MSG Varsity's THE ROCKETTES SUMMER INTENSIVE Finale Airs Tonight, 10/14
The season finale of MSG Varsity's Emmy award-winning series The Rockettes SUMMER INTENSIVE takes one last look at the journey for twelve tri-state high school dancers who were invited to train alongside the legendary Rockettes. The episode will air tonight, October 14th at 9:00 p.m. on MSG Varsity, Optimum channel 14.
As season two comes to an end, episode six is sure to deliver excitement. Cameras capture the final "Student Showcase Performance," and all that goes along with it-including the last-minute nerves that the young dancers must face. The episode also features backstage interviews with Rockettes Director/Choreographer Eileen Grace, as well as interviews with the aspiring dancers who participated in the camp.
The dancers featured in the final episode are: Sharon Bownes from West Islip High School, Jessica Chambers from Maria Regina High School in Ossining, Marisa Hann from Greenwich High School, Lauren Karow from Pascack Valley High School, Amanda Krohne from Howell High School, Kristi Lazarczyk from Morris County School of Technology, Tess Liantonio from Holy Trinity High School in Hicksville, Alexis Martin from North Babylon High School, SAra Martino from John P. Stevens High School, Raquel Rosario from St. Catherine Academy in the Bronx, Krystle Tomlinson from Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School and Micki Williams from Ridge High School.
Also in the season finale of The Rockettes Summer Intensive is a visit from one of last season's dancers, Eleni Gavales from Manhasset High School. The episode will feature some exciting news for Eleni.
"This season of The Rockettes Summer Intensive has been really exciting for us at MSG Varsity. It's been inspiring to see how dedicated these young dancers are to achieving their dreams," said Michael Lardner, Senior Vice President and Executive Producer, MSG Varsity.
The Intensive is part of The Rockettes Dance Education program, which offers dancers the opportunity to study under The Rockettes and Rockettes Director/Choreographers and experience the athletic demands of their training. Acceptance in the program is a crucial stepping stone for Rockettes hopefuls who aspire to one day dance with the renowned company. Since The Rockettes Summer Intensive program began in 2001, 47 participants have gone on to become Rockettes.
The episode will also feature some of the creative visionaries behind The Rockettes including: Rockettes Director and Choreographer, Eileen Grace; Rockette and Assistant Choreographer, Melinda Farrell; and Rockettes Summer Intensive Coordinator and Rockettes Experience Coordinator, Elizabeth Helms.
For more information on MSG Varsity's "The Rockettes Summer Intensive" including future episode airdates and pictures from the auditions, please go to www.msgvarsity.com or www.rockettes.com.
About MSG Varsity
MSG Varsity is a multi-platform suite of services comprised of: an Emmy award-winning 24/7 HD television network, a comprehensive online destination, and a groundbreaking interactive service, all dedicated to high school sports, academics and activities happening throughout the tri-state area. Content for these services includes MSG Varsity's professionally produced programming as well as content created by the high schools themselves. Working in partnership with MSG Varsity, students and faculty are given extraordinary access to curriculum and training in multimedia creation and distribution, empowering them to become active participants in telling their school's stories. MSG Varsity is a Cablevision exclusive service not available to satellite or phone company TV subscribers and reaches three million households throughout the New York market. For more information, please visit www.msgvarsity.com.
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