NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — As the rain trickled down on them, hundreds of young women from across the U.S. lined up for a chance to become a Rockette.

The line stretched for more than a block outside of Radio City Music Hall on Tuesday.

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Some of the women put on makeup and false eyelashes and others listened to music as they waited for hours for a chance to show off their talents.

“It’s kind of like the goal for a lot of dancers,” said Adrienne from Stamford, Connecticut.

“I saw them for my first time two years ago and just fell in love,” said Jenny, from Sweden.

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Inside, the dancers were led into a rehearsal studio to perform a routine before a panel of judges.

The Rockettes are known for their shows during the holiday season but they started adding warm-weather performances last year.

This year’s “Rockettes New York Spectacular” runs from June 15 to Aug. 7.

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