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.

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WORK/TRADE Opportunities


Spring Term registration is open for Youth Classes!  Click here for class list and more information or call 919-797-2871.
New Student Discount:  15% off Youth Enrollment or Adult 10 Class Card

Sibling and multi-class discount: 10% – must call studio at 919-797-2871.

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Parent Handbook


Adult classes are offered on a drop-in basis at all levels from introductory to professional.  Student discounts and class cards are available!

We are proud to offer our 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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