The Rockettes Summer Intensive (RSI) is a program designed for advanced dancers who want to train in the Rockettes style in the home of the Rockettes—New York City. Entering its 18th season, our summer intensive has produced more than 75 Rockettes. Watch the journey of one of last year’s RSI Invitational Week dancers who was cast as a Rockette in the 2018 Christmas Spectacular!

Our summer intensive 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 legendary kick line.

The program curriculum focuses on original tap and jazz choreography from the Rockettes repertoire, and culminates in a student showcase performance in a New York City theater. This program allows dancers to connect with the professional dance world and study the iconic Rockette precision dance technique, which is an invaluable opportunity for a dedicated dancer.

The Rockettes reflect individual talent, hard work, athleticism, and teamwork—if this sounds like you, see below for more information!

About RSI:

Program Info & Curriculum

Program:

  • One week of intensive study with the Rockettes and a Rockettes Director/Choreographer in New York City.
  • Six hours of class daily with emphasis on Rockettes choreography and technique.
  • Final showcase performance plus one ticket to the Final showcase (additional tickets may be purchased).

Curriculum:

  • Classes and rehearsals offered every day from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Classes include: Theater Dance, Jazz, Tap, Kick Line, Formations and Performance.
  • 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 us at rsi@msg.com.

  • Week 1: June 16–21
  • Week 2: June 23-28 (Invitational Week)
  • Week 3: June 30–July 5
  • Week 4: July 7–12
  • Week 5: July 14–19 (Invitational Week)
  • Week 6: July 21–26
  • Week 7: July 28–August 2

Invitational Week (Week 2: June 23–28 and Week 5: July 14-19): The Rockettes Summer Intensive dance program is pleased to continue with two special invitation-only weeks, 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 2019 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 2019 Rockettes Summer Intensive Invitational Week is $1650 (plus $5 processing fee) and includes all classes, lunch (Monday through Friday), seminars, and one showcase performance ticket*.

*Additional showcase tickets available for purchase. All dates and locations are subject to change. Housing and transportation are not included in costs of the program.

To be considered for the Rockettes Summer Intensive dance program, dancers must be at least fifteen (15) years of age by June 16, 2019 with a minimum of 5 years training in tap, jazz, and ballet. Dancers must attend a live audition in 2019 or submit a 2019 video audition by February 8, 2019.

If you cannot attend a live Rockettes Summer Intensive audition, you may be considered for the program by submitting a video audition.  All videos must include the following:

Introduction:  Please state your name and age. 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).  Use your own music for the Jazz Combination or you may download the following music here. 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.

Kicks: Present 8 eye-high jump kicks.

Please use this link to register for a 2019 Rockettes Summer Intensive video audition. All video auditions must be submitted by February 8, 2019.

2018 RSI ALUMNI

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

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

2018 RSI Alumni are not required to re-audition UNLESS you wish to be considered for the Invitational Week.

The 2019 Invitational Weeks are June 23, 2019 to June 28, 2019 and July 14, 2019 to July 19, 2019.