Samuel H. Scripps Studios

The year-round programs at ADF’s Samuel H. Scripps Studios are dedicated to providing a sound scientific and aesthetic base for all ages and all levels of dance training, from beginning to professional. Our studios serve as a center for creative activity in Durham, North Carolina in which students learn in a welcoming and non-competitive environment from faculty who are experts in their fields. Our programs offer a variety of classes for the dancer and non-dancer alike, designed to strengthen the body, increase flexibility of movement, and foster an appreciation of dance.

Los programas de todo el año de los Estudios de Samuel H. Scripps de ADF son dedicados a proveyendo un base científico y estético para todos años y todos niveles de entrenamiento de baile, del comienzo a profesional. Nuestros estudios son un centro por actividad creativa en Durham, Carolina del Norte en que estudiantes aprenden en un medio ambiente amistoso y no competitivo de facultad quienes son profesionales en sus áreas. Nuestros programas ofrecen una variedad de clases por bailadores y no bailadores, designado para fortalecer el cuerpo, aumentar flexibilidad de movimiento, y fomentar una apreciación por baile.

Call 919-797-2871 to ask about our Work/Trade opportunities for adult classes!  🙂

Due to the increasing threat of COVID-19 and with concern for the health and well-being of our students, faculty, and staff, we have made the decision to cancel all classes, performances, and rentals beginning Sunday, March 15. Stay tuned for updates, as we are closely monitoring the situation and will provide updates as we have them.

New Student Discount:  15% off Youth Enrollment or Adult 10 Class Card

Multi-class discount: 10% – must call studio at 919-797-2871.


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Adult classes are offered on a drop-in and/or enrollment basis at all levels from introductory to professional.  Student discounts and class cards are available!

American Dance Festival is proud to offer Parkinson’s Movement Initiative classes in partnership with NC Dance for Parkinson’s and Poe Wellness Solutions and supported by a community grant from the Parkinson’s Foundation. Through this support, all classes offered through the Parkinson’s Movement Initiative are free for people living with PD and their caregivers.

Additional support is provided by RTI International, the Lyna J. Rogers Fund of Triangle Community Foundation in memory of Betty Y. Powell, and individual donors.


El Festival de Baile Americano se siente orgulloso de ofrecer clases de la iniciativa del movimiento Parkinsons es asociación con NC Baile por Parkinsons y Soluciones de Bienestar Poe. Las clases estan soporatadas por una subvención de la Fundación de Parkinson’s. Tras los fondos, todas las clases ofrecida por la iniciative del movimiento Parkinson’s son gratis por los individuales viviendo con PD y los cuidadores.

All class descriptions and faculty bios can be found in the menu on the left.

You can buy classes and register on our mobile app!

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