The program 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 to one day be part of the dance company. Auditions begin Saturday in Dallas, Texas, and Nashville, Tenn., and run through Feb. 16 in 13 different cities across the country. The Atlanta audition will take place Sunday.
“The Rockettes Summer Intensive is a pivotal program for serious dancers who want to learn 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 week-long program, running June 15 through Aug. 8 and hosted in the actual studios where the Rockettes rehearse for their starring roles in the annual production of the “Radio City Christmas Spectacular” as well as their upcoming spring production, “Heart & Lights,” opening in March. Dancers accepted into the program rehearse daily from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., learning Rockettes choreography. This distinctive style trans-cends a multitude of dance disciplines including jazz, tap, musical theater and the Rockettes kick line.
The curriculum focuses on original choreography and formations from the Rockette repertoire, including brand new choreography from “Heart and Lights,” that will culminate in a student showcase. To be considered for the Rockettes Summer Intensive, dancers must be at least 14 years old (by June 15) with a minimum of five years training in tap, jazz and ballet and must attend a live audition or submit a video audition. All dancers must register online for an audition and pay an audition fee of $45.
Audition times and locations and more information: www.RockettesSummerIntensive.com.