Welcome to the ADF Summer Dance Intensive (SDI)!
June 13–July 13, 2024

Below is important information and resources for your day-to-day life at ADF. Schedule is subject to change. Check back for updates and additional information.

Arrival and Departure

Arrival/Check-in Day: Thursday, June 13

Students check-in 10:00 AM–2:00 PM on Thursday, June 13. Students should plan to arrive to ADF to check-in at Gilbert-Addoms Residence Hall, located at 1368 Campus Dr., Durham, NC on Duke University’s East Campus, where the ADF summer administrative offices are located.

At check-in, students receive their check-in packet, finalized intensive schedules, ADF/Duke ID card, a prepaid ADF T-Shirt (paid by May 17), dorm housing information and key if living on-campus, parking pass, and will resolve any outstanding student form or billing matters. All students must check-in before attending opening weekend events or classes.

Early Arrivals: Advanced check-in and early move in dates for dorm residents cannot be accommodated. Please make separate arrangements if you plan to arrive in Durham before June 13. Exceptions include work-study students, stagecraft apprentices, and international students.

Late Arrivals: ADF strongly encourages students to arrive during the designated check-in time, but understands that extenuating circumstances may arise. Students unable to arrive by 2:00 PM on June 13 must notify the ADF School as soon as possible so arrangements for their check-in can be made. Late arrivals will be permitted on a case-by-case basis. Fees will not be prorated for students who arrive late to the festival.

Departure: Sunday, July 14

All final intensive performances will occur on Saturday, July 13. All students should plan to depart the festival on Sunday, July 14 at the time that works best for them. Dorm residents must be checked out by 11:00 AM on Sunday, July 14. Check out procedures will be included in each dorm resident’s check-in packet. Select work-study students are expected to stay longer and have been provided their departure date individually.

Transportation: With the exception of international students, SDI students are responsible for arranging their own transportation to Duke University from the airport, bus, or train station. 

Travel Options:

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), 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.
  • Shuttle Service: Charlene Safe Ride (Brier Creek Taxi & Car Service) is a trusted and economical company that provides a shuttle service to/from the airport and around Durham.

Dining On-Campus

East Campus
East Union Marketplace
Trinity Café on East Campus

West Campus
Brodhead Center

Central Campus
Café 300 (limited hours)

Duke Dining identifies foods containing the eight major food allergens (wheat, dairy, eggs, fish, shellfish, tree nuts,​ peanuts, and soy, plus sesame) as well gluten containing foods in all of our dining locations. “Ask Me” allergen program is setup to there is always a member of the restaurant staff available to assist guests with allergen related menu questions. Peanut oil is not used in any dining facility.

Local Resource Guide
  Walking Distance Driving Distance



Harris Teeter—2107 Hillsborough Road

Dollar General—800 Broad Street

Whole Foods—621 Broad Street

Food Lion—2930 West Main Street

Target—4037 Durham-Chapel Hill Blvd

Household Items


Dollar General—800 Broad St

Harris Teeter—2107 Hillsborough Road


Costco—1510 North Pointe Dr

Ross—1515 North Pointe Dr 

Target—4037 Durham-Chapel Hill Blvd

Walmart—1525 Glenn School Rd



Wells Fargo—2000 West Main St

Duke Credit Union—2200 West Main St

Bank of America—1515 North Gregson Street

NC State Employees Credit Union—504 S. Duke St

Mailing The UPS Store—811 9th St USPS—323 East Chapel Hill St



Walgreens—1505 Broad St

Harris Teeter Pharmacy—2107 Hillsborough Rd

Duke University Hospital—2301 Erwin Rd

CVS Minute Clinic—3573 Hillsborough Rd

Duke Sports Injury/Orthopaedic Urgent Care—3475 Erwin Rd.

Duke Urgent Care Croasdaile—1821 Hillandale Rd

Laundromats Field’s 24-Hour Laundromat—744 Ninth St Regency Cleaners —3600 Hillsborough Rd



Bali Hai Mongolian Grill—811 9th St, #170

Blue Corn Café –716 9th St

Bruegger’s Bagel Bakery—626 9th St

Burger Bach—737 9th St

Cosmic Cantina—1920 Perry St

Dain’s Place—754 9th St

Elmo’s Diner —776 9th St

Federal—914 West Main St

Heavenly Buffaloes—1807 W Markham Ave

International Delights—740 9th St

Jimmy John’s—701 9th St

Juju Durham—737 9th St, #210

Local 22 Kitchen and Bar—2200 West Main St

Mad Hatter Bakeshop & Café—1802 West Main St

Monuts Donuts—1002 9th St

Panera Bread—737 9th St

Parizade—2200 West Main St

Subway—705 9th St

Triangle Coffee House—3109 Shannon Rd

Vin Rouge—2010 Hillsborough Rd

Vine Sushi and Thai—607 Broad St

Alpaca Peruvian Charcoal Chicken—302 Davidson Ave

Bojangles—3558 Hillsborough Rd

Bull McCabes Irish Pub—427 West Main St.

Chick-fil-a—3429 Hillsborough Rd

Chipotle Mexican Grill—2608 Erwin Rd.

Cookout—3624 Hillsborough Rd

Counting House—111 Corcoran St

Dame’s Chicken & Waffles—530 Foster St, Unit 130

Dashi—415 East Chapel Hill St

Del Rancho—5279 N Roxboro St, Unit 2

Enzo’s Pizza Co.—2608 Erwin Rd, #140

Foster’s Market—2694 Durham-Chapel Hill Blvd

Geer Street Garden—644 Foster St

Joe Van Gogh—1104 Broad St

Mellow Mushroom—410 Blackwell St

Nanataco—2512 University Dr

Pizzeria Toro—105 East Chapel Hill St

Saladelia Café—411 Chapel Dr

The Original Q Shack—2510 University Dr

The Palace International—1104 Broad St

The Parlour—117 Market St

Tobacco Road Sports Café—280 S Mangum St, #100



Getting Around ADF & Duke Campus

Interactive Map of Duke University’s campus and important ADF locations including studios and performance spaces.

Parking Pass

For participants who plan to bring a car to ADF, parking passes are required. They can be purchased at check-in day and will be valid June 13 – July 13, 2024. A parking pass for Duke University campus buildings which are used as studios and performance venues is $18.25, and a parking pass for participants staying in a dorm is $36.50.  ADF is not responsible for parking tickets or towing fees. You will be provided with detailed parking information upon arrival and participants should read all parking signs very carefully! Off-campus studios do not require parking passes.

Campus Maps

East & West Campus Map

Studio Venues & Bus Stops

2024 Transportation Guide to get around Duke and ADF.

2024 Bus Timetables for the ADF Bus 

*No ADF Bus running Juneteenth or July 4

Free Local Bus Options, incl. weekends! (PDF)

Heat Exhaustion/Heat Stroke Prevention

Durham summers are hot! Click the links below to inform yourself about potentially harmful consequences of exercising in the heat. Take note of the symptoms, prevention methods, and steps of action.

Heat Exhaustion

Heat Stroke

Best forms of prevention:

  • Drink lots of fluids (water, electrolytes, etc.)
  • Stay nourished
  • Wear loose-fitting, lightweight clothing
  • Take notice of the hottest parts of the day and your own body temperature

 Best steps of action:

  • If possible, move person into a cooler environment (i.e. into the shade)
  • Attempt to decrease body temperature by pouring or spraying cool liquids
  • Drink water or cool liquids, especially sports drinks that contain electrolytes

If necessary, call 911 for the Durham Police or (919) 684-2444 for the Duke Police. Notify the school staff by calling Gilbert-Addoms at (919) 684-6402 or send someone to Gilbert-Addoms for help after 911 has been called.


Health Center and Injury Resources

Physical Therapy On-Site

June 13–July 27

RAC 131

Hours of Operation
Monday: 7:30 AM–11:30 AM
Wednesday: 10:00 AM–2:00 PM
Friday: 12:00 PM–4:00 PM

Juneteenth 7:30AM-11:30AM

Operated on a walk-in basis, no appointment needed.

Illness or Minor Injury

Duke Student Health Center (if Health Fee has been paid)
305 Towerview Road on West Campus
Phone: 919-681-9355
With the Student Health Center fee, students are eligible for basic assessment/treatment at the Student Health Clinic on Duke University’s West Campus for the full 4 weeks.

Duke Urgent Care Croasdaile
1821 Hillandale Rd Suit 24A
Durham, NC 27705-2671
Reserve a Spot: 919-586-8555
Click here to view wait times for other Urgent Cares.


Severe Sports Injuries

(Includes Duke Sports Sciences Institute and Duke Sports Medicine Physical Therapy)
3475 Erwin Road
Durham, NC 27705
Appointments: 919-684-588
Office: 919-681-1656

Duke Sports Injury and Orthopedic Urgent Care at Arringdon
5601 Arringdon Park Dr. Suit 300
Morrisville, NC 27560-5643
Office: 919-681-1656
No Appointment Necessary

Duke Hospitals

Duke University Hospital
2301 Erwin Rd, Durham, NC 27710
Phone: 919-684-8111

Duke Regional Hospital
3643 N Roxboro St
Durham, NC 27704
Phone: 919-470-4000

Gender Neutral Bathrooms

All-Gender Bathrooms in ADF-Relevant Spaces

ADF believes in inclusion and fairness, which includes the right for each individual to access public facilities according to their gender as opposed to their biological sex. All-gender bathrooms exist in some, but not all classrooms and performance spaces. Wherever male/female facilities are the only options available, ADF honors the right for students, faculty, and staff to choose the facility that makes them most comfortable. We acknowledge that this is an imperfect situation and hope that the campuses that ADF occupies will prioritize updating their facilities to be fully inclusive.

Schedules and Additional Resources


ADF Sched App
The Sched App is your go-to place for drop-in classes, performances, events, festival communication, and more! Download the app to your smart phone/tablet or sign up through your laptop at sched.com. Starting June 13, search for event: ADF Summer Dance Intensive. ADF staff will provide app registration guidance at check-in, and orientation will include an app walk through.

Sched 101 (PDF)

SDI Student Nights @ Season Performances (PDF)
Schedule Overview (PDF)


Additional Resources

2024 SDI Handbook (PDF)

SDI Opening Weekend Schedule (PDF)