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AileyCamp Baltimore- Applications Now Open

What is AileyCamp?

AileyCamp is an innovative summer program for youth, ages 11-14, 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.

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. Conceived by Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater and run locally by Towson University, AileyCamp combines professional level dance training with personal development activities.

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 there can be a bright future. Currently there are AileyCamps in Seattle, Wash; Atlanta, Ga.; Berkeley, Calif.; Kansas City, Kan.; Kansas City, Mo.; Bridgeport, Conn.; Miami, Fla.; Newark, N.J.; and New York City.

How to Apply

Step 1: Fill out the AileyCamp application

Step 2: Email, fax, or mail your application to AileyCamp Baltimore at Towson University

Step 3: Check your mail and email for confirmation of your interview date and time.


Towson University Center for the Arts: Open House and Interviews March 4, 2017.

AileyCamp Baltimore Open House will be held on Saturday, March 4th at Towson University's Center for the Arts. There will be 2 sessions of interviews. Once you send in your application you will receive a letter/email with your interview time. Students are strongly encouraged to arrive 30 minutes prior to the interview.

Tours of the Department of Dance will be available. Galleries will also be open to the public until 4 p.m. For more information about our current exhibits please visit Arts Exhibitions.

PLEASE NOTE: In order to interview you must submit the completed application and it must be signed by a parent or guardian in order to interview by February 24th. YOUR PARENT DOES NOT HAVE TO BE PRESENT FOR THE INTERVIEW.


Print and fill out the AileyCamp Application and email, fax, or mail your application in by February 24, 2017.

Email: [email protected] Fax: (410) 704-6026


Applicants will be notified by email & mail no later than May 5th, 2017.

Please do not call or email about your status unless you have not heard from us by 5 p.m. on May 5, 2017.


AileyCamp Open House will be held at the Towson University Center for the Arts. The campus is accessible by public transportation or by car. Please park in the Union Garage and enter through main entrance on Cross Campus Drive and proceed to the second floor to sign in.


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