Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Day 2: Rox Callbacks

Callbacks for the 2014 Radio City Christmas Spectacular were held this morning!

We learned a very detailed jazz combo yesterday and began with another tricky one today. This job is no joke. It's not enough to be a great dancer. You must also to be a smart dancer and this piece tested us mentally as well as physically. 

From the Rockettes' Facebook Page
A cut was made after jazz. We went on to do the tap dance from yesterday as well as a new combo. A few Rockettes showed up today to audition to keep their jobs so we reviewed the previous day's jazz dance before performing in groups. 

From the Rockettes' Facebook Page 

Finally, we did what the Rockettes are famous for... kicks!

From the Rockettes' Instagram
At the end of the audition, the choreographer thanked us for coming and sent us into another room to have our pictures and measurements taken. I've made it to the end several times before, but I always have tears in my eyes. 

We filled out paperwork and even had to put how we would like our names to appear in the program. However, this does not mean we have the job (yet!) Calls with contract offers are supposed to go out in July. 

Please keep your fingers crossed for me!


  1. Congratulations!!! This is so amazing and inspiring! Thank you for posting about your journey. I auditioned yesterday too, for the first time, and was immediately cut. :/ Of course I was heartbroken and a bit discouraged, but reading your posts reminded me to never give up. I was wondering if you had any tips for future auditions? What helped you improve the most and achieve your dreams? Thank you so much! And again, congratulations! You are awesome!

    1. Thank you so much! Don’t get discouraged, especially if its your dream job. Even having the courage to go is an accomplishment. I got cut right away my first time too. I don’t think I started making it to the end until 3 years after that. Keep going back! Definitely audition for the summer intensive if you can. I’m about to do my 7th…haha It will help you get more comfortable with the style and they’ll start to recognize you the more you show your face. If there is a Rockette or precision dancer in your area, see if they teach and take their classes. Best of luck!