Madison Square Garden Entertainment announces the 2013 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 twelfth year, The Rockettes Summer Intensive offers aspiring dancers the unique opportunity to train with The 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 Rockettes hopefuls who aspire and dream to one day dance with the legendary company. Since the inception of the Summer Intensive in 2001, more than 55 dancers who have gone through The Rockettes Dance Education programs have gone on to become part of the iconic New York dance company. Auditions begin January 6, 2013 in Dallas, TX; Chicago, IL; and Washington, DC and run through February 2013 in 15 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 Julie Branam, 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."
The Rockettes Summer Intensive is a weeklong program, running June 23 - August 9, 2013, 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 famous 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, 2013) with a minimum of 5 years training in tap, jazz, and ballet.