Rocking the Holidays

A vintage photo from my Great Hotel days.

What a dream! I got to be a Radio City Rockette!  However, the day got off to a tough start.

These long legged beauties perform 300 eye-high kicks per show. I couldn’t even get a kick above my waist.  And learning 8 counts of an entire dance number was completely overwhelming.  But when I put on one of their signature costumes from the Christmas Spectacular I felt transformed.  The highlight of my day was when, standing in my costume in the lobby of Radio City Music Hall, a tour went by and everyone looked at me with huge eyes and smiles as if they were seeing the real deal.  The height requirement to be a Rockette begins at 5’6″.  I’m 5’3″  but was so elated that I felt my legs grow three inches that day!

To see if you have what it takes to be a Rockette, check out this website (unfortunately costume dress-up not included).

Rockette Experience

Samantha Brown Rockette - New York City Music Hall

Have you ever dreamed of being a Rockette?



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