Make dreams come true: Vote to send a dancer to a Rockettes audition (video)

The famed Radio City Christmas Spectacular troupe are offering one lucky dancer a V.I.P. trip to their open auditions in April. Assess their high kicks, then vote for your favorite.

Photograph: courtesy MSG Entertainment

New York, the city where people come to make it. Remember that? The reason you packed up your ambition in your ol' kit bag and moved here? Good times, right? But then urban life ground you down, transforming you into the upstreaming husk of a human with a vacant stare that you are now. (Joking, joking. You're actually looking particularly bright-eyed today.) Anyway, prepare to reacquaint yourself with that look of hope and hunger. The Rockettes are running a national competition, with the prizewinner receiving (among other things) a VIP trip to this fine city of ours and the chance to make like a New Yorker and jump the line (what? We're busy) at the open auditions on Apr 30 (55 West 50th St between Fifth and Sixth Aves; radiocity.com/auditiontour; 10am). 


RECOMMENDED: See the full guide to the Radio City Christmas Spectacular


Watch a supercut of the 10 hopefuls below, then head to this Rockettes Facebook app to watch the full complement of audition tapes, feel your heart swell with pride at these kids and their can-do attitudes, and vote for your favorite.


Then snap out of it; realize being on the Rockettes kick line was once your dream, decide you'll try out this year then return tomorrow to vote for the least talented contestant—level the playing field a bit. (Yup, one vote per day: We've included some info on the contest under the video, but hit the Facebook app for all the fine print. Yes, doing a Tonya Harding on your rival isn't explicitly forbidden, but let's take that as read, shall we?)



Voting is limited to Facebook users, one vote per day per dancer.

Voting is open until April 21, 2013 at 11:59:59pm.

Winners will be announced on or around Monday April 22, 2013.

Slide show: The Rockettes in rehearsal, October 2012

  • Photograph: Caroline Voagen Nelson

  • Photograph: Caroline Voagen Nelson

  • Photograph: Caroline Voagen Nelson

  • Photograph: Caroline Voagen Nelson

  • Photograph: Caroline Voagen Nelson

  • Photograph: Caroline Voagen Nelson

  • Photograph: Caroline Voagen Nelson

  • Photograph: Caroline Voagen Nelson

  • Photograph: Caroline Voagen Nelson

  • Photograph: Caroline Voagen Nelson

  • Photograph: Caroline Voagen Nelson

  • Photograph: Caroline Voagen Nelson

  • Photograph: Caroline Voagen Nelson

  • Photograph: Caroline Voagen Nelson

Photograph: Caroline Voagen Nelson