MSG Varsity, a Cablevision channel devoted to youth sports programming, is behind the series that profiles seven tri-state area high school girls as they audition to be a part of the tenth annual summer intensive. The training program is frequently a foot in the door for dancers to ultimately become Radio City Rockettes. Since its creation, 47 young women have landed a place in the kickline.
"The Rockette Summer Intensive" will offer behind-the-scenes footage and interviews, as well as a look into the world of the Rockettes with Radio City Christmas Spectacular director-choreographer Linda Haberman; Rockettes director and choreographer Eileen Grace; Rockette dance captain Karen Keeler; Rockette Operations general manager Richard Claffey; and Radio City Christmas Spectacular touring VP Jeff Capitola.
According to producers, "Throughout this three-part series, Rockette hopefuls will share their energy and emotions beginning with their physical preparations for such a unique opportunity, to the moment they learn the results of the audition, to their extraordinary experience of training alongside the iconic Radio City Rockettes."
"The Rockette Summer Intensive is a pivotal program for serious dancers who want to gain the training and technique of the Rockettes' precision dance style," Grace said in a statement. "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 line."
The first episode of “The Rockette Summer Intensive" will air at 7 PM on MSG Varsity, which is presented on Cablevision’s iO TV. Visit MSGVarsity.