Celebrity Series of Boston is currently holding its Thirteenth Annual AileyCamp Boston, a tuition-free summer camp designed for middle school students attending Boston-area middle schools and running July 2-August 10.

Operated by Celebrity Series' Arts, Education and Community Program, AileyCamp was founded by the late Alvin Ailey and the Kansas City Friends of Alvin Ailey in 1989. A full scholarship summer day camp for 11-14 year olds, the program uses dance as a vehicle for developing self-esteem, self-discipline, creative expression, and critical thinking skills.

The camp culminates in a final performances which will take place August 9 at 7pm at the Strand Theatre.

Other AileyCamp programs are currently operated in Kansas City, Missouri; Kansas City, Kansas; New York City; Staten Island, NY; Atlanta, Georgia; Chicago; Berkeley, California; Newark, NJ; Miami, Florida; and Bridgeport, Connecticut.

For more information about Alvin Ailey, click here.