Audition is important to a dancer. It’s your chance to show off your skills and what you can do. If you have an upcoming dance call, it’s important to be prepared—physically, mentally, and emotionally. To help you, we offer you these 10 tips you can follow so you will nail that next audition.
1. Eat breakfast
2. Be mindful of your appearance
It’s important that you are physically prepared because you might be given a hectic schedule of shows. A body-fit clothing is recommended with the type of cloth that makes you feel comfortable and color that makes you look good. For ladies, don’t wear heavy makeup, just enough to highlight your features. And if you have a long hair, make sure that you tie it in a ponytail so as not to cover your face. It helps the judges see much better of you. Dancing with your hair crowding your face is annoying and distracting.
3. Be prepared for a jam-packed studio
4. Pay close attention to the choreographer
5. Focus on yourself
6. Ask questions
7. Ready your mind and body for the elimination rounds
If you get to dance twice (normally the front and back line will exchange positions), you have to give it all—your style, your technique, and your expression. Don’t mind it if you make a mistake, catch the judges’ eyes and continue doing the combination. If you make a big mistake to the point that you just want to run away, control yourself. You don’t want the judges to think that you’re the kind of dancer who has a tendency to give up. Once you’re performing, you can’t just walk away. “The show must go on!”
8. Look strong
9. Follow good audition etiquette
10. Ready yourself for the result
The most important thing is you have done your best. It’s not that you had a bad audition, it simply means you’re not the dancer the show requires. In any profession in the world, rejection is always part of it. And to be able to deal with it graciously shows strength of character.
Here’s an extra tip on how to learn quick pick up.
Definitely there is no pick-up class. It’s actually simple—practice. There’s no such thing as too much practice. Attend different dance classes with different teachers or choreographers. Since each choreographer has their own styles and techniques, once you get used to their different methods, it will become easier for you to pick up different choreography.