While searching for information about a new light music CD we are compiling, specifically the famous tune called Parade of the Tin Soldiers ( Wooden Soldiers in some versions), I came across a marvellous dancing troupe called The Rockettes who perform the music as part of their brilliant repertoire.
Described as a “precision dance company” they were founded in St. Louis, Missouri in 1925, before moving six years later to the Radio City Music Hall in Manhattan, New York. With a mixture of ballet, tap, jazz and modern dance, their routines are spectacular and nearly 500 hopefuls audition every year. They also enjoy a huge television following so look them up and watch their superb rendering of Parade of the Tin Soldiers.
The Rockettes at the ending of their choreographed showpiece Parade of the Tin Soldiers as one by one they slowly collapse backwards.