June 30–July 21, 2018
The Pre-Professional Dance Intensive (formerly Three Week School) provides rigorous training for intermediate and advanced dancers ages 13-17. The program is designed to create thoughtful dance artists who exhibit personal integrity and community-mindedness. Students repeatedly call it a life-changing experience that increases their skills, confidence, and sense of self-worth.
Due to the rigor of this program, dancers applying must be currently enrolled in at least eight hours of training per week and have a minimum of three consecutive years of prior dance training with a strong technical foundation.
pre-professional dance intensive school overview
BECOME THE BEST DANCER YOU CAN BE
Take classes in modern, ballet, Afro-fusion dance, hip hop, and repertory with our amazing faculty!
Faculty for 2018 include:
Michelle Gibson: Modern technique & repertory
Kate Walker: Modern technique & repertory
Moncell Durden: Hip hop
Momar K. Ndiaye: Afro-fusion dance
Adam McKinney: Ballet technique
CHOREOGRAPH AND COLLABORATE WITH OTHER DANCERS
In repertory class, you’ll work with your teacher and other dancers to create a new piece to perform for the ADF community. Share your hard work in a performance on the final day!
SEE PROFESSIONAL COMPANIES PERFORM
With up to three performances occurring each week, we guarantee that you’ve never seen this much dance before! 2018 artists include Abraham.In.Motion, Ronald K. Brown/EVIDENCE, Rosie Herrera Dance Theatre, Paul Taylor Dance Company, and Pilobolus.
FORM A COMMUNITY AND BUILD LASTING FRIENDSHIPS
You’ll learn how to be a part of a team and value all that’s unique about you and your fellow dancers.
more WAYS TO COME TO ADF
- Are you 18 or older? Check out our Summer Dance Intensive, open to dancers ages 18 and up.
- Are you a professional artist or educator looking for a shorter intensive? Check out our Dance Professional Workshops.
- Dance with us in Cleveland! ADF and DANCECleveland are offering a workshop for high school and college dancers July 24-28, 2018.
what former students and parents say about the pre-professional dance intensive:
“ADF was a life-changing experience not only in dance but in my everyday life.” -2017 student
“In three short weeks you learn more about yourself as a person and dancer than you could ever imagine.” -2017 student
“The ADF 3 week intensive is an exceptional dance program for teens. The program furthers the training of aspiring dancers, while creating a meaningful diverse community of students and faculty. Bravo.” -Joanna Ballantine, 2017 parent
“ADF’s 3 week intensive provided a non-competitive, supportive, community-minded environment for my son to learn and grow. He was met daily with enthusiasm for his presence, appreciation for his dedication and positive feedback for his hard work. I can’t think of a better way for him to experience his dance education.” -Lesa McLaughlin, 2017 parent