Audition day is one of the most stressful yet exciting days of your life as a dancer. It’s the day you are going to have the chance to show off your dancing skills and techniques you’ve been practicing since forever. The feeling of anxiety is overwhelming. Yes, it’s part of the experience, but don’t let it overpower you.
Here are a few tips to help increase your chances of getting cast for the role you want.
1. Prepare for it
2. Pay attention to your appearance
Don’t let your hair fall down onto your face. Another tip is if you have a particular set of clothes you want to wear on the audition day, wear it in your classes weeks before the audition. That way you will feel comfortable on it. If you feel natural on it, you’ll feel less jittery. For females, wear light makeup and no jewelry; for males, just be neat.
3. Arrive early
4. Position in front
5. Be attentive
6. Watch your manners
Do not bring a cellphone, it will only disrupt you. No chewing of gums. Do not sit down or lean on the walls. Do not cross your arms or put them inside your pocket. Just stand with your arms in your sides. Don’t forget to clap for other dancers as well as thank your choreographer at the end of the audition.
7. Execute, don’t show off
8. Be energetic
If you didn’t get the a role even after all the preparations your have done, don’t take it hard. Maybe you are not the one they are looking for. Most of the time, weight, height, ethnicity, and even your hair color contribute to their decision. So to save your from heartache, research on their requirements before signing up for dance auditions and know your limits.