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Rockettes Try Out Takes Place in New York

By: WCBS/CBS
By: WCBS/CBS

Hundreds of aspiring dancers will line up outside Radio City Music Hall awaiting their chance to fulfill their dreams and audition to become a Rockette and star in the upcoming 2013 production of the Radio City Christmas Spectacular, running from November 8 - December 30, 2013. Tickets go on sale May 21.

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.

The open audition invites 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 will be taken into the Large Rehearsal Hall where they will learn a brief dance routine taught by a Rockettes choreographer. After the brief dance instruction, Rockettes hopefuls will be 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.


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