I came across this article by Rita Bramon Garcia who runs a studio for actors in LA and whilst the advice given is directed at the acting profession, much of it is very relevant for dancers and the performance industry in general. Artistes should never attend an audition without knowing anything about the product for the commercial, the singer on the music video or the show they want to be in for which they are about to audition.
Often not enough time is allowed to prepare and WDM still hosts auditions for singers who continue to bring the lyrics on a piece of paper for a song they “have prepared”. How can you interpret the lyrics and perform the song when you don’t know the words? Dancers and singers who turn up for an audition with unwashed hair, holes in tights or make-up not done are unlikely to make it past the first 16 bars of music. If no care has been taken about a dancer’s appearance, then we can reasonably assume that this is a general approach to the job and your chosen career. Anyone who really wants the job will make the most effort both before and during the audition. Hope the tips in this article help.
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