Iâ€™ve done some pretty damn amazing things in the eight years Iâ€™ve lived in NYC, but what Iâ€™m about to tell you about is definitely up there in the top five.Â
One of my coworkers got invited to an event at Radio City Music Hall to dance with the Rockettes. She had another event that night. â€œYouâ€¦wouldnâ€™t want to do this, would you?â€ she asked. UM HELL YES.Â
My inability to dance has been exceptionally well-documented on this little site, but, hey, Iâ€™m always down for an adventure.
The event was sponsored by Target to celebrate the launch of their new C9 Champion leggings, which come in three styles: Freedom, which are built for comfort when running/spinning and have anti-chafe seams; Embrace, which have compression and are designed for HIIT/Rockette dancing; and Flawless, to smooth and shape. We were sent all three but Iâ€™ve so far only tried the Embrace for this dance workout. I would, without a doubt, buy more of these leggings. At a ~$25-30 price point? HELL YES.
Super natural, right?!
To be honest, I was super nervous. Would I be the worst one? But I let all that go when I walked in because, yes, I was the worst one, but omg did I have SO MUCH FUN.Â
We started with learning parts of Baby Itâ€™s Cold Outside. Dancing like a (total, complete, utter) fool at a crazy special experience? TO CHRISTMAS MUSIC? With a friend to the front andÂ to the side? I was giggling like an idiot.
The Rockettes were total champs, though, at teaching a bunch of fitness editors how to do theirÂ jobs. They rehearse six days a week, six hours a day. GOOD GOD!
The kick line is actually so much harder than youâ€™d think!
But, I got to have fun with my sweet friend Christine.
We followed the class with a tourÂ (open to the public, but still probably not something I ever would have done) and then we were treated to a cocktail party (in leggings, natch) in the super fancy Roxy Suite.
I believe I floated home in happiness.Â
ALSO, I looked out of curiosity, you canÂ take a class with the Rockettes if you want! 10/10, would dance again.
Leggings: Embrace Must-Have Tights
Tank: Long Tank TopÂ (I donâ€™t usually wear long shirts but I really liked this one!)
Sports bra: Strappy Cami Sports BraÂ (Super cute, but hello, I have boobs. Did not really work.)