This Week's Events

Pre-Ballet (ages 4-5)

Youth Classes
June 25, 2016, 9:00 am - 9:45 am
Instructor: Marsha Thomas
This class offers a fun and stimulating introduction to ballet. Students will explore ballet technique and learn dance vocabulary in an imaginative and supportive learning environment. Focus, body awareness, self expression and musicality round out this age appropriate dance experience. Ballet shoes required.  Register

Discovering Dance (ages 4–5)

Youth Classes
June 25, 2016, 10:00 am - 10:45 am
Instructor: Suzanne Beahrs
This class is full of energy, imagination, and learning. We will learn set dance steps to develop strength and agility that will prepare students should they choose to continue with more formalized styles of dance (e.g., ballet, jazz, modern, hip hop, etc.) We will also work creatively and collaboratively to express ourselves and explore music and imagined physical landscapes. Register

Dancing with Your Little One (ages 0–3)

Youth Classes
June 25, 2016, 10:00 am - 10:45 am
Instructor: Jody Cassell
Dancing with your child can be fun, bonding and educational. Dip, swirl, bounce, jump, twist, twirl, and soar into exploring ways of moving that you can also do at home. This creative movement class includes skill-building movements, music, and rhythms which add to the fun and learning. A time for adults to enjoy! Jody Cassell comes up with all the ideas for you and your little one to follow! All caregivers are welcome. We need a minimum of 6 children registered in order for this class to move forward. Please register in advance, and tell a friend! If the session moves forward and space permits, families can drop-in on individual weeks for $20. Register

Creating Dances (ages 6–8)

Youth Classes
June 25, 2016, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Instructor: Jody Cassell
In this class, young creative dancers learn about improvising and choreographing dances. They will play with movements and dance concepts as well as plan or arrange their movements. They will create patterns of movement that they informally perform for and then teach their classmates. The students’ creations can be just simple and fun, or we can experiment by rewinding, varying speed, or dancing on different levels. This is a class in happiness, taking creative initiative, and following others' dance designs. Register

Hip Hop (ages 7-13)

Youth Classes
June 25, 2016, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Instructor: Ronald West
This hip hop class aims to make dancers aware of their bodies by focusing on weight shifting, dancer synchronization, and beat recognition within the most current music styles. As the class continues it will give dancers an opportunity to be exposed to increasingly more complex and fluid movement. Get ready for a fast paced and bumping class! Register

petronioStephen Petronio-Children’s Matinee

Featured
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Durham Performing Arts Center (DPAC)
Stay tuned for program information!

ADF KIDZU CLASS GASPARDFree Creative Movement Class at Marbles Museum

Community Events
2:30 pm - 3:15 pm
Marbles Kids Museum, Raleigh, NC
This free class will take place in the atrium of Marbles Kids Museum. All ages are welcome!   In this class, young students will explore basic elements of dance and choreography such as shape, rhythm, gesture, and tempo. We will explore the idea of using movement for expression and storytelling, as well as how to […]

petronioStephen Petronio Company

Featured
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Durham Performing Arts Center (DPAC)
Stephen Petronio Company will present three works as a part of Bloodlines, a five-year project that incorporates dances by trailblazers of American postmodern dance into the company’s repertory and presents them alongside new works by Stephen Petronio. Merce Cunningham’s RainForest (1968), a spare and bracing foray into animal abstract motion and sound, set loose amidst […]

Int./Adv. Modern Technique

Drop-In Classes
June 26, 2016, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Instructor: Rotating ADF Faculty
Looking to broaden your dance technique in a welcoming, yet challenging master class setting? This modern class will feature different faculty each week, covering a broad spectrum of techniques and styles. SundaysJune 5: Leah WilksJune 12: Renay AumillerJune 19: Renay AumillerJune 26: Jesse ZarittJuly 3: Netta YerulshamyJuly 10: Sara Procopio Robbie CookJuly 17: Stuart SingerJuly 24: Sara Procopio  WednesdaysJune 8: Suzanne BeahrsJune 15: Renée Jaworski & Matt Kent of PilobolusJune 22: Teena Marie CusterJune 29: Robbie Cook Sara ProcopioJuly 6: Gerald CaselJuly 13: Elizabeth CorbettJuly 20: Nia LoveJuly 27: Stuart Singer SUMMER SPECIAL! $100 for 8 classes (save $20) or $190 for 16 classes (save $50). Faculty bios found here: http://americandancefestival.org/education/dancestudios/faculty-bios/ Register

Int./Adv. Modern Technique

Drop-In Classes
June 29, 2016, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Instructor: Rotating ADF Faculty
Looking to broaden your dance technique in a welcoming, yet challenging master class setting? This modern class will feature different faculty each week, covering a broad spectrum of techniques and styles. SundaysJune 5: Leah WilksJune 12: Renay AumillerJune 19: Renay AumillerJune 26: Jesse ZarittJuly 3: Netta YerulshamyJuly 10: Sara Procopio Robbie CookJuly 17: Stuart SingerJuly 24: Sara Procopio  WednesdaysJune 8: Suzanne BeahrsJune 15: Renée Jaworski & Matt Kent of PilobolusJune 22: Teena Marie CusterJune 29: Robbie Cook Sara ProcopioJuly 6: Gerald CaselJuly 13: Elizabeth CorbettJuly 20: Nia LoveJuly 27: Stuart Singer SUMMER SPECIAL! $100 for 8 classes (save $20) or $190 for 16 classes (save $50). Faculty bios found here: http://americandancefestival.org/education/dancestudios/faculty-bios/ Register

Pre-Ballet (ages 4-5)

Youth Classes
July 2, 2016, 9:00 am - 9:45 am
Instructor: Marsha Thomas
This class offers a fun and stimulating introduction to ballet. Students will explore ballet technique and learn dance vocabulary in an imaginative and supportive learning environment. Focus, body awareness, self expression and musicality round out this age appropriate dance experience. Ballet shoes required.  Register

Discovering Dance (ages 4–5)

Youth Classes
July 2, 2016, 10:00 am - 10:45 am
Instructor: Suzanne Beahrs
This class is full of energy, imagination, and learning. We will learn set dance steps to develop strength and agility that will prepare students should they choose to continue with more formalized styles of dance (e.g., ballet, jazz, modern, hip hop, etc.) We will also work creatively and collaboratively to express ourselves and explore music and imagined physical landscapes. Register

Dancing with Your Little One (ages 0–3)

Youth Classes
July 2, 2016, 10:00 am - 10:45 am
Instructor: Jody Cassell
Dancing with your child can be fun, bonding and educational. Dip, swirl, bounce, jump, twist, twirl, and soar into exploring ways of moving that you can also do at home. This creative movement class includes skill-building movements, music, and rhythms which add to the fun and learning. A time for adults to enjoy! Jody Cassell comes up with all the ideas for you and your little one to follow! All caregivers are welcome. We need a minimum of 6 children registered in order for this class to move forward. Please register in advance, and tell a friend! If the session moves forward and space permits, families can drop-in on individual weeks for $20. Register

Hip Hop (ages 7-13)

Youth Classes
July 2, 2016, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Instructor: Ronald West
This hip hop class aims to make dancers aware of their bodies by focusing on weight shifting, dancer synchronization, and beat recognition within the most current music styles. As the class continues it will give dancers an opportunity to be exposed to increasingly more complex and fluid movement. Get ready for a fast paced and bumping class! Register

Creating Dances (ages 6–8)

Youth Classes
July 2, 2016, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Instructor: Jody Cassell
In this class, young creative dancers learn about improvising and choreographing dances. They will play with movements and dance concepts as well as plan or arrange their movements. They will create patterns of movement that they informally perform for and then teach their classmates. The students’ creations can be just simple and fun, or we can experiment by rewinding, varying speed, or dancing on different levels. This is a class in happiness, taking creative initiative, and following others' dance designs. Register