Rockette Summer Intensive celebrates Christmas in September
Final Episode Features High School Dancers Participating in Once-in-a-Lifetime Experience with the World-Famous Radio City Rockettes
BETHPAGE, NY, September 8, 2011 –– MSG Varsity’s “The Rockette Summer Intensive” television series wraps up with a very special final episode that features aspiring high school dancers from across the tri-state area as they fulfill their dream of training with the world-famous Radio City Rockettes. The Summer Intensive is part of the Rockette Dance Education program and offers young dancers the extraordinary opportunity to study under Rockette Director/Choreographers and legendary Radio City Rockettes. The final episode of “The Rockette Summer Intensive” three-part series will air Tuesday, September 13 at 7:30 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. Additionally, all three episodes will air back-to-back on Sunday, September 18th at 8:00 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. on MSG Varsity, Cablevision’s iO TV (Ch.14).
Part three of “The Rockette Summer Intensive” series celebrates the high school dancers that made it through the audition process. This episode features behind-the-scenes footage and one-on-one interviews with the dancers as they perform a selection of choreography featured in the Radio City Christmas Spectacular including the renowned Parade of the Wooden Soldiers as well as the tap infused Twelve Days of Christmas.
“Performing the iconic Parade of the Wooden Soldiers choreography is a moment the young dancers will cherish for a lifetime,” said Michael Lardner, Senior Vice President and Executive Producer, MSG Varsity. “We are honored to have the opportunity to capture this very poignant moment in their lives and to present it to our viewers.”
“The experience that dancers acquire through the training under the Rockette Summer Intensive is invaluable as they learn firsthand the Rockette technique and precision style that has made them a world-famous dance company for more than 85 years,” said Eileen Grace, Rockettes Director and Choreographer. “To learn choreography such as the Parade of the Wooden Soldiers, which has been performed in the Radio City Christmas Spectacular since its inception in 1933, as well as other Rockette numbers is an everlasting memory and something that they will take with them through their future dance training.”
For more information on MSG Varsity’s “The Rockette Summer Intensive” including pictures from the performances, please go to www.msgvarsity.com or www.rockettes.com.
About MSG Varsity
MSG Varsity is a multi-platform suite of services comprised of: an Emmy award-winning 24/7 HD television network, a comprehensive online destination, and a groundbreaking interactive service, all dedicated to high school sports, academics and activities happening throughout the tri-state area. Content for these services includes MSG Varsity’s professionally produced programming as well as content created by the high schools themselves. Working in partnership with MSG Varsity, students and faculty are given extraordinary access to curriculum and training in multimedia creation and distribution, empowering them to become active participants in telling their school’s stories. MSG Varsity is a Cablevision exclusive service not available to satellite or phone company TV subscribers and reaches three million households throughout the New York market. For more information, please visit www.msgvarsity.com.
About MSG Entertainment
MSG Entertainment (MSGE) is one of the country’s leaders in live entertainment. MSG Entertainment creates, produces and/or presents a variety of live productions, including the Radio City Christmas Spectacular featuring the Radio City Rockettes. MSG Entertainment also presents or hosts other live entertainment events such as concerts, family shows and special events in MSG’s diverse collection of venues. These venues include Madison Square Garden, Radio City Music Hall, the Theater at Madison Square Garden, the Beacon Theatre, the Chicago Theatre and the Wang Theatre. More information is available at www.themadisonsquaregardencompany.com.