adf studios Workshops

All upcoming workshops will be posted here!  Watch this space.  🙂

Unless otherwise noted, all workshops will be held at ADF’s Samuel H. Scripps Studios, 721 Broad Street, Durham, NC 27705 


Power and Release Technique with Megan Mazarick

Thursdays, 6:30-8pm:  July 18, 25, August 1
Price: $15 to drop in or $30 for full series

Megan teaches a fluidly-staccato-swinging-floorwork-handstand-post-modern-pelvis-rolling-eyes-widening-absurdist-release technique class. Thirty minutes of dynamic floor noodling, some chewy across-the-floor inversion practice, and longer phrasework is to be expected. Incorporating elements of classic modern dance technique (Limon, Horton, a dash of Cunningham, and perhaps even a sprinkle of some ballet) with improvisation, yoga, and release, Megan is interested in movement that is both raw and specific, with an emphasis on pathways of motion.

Class level: Intermediate/Advanced
Photo by David Cimetta

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Alexander Technique in Motion: A mid-day restorative practice with Glenna Batson

Mondays 12:30 – 1:15pm: September 9, 16, 23, 30, October 7

Price: $15/class or $50 for the full series

This class is designed for those wanting to put a potent pause in a busy day. The class will draw from the Alexander Technique – an approach to understanding postural support and reducing mind-body stresses in everyday living. You’ll gain an appreciation for ease in simple functional movements. You’ll learn how brain and body work together in unique ways for mindful standing, sitting, walking and even resting. The easercises are designed to shift your thinking from stressful reactions to becoming more present and supported. The ease and effortlessness you learn in class will restore a sense of peaceful and pleasurable embodiment. What you take home, you can practice in daily living, offering you a means of transforming stress on the go. All are welcome to join this lunch-time series at any point.


parkinson’s movement initiative WOrkshops

Please check out the rest of our regular class listings HERE.




American Dance Festival is excited to offer Parkinson’s Movement Initiative classes and volunteer trainings 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.