Summer 2018 Opportunities

Audition for our Summer Work Arts Program!  

Are you 14 or older? Are you interested in the arts? Audition for Work Arts!  

There are a few high schools that have agreed to conduct auditions for Detroit HS youth during mid-March. If you are enrolled at one of these schools, contact your school office to sign up.  

Thursday          March 15th          M L K Jr. HS                              2:45- 4:00pm

Friday                March 16th          English Village HS                  8:30-10:30am

Friday                March 16th          Ponyride Dance Studio       4:30pm           $5.00 fee

Saturday          March 17th          Ponyride Dance Studio       6:30pm 

                                                                   (Community Dance Class)

Monday            March 19th          Duke Ellington MS                1:00-2:30pm 


Heritage Works Summer Ensemble

In collaboration with City Connect's GDYT program, Heritage Works provides a 6-week ensemble and arts administrative work experience. Detroit youth and young adults age 16-24 build technique, learn choreography or arts administration, and support performances throughout the community gaining work experience in the arts and entertainment industry. 

2018 Ensemble Dates: July 9 - August 20, 2018

  • Live in Detroit: In order to begin your application, Detroit residents should complete an online application for employment  at prior to auditioning.  Students must be between the ages of 16 - 24 and have a social security card, state ID or license and a birth certificate or a valid passport. Students can begin registering starting February 1st at The online application process closes March 17th. After completing the GDYT online process,  attend a Detroit audition or contact Heritage Works at for video audition guidelines.
  • Don't Live in Detroit: If you don't live in Detroit, you can still audition. Attend a community audition. See dates below or contact Heritage Works at for video audition guidelines. 

Audition Dates:

January 13. 2018, 1:00 PM - Boll YMCA, 1401 Broadway, Detroit

March 16, 2018, 4:30 PM  - Ponyride Dance Studio, 1401 Vermont, Detroit     $5.00 fee


Heritage Works and Deeply Rooted Dance Theater (HW/DRDT)



This year Heritage Works along with Deeply Rooted Dance Theater will offer a Two-City Intensive in both Detroit and Chicago.  Youth and young adults ages 17-24 will participate in an 8-week experience that promotes technical proficiency, artistic vision and career success. See links below to register.

Two City Session 1:  May 29 - July 21, 2018

Two City Session 2: June 25 - August 19, 2018 

Ages: 17 - 24 yrs. old


Heritage Works


The HW Junior Intensive is a workshop for the aspiring younger applicant.  This two-week workshop will take place Mondays - Thursdays at the Ponyride Dance Studio in Detroit.  Auditions for this Intensive will be held at various times and locations. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter for more information. 

Summer Workshop Dates: July 30 - August 9, 2018

Ages: 13 - 16 yrs. old

Cost: $ 400

Audition Application: 


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