Pittsburgh is among the 15 cites where auditions are being held for the weeklong Rockettes Summer Intensive training program at Radio City Music Hall. Since 2001, 55 dancers who have trained at Rockettes' education programs have gone on to the New York dance company.
The Pittsburgh audition is Feb. 10 at the CLO Academy, Downtown, while the Summer Intensive runs June 23-Aug. 9 at the Radio City Music Hall studios. Dancers accepted into the program rehearse daily from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and attend seminars in the evenings, covering dance disciplines such as jazz, tap, musical theater, lyrical and the famous Rockettes kick line, with the week culminating 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 five years of continuous training in tap, jazz and ballet.
Registration applications for the audition at CLO Academy, 130 CLO Academy Way, eighth floor, are available at Rockettes.com. Check-in is at 2:30 p.m.; auditions are 3 to 6 p.m.