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Online Applications for Summer 2022 are now OPEN! Questions? Contact the ADF school staff at

Join us for our IN-PERSON programs for summer 2022: 
Summer Dance Intensive | July 16 - July 17 | ages 18+
Pre-Professional Dance Intensive | July 3 - July 16 | ages 13-17
Dance Professional Workshops | June 26 - July 2 | July 3 - July 9

Each year, dance students and artists from around the world converge on the campus of Duke University to discover the endless possibilities at the ADF School. Under the direction of Leah Cox (Dean of the ADF School), the school hosts its core summer programs of the Summer Dance Intensive, the Pre-Professional Dance Intensive, and the Dance Professional Workshops in Durham, NC.

During the winter, students can study intensively with ADF’s outstanding roster of teachers in NYC at the New York City Winter Intensive.

A place for dance artists who want to study, perform, create, research, and build lifelong connections in an immersive, meaningful community. For over eight decades, ADF has been a career-defining destination for dancers around the world, a place where movers learn from each other, generate new ideas together, share their stories, and form lasting relationships. 

ADF provides the critical meeting ground for vibrant, diverse dancing bodies to mobilize, align, and become the leaders our society needs us to be. It is an indispensable educational force in the contemporary dance landscape by offering an innovative curriculum and presenting best pedagogical practices. In all of its programs, it seeks to foster community-mindedness, ethical leadership, and respect for difference. 

If you have any questions in completing any phase of the application process, contact the ADF School through the messaging tool in your online application or via email at

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ADF offers equal opportunity of admission to all applicants.