Dance Camps


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

721 Broad Street
Durham, NC 27705

 

Shadow Camp with Pilobolus (Ages 9-12)

June 11-16, 2017   (***June 11 is a Sunday.  This will be a 6 day long camp!)
Camp runs from 9a-3p daily, with before and after care available for a small additional fee.

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!

Each day, students will need:

  • Comfortable, stretchy clothing that allows for a full range-of-movement
  • Bag lunch
  • Water bottle

*NEW* Camp participants will perform in the American Dance Festival opening night performance at DPAC on Thursday, June 15!  The shared program includes major companies from North Carolina and celebrates ADF’s 40th year in Durham and 84th Season.

Scholarships available. More info here.  

Register online


Dance Theater Camp (Ages 8-12)

June 26-30, 2017
Camp runs from 9a-3p daily, with before and after care available for a small additional fee.

Price: $300 per student*
*Additional $50/household for early drop-off (8-8:30am) and late pick-up (3:30-4pm) for the duration of camp
*Includes 2 tickets to the Pilobolus Children’s Matinee on July 1, 2017 at 1pm.

This summer, children ages 8–12 are invited to dance, act, and design in ADF’s performing arts camp! Campers will have the opportunity to develop choreography, create characters, and learn about what goes on behind-the-scenes during a performance.

Each day, students will need:

  • Comfortable, stretchy clothing that allows for a full range-of-movement
  • Bag lunch
  • Water bottle

Class line-up

Jazz/Theater Dance with Courtney Owen-Muir:
Students will warm up by exploring basic elements of dance and choreography such as shape, rhythm, gesture, and tempo. We will explore the idea of using movement for expression and storytelling, as well as how to relate music to movement.

Yes and… YouBetchaUhHuhTotallyOhYeah: Theatre Improvisation with Jessica Hudson
With a primary focus on improvisation we will use exercises to explore ensemble work, character building, relationships and stage pictures.  Every day includes ensemble games, group projects as well as solo work.  For this class, learning is game-based and simultaneously focused and fun.
 
Puppets and Masks with Amelia Freeman-Lynde
Help your performance tell a story through puppetry and masks! We’ll learn the history of different traditions, practice movement, and create our own works of art in this hands-on session.  

Inside/Out with Chris Yon
Games, strategies and methods for making dances by yourself, with a partner, and in a group.  Through imagination and improvisation we will investigate physical concepts and invent sweet dance moves.  After a week of workshopping, we will share and discuss your unique and unexpected creations.

Outside/In: Character Study with Taryn Griggs
Through writing exercises and improvisations we will develop several Movement Character Studies.  While working throughout the week to clarify each character’s unique movement vocabulary we will also pay attention to the physicality involved in transitioning from one to the next.  We will use the material we create as the basis for longer improvisations and short compositional studies.

Scholarships available.
More info here.  

Register online

 

ADF Dance Camp (Ages 8-12)

August 7-11, 2017
Camp runs from 9a-3p daily, with before and after care available for a small additional fee.

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

Children ages 8-12 are invited to join ADF for a week long 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!

Each day, students will need:

  • Comfortable, stretchy clothing that allows for a full range-of-movement
  • Bag lunch
  • Water bottle

Faculty and schedule TBA.

Scholarships available. More info here.  

register online