MANHATTAN (PIX11) — Hundreds of dancers spent the morning auditioning in hopes of joining the Radio City Rockettes.

It’s a multiple-audition process as the Rockettes prepare for their annual Christmas spectacular. PIX11 got a behind-the-scenes look.

Dancer Oliva Avey took classes from Rockettes in preparation for the auditions. She’s originally from Florida and wasn’t the only out-of-town hopeful dreaming of joining the iconic New York dance team.

More than 800 dancers passed through the doors for auditions on Monday. PIX11’s Arrianee LeBeau has more in the video above.