Deeply Rooted Youth Ensemble is a training program led by Deeply Rooted’s Artistic Team, company members, and select guest artists. Training in ballet, modern, African-based techniques, and repertory workshops, develops the dancer’s technical skill and performance readiness.
The Youth Ensemble season is divided into three terms: Fall, Winter, and Spring. During each term, training in Ballet and Modern will be provided as well as repertory workshops. These new works will be showcased during culminating performances and performances throughout the Chicagoland area. To ensure artistic and technical growth, we require your full commitment to the program. Noted below are the corresponding dates, including terms, performance dates, and vacation days.
Deeply Rooted Dance Theater
17 N State, 19th Floor
Drop-in: 3:00-5:00pm (times subject to change)
Attendance is mandatory!
If you are unable to attend the scheduled class or rehearsal due to sickness or emergency, please inform the Dance Education Manager, Samantha Brown.
All other conflicts or absences must be submitted in writing one week in advance using the Youth Ensemble Conflict Forms provided by the office.
Excessive absenteeism and tardiness [over three (3)] may lead to dismissal from the program.
In case of illness or injury, participants are encouraged to observe class and rehearsals and take notes.
October 7th – December 2nd
January 6th – February 24th
March 17th – May 5th
Saturday, May 11th, 2019
Sunday, May 12th, 2019
Thanksgiving – November 25th – December 2nd
Christmas – December 16th – January 6th
Spring – April 14th- April 21st
Fall Term – Due 9/30
Winter Term – Due 12/30
Spring Term – Due 3/10
Production Fee – Due 4/7
Nicole Clarke-SpringerDance Education Director
Dereque WhithursAssistant Director
Kevin Iega JeffArtistic Director
Gary AbbotAssociate Artistic Director
Nicole Clarke-SpringerArtistic Team Member
Joshua L. IshmonAssociate Artistic Team Member