Dance Camps


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

721 Broad Street
Durham, NC 27705


2019 spring and summer camps announced!

All of our camps run Monday through Friday, 9am-3pm, with before and after care (starting at 8, ending at 4) available for a small additional fee. 

Each day, students need:

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


New this year!  Simultaneous camps and week-by-week camp booking. 
Camps can be booked individually or consecutively!

Book any 2 or more camps per household and get 10% off your entire purchase **does not apply to Piloblus Camp or Spring Break**!  Please call 919-797-2871 to get this deal.

Scholarships available. More info here.  

 

sample camp class line-up:

Jazz 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.
 
Contemporary Partnering with Ronald West:
Contemporary dance is a multi-disciplinary class including instruction in abstracted ballet, jazz, and hip hop phrase work fused together, while focusing on dance composition and dynamics in movement. This class will develop the movement vocabulary of each dancer beyond technical terminology, broaden how each dancer moves naturally, and help train each dancer to be mentally and physically adaptive in an ever-evolving contemporary dance world. We will also focus on partnering and weight sharing with an emphasis on how to accomplish these bold power moves safely.

Dance Composition with Jessica Hudson:
Choreography is something that we all have the capability to make – beginners and professionals, dancers and non-dancers.  We each have a unique choreographic voice that just needs some structures and some inspiration.  In this class we will learn to think like choreographers to create solo and group dances.  We will be inspired by looking at excerpts of classic and established modern dance and dance-theatre choreographers including Martha Graham, Pina Bausch, Alvin Ailey and Bill T Jones.  Using the choreographic elements (body, energy, space, and time) we will explore the idea of a stage picture so that we can make spatial choices based on audience/performer relationship.
 
Site Specific Dance with Stephanie Leathers:
Site-specific dance moves away from the confines of a proscenium stage. Our surroundings (nature and infrastructure) shape our decisions as movers, makers and thinkers, emphasizing the environment we inhabit. How we place ourselves in alternative landscapes informs our responses, creating atmosphere for investigation and questions that send bodies into motion.

Ballet with Marsha Thomas:
Strength, flexibility, and focus are not the only benefits of this introductory ballet class. Students will be introduced to classical ballet technique and vocabulary with an emphasis on confidence and enjoyment.


Scholarships available. More info here.  
 
 

register online

 

ADF Spring Break Camp! (ages 6-8)

March 25-29, 2019
Price: $250/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 6-8 are invited to join ADF for a week long spring break 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!

 

ADF Dance Adventures WEEK A (ages 6-8)

June 10-14, 2019
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 6-8 are invited to join ADF for a 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!

 

ADF Dance Adventures Week B (ages 6-8)

June 17-21, 2019
Myers Studio at ADF’s Studios
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 6-8 are invited to join ADF for a 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!  Camp will be held simultaneous with age 9-12 dance camp, but in a different studio….ideal for siblings!

 

ADF Dance CAMP Week A (ages 9-12)

June 17-21, 2019
Reinhart Studio at ADF’s Studios
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

Dancers ages 9-12 are invited to join ADF for a week long summer dance camp exploring different techniques and dance styles. Get ready to discover new things about dance and to peek beyond your comfort zone by trying new classes taught by experts in the field. This camp is a great way to branch out in your dance training and challenge yourself to keep growing as a dancer. One or two years of dance experience recommended.  Camp will be held simultaneous with age 6-8 dance camp, but in a different studio…ideal for siblings!

 

ADF Dance Adventures WEEK C (ages 6-8)

June 24-28, 2019
Myers Studio at ADF’s Studios
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 6-8 are invited to join ADF for a 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!  Camp will be held simultaneous with age 9-12 dance camp, but in a different studio….ideal for siblings!

 

ADF Dance Camp week B (ages 9-12)

June 24-28, 2019
Reinhart Studio at ADF’s Studios
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

Dancers ages 9-12 are invited to join ADF for a week long summer dance camp exploring different techniques and dance styles. Get ready to discover new things about dance and to peek beyond your comfort zone by trying new classes taught by experts in the field. This camp is a great way to branch out in your dance training and challenge yourself to keep growing as a dancer. One or two years of dance experience recommended.  Camp will be held simultaneous with age 6-8 dance camp, but in a different studio…ideal for siblings!

 

Shadow camp with pilobolus (ages 9-12)

July 1-5, 2019
Reinhart Studio at ADF’s Studios
Price: $350/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!  


ADF TEEN DANCE WORKSHOP WEEK A (ages 13-17)

July 8-12, 2019
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

Dancers ages 13-17 are invited to join ADF for a week-long summer dance camp exploring different techniques and types of dance. Get ready to discover new things about dance and to adventure beyond your comfort zone by trying new classes taught by experts in the field. This camp is a great way to branch out in your dance training and challenge yourself to keep growing as a dancer. Some dance experience recommended.


ADF Dance CAMP WEEK C (ages 9-12)

July 15-19, 2019
Price: $300/student*
*Additional $100/household for early drop-off (8-8:30am) and late pick-up (3:30-4pm) for the duration of camp

Dancers ages 9-12 are invited to join ADF for a week long summer dance camp exploring different techniques and dance styles. Get ready to discover new things about dance and to peek beyond your comfort zone by trying new classes taught by experts in the field. This camp is a great way to branch out in your dance training and challenge yourself to keep growing as a dancer. One or two years of dance experience recommended.  Camp will be held simultaneous with age 13-17 dance camp, but in a different studio…ideal for siblings!

 

ADF TEEN DANCE WORKSHOP WEEK B (ages 13-17)

July 15-19, 2019
Price: $300/student*
*Additional $100/household for early drop-off (8-8:30am) and late pick-up (3:30-4pm) for the duration of camp

Dancers ages 13-17 are invited to join ADF for a week-long summer dance camp exploring different techniques and types of dance. Get ready to discover new things about dance and to adventure beyond your comfort zone by trying new classes taught by experts in the field. This camp is a great way to branch out in your dance training and challenge yourself to keep growing as a dancer. Some dance experience recommended.  Camp will be held simultaneous with age 9-12 dance camp, but in a different studio…ideal for siblings!

 

ADF Dance Adventures WEEK D (ages 6-8)

July 22-26, 2019
Myers Studio at ADF’s Studios
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 6-8 are invited to join ADF for a 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!

 

register online