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The American Dance Festival (ADF) comes to Cleveland!

Presented by DANCECleveland

Summer Dance Festival - July 29-August 5, 2017

DANCECleveland is launching its first-ever summer dance festival in cooperation with the
iconic American Dance Festival from Durham, NC. For over 84 years, ADF has hosted one
of the most renowned dance festivals in the U.S. Featuring 3 dance companies, a dance
workshop series, a series of special events this new partnership will take dance to a new
level in the CLE.

ADF in CLE will kick off on the National Day of Dance, July 29th, with a full menu of activities,
food and beverage crawls and community dance activities. The festival will continue with a week of performances and a 4-day workshop series featuring noted ADF faculty.

PERFORMANCE SERIES - July 29-August 5 
Pilobolus “Shadowland” | Raphael Xavier | Brian Brooks

WORKSHOP SERIES - Classes Run August 2-5
Features a 4-day workshop series (8 hours per day) conducted by ADF faculty for professional and intermediate to advanced level dancers 16 and up. Daily classes will include modern & contemporary dance, urban/hip-hop, creative process and repertory classes. The workshop provides time and space for dancers to immerse themselves in their training while enjoying the festival activities and live dance performances offered during the week-long festival.
For registration information click here. 

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Need more information? 

Click here for a complete schedule of the American Dance Festival in CLE