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 of last year’s RSI Invitational Week dancers, who were cast as Rockettes in the 2017 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.

About RSI:

Program Info & Curriculum


  • 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).


  • 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

  • Week 1: June 17–22
  • Week 2: June 24–29 (Invitational Week)*
  • Week 3: July 1–6
  • Week 4: July 8–13
  • Week 5: July 15–20
  • Week 6: July 22–27
  • Week 7: July 29–August 3
  • Week 8: August 5–10

*Invitational Week (Week 2: June 24–29): 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.

Auditions for the 2018 Rockettes Summer Intensive have ended. Thank you to everyone who auditioned!

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 have attended a live audition in 2018 or submitted a 2018 video audition.