Saturday, July 30, 2011

Ailey Camp: Talent Show

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AileyCamp, the innovative full-scholarship summer day camp, created by the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater launched in Newark, New Jersey for the first time this summer.  The camp gives 100 of the city’s 11- to 14-year-olds the chance to use dance to spark their creativity, build self-esteem and prepare for life.

More than 200 students applied for the 100 slots in the Newark program, which is free and presented in collaboration with Newark Public Schools and the New Jersey Performing Arts Center. The campers were chosen for their enthusiasm and interest, not their dancing abilities.

The picture above is from a talent show, which is a preparation for their upcoming graduation showcase in August 10th at New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC).