For six hours a day, six days a week, six weeks leading up to our first performance of the Christmas Spectacular, we’ll be busy rehearsing! Here’s your chance to take a peek inside the rehearsal studio (we even invited the press!).
Don’t miss this year’s Christmas Spectacular—November 10, 2017 to January 1, 2018 at Radio City Music Hall.
Photo Credit: Carl Scheffel | MSG Photos
2017 Christmas Spectacular Rehearsals
Rehearsals for this year’s Christmas Spectacular have begun!
We even invited the press for a sneak peek!
Showing off our classic choreography.
And some eye-highs, of course!
Practicing and perfecting the moves of our “12 Days” number.
Fun fact: There are two casts with a total of 40 Rockettes in each—that means we have 80 women dancing in one room when we first learn the choreography!
Arms up if you’re excited for Christmas!
Showcasing choreography from our “New York at Christmas” number.
Insider info: when we link up, we don’t actually touch each other’s backs!
It wouldn’t be Christmas without our iconic kickline.
This is what our “Sleigh Ride” number looks like in rehearsals!
It’s all about precision from our fingertips to our toes.
Filing into rehearsals for our “Parade of the Wooden Soldiers” number.
80 women, one classic salute.
Add a nearly 3-ft. tall hat and stiff pants and our “Wooden Soldier” walks are no easy feat.
We are always getting notes throughout each rehearsal to make sure we are as precise as we can be!
Perfecting this classic choreography from 1933.
Did you know this fall takes over two minutes from start to finish?
The moment after our iconic fall.
It takes each Rockettes’ support to pull off our “Wooden Soldier” fall.
Time for our “12 Days of Christmas” number!
Dancing into the Christmas spirit at rehearsals.
Our “Here Comes Santa Claus” number is performed by both us Rockettes and the ensemble, but you can’t tell when we are all wearing the same big Santa suits.
Can’t you just feel the joy?
It’s not just choreography that we learn at rehearsals… We also have to spin these heavy boxes during our “Rag Dolls” number.
We can’t wait to perform these numbers and more on the Great Stage at Radio City this year!