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Rockettes Give Special Dance Lesson To Brooklyn Children

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NEW YORK (CBS 2) — Not many kids from some of the Brooklyn’s tougher neighborhoods get a chance to take dance lessons. Almost none of them get to take dance lessons from the Rockettes — until now.

The unusual dance lesson was made possible by Madison Square Garden’s Garden of Dreams Foundation. It selects a charity every summer that works with children facing obstacles and then gives them a week long VIP pass to all things associated with Madison Square Garden and Radio City Music Hall.

After a warm-up, the kids got to learn the famous Rockette kickline. A few of the kids decided to show off their new skills and even try to teach CBS 2’s Emily Smith the steps.

The group also took a juggling lesson from the Cirque du Soleil team and got to meet some of the best from New York’s basketball world.

“We started off meeting the women’s basketball team, Liberty, and next we met the Knicks dancers,” Cayla, of Bed-Stuy, said.

High-leg kicks, however, weren’t the only lessons that the kids walked away with.

“The sky is the limit, you should never give up on your dreams,” said one of the Rockettes teaching the kids.

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