In mid-November a season for Christmas shows starts in the US. One of the main events of the season is always a performance of The Rockettes, a dance company, on stage of Radio City Music Hall in NYC. The Rockettes was founded in 1925 under a different name. It first performed under the current name at the very same Radio City Music Hall, where it still performs every year, in 1932, 83 years ago. The company is known for dancing in unison, and every year about 500 candidates audition to become the part of it.

During the Christmas season the company performs five times a day, seven days a week. The half an hour long show called Radio City Christmas Spectacular, which was premiered in 1933, is one of the most visited in the US, and has more than 2 million spectators every season. It combines singing, dancing and humor, and features more than 140 performers.

In the photo: The Rockettes dancers perform the Parade of the Wooden Soldiers.

Photo: Timothy A. Clary / AFP / East News

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