Application & Fees


$25         Application Fee (non-refundable)

$720      Tuition rate through November 2 (non-refundable $150 deposit included and required to guarantee rate*) 

$820      Tuition rate from November 3 (non-refundable $150 deposit included)

*We must receive your deposit of $150 by November 2 to guarantee the rate of $720. If you apply by November 2, but do not pay your deposit until after November 2, you will be charged the $820 tuition rate.

Tuition includes all classes, workshops, open rehearsals, panels, and two performance tickets. All students are responsible for their own travel to and from NYC and room/board. 


Apply now

1.  Fill out an application online

2.  Submit the $150 deposit online or via mail. The deposit will be applied towards the full tuition amount.

The intensive is filled on a first come, first served basis. Students are enrolled based on the date the $150 tuition deposit is received along with a complete application. Applications without the $150 deposit will not be considered until the deposit has been received. 


Apply for a new scholarship for this year’s ADF Winter Intensive. ADF wants to support ongoing learning for dancers after they graduate from university programs. There are a limited number of scholarships available for dancers who graduated from an undergraduate degree program as of May 2018. To apply, submit an application by November 2. Tuition for scholarship recipients is $620.

Please submit a one-page resume of relevant artistic experience, a one-page letter of intent that tells us what kinds of questions and ideas you are exploring currently and how this experience could help you at this stage in your career. And finally, please submit a copy of your or your parents’ 2017 Tax Form 1040 (first page only).

Deadline November 2. Notifications by November 16. Not to be combined with other offers.

Scholarship application




Tuition payments may be made by the following:

  • All major credit cards (online or over the phone).
  • Personal check made out to the American Dance Festival.  Personal checks will not be accepted after December 3, 2018. 
  • Money order made out to the American Dance Festival.
  • Bank check or certified check made out to the American Dance Festival.  

non-refundable tuition deposit of $150 is required with your application. Space will not be reserved for you and your tuition rate will not be guaranteed until the deposit has been received. The deposit will be applied towards the full tuition amount. In the event that ADF is unable to offer you a spot in the Intensive, your deposit will be refunded. 

The remaining tuition balance must be received no later than December 10, 2018.  


In the event of withdrawal, ADF must receive written notice on or before December 10, 2018 in order to refund tuition less the non-refundable tuition deposit of $150. The $25 application fee is non-refundable. 

No refunds will be made after December 10, 2018, for any reason, including the unlikely event the studio would be closed due to inclement weather, medical reasons, or other unforeseen calamities.

ADF requires a minimum level of enrolled students for the Winter Intensive and reserves the right to cancel the program if that minimum is not meant. Students traveling from out of town are advised to wait to book travel until this enrollment minimum is reached. ADF takes no responsibility for student’s air travel and housing fees if the program is cancelled. Please call the ADF office at 919-684-6402 for enrollment updates prior to purchasing flights or hotel rooms.