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Summer Dance Intensive
June 13
–July 13, 2024 | 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 David Dorfman, Dianne McIntyre, and Kate Weare and premiered as part of the 2024 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 such a gratifying experience that challenged me in all aspects of dance to open myself up and grow exponentially around like-minded movers in such an energetic atmosphere!”

    Catherine Bright
    2023 SDI student


    “An enriching and fulfilling experience. It was demanding but you have the flexibility to choose how much you want to do. The free shows were a huge bonus and it is amazing to get to take company masterclasses too! So many amazing faculty and staff.”

    Auriana Carrington
    2023 SDI student


    “ADF is really an amazing place full of Diversity and Inclusion, no matter what kind of background you have, if you love dance, you will always find your place here.”

    Lucy Lu (Chih Wei Lu)
    2023 SDI student


    “ADF opened my eyes to the world of dance and what it’s possible to achieve. I’ve made so many connections here that I will cherish forever.”

    Noah Tervalon
    2023 SDI student


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

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     Contact us at school@americandancefestival.org