Rockettes Summer Intensive – Summer Dance Program

The Rockettes Summer Intensive is a dance program designed for advanced dancers who want to train in the Rockettes style. Entering its thirteenth season, this summer dance intensive has produced more than 60 Rockettes.

The Rockettes reflect individual talent, hard work, athleticism, training, teamwork and dazzling synchronicity whenever they perform. The Rockettes Summer Intensive Dance Program offers aspiring professional dancers the unique opportunity to train with the Rockettes, and a Rockettes Director/Choreographer, learning their world famous precision dance technique. This distinctive style transcends a multitude of dance disciplines, including Jazz, Tap, Musical Theater, Lyrical and the legendary Kick Line.

The curriculum of this summer dance intensive focuses on original choreography and formations from the Rockettes repertoire that will culminate in a student Showcase to be held in a New York City theater. This opportunity for dancers to connect with the professional dance world and study the world-famous Rockette precision dance technique is invaluable to the dedicated dancer.

– Auditions are required. See below for an audition in your area or to audition by video.
– One week of intensive study with the Rockettes and a Rockettes Director/Choreographer
– Six hours of class daily with emphasis on Rockettes choreography.
– Final Showcase performance plus one ticket to the Student Showcase (additional tickets may be purchased).

– Classes and rehearsals offered every day from 9:30am to 5:00pm.
– Classes include: Theater Dance, Jazz, Tap, Kick Line, Formations, Performance and Audition Technique.
– Group dance education seminars will be scheduled in the evening.

2015 RSI Audition Tour
Thank you to all dancers who auditioned for the 2015 RSI!
If you recieved an acceptance email during the week of March 15th through March 22nd, congratulations! If you are a dancer who has not yet recieved notification, please be advised that as spots open up we will be notifying dancers about their alternate status. Some notifications on alternate availability may go out as late as April 24th.

2015 Rockettes Summer Intensive Dance Program:
Week 1: June 14- June 19
Invitational Week: June 20- June 25
Week 3: July 5- July 10
Week 4: July 12- July 17
Week 5: July 19- July 24
Week 6: July 26- July 31
Week 7: August 2- August 7

INVITATIONAL WEEK (June 20 – June 25) The Rockettes Summer Intensive dance program is pleased to continue a special invitation-only week, designed to give select students the opportunity to train at the highest level of the Rockettes technique and prepare for the Rockettes auditions. All dancers must attend a live audition to be considered. Class size will be limited.

TUITION Tuition for the 2015 Rockettes Summer Intensive is $999 and includes all classes, lunch, seminars and one Showcase performance ticket*.

Tuition for the 2015 Rockettes Summer Intensive Invitational Week is $1600 and includes all classes, lunch, seminars, and one Showcase performance ticket*.

*Additional tickets available for purchase

REQUIREMENTS To be considered for the Rockettes Summer Intensive dance program, dancers must be at least 14 years of age (by June 14, 2015) with a minimum of 5 years training in tap, jazz, and ballet and must attend a live audition or submit a video audition. All dancers must register online for an audition and pay an audition fee of $45.

ALUMNI Alumni of the Rockettes Summer Intensive can download the 2015 Rockettes Summer Intensive Alumni form here. Please fill out the form and email it to no later than February 15, 2015 . *NOTE: Alumni who want to be considered for the Invitational Week must attend a live audition. Please do not submit the alumni form if you plan on auditioning.

CAN’T MAKE THE AUDITION? If you cannot attend the Rockettes Summer Intensive audition, you may be considered for the program by submitting a video audition. All video auditions must include:

Video intro of dancer: stating name, age, and all material presented on video, along with the Rockettes Summer Intensive Dance Program dates interested in attending.
Jazz Combination: Present a short solo jazz combination, approximately 32 counts including a double pirouette, to provided Rockettes music (no hip-hop please). *NOTE: Music is sent to you via email after you have registered and paid the registration fee on Ticketmaster. Delivery may take up to 72 hours.*
Tap Combination: Present a short solo tap combination, approximately 32 counts including a double time step.
Kicks: Present 8 eye-high kicks.

Video auditions must be a maximum total length of 3 minutes. Please upload your video to YouTube or Vimeo and send the link where your audition can be viewed to In your email, please include: full name, contact information, audition form and release form.YouTube or Vimeo video links, audition form, and release form must be received no later than February 15, 2015.

For more information about the 2015 Rockettes Summer Intensive Dance Program auditions and program, please contact Gary at (212) 485-7899 or

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