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East Bay middle-schoolers learn how to fine-tune their dance skills — and so much more — at AileyCamp

Four dozen youngsters soon will be returning to school with plenty to say about what they did this summer after attending a dance camp on the University of California’s Berkeley campus. And they won’t only be talking about moves they learned like the jeté in ballet or jazz’s step ball change; Berkeley/Oakland AileyCamp — conceived by pioneering New York City-based choreographer Alvin Ailey in 1989 — also teaches lessons designed to set middle-schoolers up for success in all facets of their lives.