Burbank dancers have earned the privilege to perform in a show with the famous high-kicking Rockettes during the Radio City Christmas Spectacular on Dec. 11 at the Nokia Theatre LA Live.
The opportunity came about after the Independence Dance Company of North Hollywood entered a contest held by the New York City Dance Alliance, a partner of Radio City Music Hall, said Amy Hutchings, co-director of the local dance company.
An audition video was submitted featuring four of the local company's senior members performing an improvisational dance, and they were among the top 20 chosen from more than 400 group entries, said Hutchings, who lives in Burbank.
"The executive director from the alliance was looking to book groups from each city to perform in the show's national tour, so we are one of the opening acts for the Los Angeles performance," she said.
There was no pre-arranged choreography. The four girls had to take a piece of music and let it dictate the movements according to how it made them feel.