Dancers audition to appear with Rockettes in NYC

May 1, 2013 • Entertainment

Young women from around the country audition to appear with The Rockettes at the 2013 Radio City Christmas Spectacular, Tuesday, April 30, 2013 in new York. Those who make it will return for the show that runs from Nov. 8 to Dec. 30. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)

NEW YORK (AP) — Hundreds of young women from around the world are kicking their dance routines into high gear in New York this week in hopes of joining perhaps the most famous dance troupe there is — the Rockettes.

The aspiring dancers lined up Tuesday morning on a Manhattan street — getting just 30 seconds each to audition for a chance to be in the 2013 Radio City Christmas Spectacular.

Amid noisy rush-hour traffic, their hair was neatly pulled back. Their makeup was perfect, some batting fake eyelashes. And they all wore high-heeled dance shoes.

“I’ve always wanted to do this,” said Chelsey Knapper, 22, of Detroit, who didn’t Login to read more

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