2017 ROCKETTES SUMMER INTENSIVE

 

The Rockettes Summer Intensive (RSI) is a dance program designed for advanced dancers who want to train in the Rockettes style. Entering its 15th 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 Kickline.

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.

THE SUMMER DANCE INTENSIVE PROGRAM:

  • Auditions are required. See below for audition details.
  • 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 Final Showcase (additional tickets may be purchased).

THE SUMMER DANCE INTENSIVE CURRICULUM:

  • Classes and rehearsals offered every day from 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Classes include: Theater Dance, Jazz, Tap, Kickline, Formations, Performance and Audition Technique.
  • Injury Prevention, Dancer Health & Wellness and Professional Make-up seminar offered during the week (seminars are voluntary, specific dates will be announced and will run from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m.).

If you have any questions, please contact the RSI administrator at rsi@msg.com.



REQUIREMENTS
To be considered for the Rockettes Summer Intensive dance program, dancers must be at least fourteen (14) years of age (dancers must be 14 years old by June 18, 2017) with a minimum of 5 years training in tap, jazz and ballet and must attend a live audition in 2017 or submit a 2017 video audition.


2017 Rockettes Summer Intensive Dance Program:

  • Week 1: June 18 – June 23
  • Week 2: June 25 – June 30 (Invitational Week)*
  • Week 3: July 2 – July 7
  • Week 4: July 9 – July 14
  • Week 5: July 16 – July 21
  • Week 6: July 23 – July 28
  • Week 7: July 30 – August 4
  • Week 8: August 6 – August 11

*INVITATIONAL WEEK (WEEK 2 – June 25 through June 30): 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 2017 Rockettes Summer Intensive is $1099 (plus $2 processing fee) and includes all classes, lunch (Monday through Friday), seminars and one Showcase performance ticket*.

Tuition for the 2017 Rockettes Summer Intensive Invitational Week is $1650 (plus $2 processing fee) and includes all classes, lunch (Monday through Friday), seminars, and one Final Showcase performance ticket*.

*Additional Final Showcase tickets available for purchase

All dates and location are subject to change. Housing is not included.


2015 & 2016 RSI ALUMNI

The deadline for completing your profile and submitting your registration will be announced.

Alumni will be receiving an email with information for submitting their alumni registration.

2015 & 2016 RSI Alumni are not required to re-audition UNLESS you wish to be considered for the Invitational Week.  The 2017 Invitation Week is Week 2 of the program, June 25 – June 30, 2016.

We hope to see you this summer!


CAN’T MAKE THE AUDITION?
If you cannot attend a Rockettes Summer Intensive audition, you may be considered for the program by submitting a video audition.  All videos must include the following and be submitted by February 12th, 2017:

Introduction: Please state your name, age and all material presented on the videotape.  If you are an Alumna of the program, please state that as well.

Jazz Combination: Present a short solo jazz combination, approximately 32 counts (no Hip-Hop please).  Jazz combination must include a double pirouette.

Tap Combination: Present a short solo tap combination, approximately 32 counts. Combination must include a double time step. No music required; tap sounds should be heard.

Kicks: Present 8 eye-high jump kicks. No music required.

Use your own music for the Jazz Combination or you may download the following music here.

Video auditions should show the applicant’s highest level of dance ability and should be no more than three (3) minutes in length.  A link to the video can be inserted into the registration as either a youtube or vimeo link. Please include any password if the link is password protected.  Please use this link to register for a 2017 Rockettes Summer Intensive video audition.


INTERNATIONAL DANCERS:

If you are interested in registering for and attending a Rockettes Summer Intensive audition or sending in a video audition, please email us at rsi@msg.com for more information.

Our online registration system cannot process credit cards with a non-United States address. We can, however, process a manual credit card transaction.

Please call us at (212) 485-7899 with your credit card number, expiration date, the audition city and audition date and we will process the $55 registration fee along with the $2 processing fee. Please do not email us your credit card information. Once the transaction is complete we will send you a copy of the credit card receipt, a registration link and instructions on how to finalize the registration.

For more information about the 2017 Rockettes Summer Intensive Dance Program auditions and program, please contact Janice at (212) 485-7899 or rsi@msg.com.


 

The 2017 RSI Audition Tour takes place in January and February.

2017 Rockettes Summer Intensive audition cities and dates we have completed:

  • Pittsburgh, PA — Saturday, January 7, 2017
  • Cleveland, OH — Sunday, January 8, 2017
  • Oklahoma City, OK (Oklahoma City University) — Sunday, January 15, 2017*
  • Orlando, FL — Sunday, January 15, 2017
  • Tuscaloosa, AL (University of Alabama) — Saturday, January 21, 2017
  • Chicago, IL — Sunday, January 22, 2017
  • Atlanta, GA — Saturday, January 28, 2017
  • Los Angeles, CA – Downtown — Saturday, January 28, 2017
  • New York, NY — Sunday, January 29, 2017
  • Los Angeles, CA – La Habra — Sunday, January 29, 2017
  • Detroit, MI — Saturday, February 4, 2017
  • New York, NY — Sunday, February 5, 2017
  • Washington DC (University of Maryland) — Sunday, February 5, 2017
  • Houston, TX — Saturday, February 11, 2017
  • New York, NY — Sunday, February 12, 2017

In addition to the RSI Auditions, Rockettes Experiences were offered in select locations during the Rockettes Summer Intensive audition tour and were a great success. If you attended, we hope you had a great Experience!

  • Oklahoma City, OK — Sunday, January 15, 2017
  • Tuscaloosa, AL (University of Alabama) — Sunday, January 22, 2017
  • Los Angeles, CA — Sunday, January 29, 2017

*changed from Saturday to Sunday due to inclement weather.

If you are planning to be in NYC anytime soon and would like to take a Rockettes Experience at Radio City Music Hall, please click here!