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 fourteenth 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 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 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.
– Injury Prevention and Dancer Health & Wellness seminar offered during the week.

2016 RSI Audition Tour

The dates for the 2016 Rockettes Summer Intensive auditions are confirmed and the cities are listed below:


Sunday, January 10, 2016 – Orlando, Florida

Sunday, January 10, 2016 – New York, NY

Saturday, January 16, 2016 – Oklahoma City, OK

Sunday, January 17, 2016 – Pittsburgh, PA

Saturday, January 23, 2016 – Atlanta, GA

Saturday, January 23, 2016 – New York, NY

Sunday, January 24, 2016 – Los Angeles, CA

Sunday, January 24, 2016 – Washington, DC

Sunday, January 31, 2016 – Detroit, MI

Sunday, January 31, 2016 – Chicago, IL

Sunday, February 7, 2016 – New York, NY


The locations and times of these auditions will be available and posted to this website soon. 

2016 Rockettes Summer Intensive Dance Program:

Week 1: June 18 – June 23
Week 2: June 26 – July 1
Week 3: July 3 – July 8
Week 4: July 10 – July 15
Week 5: July 17 – July 22
Week 6: July 24 – July 29
Week 7: July 31 – August 5
Week 8: August 7 – August 12

INVITATIONAL WEEK (TBA) 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 2016 Rockettes Summer Intensive is $999 and includes all classes, lunch, seminars and one Showcase performance ticket*.

Tuition for the 2016 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 18, 2016) 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 $50.

ALUMNI Please check back in November for more information on RSI 2016 week requests**.

**NOTE: Alumni who want to be considered for the Invitational Week must attend a live audition.

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. Details to follow in November.

For more information about the 2016 Rockettes Summer Intensive Dance Program auditions and program, please contact Janice at (212) 485-7899 or