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us: American Dance Festival

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      Connecticut College American Dance FestivalConnecticut College American Dance Festival
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    • found: The Black tradition in American modern dance, 1988: t.p. (American Dance Festival) p. 28 (f. 1934; moved to Connecticut College, New London, 1948; ADF moved to Duke Univ. Campus, Durham, 1978)
    • found: Enc. of Assoc. 1990: (American Dance Festival (ADF); f. 1934; Box 6097, College station, Durham, NC 27708; modern dance producing and service org.)
    • found: WWW site for the American Dance Festival, viewed Mar. 1, 2005: (the Bennington School of Dance, the precursor of the American Dance Festival, was founded in 1934 at Bennington College; remained in Bennington until 1942 (with a one-year sojourn to Mills College, California, in 1939, after which, in 1940 the School of Dance returned to Bennington and incorporated under The School of the Arts); in 1948 program moved to Connecticut as the New York University/Connecticut College School of Dance [no publs. in LC database]; in 1950, the affiliation with NYU was terminated and the name became Connecticut College School of Dance/American Dance Festival; for the 1969 season the name became the American Dance Festival; in 1978, the ADF moved to Duke University in Durham, North Carolina and was formally incorporated as "American Dance Festival, Inc." ADF has grown to 450 students and a faculty of 50; the curriculum includes classes in dance medicine and the body therapies, as well as repertory, compositio, and dance techniques; there are professional workshops in teaching and performance, programs for younger dance students; the first endowed faculty chair in dance was established in 1991)
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    • 1990-01-08: new
    • 2005-03-01: revised
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