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Rockettes 'Summer Intensive' training auditions set for Chicago

The Radio City Rockettes | HANDOUT PHOTO

Think you’ve got what it takes to one day join the Radio City Rockettes, perhaps the most famous precision dance troupe in the world?

If so, and you’re at least 14 years old, and have had a minimum five years’ training in tap, jazz and ballet, consider heading to Chicago auditions for a chance to enroll in the Rockettes Rockettes Summer Intensive summer training program in New York City, running June 15-August 8.

Chicago auditions will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Jan. 12 at Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, 1147 W. Jackson. Prospective students must either tend a live audition or submit a video audition. (Auditions are being held in 13 cities.)

The super-intensive program (students rehearse daily from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.) affords aspiring dancers the opportunity to train with the troupe, learning their signature precision dance technique. The program culminates in a student showcase.

“The Rockettes Summer Intensive is a pivotal program for serious dancers who want to learn the training and technique of the Rockettes precision dance style,” said Julie Branam, Rockettes Director and Choreographer, 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 dance company.”

All dancers must register online for an audition and pay an audition fee of $45.

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