11 Honest, Believable Reasons Why I Could Never Be Accepted as a Rockette
What a fantastic group of dancers
The Rockettes who perform at The New York City Music Hall have had this top statement said to them thousands of times over the years, for they "are" a fantastix group of coordinated dancers.
Their moves are fluid and their routines are what keeps their legions of fans coming back or going to their next sold-out performance. You would be hard-pressed to find anyone who doesn't like The Rockettes.
Rockin' with The Rockettes
- The Rockettes are a precision dance company founded in 1925 in St. Louis, Missouri and since 1932 have performed out of Radio City Music Hall in Manhattan, New York City. During the Christmas season, the Rockettes present five shows a day, seven days a week. Perhaps their best-known routine is an eye-high leg kick in perfect unison in a chorus line, which they include at the end of every performance. Their style of dance is a mixture of modern dance and classic ballet. Auditions to become a Rockette are always in April in New York City. Women who audition must show proficiency in several genres of dancing, mainly ballet, tap, modern, and jazz. Normally, four hundred to five hundred women will audition yearly.
- The Radio City Christmas Spectacular is performed annually at Radio City Music Hall. There are other numerous shows performed in American and Canadian cities by a touring company of Rockettes. It is one of the most-watched live shows in the United States, with over 2 million viewers per year. The Rockettes perform annually at the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade (since 1957) and the America's Thanksgiving Parade in Detroit. The NBC Rockefeller Center Tree-Lighting Ceremony also traditionally includes a performance by the dance troupe.
There is one sad thing about The Rockettes
And firstly, these fantastic ladies cannot help it because they are females, but to me, a male, I can never be a part of this very-special dancing group that has toured the world numerous times entertaining sold-out arena's and concert halls as their second nature.
If I really dwelled on this fact of not ever being to work with The Rockettes, become first-name friends with these living legends, I would grow seriously-depressed and maybe have to have round-the-clock professional help. I love The Rockettes that much and hate the reason I will never be in their company as long as I live.
And as part of my "homemade therapy," I have invented a temporary cure for always being able to enjoy them "from the outside" only.
11 Honest, Believable Reasons Why I
Could Never Be Accepted as a Rockette
- I do not know my way around New York City or any other huge town.
- I look horrible wearing pantyhose and all of The Rockettes girly outfits.
- To see me dancing would be like watching an elephant on roller skates.
- I am very low on self-confidence, so if I made a mistake in our routine, I would faint.
- Wearing make-up makes me uncomfortable.
- I hate being away from home more than two days.
- I would always be sleeping alone in a motel room when we go on tour and I get lonesome easy.
- I do not know to participate in "girl talk" after rehearsals.
- These girls are very young, and they would view me as their "grandpa."
- I would have to have my own personal dressing room and that would create jealousy among the dancers.
- I do not know how to sing, so this reason would not work for me in The Rockettes.
"I'll NOT be seeing you soon in an arena near you."
Honestly, can you possibly imagine me in lipstick, rouge and a blond wig?