Photo Flash: Hundreds of Rockettes Hopefuls Audition at Radio City Music Hall
The open audition invited all female dancers experienced in tap, jazz, ballet and modern dance to audition for the opportunity to achieve one of the coveted spots on The Rockettes dance line. Dancers were taken into the Large Rehearsal Hall where they learned a brief dance routine taught by a Rockettes choreographer. After the brief dance instruction, Rockettes hopefuls were called upon three at a time to perform the recently learned dance routine in front of a panel of the creative team, including Linda Haberman, the Director and Choreographer of the Christmas Spectacular.
Additionally, one Rockettes hopeful, Paige Melanson from Las Vegas, Nevada, was named the winner of the "Jump the Line" contest, which ran on The Rockettes Facebook page, and was awarded the opportunity to jump to the front of the line and choose her audition time. Melanson also received a roundtrip flight and hotel accommodations in New York City along with gift cards from Chase, La Duca and MAC. Rockettes Facebook fans voted on their favorite video submission from a selection of the top ten finalists and Melanson won the opportunity to travel to New York City to audition to become a Rockette and fulfill her dreams of joining the legendary line.
There is no better place to be this holiday season than at the Radio City Christmas Spectacular. This year, in a breathtaking new number, The Rockettes shine like never before as they transform the Great Stage into a glistening winter wonderland. Fan favorites such as the Nutcracker and the awe-inspiring Living Nativity remain a key part of this one-of-a-kind, memorable holiday celebration that families cherish.
Performances of the 2013 Radio City Christmas Spectacular begin November 8, 2013 and run through December 30, 2013 at Radio City Music Hall. Tickets for the 2013 Radio City Christmas Spectacular go on sale May 21. Visit RadioCityChristmas.com for more information.Photo Credit: Amanda Schwab/Starpix
Director and Choreographer of the Radio City Christmas Spectacular, Linda Haberman, teaches aspiring dancers a choreographed routine at Rockettes auditions at Radio City Music Hall for the 2013 Radio City Christmas Spectacular production.
Rockettes hopefuls audition at Radio City Music Hall for the opportunity to fulfill their dreams of joining the legendary New York dance company and star in the 2013 Radio City Christmas Spectacular, running this year in New York City as well as in West Palm Beach and Tampa with other cities to be announced.
Director and Choreographer of the Radio City Christmas Spectacular, Linda Haberman, takes The Rockettes signature precision dance technique to new levels by showcasing the womenâ€s strength and athleticism.
At The Rockettes auditions at Radio City Music Hall, after learning a brief routine of The Rockettes signature precision dance technique, the aspiring dancers are called upon three at a time to perform the choreography in front of a Radio City creative team panel
Hundreds of women audition each year for a coveted spot with the legendary Rockettes and the chance to perform in the Radio City Christmas Spectacular, running this year from November 8 â€" December 30 at Radio City Music Hall.
Dancers must be proficient in tap, jazz, and ballet and between the heights of 5' 6" and 5' 10" and at least 18 years of age to audition for The Rockettes.