ADF Coast to Coast

The American Dance Festival

offers 3 programs each summer:

Summer Dance Intensive (SDI)
Pre-Professional Dance Intensive (PDI)
Dance Professional Workshops (DPW)


ADF Coast to Coast offers the opportunity to connect with the festival across the country prior to the summer season.
Catch a class or audition near you, or invite our faculty to visit your organization.

2024 Coast to Coast: In-person Community Classes & Auditions

Full tour listed below; check back frequently for updates!
Classes/Auditions open to the public are noted as OPEN COMMUNITY.

Color Key:
Summer Dance Intensive
Pre-Professional Dance Intensive
All ages



8/7–11 Community Class & Audition In Motion Summer Dance Intensive
Hamilton, Bermuda
see schedule intensive registration required 


11/1 Community Class &  Scholarship Audition Towson University
Towson, MD
12:00 pm–1:50 pm  
11/28 Community Class &  Scholarship Audition

University of South Carolina
Columbia, SC

3:10 pm–5:10 pm  


1/6 Program Acceptance Audition ADF Scripps Studios 
Durham, NC
10:15 am–12:15 pm  
1/7 Community Class & Scholarship Audition ADF Scripps Studios 
Durham, NC
11:00 am–12:30 pm  
1/19–21 Community Class & Auditions Alabama Dance Festival
Birmingham, AL
see festival schedule festival registration required
1/23 Community Class & Scholarship Audition University of Memphis
Memphis, TN
1:00 pm–2:00 pm  
1/31 Program Acceptance Audition Kinder High School for the Performing and Visual Arts
Houston, TX
10:15 am–11:40 am  


2/2 Community Class & Scholarship Audition University of Houston
Houston, TX
10:00 am–11:30 pm  
2/13 Community Class & Scholarship Audition East Carolina University
Greenville. NC
2:00 pm  
2/16 Community Class & Scholarship Audition Community College of Baltimore County
Baltimore, MD


Past Visits & Events


ACDA (various locations) IABD (various locations) Scottsdale Community College
ADF Scripps Studios James Madison University Scripps College
Adrienne Arsht Center Juilliard School Slippery Rock University
Ailey/Fordham BFA Lamar University Spelman College
Alabama Dance Festival Loyola Marymount University State University of New York, Brockport
Arizona State University Kinder High School for the Performing and Visual Arts State University of New York, Potsdam
Baltimore School
for the Arts
Marymount Manhattan Studio One Dance Center
Barriskill Dance Theater Meredith College Texas A&M University
Bennington College
McDonogh School
Texas Woman’s University
Booker T. Washington High School for Performing and Visual Arts Montclair State University University of California, Irvine
Boston University Muhlenberg College University of Wisconsin, Madison
Brigham Young University NCDEO (various locations) University of Colorado, Boulder
California Institute of the Arts (CalArts) NDEO (various locations) University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
California State University, Dominguez Hills New World School of the Arts University of Kentucky
California State University, Long Beach New York University, Tisch School of the Arts University of Maryland
Coker College NHSDF (various locations) University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
CO State Univ, Fort Collins North Carolina Central University University of North Carolina, Charlotte
Dance Council of North Texas North Carolina Dance Ambassadors University of North Carolina, Greensboro
Dance2B North Carolina State University University of North Carolina, School of the Arts (UNCSA)
Destiny Dance Institute/Wake Forest Dance Festival Northfield Mount Hermon School University of Oklahoma
Durham Academy—Upper School Northwest School of the Arts University of Texas, Austin
Durham School of the Arts Northwestern State University University of Texas, El Paso
East Carolina University Ohio State University University of the Arts (UArts)
Elon University Ohio University University of Utah
Florida State University Peabody Institute of The Johns Hopkins University Virginia Commonwealth University
Gibney Dance Center Phillips Academy—Andover West Chester University
Gonzaga University Point Park University West Virginia University
Governor’s School for the Arts—Norfolk, VA Reed College Western Michigan University
Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts Rutgers University  
Grier School San Jose State University  
Henrico High School School for Contemporary Dance & Thought  
Hollins University    


Bring ADF to You

Invite ADF to your school!

Visits are available November–March, annually.

School representatives can complete the form to request a visit from our stellar team of faculty and administrators. 

Type of Organization

ADF Partner Schools identify 1 student each year for a full tuition scholarship, split between the school and ADF. Are you interested in learning more about this type of partnership?

Visit Request

Student Interest

2 + 5 =

“Attending the Dance Professionals Workshop at ADF reminded me to nurture the abstract, stay curious, and it helped me find clarity in my personal artistic voice.

Katie Nabors
2023 DPW student


“I really appreciate all that ADF has built. I think it is a gem in the dance world and really is place that brings so many people together. I just want to thank everyone that has contributed to my experience here because I know there was a lot of hard work that went on to make this happen.”

Jaya Dave
2023 PDI student


“ADF has been such an amazing opportunity. It is a gift to be able to dedicate this time to dance. The teachers and students are all kind and creative. ADF provides a unique environment for learning and growing beyond what you thought was possible.”

Tessa Whiteley
2023 SDI student


 Contact us at school@americandancefestival.org