THE ROCKETTES Summer Intensive Announces Cities for 2013 Auditions

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.<


Audition Cities and Dates for the 2013 Rockettes Summer Intensive:
Chicago, Illinois - January 6, 2013
Dallas, TX - January 6, 2013
Washington, DC - January 6, 2013
Miami, FL - January 12, 2013
Seattle, WA - January 12, 2013
Detroit, MI - January 13, 2013
Tempe, AZ - January 19, 2013
Boston, MA - January 20, 2013
New York, NY - January 26, 2013
New York, NY - January 27, 2013
Nashville, TN - January 27, 2013
Oklahoma City, OK - January 27, 2013
New York, NY - February 2, 2013
New York, NY - February 3, 2013
St. Louis, MO - February 3, 2013
Los Angeles, CA - February 9, 2013
Pittsburgh, PA - February 10, 2013
Denver, CO - February 10, 2013

For audition times and locations, as well as more information on The Rockettes Summer Intensive, please visit Rockettes.com.

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MSG Entertainment (MSGE), the live entertainment arm of The Madison Square Garden Company (Nasdaq: MSG), is a Worldwide Entertainment company recognized for its signature combination of event production and entertainment marketing. In addition to the nearly 900 entertainment concerts and events that take place each year at Radio City Music Hall, Madison Square Garden, The Theater at Madison Square Garden, the Beacon Theatre, The Chicago Theatre, and the Forum arena in Inglewood, California, MSGE has an exclusive co-booking agreement with Boston's Citi Performing Arts Center/ Wang Theatre. MSG Entertainment's live events include the Radio City Christmas Spectacular, which has played to more than 70 million people in 88 different cities across North America. More than five million people attend MSG Entertainment branded events annually including concerts, special events, and family attractions.