Join Bates Dance Festival for BDF@HOME!

BDF’s Young Dancers Workshop (YDW) & Professional Training Program (PTP) will both be offered online in July! 

All classes meet Monday-Friday.

We’re looking forward to connecting and cultivating rigor and community despite not gathering in person this summer. Please join us to continue your training and creative process. Artists are vital stakeholders in our communities, and BDF continues to hold creative ground as we gather in new, innovative ways to proceed bravely ahead. 

*Dancers registering for either program should have at least 3 continuous years of dance training.

View courses below and click for description.

Young Dancers Workshop (Ages 14-18)

July 6 – 10

2 – 6pm EST


Registration is now closed. 

Groove with Shakia Johnson

Rotating Practice

Composition with Tristan Koepke

Cool Down/Hall Meeting

Professional Training Program (Ages 18+)

July 13 – 17

2 – 5:30 EST

$75/course or $200 for the full week

Registration is now closed. Please click on Rotating Practice for drop-in information and faculty information.

Afro-Aerobic Groove with Gesel Mason 2pm

Rotating Practice 3:15pm

Composition with Yanira Castro 4:30pm

Spiraldynamik for Dancers Refresher Course

July 13 – 17

12:30 – 1:30 EST

$75, previous Spiraldynamik training required

Registration is now closed. 

Spiraldynamik for Dancers Refresher