Thank you for your interest in Deeply Rooted’s 2019 Summer Intensive. The Summer Intensive is a rigorous, professional training program with performances and matriculation opportunity into the company. Bringing together modern, classical, and African-American traditions in dance, the company seeks to demonstrate how art and beauty play a transformative role in society.
The intensive is a four week program beginning Monday, June 24th and ending with culminating performances on Friday, July 19th and Saturday, July 20th, 2019. Summer core curriculum consists of Horton, Graham, and Ballet and is supplemented by Traditional African Dance, Dunham, and Contemporary Movement. Each student will be required to take twelve technique classes per week.
Participants will have the opportunity to work with Deeply Rooted Dance Theater’s Artistic Director, Kevin Iega Jeff, and Associate Artistic Director, Gary Abbott, along with an experienced faculty consisting of Deeply Rooted company members and guest artists, who are committed to excellence in their various techniques while providing a supportive and nurturing environment.
Saturdays 3:30PM – 9:00PM.
Sunday 12:00PM – 6:00PM. (No class Sunday, June 30th)
Full tuition is $1575 with a $200 deposit. All deposits are non-refundable and are due two weeks after receiving this acceptance letter in order to reserve your place in our program. All deposits go toward tuition payments. Early payment discounts listed below:
Full tuition is $900 with a $100 deposit. All deposits are non-refundable and are due two weeks after receiving this acceptance letter in order to reserve your place in our program. All deposits go toward tuition payments.
*Upon acceptance into the program, payments can be made in installments. ALL PAYMENTS MUST BE MADE IN FULL PRIOR TO PARTICIPATION. Deeply Rooted has a no refund policy.
A limited number of merit and work study scholarships are available. Please see the application guidelines online. Applications are due Sunday, April 30th, 2019.
Deeply Rooted does not provide housing; however, we can assist in the research of housing in the area. Our studios are located in downtown Chicago at 17 N. State Street, 19th Floor. We are easily accessible by public transportation.
To help offset the costs of your training, all students are required to sell and/or purchase tickets to the Summer Intensive culminating performance.
Promoting the performance is a viable part of Deeply Rooted’s training process, as it prepares students for the real world challenge of self-promotion required when developing a career in the arts. This remains a standard practice each year and is not negotiable. Students will receive coaching from Deeply Rooted’s staff to support them in meeting their ticket quota. If students do not sell or do not wish to sell their tickets, then they must purchase any unsold tickets prior to the performance.
Dancers also have the option of purchasing tickets upfront. Upon arrival these students will receive their tickets to be sold and reimbursed directly to the dancer with nothing further owed to the Deeply Rooted office.
Students in the pre-professional track are required to sell 10 tickets at $25 a piece and students in the youth track are required to sell 5 tickets at $25 a piece.
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FORMS TO BE RETURNED TO:
Deeply Rooted Dance Theater
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Un-tattered Fitted Dance Clothes
Ballet Shoes (required for Ballet Class)
African Lapa (African print fabric measuring one yard by one yard used as a wrap-skirt)
New/Like New Black Leotard
New/Like New Solid Color Leotard (Roy G. BIV*)
Tights - Ballet
Jazz pants, leggings and/or shorts - Modern
Black Long Tights
Black Shorts (Mid-thigh) Tights
New/Like New Black Fitted Tank Top / Tank Unitard
New/Like New Solid Color Fitted Tank Top / Tank Unitard (ROY G. BIV*)
Black Short (Mid-thigh) Tights
*ROY G. BIV: red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, violet