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Here's Why The Rockettes Didn't Do Their Classic Kick Line During the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

Here's Why The Rockettes Didn't Do Their Classic Kick Line During the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

The Rockettes are going viral on social media – but it’s because of something they didn’t do!

The legendary dance troupe performed during the 2020 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade on Thursday (November 26) in New York City. However, a frenzy soon kicked off on social media once viewers realized they never did their classic kick line!

The reason, as New York Times pointed out earlier in the week, is due to social distancing amid the pandemic.

“18 of the 80 Rockettes will appear in their wooden soldiers costume with custom-made masks. (That particular Rockettes number was chosen because the dancers have limited contact with one another, which means no kickline.),” the outlet reported.

Many viewers likely did not know about that decision ahead of the parade, and reacted strongly on social media.

“The @Rockettes didn’t do their legendary kicks so I….Very precise. Beautiful costumes. #MacysParade,” wrote April Reign.

“Leave it to the 2020 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade to have the world famous kicking line of the @Rockettes, not kick during their performance. The year that keeps ruining everything. Hysterical,” added another user.

Still, plenty of social media users praised the performance and pointed out that they still pulled out a fantastic performance given the circumstances.

“The Rockettes were amazing! I know they didn’t do the famous kick line, but the drill was PERFECTLY done and incredibly difficult!!” added NBC’s JC Monahan.

The Rockettes have promised a kickline for an upcoming performance though.

“Thank you for all the love for our Wooden Soldier routine at #MacysParade! If you’re excited for a kickline, tune in to @nbc’s tree lighting Dec. 2 for a special Rockette kickline for fans at home!” they tweeted.

Check out some of the reactions inside…

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