Hundreds of young women from across the U.S. are vying for a chance to become a Rockette in New York City.

Courtney Tierchoski, 25, from Nashville, Tenn., applies makeup while on line with other dancers outside Radio City Music Hall waiting to audition for "Rockettes New York Spectacular" on Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2016, in New York. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)

With rain trickling down, the line for auditions stretched for more than a block outside of Radio City Music Hall on Tuesday.

Some of the women put on makeup and false eyelashes and others listened to music as they waited for hours for a chance to show off their talents.

Inside, they were led into a rehearsal studio to perform a dance routine before a panel of judges.

The Rockettes are known for their shows during the holiday season but they started adding warm-weather performances last year.

This year's "Rockettes New York Spectacular" runs from June 15 to Aug. 7.

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