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Research the company you're auditioning for whether it's an Entertainment Company (hint, hint), Dance Agency, Cruise Ship, Dance Company, Commercial, etc. Do your homework, and know the company you're auditioning for. And be sure to pay attention to submission details. For example, for the upcoming So You Think You Can Dance auditions, dancers can easily find details online. But some auditions aren't so easy.
2. Headshot & Resume
Have a headshot and resume. Even if you submit online in advance, don't run the risk of looking unprofessional, so make sure you have a headshot and resume with you. Make sure your photo is current. And make sure your resume has your current contact info and measurements. Limit to one page.
3. Audition Attire
Plan your audition attire based on the type of audition you're attending. For most auditions, you should arrive dressed to perform. At Stella Entertainment, ideal audition attire would be crop tops and hot pants/dance trunks. Dance shoes and skin tone fishnets/tights (non-shimmer) are suggested, but not required. We encourage dancers to wear what makes them feel confident! But no matter what type of audition you're attending, be sure your attire is flattering, shows off your figure, and allows you to stand out.
4. Hair & Makeup
Don't forget about hair and makeup. Like your audition attire, your hair and makeup should be in line with your audition type, while style flattering, and allowing you to stand out.
Proefessionalism can make or break your audition. Even the most talented dancer can be cut if unprofessional. Arrive early and start stretching/warming up. And be sure to follow directions given.
This is Part I in a II Part Series. CLICK HERE for Part II. And bbe sure to check out the video below by Pointe Magazine with Ailey Teacher, former Dance Theatre of Harlem Dancer, and author of How Not to Get Cut, Theresa Ruth Howard, for more audition tips. They have some GREAT tips so be sure to take note & good luck! You may also like: How to Find Dance Jobs - III Part Series.