This Week's Events

Jody Cassell Project Dance Marbles Kids MuseumFree Dancing Stories Class at Durham Main Library

Community Events
10:30 am - 11:15 am
Durham County Main Library, 300 N. Roxboro Street, Durham, NC
This class will take place in the Children’s Unit Program Room at the Durham County Main Library. This class is intended for children in Pre-K and Kindergarten. Join Jody Cassell, Jude Casseday, and the American Dance Festival for Dancing Stories. Jody Cassell, author and dance artist, makes stories come alive interactively with her audience. Great […]

Int./Adv. Modern Technique

Drop-In Classes
July 27, 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 30, 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

Dancing with Your Little One (ages 0–3)

Youth Classes
July 30, 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

Discovering Dance (ages 4–5)

Youth Classes
July 30, 2016, 10:00 am - 10:45 am
Instructor: Suzanne Beahrs
Suzanne Beahrs' class description: 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. Jody Cassell's class description: This class combines learning the basic elements of dance with artistic expression. The children dance fast and slow, sharp and smooth, and learn traveling movements as well as movements that stay in one place. They are introduced to the world of dance, increasing movement skills and self-expression by themselves and in small groups. It's fun for all as they speak creatively through their dancing muscles! Register

Hip Hop (ages 7-13)

Youth Classes
July 30, 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 30, 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