Summer 2018 Opportunities

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. Auditions for this Intensive will be held January 13th & 14th, 2018 in Detroit. The July 13th audition fee is $20. July 14 audition fee is $60 ($45 early bird). 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

Audition Cost:  $20/$60

January 13 Audition Registration: 

January 14 Audition Registration:  Scholarship Summit 

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 January 13th & 14th, 2018 in Detroit. Audition cost is $20.

Summer Workshop Dates: July 30 - August 9, 2018

Ages: 13 - 16 yrs. old

Cost: $ 400

Audition Application: 


Deeply Rooted Dance Theater


Metro Detroit youth interested in auditioning for Deeply Rooted's (DRDT) Summer Dance Intensives can audition January 13th. 

DRDT's Summer Dance Intensive (SDI) offers technical training and artistic development within the discipline of dance. Participants are exposed to a rigorous curriculum fostering learning and personal growth, along with opportunities to experience the company’s repertoire through workshops and performances. The curriculum includes classes based in Horton, Graham, Ballet, African-Pyragramic, Body Conditioning, Contemporary Movement. The curriculum also features The Continuum, a three step process of self-awareness and growth.

The Summer Intensive program runs from late June through late July providing six to eight hours of training per day, six days a week. The program attracts local, national and international participants. The average age range of participating dancers is 18 to 40. 


For more information about DRDT's Summer Intensives, visit




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