2022 Season Announced

25+ companies performing both indoors and outdoors.

Kids Summer Dance Camps

Unique camp experiences for ages 6–17.

Dance Classes for Adults

Join us for a class taught by our expert faculty and learn something new!

Since 1934, the American Dance Festival has been a recognized leader in modern dance presenting dance performances, and offering educational opportunities and community programs, while maintaining an international reach.

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Bringing the Triangle the best of the modern dance world each year.

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Year-Round Classes

Classes for kids and adults are offered in ADF’s Scripps Studio in Durham.

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Dance Intensives

The ADF School provides training in the Summer and Winter for dance artists.

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Community Programs

Through outreach programs like ADF Project Dance, the Parkinson’s Movement Initiative, and Experience Dance, ADF works to enhance appreciation of modern dance and show how it can benefit everyday life.

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ADF is an international home for modern dance, a prestigious school, a world-renowned presenter, and a community anchor and none of it is possible without our generous supporters. 

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Upcoming Events

Classes at ADF Scripps Studios

ADF Studios offers dance classes for all ages and for all levels. Join us for a class taught by our expert faculty and learn something new!  Learn More About the Studios