Auditioning can be a stressful process, but in the end, whether you get the part your auditioned for or not, every audition is a valuable learning experience. Auditions are also a glimpse into the world of professional dancing, so it is important to learn the appropriate audition etiquette beforehand! Keep these four simple audition don’ts in mind to make your next audition a success!

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Stay Up Late

If you stay up late and arrive to your audition tired, the judges will notice! Even if you are on time, you want to be bright-eyed and bushy-tailed when you appear before the judges or the casting directors. Make sure to go to bed early and get a good night’s sleep before an audition

Arrive Unkempt

You want to arrive at the audition 100% ready to go. This means you should be dance ready in every way. If you are doing your hair in the hallway before your audition it makes it seem like you are rushing and may be unprepared for the audition. Make sure to have everything from your hair to your dancewear ready to go when you get to the audition that way you all you have to do before you dance is stretch!

Keep Questions to Yourself

It is ok to misunderstand a combination or have a question about a routine during an audition. Asking questions to better perform the things they are asking of you will show integrity and responsibility.

Be Disrespectful

Even when you are not dancing, you should be professional. This means paying attention when other dancers are auditioning. You never know when you might receive new directions! Stand to the side while you wait and make sure to be quiet. You wouldn’t want someone to interrupt your audition with your talking, so you should give other dancers the same respect.

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Veronica Good has been with Showstopper Magazine since 2016. When she isn't keeping you updated on the latest trends, she is at home with her many pets or probably playing The Sims 4. Veronica has a BA in English and an MA in writing from Coastal Carolina University. She is also a writer of fiction and poetry, and her work can be found in Archarios, Tempo, and Scapegoat.