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NEW YORK (AP) - Hundreds of young women from around the country kick their dance routines into high gear in New York this week.

They're vying to appear with The Rockettes at the 2013 Radio City Christmas Spectacular.

The aspiring dancers will line up Tuesday outside Radio City Music Hall for the open audition.

They'll be taken into a rehearsal space to learn a dance routine. Then they'll perform in front of a panel of judges.

Those who make it - a good dozen or so - will return for the show that runs from Nov. 8 to Dec. 30.

One hopeful has a leg up on the others. Paige Melanson from Las Vegas won the "Jump the Line" contest that gets her in first. But she still must audition.

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