Pre-Professional Dance Intensive

July 5–July 25, 2020
Ages 13-17

EXPERIENCE RIGOROUS TRAINING IN A CARING COMMUNITY. 
The Pre-Professional Dance Intensive provides rigorous training for intermediate and advanced dancers ages 13-17. This program is an incomparable experience of strong technical training in a curriculum that includes community-building, leadership development, and the cultivation of dancers’ artistic voice. Students repeatedly call it a life-changing experience that increases their skills, confidence, and sense of self-worth. How do you love to move? Share your passion for dance here.

WHAT IS SOLIDARITY?
Each year, ADF chooses a critical lens that allows us to situate our dancing within concerns that are relevant to today’s world. In 2019, the intensive will consider the question: How does dance create solidarity? What do we learn about ourselves, our world, and our art form by exploring solidarity through dance? 

pre-professional dance intensive school overview

BECOME A MORE CONFIDENT DANCER HERE

Take classes in ballet, composition, hip hop, modern, professional portfolio development and repertory with our amazing faculty!

CHOREOGRAPH AND COLLABORATE WITH OTHER DANCERS

In repertory and composition classes, you’ll work with your faculty and fellow dancers to create new work to perform for the ADF community. Dancers will perform on the final day!

SEE PROFESSIONAL COMPANIES PERFORM

With up to three performances occurring each week, we guarantee that you’ve never seen this much dance before.

FORM A COMMUNITY AND BUILD INVALUABLE RELATIONSHIPS

Collaborate with your fellow dancers to develop ideas about community, creating, the performances you see, and what matters to you as an artist.


what former students and parents say about the pre-professional dance intensive:

“Being here at PDI helped me grow my confidence in myself and my artistic voice.” – 2019 student

“This experience made me see that it is not just about the dancing but is about connecting with the people around you.” – 2019 student

“ADF is a place where young dancers can explore dance and themselves in a community setting which allows them to grow with confidence.”  – Mary Cassidy, 2019 parent