Dance Camps


All camps are located at ADF’s Samuel H. Scripps Studios:

721 Broad Street
Durham, NC 27705


Thanks for a great year of 2018 spring and summer camps!

All of our camps run Monday through Friday, 9am-3pm, with before and after care available for a small additional fee. 

Each day, students need:

  • Comfortable, stretchy clothing that allows for a full range-of-movement
  • Bag lunch
  • Water bottle


Scholarships available.
More info here.  

 

sample camp class line-up:

Jazz with Courtney Owen-Muir:
Students will warm up by exploring 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 relate music to movement.
 
Contemporary Partnering with Ronald West:
Contemporary dance is a multi-disciplinary class including instruction in abstracted ballet, jazz, and hip hop phrase work fused together, while focusing on dance composition and dynamics in movement. This class will develop the movement vocabulary of each dancer beyond technical terminology, broaden how each dancer moves naturally, and help train each dancer to be mentally and physically adaptive in an ever-evolving contemporary dance world. We will also focus on partnering and weight sharing with an emphasis on how to accomplish these bold power moves safely.

Dance Composition with Jessica Hudson:
Choreography is something that we all have the capability to make – beginners and professionals, dancers and non-dancers.  We each have a unique choreographic voice that just needs some structures and some inspiration.  In this class we will learn to think like choreographers to create solo and group dances.  We will be inspired by looking at excerpts of classic and established modern dance and dance-theatre choreographers including Martha Graham, Pina Bausch, Alvin Ailey and Bill T Jones.  Using the choreographic elements (body, energy, space, and time) we will explore the idea of a stage picture so that we can make spatial choices based on audience/performer relationship.
 
Site Specific Dance with Stephanie Leathers:
Site-specific dance moves away from the confines of a proscenium stage. Our surroundings (nature and infrastructure) shape our decisions as movers, makers and thinkers, emphasizing the environment we inhabit. How we place ourselves in alternative landscapes informs our responses, creating atmosphere for investigation and questions that send bodies into motion.

Ballet with Marsha Thomas:
Strength, flexibility, and focus are not the only benefits of this introductory ballet class. Students will be introduced to classical ballet technique and vocabulary with an emphasis on confidence and enjoyment.


Scholarships available. More info here.  
 
 

register online

 

shadow Camp with pilobolus (ages 13-17)

June 11-15, 2018 
Price: $350 per student*
*Additional $50/household for early drop-off (8-8:30am) and late pick-up (3:30-4pm) for the duration of camp

**Price includes 2 tickets (including camper) to Saturday, June 23, 1pm Pilobolus performance at DPAC**

This captivating week-long shadow-play camp is led by the beloved, internationally-renowned dance company Pilobolus. A long-standing favorite with our 9-12 age group, we are now offering it for the first time as a TEEN camp! Participants learn about the behind-the-screen process of Pilobolus, using their bodies and minds to invent new worlds, design props, and learn to tell stories through movement. Participants will end the week by opening for Pilobolus in the Saturday, June 23, 1pm show at DPAC!

 

Shadow Camp with Pilobolus (ages 9-12)

June 18-22
Price: $350 per student*

*Additional $50/household for early drop-off (8-8:30am) and late pick-up (3:30-4pm) for the duration of camp

**Price includes 2 tickets (including camper) to Friday June 22, 8pm Pilobolus performance at DPAC**

In this captivating week-long shadow-play camp, led by the beloved, internationally-renowned dance company Pilobolus, participants invent new worlds, design props, and learn to tell stories through movement. Dance experience is not necessary and past participants are welcomed back! Campers will end the week by opening for Pilobolus in the Friday June 22 8pm show at DPAC!

 

ADF Two week Dance Camp! (ages 9-12)

June 25-July 6  *No camp July 4
Price: $500/student*

*Additional $100/household for early drop-off (8-8:30am) and late pick-up (3:30-4pm) for the duration of camp, or $50/week
This is a M-F camp. There will be NO camp on July 4.

**Price includes 2 tickets to Ronald K. Brown June 30 show! (choice of evening or matinee)**

Dancers ages 9-12 are invited to join ADF for a two week long summer dance camp exploring different techniques and dance styles. Get ready to discover new things about dance and to peek beyond your comfort zone by trying new classes taught by experts in the field. This camp is a great way to branch out in your dance training and challenge yourself to keep growing as a dancer. One or two years of dance experience recommended.

 

ADF Dance Camp! (ages 13-17)

July 9-13
Price: $300/student*

*Additional $50/household for early drop-off (8-8:30am) and late pick-up (3:30-4pm) for the duration of camp

**Price includes 2 tickets to Wondrous Women performance (choice of Friday, July 13, 8pm or Saturday, July 14, 7pm show**

Dancers ages 13-17 are invited to join ADF for a week-long summer dance camp exploring different techniques and types of dance. Get ready to discover new things about dance and to adventure beyond your comfort zone by trying new classes taught by experts in the field. This camp is a great way to branch out in your dance training and challenge yourself to keep growing as a dancer. Some dance experience recommended.

 

ADF two week Dance Camp! (ages 6-8)

July 16-27
Price: $500/student*
*Additional $100/household for early drop-off (8-8:30am) and late pick-up (3:30-4pm) for the duration of camp, or $50/week

**Price includes 2 tickets to any Children’s Matinee performance (Dayton Contemporary Dance Company, Pilobolus, or Ronald K. Brown)…your choice!**

Children ages 6-8 are invited to join ADF for a two week long summer dance camp held in a welcoming and non-competitive environment. Students will participate in a variety of classes taught by expert faculty to expand their knowledge and understanding of dance!

 

register online