June 29–July 20, 2019
The Pre-Professional Dance Intensive (formerly the Three Week School) provides rigorous training for intermediate and advanced dancers ages 13-17. The program is designed to create thoughtful dance artists who exhibit personal integrity and community-mindedness. Students repeatedly call it a life-changing experience that increases their skills, confidence, and sense of self-worth.
Due to the rigor of this program, dancers applying must be currently enrolled in at least eight hours of training per week and have a minimum of three consecutive years of prior dance training with a strong technical foundation.
pre-professional dance intensive school overview
BECOME THE BEST DANCER YOU CAN BE
Take classes in modern, ballet, Afro-fusion dance, hip hop, and repertory with our amazing faculty!
Faculty for 2018 include:
Michelle Gibson: Modern technique & repertory
Kate Walker: Modern technique & repertory
Moncell Durden: Hip hop
Momar K. Ndiaye: Afro-fusion dance
Adam McKinney: Ballet technique
CHOREOGRAPH AND COLLABORATE WITH OTHER DANCERS
In repertory class, you’ll work with your teacher and other dancers to create a new piece to perform for the ADF community. Share your hard work in a performance on the final day!
SEE PROFESSIONAL COMPANIES PERFORM
With up to three performances occurring each week, we guarantee that you’ve never seen this much dance before! 2018 artists include Abraham.In.Motion, Ronald K. Brown/EVIDENCE, Rosie Herrera Dance Theatre, Paul Taylor Dance Company, and Pilobolus.
FORM A COMMUNITY AND BUILD LASTING FRIENDSHIPS
You’ll learn how to be a part of a team and value all that’s unique about you and your fellow dancers.
more WAYS TO COME TO ADF
- Are you 18 or older? Check out our Summer Dance Intensive, open to dancers ages 18 and up.
- Are you a professional artist or educator looking for a shorter intensive? Check out our Dance Professional Workshops.
- Dance with us in Cleveland! ADF and DANCECleveland are offering a workshop for high school and college dancers July 24-28, 2018.
what former students and parents say about the pre-professional dance intensive:
“Seeds planted and inspiration I have after these few weeks are things I could not gain elsewhere.” – 2018 student
“I know that we will all walk away from this with a voice.” – 2018 student
“Her self-confidence and leadership abilities have increased as a result of ADF’s talented staff guiding her to grow the dancer within.” – Laurie Bishop, 2018 parent
“It’s not just dancing – it’s incorporating dance and movement into life and your relationship with the world. It’s part of being in community and discovering who you are, as a dancer and a person.” – Anna Waller, 2018 parent