The Christmas Spectacular season has officially started—we’ll be rehearsing for 6 hours a day, 6 days a week for 6 weeks leading up to our first performance! Take a peek inside the rehearsal studio (we even invited the press!). Photo Credit: Carl Scheffel | MSG Photos
Rehearsing for the Christmas Spectacular
Rehearsals for our Christmas Spectacular have begun!
We invited the press for a sneak peek, too!
Showing off our classic choreography.
And some eye-highs, of course!
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!
Director and Choreographer Julie Branam oversees rehearsals and offers her expert advice.
Insider info: when we link up, we don’t actually touch each other’s backs!
It wouldn’t be Christmas without our iconic kickline.
We love doing circle kicks!
Showcasing moves from our “New York at Christmas” number.
This is what Santa’s sleigh looks like in rehearsals!
Look at Clara go in our “Nutcracker” scene.
Getting in line to practice and perfect “Parade of the Wooden Soldiers.”
Precision at it’s finest!
Fun Fact: Every Friday at rehearsals is “Fun Pant Friday” for us.
Mid-way through our iconic “Wooden Soldiers” fall!
How we feel after a successful fall.
Soldier wheel, here we come!
A salute to the Christmas Spectacular season!
We have so many talented singers in the show this year!
“New York at Christmas, what a sight!”
Our ice skaters rehearsing their impressive routine (sans skates)!
A few members of the ensemble light up with Christmas joy.
We love our “Rag Dolls” routine!
Pssssst … we spell out a special message during this number.
The Christmas Spectacular cast can’t wait to bring this show to life on the Great Stage!