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ADF offers more classes, discussions, performances, and opportunities to create and perform than can be experienced in a single summer. Identify priorities for a rich and manageable program and allow the festival to serve that agenda. 

Intensive Class Schedule

Full-time students choose three classes to attend Monday–Friday for the four-week intensive. Part-time students choose one class to attend.

Evenings and weekends offer the opportunity to:

  • Take drop-in classes led by ADF faculty and guest artists
  • Participate in special repertory projects
  • Lead your own rehearsals
  • Engage in discussions and panels
  • See showings and performances
Performing Opportunities

Footprints

Summer Dance Intensive full-time students have the opportunity to audition for ADF’s signature program, Footprints. Those chosen to perform in a Footprints piece will intensively study the work of an influential choreographer for the full 4-weeks and mimic the experience of working in a professional company environment. They will also perform on the main stage as a fully produced part of the ADF performance series during the last week of the festival.

2023 Footprints choreographers: 

Repertory

  • Monique Haley
  • Brenna Monroe-Cook
  • Jenna Reigel

Additional Opportunities

Footprints Auditions

Applicants interested in auditioning for Footprints must upload audition materials in their online application by April 19 to be considered. Auditioning is optional and only available to full-time students.

About the Footprints Experience

Footprints is an opportunity for students to gain real-world intensive professional company experience. Footprints rehearsals are held Monday–Friday, 2:00–5:30 pm, with additional weekend rehearsals, costume fittings, and tech rehearsals as needed. Due to a full schedule, students participating in Footprints are limited in participation in drop-in classes and other performance opportunities at the festival. This is one of many possible experiences available to ADF students; we encourage students to consider and explore all options!

  • Each Footprints work has individual requirements for audition materials, which are detailed in the online application. 
  • You can be considered for any Footprints piece, but you may only participate in ONE, if selected for multiple works.
  • You will have the opportunity to rate your interest in the pieces you are auditioning for.
  • If you are accepted into a Footprints piece and agree to participate, you must commit to attending all classes/rehearsals and participating in the cumulative performances.

How to Audition

  • Complete your online application for the Summer Dance Intensive, pay the $60 nonrefundable application fee, and wait for your application to be accepted.
  • Audition: Once accepted into the program, you will go through other application stages before auditioning, including scholarships, submitting a deposit, and class registration. Class registration and auditioning will be accessible in your online application beginning February 1.
Class Registration

Class Registration Process

Students must register for their three regular classes through the online application prior to arriving at the festival. Class registration opens online February 1.

  • Once available online, class registration is available to anyone that has paid their program deposit.
  • After Footprints audition results are announced, class registration will be updated by ADF school staff for those that accept a spot in Footprints.
  • No changes can be made to class registration prior to arrival to the festival.
  • There will be an opportunity to add/drop a class during the first week of the festival.

How to Register for Classes

  • Complete your online application for the Summer Dance Intensive, pay the $60 nonrefundable application fee, and wait for your application to be accepted. 
  • Once accepted into the program, you will go through other application stages before registering for classes, including scholarships and submitting a deposit.

Footprints

Those chosen to perform in a Footprints piece will intensively study the work of an influential choreographer for the full 4 weeks and mimic the experience of working in a professional company environment. Rehearsals occur as an extended third block class in participants’ daily schedule. Footprints works are fully produced in the ADF main stage performance series during the last week of the festival.

2023 Footprints Choreographers

Classes

Full-time SDI students choose two morning classes and one afternoon class to attend Monday–Friday for the full 4 weeks. Part-time SDI students choose one class. Once registration is finalized at the top of SDI’s first week, students are committed to their confirmed schedule.

The evening and weekend drop-in schedule provides ample opportunity to take class from the full ADF faculty roster, as well as guest artists and visiting companies. See the 2022 full schedule for a summary of last season’s opportunities.

 

2023 Class Descriptions

SDI Classes

Ballet Technique w/ Ramón Flowers

Jenna Riegel leaping in the air on stage

Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company Repertory w/ Jenna Reigel

SDI Classes

Contemporary Jazz: The Diasporic Encounter Method w/ Monique Haley

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Contemporary Practice w/ Jessie Young

A blurred headshot of Jordan Llyod

Contemporary Technique w/ Jordan Lloyd

SDI Classes

Countertechnique® w/ Rosanna Tavarez & Charlie Slender-White

SDI Classes

Creative Process & Practice—the Maker and the Muse w/ Adriane Fang

A blurred headshot of Jordan Llyod

Experiencing Composition: Rep-Based Interrogation of Creative Process w/ Jordan Lloyd

SDI Classes

Hip-Hop & Housedance w/ Tatiana Desardouin

Jenna Riegel leaping in the air on stage

Intermediate/Advanced Contemporary Dance Technique w/ Jenna Reigel

SDI Classes

Limón Repertory w/ Brenna Monroe-Cook

SDI Classes

Limón Technique w/ Brenna Monroe-Cook

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Making Dances w/ Jessie Young

SDI Classes

Modern Contemporary Technique w/ Adriane Fang

SDI Classes

Musical Theater Jazz w/ Ramón Flowers

SDI Classes

Repertory w/ Monique Haley

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West African Technique w/ Sherone Price