Rockettes Dance Moves: ‘Here Comes Santa Claus’ Santa Freddies
Radio City Christmas Spectacular Number: “Here Comes Santa Claus”
Dance Move: Santa Freddies
History: “The Freddie” was a dance craze made popular in the ’60s by the British band, “Freddie and the Dreamers.” This fad dance was the inspiration for a move called the “Santa Freddie,” which we do in our “Here Comes Santa Claus” number that highlights the wonders of Radio City Music Hall as Santa multiples over and over again in a rousing dance number where we dress as Kris Kringle himself!
How-To: Our arms start in a crossed position in front of us, with the hands in fists. When our arms swing out, they swing to a 90-degree angle, with our hands open. Then our arms swing back to their starting position.
Meanwhile, our feet start together and our legs alternate coming up to the side, all timed perfectly with the movement of our arms. The supporting leg turns in as the working leg comes up. We like to say that in the open position, we should look like a cartoon character that has run splat into a wall.