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.

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 Student Showcase (additional tickets may be purchased).

THE SUMMER DANCE INTENSIVE CURRICULUM:
– 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

Due to the extenuating circumstances of weather related audition cancellations, those looking to be considered for the Invitational Week can now submit video auditions to be considered. Those attending live auditions will also continue to be considered as always. Please advise if you are currently registered for a live audition and would prefer to switch your registration from live audition to video audition due to weather related hardships.

The dates, times and locations for the 2016 Rockettes Summer Intensive auditions are confirmed and listed below:

 To register, please visit: http://msgrockettes.leagueapps.com/events.

Sunday, January 10, 2016 – Orlando, Florida

10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Dance Centers of Orlando

1355 Bennett Drive

Longwood, FL 32750

 

Sunday, January 10, 2016 – New York, NY — SOLD OUT —

9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Radio City Music Hall

44 W. 51st Street – Stage Door Entrance

New York, NY 10020

212.485.7899

 

Saturday, January 16, 2016 – Oklahoma City, OK

11:30 am – 3:00 pm

Oklahoma City University

Ann Lacy School of American Dance and Entertainment (Edith Kinney Gaylord Center)

2501 N. Blackwelder Avenue (Studio J, Studio K & Tucker Hall)

Oklahoma City, OK   73106

 

Sunday, January 17, 2016 – Pittsburgh, PA

11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Millennium Dance Complex

2504 E. Carson Street

Pittsburgh, PA 15203

 

Saturday, January 23, 2016 – Atlanta, GA — SOLD OUT — Video Audition suggested for those that cannot attend another live audition — no 2nd audition will be made available in Atlanta.

1:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Studio Dionne

524 Plasters Avenue NE

Atlanta, GA 30324

 

Saturday, January 23, 2016 – New York, NY — RESCHEDULED DUE TO WINTER ADVISORIES —

New Date: Saturday, January 30, 2016*

9:00 am – 1:00 pm

1:00 pm – 5:00 pm (added due to capacity threshold)

Radio City Music Hall

44 W. 51st Street – Stage Door Entrance

New York, NY 10020

212.485.7899

*Please note that if you do not confirm a different live audition or video audition you will automatically be registered for this audition for your convenience.

 

Sunday, January 24, 2016 – Los Angeles, CA — SECOND AUDITION ADDED at 3:00 PM (open registration still available) —

11:30 am – 3:30 pm — SOLD OUT —

3:00 pm – 7:00 pm (added due to capacity threshold)

The Dance Place

121 S. Beach Blvd. #D

La Habra, CA 90631

 

Sunday, January 24, 2016 – Washington, DC — RESCHEDULED DUE TO WINTER ADVISORIES —

New Date: Sunday, February 7, 2016*

10:30 am – 3:30 pm

School of Theatre, Dance and Performance Studies

2810 Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center

University of Maryland

College Park, MD 20742

*Please note that if you do not confirm a different live audition or video audition you will automatically be registered for this audition for your convenience.

 

Sunday, January 31, 2016 – Detroit, MI

10:30 am – 2:00 pm

Juliana’s Academy of Dance

32270 North Campbell Road

Madison Heights, MI 48071

 

Sunday, January 31, 2016 – Chicago, IL –SOLD OUT — Video Audition suggested for those that cannot attend a live audition in another city — no 2nd audition will be made available in the Chicago area.

9:00 am – 1:00 pm — SOLD OUT —

Lou Conte Dance Studio

1147 W. Jackson Blvd

Chicago, IL 60607

 

Sunday, February 7, 2016 – New York, NY  —

9:00 am – 1:00 pm — SOLD OUT —

1:00 pm – 5:00 pm — SOLD OUT —

Radio City Music Hall

44 W. 51st Street – Stage Door Entrance

New York, NY 10020

212.485.7899

*Dance studios and audition locations are not accepting RSI registrations. For questions or inquiries, please contact Janice at rsi@msg.com or 212-485-7899.

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 (plus $2 processing fee). Dates and tuition details for the RSI program below.

Dates, times and locations are subject to change. Space is limited. Registration is on a first-come first-serve basis through LeagueApps and subject to terms and agreements as specified on our LeagueApps event pages.

 

Can’t Make The Audition?  It’s easy…just submit a video audition.

After you have your video ready, please go to the following link to register: VIDEO AUDITION REGISTRATION

Create your profile, fill out the registration information and insert your audition video link where indicated. Please submit your video as either a YouTube or Vimeo submission. You can mark your video as “unlisted” but please do not mark it as “private” as this will limit the ability for our staff to view it. Please attach the link to the video in the space provided on the video audition registration. If you are unable to create a YouTube or Vimeo video for whatever reason, please contact Janice at (212) 485-7899 or rsi@msg.com to receive an email link for your video submission.

If you wish, you may use this music download for the jazz portion of your audition:

JAZZ AUDITION MUSIC

All videos must include the following:

Introduction:  Please state your name, age and all material presented on the videotape.  If you are an alumnae 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.

Kicks: Present 8 eye-high jump kicks.

The video audition should show the applicant’s highest level of dance ability and should be no more than 3 minutes in length.

ALL VIDEOS MUST BE RECEIVED NO LATER FEBRUARY 7, 2016.

 


 

2014 & 2015 RSI ALUMNI

We are pleased to extend this exclusive offer to welcome you back for the 2016 Rockettes Summer Intensive!

It is going to be an exciting summer and we hope you will join us again.  We are streamlining the registration process with electronic registration. Please go to the new online registration website at http://msgrockettes.leagueapps.com/events, choose the 2016 Rockettes Summer Intensive Alumni Registration event, create your profile and submit your Alumni registration.

 

The deadline for completing your profile and submitting your registration is Sunday, February 7, 2016*.

 

2014 & 2015 RSI Alumni you are not required to re-audition UNLESS you wish to be considered for the Invitational Week.  The 2016 Invitation Week is Week 2 of the program, June 26 – July 1, 2016.

*NOTE: Please mark on the alumni registration where indicated if you plan to attend a live audition to be considered for the Invitational Week.

We hope to see you this summer!

If you are an RSI Alumni for 2013 and previous years, and did not attend the 2014 or 2015 Rockettes Summer Intensive session, please go to the following website to create a profile and sign up for a Rockettes Summer Intensive audition: http://msgrockettes.leagueapps.com/events

 


 

2016 Rockettes Summer Intensive Dance Program:

Week 1: June 18 – June 23
Week 2: June 26 – July 1 (Invitational Week)
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 (WEEK 2 – June 26 through July 1) 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

RSI dates and location are subject to change.

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