Located at the corner of Campus Drive and Swift Avenue on Duke’s Central Campus. Parking is free at this class location.
The American Dance Festival (ADF) is held daily (mid-June through July) on Duke’s East Campus with jams and performances taking place at venues on campus and the Durham Performing Arts Center (DPAC). An ID is issued to each KLC student during the ADF season to attend performances at a discount.
“I have been fortunate to travel to several BMC courses and workshops in Europe and North America. I have to say I return to Durham because it is really a magical and ideal place to hold BMC courses. First off, I firmly believe Durham is the friendliest place on earth. The southern hospitality is so infectious and heartwarming. Also, Durham is a quaint beautiful University town surrounded by forest that gives you a lovely balance of peace and serenity with the added bonus of having access to everyday conveniences. When I return home from Durham I always feel incredibly calm and rested.” –Natasha Martina Koechl
The Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU) is the closest airport to Duke’s campus and is approximately 25 minutes away from the course location and housing (or 50 minutes during rush hour). On the last day of each course, required class material is finished by 1:30 pm to allow same day departure flights beginning at 3:30 pm; you should plan to arrive at the airport at least one hour before any domestic flight.
807 West Trinity Ave
Duke Tower has apartments with either 2 double beds and 2 full closets in a king room or one king bed in a king room with a full bathroom and linen closet. All units have a fully equipped kitchen, a sitting room with cable tv, and in-room hard-wired internet access. Rates also include a cleaning service for the unit that provides clean towels, sheets and paper products provided weekly.
Duke Tower is within walking distance of Freeman Center and Whole Foods (20-30 minutes) and is a few short blocks from downtown Durham where there are numerous restaurants, a (Wed/Sat) farmers’ market, a historic movie theater, live music, and American Dance Festival venues are located.
Duke Tower is a quaint housing option with a garden courtyard which includes a miniature golf course, outdoor pool, shuffle board, grilling, and a laundry facility. Make reservations as early as you can to ensure availability.
If you’re interested in looking for housing through Duke’s Resident Life services go to the above website and under departments click on Housing, Dining & Residence Life (HDRL), then Living Off Campus, then Find Housing.
Temporary Living Company
8831 Westgate Park Drive, Raleigh NC 27617
TLC is locally-owned and operated in Raleigh, NC with properties that include Lodge at Station Nine, West Village, and Lofts at Lakeview, which are all walking distance from the Freeman Center.
2 bedroom, 2 bathroom apartment include standard furniture and housewares package, including a washer/dryer, a television, and high speed internet.
West Village – Urban Loft Apartments
604 West Morgan St.
A short-term lease program in one of Durham’s premiere loft apartments in downtown Durham that is about a 15 minute walk to the Freeman Center and included in Duke’s shuttle service. Apartments are equipped with local cable, phone service, DSL, and include weekly maid service. Reserve with a credit card.
Several participants have found housing via Craigslist, Airbandb, VRBO or the American Dance Festival housing site.
Click here for a New York Times article about dining in Durham in 2010. Since then many more articles, restaurants and eateries have made Durham The Foodiest (farm to table) small city in the South including, Southern Living magazine. A local Durham map will be available for each student.
Here’s also a list of Durham outings that a local might take you on.