June 14–July 21, 2018
Check back in december 2017 for all summer 2018 details!
At the heart of ADF is the Summer Dance Intensive (formerly Six Week School), where dancers from around the country and around the world come to train and to create, to see and be seen. Over the course of the festival, students of all levels work each day with ADF’s diverse faculty, extraordinary musicians, and vibrant student body to create rewarding, life-changing experiences. The five-and-a-half week commitment results in the enduring, hard-won benefits that only long-term training can yield. For students ages 18 and older.
Take core classes in modern technique, Gaga, improvisation, composition, ballet, partnering, hip hop, and more. Add variety to your regular schedule with drop-in classes and workshops. Our faculty includes artists and educators from all over the country and world.
At ADF you’ll create dances with your peers, lasting professional relationships with faculty and guest artists, a community of fierce dancers from all over the world, your future, and the future of the art form.
Each year features performances by over 30 different companies/choreographers. You’ll get a complimentary ticket to every show at the Durham Performing Arts Center and Reynolds Industries Theater!
From auditions for professional companies to performances of your work in student concerts to performances you participate in, ADF offers you many ways to be seen.
WHAT FORMER STUDENTS SAY ABOUT THE adf summer dance intensive:
“ADF made me remember why I dance. It’s not about impressing your teachers or your peers or even yourself. It’s about following your passion wherever it may take you, and it’s truly amazing to see the passion for dance that everyone at ADF has.”-2014 student
“I keep coming back to ADF because of the environment it fosters, one of creative and smart artists who are constantly looking at ways to push the dance world forward. The amount that I have grown emotionally, intellectually, spiritually, and in my movement has been so valuable.” -2017 student