IMPORTANT: ADF 2020 Summer Season Update
It is with incredible sadness that we share that we have made the important decision to cancel the 2020 ADF season, which includes the Summer Dance Intensive, the Pre-Professional Dance Intensive, and the Dance Professional Workshops. In caring for the well-being of our community, it feels like the only option, and we need to do it now because of all of the implications of waiting longer. We are heartbroken for the lost opportunities for all of the artists, teachers, students, audiences, staff, interns, and ADF fans.
Students who have applied received more detailed information via email about refunds on payments, including any deposit and/or tuition payments, as well as deferring acceptance and scholarships. Unfortunately, we are unable to refund the $50 application fee.
As you make your way through these uncertain times, we encourage you to keep dancing. Draw upon all that you know by virtue of being a dancer, fully embodied, endlessly creative, and passionately driven.
ADF Staff are working remotely. You may reach us via email at email@example.com
July 5–July 25, 2020
EXPERIENCE RIGOROUS TRAINING IN A CARING COMMUNITY
The Pre-Professional Dance Intensive provides rigorous training for intermediate and advanced dancers ages 13-17. This program is an incomparable experience of strong technical training in a curriculum that includes community-building, leadership development, and the cultivation of dancers’ artistic voice. Students repeatedly call it a life-changing experience that increases their skills, confidence, and sense of self-worth. How do you love to move? Share your passion for dance here.
MINING THE PHYSICAL IMAGINATION
Each year, ADF chooses a critical lens that allows us to situate our dancing within concerns that are relevant to today’s world. In 2020, the intensive will consider the question: How does dance allow you to explore and realize your wildest imaginings? The ADF School community will explore this question through dancing, discussion, and marvelous flights into our individual and collective imagination.
pre-professional dance intensive overview
BECOME A MORE CONFIDENT DANCER HERE
Take classes in African dance forms, ballet, composition, hip-hop, modern, professional portfolio development and repertory with our amazing faculty. Dive into 20+ classes per week that develop your technique, artistry, ideas, and confidence.
CHOREOGRAPH AND COLLABORATE WITH OTHER DANCERS
Collaborate with your fellow dancers to develop ideas about community, creating, the performances you see, and what matters to you as an artist. In repertory and composition classes, you’ll work with your faculty and fellow dancers to create new work to perform for the ADF community. Dancers will perform on the final day!
SEE PROFESSIONAL COMPANIES PERFORM
Connect what you are learning in the studio to the live performances on the stage. Experience 8+ performances by professional companies from the US and abroad.
FORM A COMMUNITY AND BUILD INVALUABLE RELATIONSHIPS
Build an inclusive community while having the freedom to be, express, and create independently.
what former students and parents say about the pre-professional dance intensive:
“Being here at PDI helped me grow my confidence in myself and my artistic voice.” – 2019 student
“This experience made me see that it is not just about the dancing but is about connecting with the people around you.” – 2019 student
“ADF is a place where young dancers can explore dance and themselves in a community setting which allows them to grow with confidence.” – Mary Cassidy, 2019 parent