Three Week School

JULY 7–28, 2018

Check back in december 2017 for summer 2018 details!

The Three Week School for Pre-Professional Dancers (3WS) provides intensive dance training for intermediate and advanced dancers, ages 13-17, with an emphasis on building leadership skills and community-mindedness.

three week school overview

Take challenging technique classes in modern, African, ballet, and hip hop with our amazing faculty. In repertory class, work with your teacher and fellow dancers to create a new piece to perform for the ADF community.

Share your hard work in an informal showing on the last day. The entire ADF community will be there to applaud!

You’ll attend as many as 3 performances each week and meet some of the company members you see perform in exclusive meet-the-dancer chats!

The 3WS is all about creating a community where everyone feels welcome. You’ll learn how to be a part of a creative team and value the uniqueness in you and your fellow dancers.

what former students and parents say about the three week school

“ADF 3WS was a life-changing experience not only in dance but in my everyday life.” -2017 3WS student

“In three short weeks you learn more about yourself as a person and dancer than you could ever imagine.” -2017 3WS student

“The ADF 3 week summer program is an exceptional dance program for teens. The program furthers the training of aspiring dancers, while creating a meaningful diverse community of students and faculty. Bravo.” -Joanna Ballantine, 2017 3WS parent

“ADF 3 week school provided a non-competitive, supportive, community-minded environment for my son to learn and grow. He was met daily with enthusiasm for his presence, appreciation for his dedication and positive feedback for his hard work. I can’t think of a better way for him to experience his dance education.” -Lesa McLaughlin, 2017 3WS parent