Under the heat of glaring spotlights, the Rockettes adhered to the demanding count of their director and choreographer Julie Branam in preparation for the Radio City Christmas Spectacular at a sneak peak rehearsal at St. Paul the Apostle Church Thursday morning.

The production will run starting November 13 in Radio City Music Hall. The dance company, most notable for a unison chorus line, performs five shows a day, seven days a week during the Christmas season.