About the Regional Summer Intensive Auditions
The Regional Summer Intensive Auditions (RSIA) in St. Louis, 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. RSIA attracts an average of 225 students per year. In 2020, we had students from 21 different states represented at the auditions and over 23 programs in attendance. Although COVID-19 caused us to shift our auditions last year, we now have the skills and tools to be able to provide programs the opportunity for either in-person or recorded auditions, allowing you to choose whichever fits your needs.
Student participation and sample classes will be offered in-person only while following COCA’s Health and Safety Protocols.
COCA will host auditions on-site for students led by our accomplished teaching artists and accompanists. After the audition weekend (January 15 and 16, 2022), participating programs will receive all video links to the audition, student registration forms, photos, and contact information electronically. By recording the auditions, instead of live streaming, this provides flexibility to the participating programs to view auditions on their own schedule and time zones.
To register your program to attend, complete the registration form at the bottom of this page. Program participation fee is $150 and includes one representative; $75 per additional representative.
If you’d prefer to join us virtually, programs can register for $125 and receive all the audition video links, audition forms, student photos and resumes electronically at the conclusion of the weekend.