2018 AUDITION DATES AND CITIES ANNOUNCED!  Scroll down for more information.

The Rockettes Summer Intensive (RSI) is a dance program designed for advanced dancers who want to train in the Rockettes style. Entering its 16th season, this summer dance intensive has produced more than 70 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.


  • 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).


  • 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 and Dancer Health & Wellness 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.

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 17, 2018) with a minimum of 5 years training in tap, jazz and ballet and must attend a live audition in 2018 or submit a 2018 video audition.

2018 Rockettes Summer Intensive Dance Program:

  • Week 1: June 17 – June 22
  • Week 2: June 24 – June 29 (Invitational Week)*
  • Week 3: July 1 – July 6
  • Week 4: July 8 – July 13
  • Week 5: July 15 – July 20
  • Week 6: July 22 – July 27
  • Week 7: July 29 – August 3
  • Week 8: August 5 – August 10

*INVITATIONAL WEEK (WEEK 2 – June 24 through June 29): 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 2018 Rockettes Summer Intensive is $1099 (plus $5 processing fee) and includes all classes, lunch (Monday through Friday), seminars and one Showcase performance ticket*.

Tuition for the 2018 Rockettes Summer Intensive Invitational Week is $1650 (plus $5 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.

2016 & 2017 RSI ALUMNI

The deadline for completing your profile and submitting your alumnae registration will be Monday, February 12th, 2018.

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

2016 & 2017 RSI Alumni are not required to re-audition UNLESS you wish to be considered for the Invitational Week.  The 2018 Invitation Week is Week 2 of the program, June 24 – June 29, 2018.

We hope to see you this summer!

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, 2018:

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 2018 Rockettes Summer Intensive video audition.


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 $60 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 2018 Rockettes Summer Intensive Dance Program auditions and program, please contact the RSI Administrator at (212) 485-7899 or rsi@msg.com.


The 2018 RSI Audition Tour will begin in January 2018.  The 2018 Rockettes Summer Intensive audition dates and cities are as follows:


Pittsburgh, PA – Saturday, January 6, 2018

Cleveland, OH – Sunday, January 7, 2018

Oklahoma City, OK (University of Oklahoma City) – Saturday, January 13, 2018

Orlando, FL – Sunday, January 14, 2018

Tuscaloosa, AL (University of Alabama) – Saturday, January 20, 2018

Chicago, IL – Sunday, January 21, 2018

Atlanta, GA – Saturday, January 27, 2018

Los Angeles, CA  – Saturday, January 27, 2018

New York, NY – Sunday, January 28, 2018

Detroit, MI – Saturday, February 3, 2018

New York, NY – Sunday, February 4, 2018

Washington DC (University of Maryland) – Sunday, February 4, 2018

Houston, TX – Saturday, February 10, 2018

New York, NY – Sunday, February 11, 2018


To register for an RSI audition, please go to our website at:http://msgrockettes.leagueapps.com/events


ROCKETTES EXPERIENCES will be offered in select locations during the Rockettes Summer Intensive audition tour.

Tuscaloosa, AL (University of Alabama) – Sunday, January 21, 2018

Atlanta, GA – Sunday, January 28, 2018

Los Angeles, CA – Sunday, January 28, 2018


To register for a Rockettes Experience, please go to our website at: http://msgrockettes.leagueapps.com/events


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!