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2009 Diary

Week 6: July 27 - July 31


Thursday, July 30

Show Day!!!!!

Today is the finale performance of 2009 Berkeley/Oakland AileyCamp at Cal Performances. The AileyCampers will perform in front of their family members, friends and community members, equal to an almost sold-out house.

Below are some pictures of the campers getting ready before the big show!

Putting on make-up Putting on make-up Last minute pep talk Last minute pep talk
Here are some highlights from the show.


Tuesday, July 28

Video: Personal Development with Shawn Nealy

Although the campers receive professional dance training, the aim of AileyCamp is not to train professional dancers, but to instill within the campers a sense of discipline and healthy self-esteem. In this video, Personal Development instructor Shawn Nealy shares how her class supports and provides AileyCampers tools that explore resolving conflict, enhance communication skills and build self-image.


Monday, July 27

Video: AileyCamp Bus Driver

It is the last week of AileyCamp and everyone's energy is in high gear. Fortunately for many campers living in Oakland, the AileyCamp bus makes it possible for them to arrive to AileyCamp quickly and safely. Learn more about the AileyCamp bus and diligent bus driver Alma Guadiana with whom many campers start their official AileyCamp day.


AileyCamp video
Want to learn more about the Berkeley/Oakland AileyCamp at Cal Performances? Watch this seven minute video that follows a group of Berkeley campers from beginning impressions through the grand finale performance.