ATLANTA - The names Alvin Ailey and Atlanta Ballet are synonymous with great dancing, and once again this summer, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater is teaming up with Atlanta Ballet to present an incredible opportunity to some young dancers.
Atlanta Ballet's AileyCamp is a six-week summer camp which serves one-hundred middle school children at no cost to families. The day camp is open to students ages 11 to 14 from underserved communities, and seeks to introduce them to the artistry of dance and to recognize its physical, mental, and emotional benefits.
The students take classes in various styles of dance, including ballet, jazz, and West African, as well as study different forms of communication and leadership skills. This year's camp continues through July 7, and is taking place at Drew Charter School.
Good Day Atlanta's Paul Milliken spent the morning at Drew Charter School, learning more about this unique opportunity for young men and women.