Photos: 2018 Christmas Spectacular Auditions
More than 1,000 dancers traveled to Radio City Music Hall for this year’s auditions with hopes of landing a spot in our Christmas Spectacular: male and female ensemble, the role of “Clara,” and of course, to be Rockettes!
Rockettes Corey and Taylor stopped by Clara auditions to chat with the girls before their big moment!
All of the young dancers came ready to dance en pointe.
89 girls auditioned for the role of Clara!
But, only three will be cast in the role of Clara.
Rockettes Open Call always brings a line outside Radio City Music Hall!
There were so many auditionees, that they had to be separated into five groups.
Learning the first jazz routine of the day.
The dancers also learned a longer jazz combination, a tap routine and showed off their eye-high kicks!
Out of 415 dancers, 39 were invited to callbacks.
Next up: Male Ensemble auditions!
Warming up in the Small Rehearsal Hall.
Starting off male ensemble auditions with a jazz combination.
Out of 132 men, 19 made it through to callbacks.
So many women came to Female Ensemble auditions, that the dancers had to be separated into six groups for Round 1!
Learning some choreography at the beginning of the day.
They learned jazz and ballet combinations ...
... and had the chance to show off their jumps!
Out of an astounding 497 women, 26 were invited to callbacks!
Photo Credit: Carl Scheffel | MSG Photos