History & Mission

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.