Schedule & Classes


Create your own experience

Each day, you’ll spend part of your day taking DPW classes focused on your workshop theme. The other part of the day, you’ll create your own experience by taking classes in the Summer Dance Intensive. In the evenings, you’ll attend performances and discussions. Throughout it all, you’ll connect with other professionals and hone your craft in ways that sustain and inspire you for months and years to come.

workshop schedules

The schedules below will give you a sample of how each workshop will be structured and insight into your experience here at ADF!

2020 SAMPLE SCHEDULE: dpw for EMBODIOLOGY®

2020 Sample sCHEDULE: DPW FOR EDUCATORS

2020 SAMPLE SCHEDULE: dpw for dance artists

STUDIO SPACE

ADF has access to numerous studios, and all DPW students can reserve rehearsal space to advance their personal research, technical practice, or creative work.  

SEE PERFORMANCES

The ADF performance season features the established greats and the cutting edge in modern dance. You’ll receive a complimentary ticket to one performance by each visiting company in the Reynolds Industries Theater and Durham Performing Arts Center.  (Tickets to shows in other performance venues depends on availability.) 

HEALTH AND WELLNESS SUPPORT

Physical Therapy: Participants will have access to a Duke University Physical Therapy walk-in clinic for the duration of the festival. The physical therapy clinic is conveniently located in the same building as the ADF offices, and is available to all ADF participants free of charge. Physical Therapy is usually open for a limited number of hours, three days a week. 
 
Massage and Acupuncture: A resident massage therapist and acupuncturist is available to the ADF community, offering affordable care with a specialization in treatment for dancers.
 
Gym Access: ADF dancers have access to Duke University’s Brodie Gym, which features a pool, sauna, and full array of cardiovascular equipment and weights.   

CEU Credits

You can receive continuing education credit (CEUs) for attending Dance Professional Workshops! Each workshop can yield up to approximately 4 CEUs. Forms will be made available to DPW participants seeking CEU credit at ADF. This opportunity will be discussed at check-in and orientation upon arrival to your workshop. Please note that the number of CEUs are subject to the approval of school districts and the final number of approved CEU credits may vary for each participant. 

Upon request, DPW participants may receive a Certificate of Completion or CEU Certificate at the conclusion of the program.

ADF ARCHIVES AND SCHOLARLY RESEARCH 

ADF dancers have access to Duke University’s Lily Library, which features an enviable array of dance books, videos, and resources. They also have access to ADF archival materials.