Rockettes Dance Moves: ’12 Days of Christmas’

Christmas Spectacular Number: “The 12 Days of Christmas”

Dance Move: 12 Days of Christmas

History: This number is our longest in the Christmas Spectacular—and it’s only fitting for Santa Claus to bring up the curtain as we tap our way into the audience’s hearts in candy cane-inspired costumes with a nearly 8-minute rhythmic, rousing version of the beloved holiday carol, “The 12 Days of Christmas.”

How-To: Much of the number is phrases of choreography that spell out each of the 12 days. See if you can recognize them all!

12 Drummers Drumming
11 Pipers Piping
10 Lords a-Leaping
9 Ladies Dancing
8 Maids a-Milking
7 Swans a-Swimming
6 Geese a-Laying
5 Golden Rings
4 Calling Birds
3 French Hens
2 Turtle Doves
Partridge in a Pear Tree