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Dance Education Programs at Deeply Rooted Dance Theater

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 includes classes based in Horton, Graham, ballet, and contemporary movement. The curriculum also features The Continuum, a series of guided, remote conversations on self-awareness and personal growth informed by each participant’s creativity and artistic process.

Program Divisions

  • Youth: dancers 12 and up
  • Pre-Professional/Professional: dancers 16 and up
  • Emerging Choreographers Showcase: Pre-Professional/Professional 

Please select a division from the programs drop-down menu to view additional details about 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 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.