adf Scripps studios Workshops

All upcoming workshops will be posted here!  Watch this space.  🙂

Due to the continuing threat of COVID-19 and with concern for the health and well-being of our students, faculty, and staff, we will not be holding in-person classes during Fall Term 2020. Stay tuned for updates, as we are closely monitoring the situation and will provide updates as we have them.

ONLINE Stretch Floor Barre (Zoom class)

Tuesdays 5:30-6:30pm Eastern Time
October 12-December 13, 2020

Price:  $10 drop-in, or $60 for the full 8 class series!

Floor Barre is a 60-minute class inspired by and built upon a traditional ballet floor barre class. Muscles are slowly and systematically elongated through a series of stretch sequences, increasing flexibility and mobility. This is a relaxing, slower-paced class appropriate for any fitness level.
This class will be held on Zoom and you will receive a class link from ADF (not from MindBody) via email prior to class start.  Advance registration recommended.

Andrea Bains studied ballet under the direction of Larry Boyette and George Tomal and danced professionally with both The Wisconsin Ballet and The Milwaukee Ballet companies. She was first introduced to Pilates work in the 1970s through Ron Fletcher’s Contrology of Beverly Hills, CA. Upon returning to her home state of Colorado, she continued her ballet training including performances at Ballet Arts Theatre, Colorado Council of the Arts, and Opera Colorado.  Andrea partnered with Mike Dailey in many of these performances, leading to their partnership in ABD, and with Andrea later opening Artistic Body Development South in Centennial, CO in 1999.  Andrea has grown the area of the business working with individuals who desire private lessons or require post rehabilitation sessions.

Michael Dailey established Artistic Body Development in 1986 through the training and encouragement of his ballet master Larry Boyette. Mr. Boyette was a seasoned ballet dancer with both the American Ballet Theatre and the Metropolitan Opera Ballet, and practiced the Pilates Method under the instruction of Joseph Pilates himself. Mike took this instruction, and his experience as a dancer with Ballet Arts Theatre, to develop Myopatterning™ and found Artistic Body Development.

Since the creation of the company, Mike has trained numerous students in the study of Pilates and Kinesiology, including an adjunct position at Colorado College, and a private instructorship at the University of Colorado, Boulder.

Register for stretch floor barre


Dancing with (Zoom class series)

In-person classes are now paused due to COVID-19. Join us for Zoom classes on the dates below by registering here!

September 24, October 8, October 22, November 5
Thursdays 10am-12pm
Price: FREE

We are thrilled to continue the They Are All/Dancing With Project via Zoom! Registration is required. For more information on registration and how to join Dancing With classes on Zoom, please follow the instructions below:

  1. Fill out the Dancing With Zoom class registration form by clicking here. After filling out the registration form, you will be provided links and instructions for accessing Zoom classes.
  2. Download Zoom to your computer, tablet, or phone. Click here for more information on Zoom.
  3. At the time of class, click on the link provided to launch Zoom on your device. A host will let you in.
  4. Enjoy a LIVE virtual class with Tommy and Murielle!


This free workshop series will use mindful movement, dance and imagery to provide people living with Parkinson’s Disease the tools to achieve increased quality of life, a reduction in the risk of falls, and a sense of personal agency. Workshops will be led by professional choreographers and dancers who will guide participants safely through a warm-up and exercises emphasizing body awareness, flexibility, balance, an enhanced relationship to the floor, the room, and other people, as well as an awakened sense of playfulness and creativity.

The fall class series follows the 2019 creation of the ADF-commissioned performance They Are All (read press here), and is an integrated part of a unique 3-year project led by choreographers Tommy Noonan and Murielle Elizéon in collaboration with a diverse group of dancers living with and without Parkinson’s, dance educators, Physical Therapists and Neuroscientists. The goal is to seed new perspectives on the positive effects of creative, mindful movement for those living with Parkinson’s, and to lay the groundwork for a future formal research project. Find out more at

The They Are All/Dancing With Project is funded in part by a grant from South Arts in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts and the North Carolina Arts Council. Additional support is provided by RTI International.



July 1, 7:30-8:30pm on ZOOM

Class is for ages 18+

Join choreographer Murielle Elizéon for a mid-summer date night, nurturing connection and playfulness with your significant other in the comfort and safety of your own home. Prepare your beverage of choice and join us for an introduction to Argentine Tango!

We will begin the class with a warm-up designed to foster body awareness, ease, and connection to yourself and your partner. We will continue with the basics of Argentine Tango such as the embrace, leading/following, walking together, and musicality through playful exercises and prompts.

*This class is $10 per couple. Both dancers must create and complete a profile on MindBody to sign our waiver, but only one of you needs to register for the workshop.*

This class will take place on Zoom.


Murielle Elizéon is a French choreographer, performer, and teacher based in North Carolina since 2013. She has been performing and teaching tango since 2005 after learning with renowned tango masters such as Chicho Mariano Frumboli in Europe and Argentina. She co-directs Culture Mill, a performing Arts Laboratory based in Saxapahaw, NC with choreographer Tommy Noonan. Tommy and Murielle have worked together and separately in theaters and festivals in Europe, the US and Mexico and their performances have been invited at the American Dance Festival since 2016. Tommy will assist Murielle for this workshop.