100 Middle School students. Six weeks. One life changing eperience.
About the Project
In partnership with the world renowned Alvin Ailey American
Dance Theatre in NYC, Atlanta Ballet’s AileyCamp is an intensive six-week
summer program which uses dance as a vehicle for developing:
- creative expression
- critical thinking skills
You can help Atlanta area students receive a life changing summer camp experience by giving today!
Camp Director, Diane Sales shared a story from last year’s camp to illustrate how the camp’s personal development programming can assist a camper in finding their own internal strength.
It was immediately clear to me that one of our first-time students lacked confidence and felt out of place as a dancer. I thought I wouldn’t see her again after that first day. But she showed up for the second day and each day thereafter. I was immediately impressed with her level of drive and perseverance. Even though she never excelled at dance and continued to struggle with coordination, she never gave up. Part of her drive came from the support she received from the camp community. Both her peers and teachers encouraged her every step of the way. During a personal development class, she said, “I know I am the worst one in ballet”, which was followed by a chorus of classmates saying, “No! You do so well!” After watching her all summer, I saw her transform at the camp’s final performance.
The guiding concept of Atlanta Ballet’s AileyCamp is that dance is a powerful vehicle for change.
Be a part of that change by supporting Atlanta Ballet's AileyCamp today!
Photo by Kim Kenney.
Atlanta Ballet's AileyCamp is made possible by the generous support of
Our generous sponsors will contribute $1 for every $1 donated to this project up to $5,000 ! (pending matching fund availability)
Donate $25 or moreEvery donor that gives $25 or more will receive a digital photo album from this summer's Atlanta Ballet's AileyCamp performance so that you can see the heart warming work your donation makes possible.Amount is fully tax-deductible
Donate $100 or moreEvery donor that gives $100 or more will receive a postcard from a camper at Atlanta Ballet's AileyCamp.Amount is fully tax-deductible
Donate $1,000 or moreEvery donor at the $1000 level and above will be invited to attend Atlanta Ballet's AileyCamp performance to see the culmination of the camper's hardwork.(5 of 5 remaining)Amount is fully tax-deductible
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