This past week I attended BlogHer 12 in NYC. I was invited to workout with the Radio City Rockettes the event was hosted Pfizer the makers of Caltrate® and Centrum. The invited said I had to get up at 6:00 for a 7:30 workout. So Hillary and I got up after a long night of BlogHer parties. I have to say I did not sleep much because I was so excited to dance with the long legged Rockettes. I am so not a morning person. n I was dragging so early as we made out way of to Radio City Hall
Hillary made sure I was on time, boy did we learn about our weak points this weekend.. I need coffee and food regularly. We arrived and were check in. Then Pfizer people separated us into 2 groups. The Radio City Rockettes have 2 practice rooms. Hillary and I were in the smaller room. After getting settled we were given Caltrate shirts “Feel Young!” We got pictures taken in front of the step and repeat (aka that is the back drop - Yea I did not know it had a name either)
We started to dance, The Rockettes taught us the famous Wooden Solider. Trick: move hips never bend knees- great butt workout. Check the video out:
We also learned how they fan kick, In order to feel stable the Rockettes “feel the fabric” which is light touch the person back standing next to you. So you are stabilize and gives you awareness of your space.
After the dancing we learned more about the Rockettes.
- The heights of a rocket ranges from 5’10″ to 5’6′ they give the illusion of them being the same height by putting the tallest Rockettes in the middle, the shortest on the end.
- Every Radio City Rockettes has to try out every year
- Most Rockettes do not make it for there 1st audition.
- There are 2 sets of Rockettes .They do 7 shows a day during the holiday season some work morning and matinee, they other set the nights.
I think for every Blogger that was there it was a dream come true to dance with a Rockettes. Good to know I had one qualification of a Rockette.. I am tall enough to be one.. and that is where any similarities between myself and a Rockette end. After 9 years of dance I have determined, I am better behind a camera or sewing machine.. I’d best be leaving the dancing to the professionals.
Check out my Rockettes Flicker page for more great shots.
Thank you to Pfizer the makers of Caltrate® and Centrum for sponsoring the event. Feeling Young is so important as you get older. Be sure to make sure you stay active, eat right and care for your body by taking a great multivitamin and calcium sublimate as you get older.
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