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. Watch the journey of three RSI 2017 Invitational Week dancers, who were cast as Rockettes in this year’s Christmas Spectacular!

The Rockettes reflect individual talent, hard work, athleticism, and teamwork. 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 the 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 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.

2018 Auditions:

2018 Summer Intensive Auditions

2018 Rockettes Summer Intensive audition dates and cities are as follows:

Pittsburgh, PA | Saturday, Jan. 6, 2018
Cleveland, OH | Sunday, Jan. 7, 2018
Oklahoma City, OK (University of Oklahoma City) | Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018
Orlando, FL | Sunday, Jan. 14, 2018
Tuscaloosa, AL (University of Alabama) | Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018
Chicago, IL | Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018
Atlanta, GA | Saturday, Jan. 27, 2018
Los Angeles, CA | Saturday, Jan. 27, 2018
New York, NY | Sunday, Jan. 28, 2018
Detroit, MI | Saturday, Feb. 3, 2018
New York, NY | Sunday, Feb. 4, 2018
Washington DC (University of Maryland) | Sunday, Feb. 4, 2018
Houston, TX | Saturday, Feb. 10, 2018
New York, NY | Sunday, Feb. 11, 2018

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If you cannot attend a Rockettes Summer Intensive audition, you can submit a video audition. All videos must include the following and be submitted by February 12, 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. Use your own music for the Jazz Combination or you may download the following music here.
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.

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.

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If you are interested in attending a Rockettes Summer Intensive audition or submitting 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 auditions and the program, please contact the RSI Administrator at 212.485.7899 or rsi@msg.com.

The deadline for completing your profile and submitting your alumnae registration is February 12, 2018. Alumni will receive 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 (Week 2 of the program, June 2429, 2018).

 

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Program Info & Curriculum

Program:

  • One week of intensive study with the Rockettes and a Rockettes Director/Choreographer.
  • Six hours of class daily with emphasis on Rockettes choreography and techinique.
  • 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, 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 by June 17, 2018, with a minimum of 5 years’ training in tap, jazz and ballet. Dancers must attend a live audition in 2018 or submit a 2018 video audition.

  • Week 1: June 1722
  • Week 2: June 2429 (Invitational Week)*
  • Week 3: July 16
  • Week 4: July 813
  • Week 5: July 1520
  • Week 6: July 2227
  • Week 7: July 29August 3
  • Week 8: August 510

*Invitational Week (Week 2: June 2429): 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 Showcase performance ticket*.

*Additional Showcase tickets available for purchase. All dates and location are subject to change. Housing is not included.

Rockettes Experience dance classes will be offered in select locations during the Rockettes Summer Intensive audition tour:

Tuscaloosa, AL (University of Alabama) | Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018
Atlanta, GA | Sunday, Jan. 28, 2018
Los Angeles, CA | Sunday, Jan. 28, 2018

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If you are planning to be in NYC in the near future and would like to take a Rockettes Experience at Radio City Music Hall, please click here for more information and upcoming dates.