Pre-Professional Dance Intensive
July 3
–16, 2022 | Ages 13–17


Experience Rigorous Training In A Caring Community

PDI offers two weeks of intense dancing and community-building that develops your leadership skills and artistic voice.


  • Develop your technique, artistry, and confidence in 20+ classes per week with nationally-recognized faculty
  • Study a range of dance including African dance forms, ballet, composition, dance film, hip-hop, modern, and repertory
  • Perform for friends, family, and the ADF community on the last day of the intensive


  • Build relationships while having the freedom to train, grow, and create independently
  • Delve into the creative process in repertory classes and develop your artistic voice in collaborative dance film classes
  • Attend performances from an international roster of dance companies
  • Discuss performances and what matters to you as an artist with your teachers and fellow dancers
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“Being here at PDI helped me grow my confidence in myself and my artistic voice.”

2019 PDI student

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“This experience made me see that it is not just about the dancing but is about connecting with the people around you.”

2019 PDI student

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“ADF is a place where young dancers can explore dance and themselves in a community setting which allows them to grow with confidence.”

Mary Cassidy
2019 PDI parent


Tuition Scholarship or Matching Scholarship.
Over 60% of students receive some kind of financial support from ADF. Awards range $200–$2,275.


Life at ADF

Schedule & Classes




 Contact us at school@americandancefestival.org