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.

2017 Fall term

Fall programs run from September 10–December 16, 2017.

Pre-registration is now open for Youth Classes!  
Early Bird Discount:  $15 off before August 31, 2017
New Student Discount:  15% off Youth Enrollment or Adult 10 Class Card
Click below to register online.

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

We are proud to offer our NEW 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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Parent Handbook


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