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Dancers perform at an open audition to join the world famous Rockettes at New York City's Radio City Music Hall, on April 30.

Women arrived for auditions at Radio City Music Hall on Tuesday to compete for a spot with the Rockettes in New York City. In order to be considered, dancers must be at least 18 years old, measure at a height between 5 feet 6 inches and 5 feet 10 1/2 inches without their heels on. The dancers must also be proficient in numerous dance styles, including jazz, tap and ballet. The women who make it through the extremely tough competition and land a spot with the legendary dance group will perform in the Radio City Christmas Spectacular, which runs from Nov. 8 to Dec. 30 this year.

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Women wait outside of Radio City Music Hall before an audition for a spot with the Rockettes on April 30.

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Tracey Munn, 25, right, from Granada Hills, Calif., lies on the floor stretching as she prepares for her eighth audition.

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A dancer adjusts her makeup as she waits to audition.

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Dancers warm-up before the start of auditions.

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Women prepare for an audition at Radio City Music Hall for a spot with the Rockettes.

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Women audition at Radio City Music Hall.

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A dancer performs during an open audition.

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The Rockettes perform on the opening night of the 2012 Radio City Christmas Spectacular at Radio City Music Hall in New York, on Nov. 13, 2012.