Local News Matters Arts & Entertainment newsletter

End your week with a bit of culture to unwind and refresh. Sign up for our surprising and inspiring options in our weekly newsletter, delivered on Thursdays with news about Bay Area arts and entertainment.

Local News Matters weekly newsletter

Start your week with a little inspiration. Sign up for our informative, community-based newsletter, delivered on Mondays with news about the Bay Area.

Posted inInspire Me

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.