ADF Receives Renewed Funding for its Community Programs

Aug 2, 2021 | Press Release

The American Dance Festival (ADF) is pleased to announce that it has been awarded funding to continue its Parkinson’s projects and ADF Project Dance for 2021-22.

ADF’s Parkinson’s Movement Initiative (PMI) has been funded for a fifth year by the Parkinson’s Foundation. PMI will offer weekly in-person classes at ADF’s SHS Studios that will be livestreamed for those that cannot attend in person due to physical, transportation, or economic barriers. This program is cost-free for individuals living with Parkinson’s disease and their caregivers. Dancing With, ADF’s cross-sector collaboration with Murielle Elizeon, Tommy Noonan, and Dr. Jeff Hoder, was funded for a third year. Dancing With will offer weekly in-person classes at ADF’s SHS Studios while performing a deep outreach mapping period resulting in 1-2 workshops in Alamance County. This program is free and open to the public.

ADF Project Dance is resuming with support from SHS Foundation, Duke Energy Foundation, and Durham Merchants Association Charitable Foundation. The goal this year is to collaborate with community organizations to bring cost-free dance classes to youth in neighborhoods where they live.

American Dance Festival is proud to offer Parkinson’s Movement Initiative classes in partnership with NC Dance for Parkinson’s and Poe Wellness Solutions and supported by a community grant from the Parkinson’s Foundation. Through this support, all classes offered through the Parkinson’s Movement Initiative are free for people living with PD and their caregivers.

Additional support is provided by individual donors. Dancing With is funded in part by ADF with a grant from South Arts in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts and the North Carolina Arts Council.

Culture Mill’s work is made possible in part with a grant from the Kenan Charitable Trust. Additional support is provided by RTI International.

ADF Project Dance is made possible with support from the SHS Foundation, Duke Energy Foundation, and Durham Merchants Association Charitable Foundation.

Aug 2, 2021 | Press Release