Dance Classes for Adults

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

Parkinson's Movement Initiative

Offering weekly, cost-free movement classes to the PD community and their caregivers. 

Registration is Open for Youth Fall Classes!

Fall Classes begin in September at ADF’s Samuel H. Scripps Studios. We offer classes for all ages and abilities!

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.

2022 Annual Report

Despite the uncertainty and challenges the performing arts have experienced in the face of COVID-19, ADF has been resilient with the incredible support of our board of directors and donors and the dedication of our extraordinary staff, faculty, and artists.

Learn more about our year in the 2022 Annual Report

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

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Year-Round Classes

Youth and adult classes are offered at 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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Upcoming Performances

There are no upcoming events at this time.

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!  
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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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