Updates and information for School programs for 2021 will be available online soon!
sample a class in this program
Interested in trying a sample class with our summer faculty? Fall Online 2020 classes are happening now and offer the opportunity to audition for our summer intensive! Learn more and sign-up here.
July 5–July 25, 2020
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.
MINING THE PHYSICAL IMAGINATION
Each year, ADF chooses a critical lens that allows us to situate our dancing within concerns that are relevant to today’s world. In 2020, the intensive will consider the question: How does dance allow you to explore and realize your wildest imaginings? The ADF School community will explore this question through dancing, discussion, and marvelous flights into our individual and collective imagination.
pre-professional dance intensive overview
BECOME A MORE CONFIDENT DANCER HERE
Take classes in African dance forms, ballet, composition, hip-hop, modern, professional portfolio development and repertory with our amazing faculty. Dive into 20+ classes per week that develop your technique, artistry, ideas, and confidence.
CHOREOGRAPH AND COLLABORATE WITH OTHER DANCERS
Collaborate with your fellow dancers to develop ideas about community, creating, the performances you see, and what matters to you as an artist. 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
Connect what you are learning in the studio to the live performances on the stage. Experience 8+ performances by professional companies from the US and abroad.
FORM A COMMUNITY AND BUILD INVALUABLE RELATIONSHIPS
Build an inclusive community while having the freedom to be, express, and create independently.
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