RSIA Information for Dancers
Audition for leading dance programs at COCA’s 2023 Regional Summer Intensive Auditions (RSIA)
Registration is now open for RSIA 2023!
The Regional Summer Intensive Auditions (RSIA) are a collaborative audition opportunity, bringing together a variety of dance programs at one time for dancers (Ages 11–25) to audition for summer intensive programs as well as trainee positions. The auditions will be held January 13–15, 2023 at COCA – Center of Creative Arts in St. Louis.
COCA will host auditions onsite for students led by accomplished teaching artists and accompanists. All participating programs will receive recorded videos of the auditions, student audition forms, photos, and resumes electronically at the conclusion of the weekend. Programs will adjudicate and contact students in alignment with their own audition practice.
All applicants must participate in the ballet, pointe (if applicable), and modern portions of the audition.
Participation Fee | $95
Ages 11–12 | JAN 15 | 12:00–3:15PM
Ages 13–14 | JAN 15 | 9:00AM–12:15PM
Ages 14–15 | JAN 14 | 9:00AM–12:15PM
Ages 15–16 | JAN 14 | 12:15–3:30PM
Ages 17+ | JAN 14 | 3:00–6:15PM
How to Register
Step 1: Register to attend
Early Registration for COCA Students | NOV 1–14
Registration opens for COCA students on November 1. COCA students receive a $45 discount if they register before November 15. For early registration, students should register by contacting COCA’s Registration Office at firstname.lastname@example.org or 314.561.4898.
General Registration | Opens NOV 15
General registration opens November 15. Dancers should register through COCA’s registration website or by contacting COCA’s Registration Office at email@example.com or 314.561.4898.
Step 2: Complete the Audition Form
Once registered, participants need to complete the Audition Form by Friday, January 6.
On Friday, January 13, dancers have the opportunity to take sample classes given by faculty members from the various programs participating in the auditions.
Preregister | $15 per class
At the door | $20 per class
Sample Classes | 5:30–6:45PM
Int/Adv Contemporary | Ages 18+ | The Big Muddy Dance Company | Register
Ballet Technique | Ages 11–18 | Cincinnati Ballet | Register
Adv Ballet | Ages 14+ | Louisville Ballet | Register
Afro-Cuban | All Ages | Ruth Page School of Dance | Register
Int/Adv Ballet | Ages 15–19 | Sarasota Ballet | Register
Int/Adv Jazz | Ages 13–25 | Webster University | Register
Sample Classes | 7:00–8:15PM
Int/Adv Contemporary | Ages 15–17 | The Big Muddy Dance Company | Register
Int/Adv Ballet | Ages 11–22 | Kansas City Ballet | Register
Int/Adv Ballet | Ages 12+ | Nashville Ballet | Register
Modern/Contemporary | All Ages | Ruth Page School of Dance | Register
Int/Adv Ballet | Ages 16–17 | Sacramento Ballet | Register
Summer Opportunities Fair
Throughout the weekend, visit with participating programs and learn more about their summer intensive program offerings. The Summer Opportunities Fair will be held in the Centene Commons.
What to Wear
Applicants should wear a black leotard and convertible skin-tone or pink tights, OR a white fitted T-shirt and black tights. Hair should be worn in a bun if long enough. Bring ballet and pointe shoes and be prepared to dance barefoot for modern. COCA accepts gender-neutral dance attire, and dancers may select which option is most comfortable.
Health & Safety Procedures
Student participation and sample classes will be offered in-person only while following COCA’s Health & Safety Procedures.
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