Samuel H. Scripps Studios

ADF’s Samuel H. Scripps Studios

The Samuel H. Scripps Studios opened in the summer of 2012 with major support from the SHS Foundation and the generosity of numerous individuals. With the purchase of the studios, ADF was able to begin offering year-round classes and workshops for all ages, camps for youth, and residences to support the creation and development of new work.

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.


Contact information

Julia Pleasants
Manager of Studio Programs and Community Engagement
919-797-2871*  Studio Office Phone

*ADF staff are currently working remotely. Contact us via email for assistance!


ADF’s Samuel H. Scripps Studios
721 Broad Street
Durham, NC 27705

We are located on the second floor, accessible by elevator or stairs. There is ample free parking (including two handicap parking spots) in the lot connected to our building.

ADF Scripps Studios offers equal opportunity of admission to all applicants. 

ADF’s 2021 virtual SHS Studio programs are funded in part by a grant from South Arts with support from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.