Madison Square Garden Entertainment announces the 2012 audition cites and dates for The Rockettes Summer Intensive summer training program at Radio City Music Hall for all local area aspiring dancers. Now entering its eleventh year, The Rockettes Summer Intensive offers aspiring dancers the unique opportunity to train with the world-famous Rockettes as well as a Rockettes Director/Choreographer and learn their signature precision dance technique. Acceptance into The Rockettes Summer Intensive is a crucial stepping stone for Rockette hopefuls who aspire to one day dance with the legendary company. Since the inception of the Summer Intensive in 2001, 47 dancers who have gone through the program have gone on to become world-famous Rockettes. Auditions begin November 6, 2011 in Myrtle Beach, SC and run through January 2012 in 13 different cities across the country.
"The Rockettes Summer Intensive is a pivotal program for serious dancers who want to gain the training and technique of The Rockettes precision dance style," said Eileen Grace, Rockettes Director and Choreographer. "Our dance education programs are invaluable for dancers and one of the best training tools for these talented Rockette hopefuls who strive to become part of the legendary dance company."
"It has always been my dream to become a Rockette and being accepted into The Rockettes Summer Intensive last summer gave me the confidence I needed," said Audrey Thelemann, now a first-year Radio City Rockette. "The knowledge I gained during my training was invaluable in helping to prepare me for my Rockette audition. I can't wait to perform at Radio City Music Hall this season, and will always be grateful to The Rockettes Summer Intensive for helping me make my dream a reality."
The Rockettes Summer Intensive is a weeklong program, running June 24 - August 3, 2012, and hosted at Radio City Music Hall in the actual studios where The Rockettes rehearse for their starring roles in the annual production of the Radio City Christmas Spectacular. Dancers accepted into the program rehearse daily from 9:30am to 5:30pm, with group education seminars in the evenings. This distinctive style transcends a multitude of dance disciplines including jazz, tap, musical theater, lyrical and of course the legendary Rockettes kick line. The curriculum focuses on original choreography and formations from the Rockette repertoire that will culminate in a student showcase. To be considered for The Rockettes Summer Intensive, dancers must be at least 14 years of age (by June 22, 2012) with a minimum of 5 years training in tap, jazz, and ballet.
Audition Cities and Dates for the 2012 Rockettes Summer Intensive:
Myrtle Beach, SC - November 6, 2011
Durham, NC - November 13, 2011
Nashville, TN - December 4, 2011
Boston, MA - December 27, 2011
Chicago, IL - January 8, 2012
Orlando, FL - January 8, 2012
Austin, TX - January 14, 2012
Miami, FL - January 15, 2012
Pittsburgh, PA - January 15, 2012
Detroit, MI - January 22, 2012
Los Angeles, CA - January 22, 2012
Washington, D.C. - January 22, 2012
NYC - January 28 & January 29, 2012
For audition times and locations, as well as more information on The Rockettes Summer Intensive, please visit Rockettes.com.
About MSG Entertainment
MSG Entertainment (MSGE) is one of the country's leaders in live entertainment. MSG Entertainment creates, produces and/or presents a variety of live productions, including the Radio City Christmas Spectacular featuring The Rockettes. MSG Entertainment also presents or hosts other live entertainment events such as concerts, family shows and special events in MSG's diverse collection of venues. These venues include Madison Square Garden, Radio City Music Hall, the Theater at Madison Square Garden, the Beacon Theatre, the Chicago Theatre and the Wang Theatre. More information is available at www.themadisonsquaregardencompany.com.