BY ALEXANDRA SEMENOVA

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.