ADF strives to provide resources and amenities for an enjoyable and safe student experience, assisting each unique situation to the best of our ability and supporting day-to-day life at the festival.
Arrival & Departure
Creative Process Workshop
Check in on Sunday, June 23
Depart the morning of Saturday, June 29
Check in on Sunday, June 30
Depart the morning of Saturday, July 6
Check in on Sunday, July 21
Depart the morning of Saturday, July 27
Participants staying in the dorms will check out and return their key to ADF by 11am on departure day to the Festival Services Coordinator.
Late arrival/early departure is not recommended and permitted only on a case-by-case basis.
Fees are not prorated for missed program days. Contact ADF School at firstname.lastname@example.org if arriving late or departing early.
Traveling to ADF
Interactive Map of Duke University’s campus and important ADF locations including studios and performance spaces.
- Car: The ADF summer office is located in the Gilbert-Addoms Residence Hall on Duke University’s East Campus:
1368 Campus Dr, Durham, NC 27708 Driving directions
- Air: The closest airport is the Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU). It is approximately 18 miles from Duke University.
- Bus: Greyhound and Megabus buses arrive and depart from the downtown Durham station at 515 W Pettigrew St.
- Train: The Amtrak station is located in downtown Durham at 601 W Main St.
- Car Service: Lyft and Uber provide easy transportation to and from the airport and around Durham.
Dance Professional Workshop Intensive students may choose to live on-campus in a dorm or, may find their own off-campus housing. Duke University offers a limited number of dormitory rooms for participants.
Important: Students living in the dorms must provide their own bedding and linens (pillows, sheets, blankets, towels, etc)
More details regarding housing for 2024 coming soon.
Details for 2024 coming soon.
Whole Foods grocery store is directly across the street from East Campus with a salad/hot bar and to-go section.
9th Street is approximately 2 blocks from East Campus and features a number of local cafes and restaurants.
Downtown Durham features an extensive array of dining options.
Harris Teeter, Food Lion, and Kroger grocery stores are also located near campus. ADF provides van trips on weekends to grocery stores for students without transportation.
Health & Wellness
ADF students have access to a Duke University physical therapy walk-in clinic for the duration of the festival and is offered free of charge.
Getting Around ADF
For students bringing a car to campus, a four-week parking pass can be purchased upon arrival. Note the parking pass only allows students to park on East Campus in designated spots. The parking pass does not cover off-campus paid parking. Parking passes can be obtained on check-in day. ADF is not responsible for parking violations, fines, or vehicle damage incurred while on Duke University’s campus.
Transportation Around Campus
ADF provides one bus that transports students between classes, performances, and select events. A detailed ADF bus schedule will be provided prior to your arrival. In addition to the ADF buses, the Duke Bus is free and runs regularly around campus. The GoDurham Bus provides transit throughout Durham.
Bike & E-Scooter Resources
There are a number of bike shops around town that offer bike rentals or bike sales. We recommend the Bike Co-Op or looking on Craigslist/Facebook for the most affordable options. Durham is also host to three electric scooter brands: Lime (green), Bird (black), and Spin (orange). Use these services at your own risk and bring a helmet!
- Durham Bike Co-Op: Buy a bike and fix it up or fix your own bike for very cheap
- Craigslist: Buy a used bike and resell it at the end of the summer
- Facebook Marketplace: Buy a used bike and resell it at the end of the summer
- Durham Cycles: Bike rentals
- Bullseye Bicycle: New/used bikes to buy/rent
- The Bicycle Chain: Bikes to buy