

AileyCamp began in Kansas City and has since been replicated in 10 cities across America. AileyCamp is a testament to Alvin Ailey’s commitment to “deliver dance back to the people”.

The program uses the art of dance to teach young students critical life skills, pro-social skills and healthy lifestyle choices. Each year, our staff members work with more than 200 middle school-age students (10-15), on both sides of the Stateline, to help them create the personal tools needed to improve self-discipline, critical thinking and problem-solving skills.

Come out to one or both of the final performances and experience the Ailey magic!

Tuesday, July 2

7 p.m.

Wyandotte High School

Wednesday, July 3

7 p.m.

Paseo Academy of the Performing Arts


2019 Summer Dance Final Performance


Please join us to celebrate the accomplishments of our Summer Dance students! KCFAA provides the 4-week Summer Dance intensive program in partnership with the Kansas City Public Schools for students in grades 9-12. The Summer Dance curriculum focuses on ballet, modern, jazz, hip-hop dance technique classes, and yoga classes, in addition to dance repertory classes. Students have been participating in two technique classes daily, learning choreography all in anticipation for the final performance!

Thursday, June 27, 2019
10:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Paseo Academy of Fine and Performing Arts
4747 Flora Ave.
Kansas City, MO 64110