Most dancers dream of being a Radio City Rockette, right? It looks so glamorous, dancing onstage in NYC during the holidays, high kicking your heart out while snow falls outside the theater on Sixth Avenue and at nearby Rockefeller Center. Plus, those sparkly costumes. Oh, those sparkly, sparkly costumes.
But getting a job as a Rockette isn’t easy, and often the toughest part is just getting seen, since hundreds of dancers audition every year.
Don’t let the long audition line get you down, though—especially if you can skip it!
This year, MSG Entertainment is offering one lucky Rockette hopeful the chance to tap to the front of the line at the Radio City auditions in May.
Here’s how: From March 6–26 (that’s right now!), you can submit your best dance video on Facebook to compete for the chance to “Jump the Line” at the Rockettes open auditions at Radio City Musical Hall.
A Rockettes choreographer will watch all the videos and will select 10 finalists. From there, the finalists’ videos will be re-posted on Facebook and open to fan voting throughout the month of April. The dancer whose video receives the most votes will be the “Jump the Line” winner.
That’s not all!
The winner will also receive round-trip airfare to NYC and two nights at a hotel in addition to being part of the first group to audition.
A few things to remember if, like the song says, you “wanna be a Rockette:”
- You must be between 5’6″ and 5’10 1/2″ tall.
- You must be proficient in tap, jazz and ballet.
- You must be at least 18 by May 1, 2012.
Why haven’t you posted your video yet?! Go do it!