Pre-Professional Dance Intensive

June 29–July 20, 2019
Ages 13-17

EXPERIENCE RIGOROUS TRAINING IN A CARING COMMUNITY. 
The Pre-Professional Dance Intensive provides rigorous training for intermediate and advanced dancers ages 13-17. This program is an incomparable experience of intense dancing and community-building that cultivates leadership and your personal voice as an artist. Students repeatedly call it a life-changing experience that increases their skills, confidence, and sense of self-worth. How do you love to move? Share your passion for dance here.

WHAT IS SOLIDARITY?
Each year, ADF chooses a critical lens that allows us to situate our dancing within concerns that are relevant to today’s world. In 2019, the intensive will consider the question: How does dance create solidarity? What do we learn about ourselves, our world, and our art form by exploring solidarity through dance? 

pre-professional dance intensive school overview

BECOME A MORE CONFIDENT DANCER HERE

Take classes in Afro-fusion, ballet, composition, hip hop, modern, and repertory with our amazing faculty!

CHOREOGRAPH AND COLLABORATE WITH OTHER DANCERS

In repertory and composition classes, you’ll work with your faculty and fellow dancers to create new work to perform for the ADF community. Dancers will perform 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. 2019 artists include Abraham.In.Motion, Cloud Gate 2, Eiko Otake, and Paul Taylor Dance Company.

FORM A COMMUNITY AND BUILD INVALUABLE RELATIONSHIPS

Collaborate with your fellow dancers to develop ideas about leadership, community, the performances you see, and what matters to you as an artist.


what former students and parents say about the pre-professional dance intensive:

“I know that we will all walk away from this with a voice.” – 2018 student

“Seeds planted and inspiration I have after these few weeks are things I could not gain elsewhere.” – 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