ADF Summer Online 2020

As we’ve seen these past few months, dancers never stop dancing, no matter what the conditions, and neither will we! This summer, we want to help you build strength, resilience, adaptability, hybridity, and a chance to experience community. Join us in one of our online training courses to continue reimagining dance’s potential and your capacity for powerful, joyous movement.

Summer Dance Intensive (SDI): June 15 – July 3, 2020

Join us for three weeks of movement-intensive online courses that envision new ways to respond to current times by reimagining how we move between making, dancing, researching, and performing. Offerings include three-week-long courses as well as weekend discussions and drop-in classes.

Pre-Professional Dance Intensive (PDI): June 22 – July 3, 2020

Join us for two weeks of online courses in technique and composition that will build your strength, stamina, and creativity, while also offering you inspiring faculty and a community of passionate dancers from all over the world. Come together with your fellow dancers each Monday, Wednesday, and Friday to sweat, move, create, and feel your fullest!

dance professional workshops (DPW):

For Makers | Jesse Zaritt: June 22 – June 26, 2020

This experimental workshop insists on the incessant. Organized as a series of durational practice loops of dancing and drawing, Insistence/Persistence invites participants to create materials and exchange practices for immediate use. Focusing on unsolicited performance and the limits of the solo, sessions will explore encounters with family, neighbors, animals, objects and environments. Spectacularly fleeting events, or micro-theaters, will be designed and inhabited.

The moving aspect of the class can be done by anyone with an adventurous and open-minded attitude toward physicality. The organization of the class will be 1 hour 30 minutes of lab time followed by 30 minutes of discussion.

For Educators | Gerri Houlihan: June 29 – July 3, 2020

If you are hoping to rejuvenate your practice and find a supportive community of fellow educators, come join us for five days of joyful moving and meaningful dialog. Led by the incomparable Gerri Houlihan, each day will feature a class that includes time to dance together and participant-driven discussions focused on topics you care about most right now. Classes will also have live musical accompaniment to keep us present and rhythmically connected across the distance!

Summer 2020 Online Sign-up

Dance, create, and connect with us in ADF Summer 2020 Online!
Just follow these 3 easy steps below:

1. Sign-up! Enroll online for SDI, PDI, or DPW courses via the Mindbody website link below. All program courses are under the “Workshop” tab in date order. For drop-in or open forum classes, you may follow the link below then select the “Drop-in classes” tab or sign-up through the Mindbody App. 


2. Zoom! Download the Zoom App on your phone or computer prior to the start of your first class. Zoom is free to access. We recommend students create their own Zoom account for ease of participation!

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3. Follow the links! We will email you your class Zoom links prior to the start of your selected course(s) or drop-in class. All class links will be sent to you from

Enrollment Deadlines

Summer Dance Intensive

  • Courses: June 8, 2020
  • Drop-in Classes/Open Forums: 1 hr before class begins

Pre-professional Dance Intensive

  • Courses: June 15, 2020

Dance professional workshops

  • For Makers: June 15, 2020
  • For Educators: June 22, 2020

Online course Questions

enrollment questions

If you have questions regarding which online program or course is the best fit for you, please contact the ADF School staff at  

Access notes

Please contact us at if you have access or accommodation questions or requests.

Online course policies

  • A liability waiver must be completed digitally within Mindbody when signing up for a course. A parent/legal guardian must click to agree to the waiver if the participant is under 18.
  • Platform & Technology requirements: 
    • Internet access
    • Smart phone, tablet/ipad, laptop/computer – any digital device with access to working camera and audio
    • Zoom (no cost to access)
  • Policies for being a participant in an online course:
    • Class requirements/needs and recommendations are listed with each class description. Please fully familiarize yourself with these requirements for the best possible experience!
    • Students should have their own zoom account and understand how it works prior to starting the course. Please follow the zoom link, or meeting ID plus password, to arrive at each class that was provided via email.  
    • Arrive no later than 5 minutes prior to class start time. Students will be held in a waiting room in the zoom classroom. Everyone will be admitted to class 5 to 1 minutes prior to class start time – this ensures we can start class on time and together as a community!
    • No one will be guaranteed admittance into class if they arrive later than 5 minutes after the class start time.  
  • Refund Policy: Once enrolled in a course, tuition fees are nonrefundable. 

The ADF offers equal opportunity of admission to all applicants.