Summer Dance Intensive
June 8
–July 8, 2023 | Ages 18+


Find Your Home with ADF’s International Community of Artists

Define your career and transform your artistry over four energizing weeks.


  • Master classes with world-renowned dance companies.
  • Choose three core classes in a range of forms, techniques, and cultural traditions.
  • Drop-in classes, showings, and discussions that offer further engagement with your craft and community.


  • Collaborate with innovative choreographers.
  • Produce and choreograph performances at ADF with fellow students.


  • Three new works created on ADF students by Brian Brooks, Tatiana Desardouin, and Abdel R. Salaam and premiered as part of the 2023 performance season.
  • Dances by international choreographers in residence, repertory class showings, and student choreography showcases.


  • See performances that showcase the work of over 20 companies and choreographers.
  • Build enduring relationships with ADF faculty and dancers from around the world.
    Dancers in brightly colored outfits

    Part-Time Option

    Students that enroll part-time may enroll in one regular class, receive tickets to performances, and take drop-in classes. Part-time students are restricted from auditioning for some performance opportunities, reserving rehearsal space, living in on-campus housing, and applying for scholarships.


    “ADF was an experience of a lifetime. I was able to make connections that will be with me throughout my career, dance with companies around the U.S., and grow my passion for dance around others that have the same passions.”

    Jasmine Dillon
    2022 SDI student


    ADF fosters a warm and kind yet rigorous dance experience. It balances exploration and newness with consistency, and offers such a rich and inspiring performance viewing season.

    Sasha Marlan-Librett
    2022 SDI student


    The diversity of the ADF faculty and exposure to a variety of dance styles is unlike anywhere else! The opportunities here are endless and left me so fulfilled in my path as a dancer.

    Teagan Tillman
    2022 SDI student


    Apply online for a tuition or matching scholarship, or for the work-study program.

    Awards range $200–$2,390.

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     Contact us at school@americandancefestival.org