How To Nail Your Auditions
Whether you are auditioning for your dance studio’s company, a professional job, a convention scholarship, or summer intensive, they all share a common goal: to nail the audition! If you don’t book the job or win the scholarship, what truly matters is that you do your personal best and enjoy the process! There are different ways to determine the success of your audition, so we’re going to give you some pointers to ensure you feel confident and prepared!
A majority of the time, what we wear can impact the way we feel and our confidence. The confidence you have in yourself shines through any combination you may be presenting! Auditions can be heavily populated and crowded, so wearing your signature color is a great way to catch the judge's eye.
Being at an audition can feel overwhelming, and it can be easy to get distracted. Staying focused can feel challenging. Everything can feel overwhelming and stressful. Going in with the mindset to focus on yourself, the information the instructor is presenting, and doing your best, is all you can ask for!
Attention to Detail and Showing Your Personality
When you're in a sea of amazing dancers, something that can set you apart from the rest is: your attention to detail, artistry, and personality. The instructor will typically make it clear what they are looking and watching for, so listen and be attentive! Implementing your personal style and showing the judges who you are is key to helping you stand out.
Don't Compare Yourself To Others
In audition environments, it can be easy to compare yourself to others. You're special and worthy of taking up space in the room, so never question your worth or what you have to offer. Choose to be inspired by those around you, rather than comparing yourself to others. Focus on striving to be the best version of yourself. If you do this, you might be surprised by how much you can achieve!
Display A Good Attitude and Support Your Peers
Your body language speaks volumes about you as an individual, and is always taken into account by those watching. Remain assertive, positive, and respectful to everyone in the room. Showing good sportsmanship and supporting other dancers says a lot about your character!
Your joy, charisma, and spirit should be guiding you throughout the experience! Enjoy yourself, take in, and appreciate the experience!
A successful audition is different to everyone! Maybe you conquered your fear of dancing in the first line, or you might’ve made it farther in through the cut process than the previous time. As dancers, it is so important that we celebrate the small victories and are proud of ourselves for how far we have come!
Read "Ways to Overcome Performance Anxiety," to mentally prepare for your audition!