MSG Varsity's "The Rockette Summer Intensive" television series kicks back into action with a new episode that takes an exclusive look at the audition process for Radio City Music Hall's annual Rockette Summer Intensive as high school dancers from across the tri-state area vie for the coveted spots.
Among those are three local dancers: Elizabeth DiDomenic from St. Anthony's High School from Northport; Carissa Imperator, a student at ; and Julia Kane a student at .
The Summer Intensive training program is part of the Rockette Dance Education program and offers aspiring dancers the extraordinary opportunity to study under Rockette/Choreographers and legendary Radio City Rockettes.
The first episode of "The Rockette Summer Intensive" three-part series aired in March and the second episode will air Tuesday, June 14 at 7:30 p.m. on MSG Varsity, channel 14 on Cablevision's iO TV.
Part two reveals the final stage of the audition process and the raw emotions felt by the dancers as they hear the results of the audition and learn who will get the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to train with the world-famous Rockettes.
“The Rockette Summer Intensive” captures the energy and reactions with behind-the-scenes footage and one-on-one interviews with the dancers as well as the creative visionaries behind the Rockettes, including Eileen Grace, Rockettes Director and Choreographer.
“The opportunity for young dancers to study with the iconic Radio City Rockettes is invaluable, and the second episode of the series captures the intensity and emotions of these young hopefuls as they strive to train with the legendary kickline,” said Michael Lardner, Senior Vice President and Executive Producer, MSG Varsity. “We are providing our viewers with a window into the Rockette Summer Intensive, allowing them to experience firsthand the drive and determination of this next generation of dancers.”
“Dancers that are accepted into the Rockette Summer Intensive all share a common thread in not only their love of dance, but also exude such passion and drive during this intense training program,” said Eileen Grace, Rockettes Director and Choreographer. “The Summer Intensive really serves as a stepping stone for these aspiring dancers into the world of Rockette choreography in providing them with the full background and technique training that may one day earn them
a coveted spot on the Rockette line.”
For more information on MSG Varsity’s “The RocketteSummer Intensive” including pictures from the auditions, please go to
www.msgvarsity.com or www.rockettes.com.