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Dance Education Programs at Deeply Rooted Dance Theater

2021 Application Process:

STEP 1: Create your online profile in Acceptd

In addition to the general application questions, please be prepared to submit a headshot, résumé/CV, and a $30 nonrefundable application fee. Upon acceptance into the SDI program, the $30 application fee will be applied to the applicant's tuition.

STEP 2: Select your desired audition type: pre-recorded video submission OR live virtual audition
Pre-recorded submissions are accepted on a rolling basis. Select your program of interest in the drop-down menu on the left to view the pre-recorded video submission requirements. For a live virtual audition, please register at least one day in advance of your desired audition date. Select a live virtual audition date from the list below. 

STEP 3: Pay the $30 non-refundable application fee (per audition) or get it waived.
Learn more about fee waivers here

2021 Virtual Audition Tour Dates/Regions:
  • January 9, 2021 | Midwest
  • January 16, 2021 | Mid-Atlantic
  • January 30, 2021 | Mid-Atlantic
  • February 13, 2021 | Northeast
  • February 20, 2021 | The South
  • February 27, 2021 | The Southwest
  • March 6, 2021 | The West
  • March 13, 2021 | The West
  • March 20, 2021 | Midwest
  • March 27, 2021 | Midwest

Summer Programs at Deeply Rooted Dance Theater

Summer Dance Intensive
Deeply Rooted’s Summer Dance Intensive (SDI) offers technical training and artistic development within the discipline of dance. Participants experience a rigorous curriculum fostering learning and personal growth, along with opportunities to learn the company’s repertoire through workshops and performances. The curriculum also features "Continuum Dialogues: Conversations Informed by Creative Process. The Continuum is a series of guided conversations on self-awareness and personal growth, informed by each participant’s creativity and artistic process.

Program Divisions: 
  • 4 Week Youth Program: dancers 12 and up 
  • 4 Week Pre-Professional/Professional Program: dancers 16 and up
  • 6 week Pre-Professional/Professional Program with Emerging Choreographers Showcase: Pre-Professional/Professional dancers 

Please select a division from the programs drop-down menu to view additional details about the tentative in-person and/or virtual summer dance intensive options. Summer 2021 programming is subject to change due to the circumstances surrounding the Covid-19 pandemic. Deeply Rooted Dance Theater’s Summer Dance Intensive will be compliant with the CDC guidelines and Ballet Chicago guidelines to ensure the safety and appropriate protections for the dancers and instructors.

Annual Programs at Deeply Rooted Dance Theater

Youth Ensemble
Deeply Rooted’s Youth Ensemble offers technical training and artistic development in Ballet, Modern, repertory workshops, and mentorship opportunities with DRDT Company members.This program is designed for dancers between the ages of 12-18. Please select Youth Ensemble from the drop-down menu to view term dates for each season as well as vacation days and tentative performance dates.

If you have any issues or questions regarding your application, please contact samantha@deeplyrootedproductions.org.


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