With spring in the air, it is that time of year when dancers are thinking about auditions. No matter what level a dancer is at, auditions can be a nerve-wracking process for the dancer and the parent. To make the experience of auditioning more positive, here are some helpful tips for the dancer and parent to feel more prepared.
Diet & Sleeping Habits: Encourage your dancer to get proper rest and nutrition leading up to the audition and on the day of the audition. They can eat a light, nutritious meal at least an hour before they arrive to the audition.
Stay informed. Trenton School of Dance wants all of our dancers to succeed! With that being said, parents should keep up with our website, facebook, emails, and flyers.
Dress appropriately. Ensure that your dancer has the proper dance attire and hairstyle for the auditions. Most auditions require the dancer to be in a black solid leotard with pink tights and clean pink ballet shoes. Their hair should be pulled back neatly into a bun. No jewelry should be worn, and neatness matters!
Be extra early. It is customary to arrive at the audition with plenty of time so your child can adequately warm up before the audition. This will help them to feel more prepared and at ease.
Think Positively & Be You. Dancers should be encouraged to try their best and have fun! There’s no need to compare yourself to others in the room- just focus on yourself. Motivate your dancer by telling them to take all the hard work they’ve put into class and bring that to the audition!
Be Courteous & Respectful. Dancers at Trenton School of Dance are expected to have strong values & morals. Those are especially emphasized with our Company & Competition Teams because those are our most dedicated & committed dancers. At the end of an audition, it is expected that the dancer thank the teacher, just as they do in their dance class.
Remember, auditioning is a considered to be a skill that requires practice and will improve over time. If your dancer wants to continue to grow as a dancer, they need to have the experience of auditioning. Tell them to try their best and have fun!! :)