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October 19, 2022 (New York, New York) - Shooting Stars NYC (SSDC), a NYC-based competitive dance company building confidence, teamwork, and leadership through competitive dance, announces that it will become the first-ever children’s dance studio to open the Radio City Music Hall Christmas Spectacular on Monday, December 5 in New York City. SSDC will take their two event teams, Junior and Senior All Stars, to perform in this incredible opportunity. Kristin Pierce is the owner and director of the 23-year old competitive dance company.

“Our Shooting Stars NYC Dance Company knows what it means to shine on stage, and we could not be more proud and excited to see our girls perform in one of the most iconic venues in New York City and the world,” said Kristin Pierce, Owner and Director of Shooting Stars NYC. “It is every little girl’s dream, and a once in a lifetime opportunity, to dance on this legendary stage.”

The All Stars have been preparing with excitement and discipline since receiving the news. Not only will the dancers perform in the opening of the Spectacular, but they will also receive a two hour private Master Class with the Radio City Rockettes.

No stranger to performing at some of the city’s largest venues, the company has a long history with Madison Square Garden performing at the halftime shows for both the New York Knicks and the Harlem Globetrotters. SSDC coaches range from National Basketball Association and National Football League pro-team dancers, celebrity back-up dancers and Broadway stars alike.

Shooting Stars encourages girls to find their voices, and develop lifelong friendships through performing arts. The company consists of talented dancers ages 6 - 18, all of whom auditioned to be in the company. The students of SSDC have won over 800 titles at some of the largest Dance Competitions in the Country; gone on to receive scholarships; and many continue to dance on elite college teams. The renowned dance company has been featured in W Magazine, AGT, HBO, Teen FOX News, and performed for The Harlem Globetrotters, NY Knicks, Brooklyn Nets, and NY Jets. Shooting Stars dancers are well-versed in all styles of dance including hiphop, street jazz, lyrical, acro, musical theater, and contemporary. Upcoming events for the dancers of SSDC include an eighth-year halftime performance for the Brooklyn Nets, as well as many upcoming competitions. These dancers have truly shown that they are ready to take the stage, no matter the size.

“I am so proud of the hard work, dedication and teamwork our dancers and coaches have shown, Shooting Stars is home to the city’s brightest stars,” said Pierce. “I know this performance is going to be something very special.”

Tickets availible through Radio City Music Hall!

For more information about Shooting Stars program, dance teams, recreational classes,

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