Rockettes Summer Intensive – Summer Dance Program

 

2017 ROCKETTES SUMMER INTENSIVE AUDITIONS

The 2017 RSI Audition Tour will begin in January 2017.  The 2017 Rockettes Summer Intensive audition cities and dates are as follows:

Pittsburgh, PA – Saturday, January 7, 2017

Cleveland, OH – Sunday, January 8, 2017

Oklahoma City, OK (University of Oklahoma City) – Saturday, January 14, 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

 

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

 

In addition to the RSI Auditions, ROCKETTES EXPERIENCES will be offered in select locations during the Rockettes Summer Intensive audition tour.

Oklahoma City, OK – Sunday, January 15, 2017

Tuscaloosa, AL (University of Alabama) – Sunday, January 22, 2017

Los Angeles, CA – Sunday, January 29, 2017

 


 

The Rockettes Summer Intensive is a dance program designed for advanced dancers who want to train in the Rockettes style. Entering its fifteenth 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 Final 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, Dancer Health & Wellness and Professional Make-up seminar offered during the week (seminars are voluntary, specific dates will be announced and will run from 5:00pm to 6:00pm).

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 the link below to register for a 2017 Rockettes Summer Intensive video audition:  http://msgrockettes.leagueapps.com/events

 

 

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 $55.00 registration fee along with the $2.00 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