The Regional Summer Intensive Auditions (RSIA) at COCA are a collaborative audition opportunity, bringing together a variety of dance programs at one time for dancers to audition for summer intensive programs as well as trainee positions.

The 2022 audition will adhere to COCA’s Health & Safety Procedures. Space is limited; pre-registration is highly encouraged. Walk-up registration is not guaranteed.

COCA’s teaching artists and artistic team will facilitate the auditions and record each audition. Participating programs will receive all audition materials (resume and photos) and a link to recorded auditions. 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.

Applicants should wear a black leotard and convertible skin-tone or pink tights and have hair in a bun OR a white-fitted T-shirt and black tights. Bring ballet shoes and pointe shoes and be prepared to dance barefoot for modern portion. COCA accepts gender-neutral dance attire and dancers may select which option is most comfortable.

STUDENT REGISTRATION INFORMATION

How to Register

Step 1: Register through COCA’s registration website

Students need to register through COCA’s registration website. Registration opens November 1.

Participation Fee: $95

Registration for Ages 11–12
Registration for Ages 13–14
Registration for Ages 14–15
Registration for Ages 15–16
Registration for Ages 17+

Step 2: Complete Audition Form & Send to COCA

Once registered, participants need to download and email the fillable Audition Form (PDF form must be downloaded to insert headshot) to registration@cocastl.org prior to the audition weekend. Please make the email’s subject line your name and “RSIA 2022.”

SAMPLE CLASSES

Students have the opportunity to take sample classes given by faculty members from the various programs participating in the auditions on Friday, January 14.

$15 per class pre-registered or $20 at the door

FRI, JAN 14 | 5:30–6:45PM

  • Boston Conservatory at Berklee | Jazz Contemporary | Ages 15–17 | Register
  • Cincinnati Ballet | Ballet Technique | Ages 14+ | Register
  • The Sarasota Ballet | Ballet Technique | Ages 14–18 | Register
  • School of Missouri Contemporary Ballet | Contemporary Ballet | Ages 11–19 | Register
  • Kansas City Ballet | Ballet Technique | Ages 11–19 | Register

FRI, JAN 14 | 7:00–8:15PM

  • Tulsa Ballet | Ballet Technique | Ages 15+ | Register
  • Ruth Page School of Dance | Modern | Ages 11+ | Register
  • Southeast Missouri State University | Ballet | Ages 14+ | Register
  • Louisville Ballet | Ballet | Ages 14+ | Register

2022 RSIA PARTICIPATING PROGRAMS & SUMMER INTENSIVE INFORMATION

View 2022 Participating Program Intensive Information

SHOP DANCEWEAR AT RSIA

St. Louis Dancewear is bringing their mobile shop to RSIA weekend! They’ll be offering pointe shoe fittings and have merchandise for you to shop before the semester starts.

QUESTIONS?

Contact COCA’s Registration Office at registration@cocastl.org or Kelly Ging, Pre-Professional Division and Dance Program Manager, at kging@cocastl.org.