Schedule & Classes

Create your own experience

Each day, you’ll spend half of the day taking DPW classes focused on your workshop theme. The other half 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 Workshop Sample Schedules coming soon!


2019 SAMPLE SCHEDULE: workshop for makers

2019 SAMPLE SCHEDULE: workshop for performance

Summer dance intensive Classes & schedule


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


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.) 


Physical Therapy: All ADF dancers have access to a Duke University physical therapist walk-in triage clinic for the duration of the festival, free of charge.  
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! The workshops can yield up to approximately 4 CEUs. Forms will be made available to DPW participants seeking CEU credit at ADF. Please inquire with the ADF School office for more information. Please note that number of CEUs are subject to the approval of school districts and the final number of approved CEU credits may vary for each participant. 

All DPW participants may receive a Certificate of Completion at the conclusion of the program.


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.