AileyCamp celebrates 30 years of teaching kids to dance

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The prestigious Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater's AileyCamp is celebrating its 30th anniversary.

About 1,000 kids citywide are participating in the weekslong, free summer program to learn the art of different types of dance, including ballet, modern, jazz and West African.

The kids will get to show off what they learned with a performance next month at the Hostos Center for the Arts & Culture.

This year marks 60 years since the dance company was founded. AileyCamp was the last foundation created by Ailey before his death in 1989.

Organizers say the camp is made possible by funding through Children’s Aid. 

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