There is nothing like New York City this time of year to get me in the holiday spirit. The chill in the air, decadent window displays, dining at Balthazar, bubbles and cocktails at Del Frisco’s…then throw in some of the most creative and talented people in the entertainment industry (who just happen to be some of my closest friends) on opening night of The Radio City Christmas Spectacular - and whoa la, the magic happens!
Rockettes Anniversary Recap & Holiday Workshop
I just got back from visiting New York and this trip in particular was very magical for me. The Radio City Rockettes were celebrating their 90th Anniversary and Rockette alumnae of all ages (the oldest dancer attending the event was in her 90’s - amazing!) gathered from all over the nation to reunite and share memories of performing on the “The Great Stage” at Radio City Music Hall. I can’t express how honored I am to have been part of such an iconic and historic dance troupe. Check out all my pics below.
Seeing familiar faces that still work at the Music Hall and getting to reunite with others that have moved on to other great accomplishments warmed my heart. I was reminded how special these people are to me as they served as my family away from home during my time as a Rockette. We spent many a holidays together doing 3 - 4 shows a day and creating our own special holiday traditions in our dressing rooms, backstage and during rehearsals. The experience inspired me so much that as soon as I got home I decorated my house and thought, “Why not bring a piece of my New York family home to share with my Austin family?”
I hope you will join me for a festive holiday Rockette inspired workshop on Saturday 12/19 from 1:15 pm - 2:45 pm. I will be teaching a beginner Rockette-style dance and kick line. Learn all the secrets of how to perform those eye high kicks with precision while getting a great workout! Please bring tennis shoes or dance shoes (no tap shoes). Ages 16 and up are welcome. To register, please purchase online, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the studio at 512-382-9150.
Rockettes 90th Anniversary Pictures
About the Author
Jennifer McCamish is the owner of Dancers Shape, a Pilates and barre fitness studio in Austin, Texas. A former NYC Radio City Rockette with over 30 years of dance experience and training from legendary institutes around the country, McCamish has worked or performed with many well-known celebrities, television shows and publications. Utilizing her professional knowledge and education, she created Dancers Shape, a unique approach to fitness, incorporating elements of ballet, yoga, Pilates and circuit training to efficiently build strength and muscle tone while maintaining a lean and nimble body. McCamish holds a BA in Dance from the University of Texas in Austin, Athletic Training in Injury Prevention for Dancers from Radio City Entertainment, is a STOTT PILATES Certified Instructor including Injuries and Special Populations, Cooper Institute Certified Personal Trainer, IDEA Fitness and Wellness member, and is certified in CPR-First Aid. She is a certified instructor including injuries, special populations and golf conditioning. Read more about Jennifer.