Dance Professionals Workshop

Check back in december 2017 for summer 2018 details!

The Dance Professionals Workshop is open to artists who have completed an undergraduate program or have at least five years of professional experience. The DPW is divided into two modes of engagement: The DPW Intensive for dance educators and the DPW Sampler for performers and choreographers.

DPW intensive

july 8-15, 2018

The DPW Intensive is designed specifically for educators and led by Gerri Houlihan. You’ll take classes exclusive to DPW Intensive participants and participate in Six Week School (6WS) classes of your choosing. DPW-exclusive classes will nourish your creative capacities, challenge your technical foundation, and enhance your pedagogical practices. The 6WS acts as an open campus where you can observe classes in action, or jump in and take them. In 2017, participants had the unique opportunity to work with Liz Lerman, the 2017 Balasaraswati/Joy Anne Dewey Reinecke Endowed Chair for Distinguished Teaching.

DPW Samplers

sampler 1:  June 24-July 1, 2018
Sampler 2:  July 15-22, 2018

In the DPW Sampler, you’ll construct your own dancing experience by taking an unlimited number of classes in the 6WS. In addition, you’ll take part in Sampler-exclusive classes, discussions, and panels. These activities will be led by a designated faculty member and framed by a central focus.

detailed sampler descriptions for summer 2018 to be posted online december 2017!

DPW sample schedules: Schedule & Classes

CEU credits

You can receive continuing education credit (CEUs) for attending DPW Programs! The DPW Intensive and Sampler can yield up to approximately 4 CEUs. Forms will be made available to DPW participants seeking CEU credit at ADF. Please inquire with the ADF School office for more information. Please note that number of CEUs are subject to the approval of school districts and the final number of approved CEU credits may vary for each participant. 

All DPW participants may receive a Certificate of Completion at the conclusion of the program. 


“The generosity of the faculty and other students is unmatched. I am leaving as a changed person, yet feel more like myself. What a rare gift.” -2017 DPW participant

“You don’t want to miss out on the DPW Intensive at ADF. It is life-changing, transcendent and healing for the soul.” -2017 DPW participant

“ADF has far surpassed my expectations in my goal to continue to evolve and grow as a creator and educator.” -2017 DPW participant

“This has been the best week of my career. I refined my technique, challenged my way of thinking, and received love and encouragement from incredible educators. I am honored to have been apart of this community.” -2017 DPW participant