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Radio City Rockettes to hold Nashville auditions

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. -

Middle Tennessee women will soon have a chance to audition to join the world-famous Radio City Rockettes.

Auditions for the 2012 Rockettes Summer Intensive at Radio City Music Hall in New York will be held on December 4 at the Nashville School of Ballet located at 3630 Redmon Street in Nashville.

Check-in begins at 9:15 a.m.  Auditions begin at 10 a.m.

Those who want to audition must be at least 14 years old by June 22, 2012.

They must also have spent at least five years training in tap, jazz and ballet.

The Rockettes Summer Intensive is a weeklong program, running June 24 through August 3, 2012.

It's hosted at the Radio City Music Hall, where the actual Rockettes rehearse for the Radio City Christmas Spectacular.

Since its inception in 2001, 47 dancers from the program have gone on to become Rockettes.

Dancers in the program will train with Rockettes and a Rockettes director/choreographer.

Dancers rehearse each day from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., with education seminars at night.

The students learn original Rockette choreography and the week ends with a student showcase.

For more information about the Rockettes and the summer intensive auditions, visit Rockettes.com.

The "Radio City Christmas Spectacular" starring the world-famous Rockettes is celebrating its 10th season in Nashville at the Grand Ole Opry House.

The shows kicked off Tuesday and run through Christmas Eve.

For information on show times and to buy tickets, visit RadioCityChristmasSpectacular2011.com.

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