Dance Camps

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

721 BROAD STREET
DURHAM, NC 27705

2022 SUMMER CAMPS ANNOUNCED!

All of our camps run Monday through Friday, 9am-3pm, with before and after care (starting at 8, ending at 4) 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

We offer simultaneous camps for different ages and week-by-week camp booking. Camps can be booked individually or consecutively.  Book any 2 or more camps per household and get 10% off your entire purchase **does not apply to either Pilobolus Camp**!  Please call 919-797-2871 to get this deal.

***Proof of vaccination required

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Scholarships available. Jump to details.

CHECK OUT ALL THE CAMPS BELOW


Dance adventure (ages 6-8)

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

WEEK A:  June 6-10, 2022
WEEK D:  June 27-July 1, 2022
WEEK F: July 11-15, 2022

Children ages 6-8 are invited to join ADF for a 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!  Weeks A and B will have an age 9-12 camp offered in our other studio at the same time, and week E will have a teen camp in the other studio at the same time…perfect for siblings!

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Summer Dance Days (ages 9-12)

Price: $300/student*
*Additional $100/household for early drop-off (8-8:30am) and late pick-up (3:30-4pm) for the duration of camp

WEEK A:  June 6-10, 2022
WEEK D:  June 27-July 1, 2022
WEEK E: July 4-8, 2022
WEEK G: July 18-22, 2022

Dancers ages 9-12 are invited to join ADF for a 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 year-round faculty and guest teaching artists! This camp is a great way to check out different classes and sample a lot of choices in just one week.  One or two years of dance experience recommended.  Weeks A and B will have an age 6-8 camp offered in our other studio at the same time, and weeks F and G will have a teen camp in the other studio at the same time…perfect for siblings!

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Teen Workshop (Ages 13-17)

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

WEEK E: July 4-8, 2022
WEEK F: July 11-15, 2022
WEEK G: July 18-22, 2022

Dancers ages 13-17 are invited to join ADF for a week-long summer dance camp diving into new techniques, challenging themselves to work individually and as a group toward the goal of being a more well-rounded dancer. 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. Dance experience recommended.  Weeks F and G will have an age 9-12 camp offered in our other studio at the same time, and week E will have an age 6-8 camp in the other studio at the same time…perfect for siblings!

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Shadow Camp with Pilobolus (ages 12-14)

WEEK B: June 13-17, 2022

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

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 as a TWEEN 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 work toward a final performance.

One of the most exciting things about this camp is that the campers will have the opportunity to perform on stage at the Pilobolus show as the culmination of their week of hard work! To that end, it is important that each camper is also available for the specific performance times for the camp to be able to participate. Please check your calendars and mark down the following performances specific to your camper so that we can ensure a full-cast performance and the best possible experience for all of our campers.

Performance for Shadow Camp (age 12-14) will be the week after camp ends. Performance is on June 25, 2022 @7:30pm.

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Shadow Camp with Pilobolus (ages 9-11)

WEEK C: June 20-24, 2022

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

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! 

One of the most exciting things about this camp is that the campers will have the opportunity to perform on stage at the Pilobolus show as the culmination of their week of hard work! To that end, it is important that each camper is also available for the specific performance times for the camp to be able to participate. Please check your calendars and mark down the following performances specific to your camper so that we can ensure a full-cast performance and the best possible experience for all of our campers:

Performance for Shadow Camp (age 9-11) will be the week after camp ends. Performance is on Friday, June 24, 2022 @ 7:30pm.

**please plan for a near-full extra camp day for your camper this day. Final details will be forthcoming, but campers will meet on Saturday to rehearse/review their piece from camp week, have a tech rehearsal at the venue, then perform that evening.

**Camp price includes 1 camper ticket and 1 parent ticket to the Pilobolus Dance Company performance on Saturday, July 11 at 7:30pm.**

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Scholarships

Scholarships are available for youth classes and camps for students who demonstrate financial need. Please note that if you have received a scholarship in the past, you must re-apply for the 2022 cycle. Your eligibility from the summer may then be carried over through fall. Applicants will be considered and notified via email on a rolling basis. Contact us if you have any questions. To apply, please submit:

  1. A copy of your 2020 or 2021 Tax Form 1040. Please only submit the first page (lists your Adjusted Gross Income and dependents) and black-out all social security numbers.
  2. A completed scholarship application (same as the button above).

You can submit these materials in any of the following ways:

  1. By mail: ADF, Box 90772, Durham, NC 27708
  2. By email: studios@americandancefestival.org (you may submit a photograph of the forms that you have filled out by hand)
  3. In person: ADF’s Studios, 721 Broad Street, Durham, NC 27705

Application deadline for Summer Term is May 16, 2022.