Radical System Art

MOMENTUM OF ISOLATION (MOI) by Radical System brings a digital world to life on stage, using interactive video and sound to delve into the impact of technology on our lives.

Tuesday, July 23 & Wednesday, July 24 at 7:30 pm

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.

2023 Annual Report

In celebration of ADF’s 90th Anniversary, we danced through a festive season 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 2023 season!

Outdoor stage with a large audience at night


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

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Kids at camp holding hands and standing on one foot

Year-Round Classes

Offering youth and adult classes at
ADF Scripps Studios in Durham.

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Dance Intensives

Providing training in the summer for dance artists via the ADF School.

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Upcoming Performances

Classes at ADF Scripps Studios

ADF Scripps 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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Kids holding hands and dancing in a circle

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.

Become a Supporter

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. 

PDI students in class