Ice baths, tape and M&Ms: Se­crets of the Rock­ettes re­vealed

The Oneida Daily Dispatch (Oneida, NY) - - Your Daily Break -

Ev­ery­one knows about the Rock­ettes’ high­kicks, but do youknow how many calo­ries each burns? Would you be­lieve 1,000 calo­ries per show?

What do they snack on? M&Ms and fruit and pop- corn. What’s the best place to be in their fa­mous kick line? It turns out it makes no dif­fer­ence. How many high kicks do they doper show? A mind-bog­gling 3,000.

Two vet­er­ans of the Christ­mas show re­vealed all the back­stage se­crets, in­clud­ing how they man- age to look the same height when they’re not. Turns out that’s a bit of an op­ti­cal il­lu­sion: They put the taller women in the cen­ter and grad­u­ally go down to the shorter dancers on the ends. The cos­tumes are also de­signed in such away as to help main­tain the il­lu­sion.

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