Radio City Rockettes Gear Up For Christmas Show

Thursday, October 14th 2021, 7:43 am
By: CBS News

The Radio City Rockettes dancers are busy rehearsing for their Christmas show in New York, which returns this year after being canceled last year due to the pandemic.

This holiday season, the dancers will be performing without masks in front of a live audience.

All the dancers and crew have been vaccinated against COVID-19 and audience members will have to show proof of vaccination to get into Radio City Music Hall.

The show runs from November 5 to January 2.

According to Julie Branam, Director and Choreographer of the Christmas Spectacular, the Rockettes will perform nine dance routines, the most in the show's history.

This year is a first as a Rockette for Giulia Griffith, from West Milford, New Jersey.

According to Griffith, her grandfather Bill Griffith was a big fan of the Rockettes and died in April of 2020 of COVID-19.

Rockette Brittany Snyder, originally from Indianapolis, Indiana, has been a dance troupe member for eleven years and says it is a significant relief to be performing this Christmas season again after last year's cancellation.