Samuel H. Scripps Studios

The year-round programs at ADF’s Samuel H. Scripps Studios are dedicated to providing a sound scientific and aesthetic base for all ages and all levels of dance training, from beginning to professional. Our studios serve as a center for creative activity in Durham, North Carolina in which students learn in a welcoming and non-competitive environment from faculty who are experts in their fields. Our programs offer a variety of classes, for the dancer and non-dancer alike, designed to strengthen the body, increase flexibility of movement, and foster an appreciation of dance.

2017 SUMMER term

Summer programs run from June 5–July 30, 2017. Pre-registration is now open for Youth Classes! Click below to register online.

Adult classes are available on both drop-in and enrollment basis.  We have open Intermediate/Advanced Modern Technique classes with 6 Week School Faculty on Wednesdays and Sundays 7-8:30pm, as well as the popular Community Movers series with Gerri Houlihan.

We are also proud to offer our NEW Parkinson’s Movement Initiative classes in partnership with NC Dance for Parkinson’s and Poe Wellness Solutions and supported by a grant from the Parkinson’s Foundation. Through funds raised by Moving Day® North Carolina, a walk for Parkinson’s, all classes offered through the Parkinson’s Movement Initiative are free for people living with PD and their caregivers.



All class descriptions and faculty bios can be found in the menu on the left.

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