The Mature H.O.T Women program is designed for women who are Health-Conscious, Optimistic and Triumphant. The program provides technical training and repertory workshops to strengthen the body, challenge the mind, and nourish the spirit through a synergy of modern, ballet, and African dance techniques.

To ensure artistic and technical growth, we strongly encourage each dancer to commit to the entire Mature H.O.T women process by participating in the full “season.” The full season is divided into three terms: Fall, Winter, and Spring. During each term, training in various techniques will be provided as well as choreographic workshops led by a Deeply Rooted Artistic Staff. The new works (3) will be geared toward a final performance showing in May. Below you will find the corresponding dates for each term as well as vacation/break days.


Deeply Rooted Dance Theater
17 N State, 19th Floor


Tuesdays, 7:00-9:00pm

Fall Term

October 9th – December 11th

Winter Term

January 8th – February 26th

Spring Term

March 19th – May 7th

Final Performances

Saturday, May 11th, 2019

Sunday, May 12th, 2019


Christmas – December 18th – January 2nd

Fall Term – Due 9/30


Winter Term – Due 12/30


Spring Term – Due 3/10


Full Season


Drop-in rate


Production Fee – Due 4/7
+ $200

Artistic Staff

Nicole Clarke-SpringerDance Education Director

Dereque WhithursAssistant Director


Dominique AtwoodBallet

Marylana LocklearHorton

Pierre ClarkModern

Shanna CruzatAssistant

Ahmad HillAssistant

Ricky DavisAssistant

Artistic Team

Kevin Iega JeffArtistic Director

Gary AbbotAssociate Artistic Director

Nicole Clarke-SpringerArtistic Team Member

Joshua L. IshmonAssociate Artistic Team Member