adf Scripps 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 

Due to the increasing threat of COVID-19 and with concern for the health and well-being of our students, faculty, and staff, we have made the decision to cancel all classes, performances, and rentals beginning Sunday, March 15. Stay tuned for updates, as we are closely monitoring the situation and will provide updates as we have them.



July 1, 7:30-8:30pm on ZOOM

Class is for ages 18+

Join choreographer Murielle Elizéon for a mid-summer date night, nurturing connection and playfulness with your significant other in the comfort and safety of your own home. Prepare your beverage of choice and join us for an introduction to Argentine Tango!

We will begin the class with a warm-up designed to foster body awareness, ease, and connection to yourself and your partner. We will continue with the basics of Argentine Tango such as the embrace, leading/following, walking together, and musicality through playful exercises and prompts.

*This class is $10 per couple. Both dancers must create and complete a profile on MindBody to sign our waiver, but only one of you needs to register for the workshop.*

This class will take place on Zoom.


Murielle Elizéon is a French choreographer, performer, and teacher based in North Carolina since 2013. She has been performing and teaching tango since 2005 after learning with renowned tango masters such as Chicho Mariano Frumboli in Europe and Argentina. She co-directs Culture Mill, a performing Arts Laboratory based in Saxapahaw, NC with choreographer Tommy Noonan. Tommy and Murielle have worked together and separately in theaters and festivals in Europe, the US and Mexico and their performances have been invited at the American Dance Festival since 2016. Tommy will assist Murielle for this workshop.

Dancing with Parkinson’s

January 30-April 9, 2020 (no class March 26)
Thursdays 11am-1pm
Price: FREE

This free workshop series will use mindful movement, dance and imagery to provide people living with Parkinson’s Disease the tools to achieve increased quality of life, a reduction in the risk of falls, and a sense of personal agency. Workshops will be led by professional choreographers and dancers who will guide participants safely through a warm-up and exercises emphasizing body awareness, flexibility, balance, an enhanced relationship to the floor, the room, and other people, as well as an awakened sense of playfulness and creativity.

The fall class series follows the 2019 creation of the ADF commissioned performance: They Are All (read press here:, and is an integrated part of a unique 3-year project led by choreographers Tommy Noonan and Murielle Elizéon in collaboration with a diverse group of dancers living with and without Parkinson’s, dance educators, Physical Therapists and Neuroscientists. The goal is to seed new perspectives on the positive effects of creative, mindful movement for those living with Parkinson’s, and to lay the groundwork for a future formal research project.

The They Are All/Dancing with Parkinson’s Project is funded in part by a grant from South Arts in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts and the North Carolina Arts Council. Additional support is provided by RTI International.