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The Rockettes Have a New Feeder Program—And It's Completely Free

Update: Spring auditions in New York City, Los Angeles and Chicago have been postponed due to coronavirus concerns. New dates to be announced. The road to becoming a Radio City Rockette just got smoother. While the Rockettes Summer Intensive has long been considered the best way for aspirants to get their foot in the door, […]

The Rockettes are Looking for an Artistic Director—and a Makeover

The Rockettes are getting ready for a growth spurt, and that starts with a newly-created job: artistic director. While the iconic precision dance troupe has of course always had artistic leaders for each of its shows, its parent organization, Madison Square Garden Company, is now looking to hire someone to oversee the artistic vision of […]

What It's Like To Attend the Rockettes' Summer Intensive

On a humid summer day in midtown Manhattan, construction goes on outside the Church of St. Paul the Apostle. Inside, another type of building goes on: In separate basement studios, two groups of 40 dancers focus their attention on their instructors. It’s the Rockettes’ summer intensive, a rare chance for students to work with professional […]

What Happens When Mia Michaels Takes Over The Rockettes

When the Radio City Rockettes announced that Mia Michaels was coming on board to direct and choreograph their New York Spectacular, we had a lot of questions. Sure, the queen of contemporary dance choreographed the opening number for the show last year, when the Rockettes brought on seemingly every big name in theater to help revamp […]

Secrets of The Rockettes' Kick Line

Never underestimate the beauty of a super-straight line. We all know the name of The Rockettes’ game is precision. But I didn’t know exactly how precise until I stepped into a rehearsal for the Radio City Christmas Spectacular last week. Director Julie Branam led the hour-long practice of the “New York at Christmas” number for […]

The Latest: Rockettes Revamp

Last spring, Rockettes fans eagerly awaited the troupe’s new show Heart and Lights, which was set to expand the group into the realm of contemporary dance. But days before opening night, Madison Square Garden Entertainment abruptly cancelled the production, deeming it not yet fit for the stage. Audiences expected to see a polished version in […]

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