-What you eat for breakfast depends
on your preferences.
If you dance well on a full stomach:
I'd suggest a breakfast high in carbohydrates, such
as pancakes, toast, or cereal. This will give you
the energy boost you want for your class!
If you dance well
on an empty stomach:
DON'T skip breakfast! You're going to need
energy for the class! I'd suggest a light
such as a smoothie or some toast.
(for smoothie recipies see "recipe" page)
2. What To Wear
-Double check with the program you're auditioning for to see if they have
any attire requirements. Most programs require a dark leotard, footed tights, and your hair pulled up out of your face.
may think that wearing a brighter leotard will help you stand out to the judges. However, it will probably just hurt their
eyes. Refrain from anything flashy, the judges will see you regardless of what you wear.
-Avoid wearing new slippers, pointes
or leotards for the audition. They may look pretty, but they will only make you uncomfortable.
3. Packing Up
Here's a list of things you may want to pack up.
tights (in case of rips or runs)
-Pointe shoes (if not specified, bring them anyway)
(if they help you stretch, you most likely won't be able to wear them during class)
-Extra bobby-pins and hair spray
-Tampon or Pads (better safe than sorry!)
-Arabesque picture & letters of recommendation (if necessary)
bars or snacks
-Be sure to arrive
at the audition site at least 30 mins. before the audition starts, but an hour prior is recommended.
such as SAB, ABT or SFB tend to be crowded, so you may want to get there early to guarantee a good spot at the audition. However,
these large programs hold extra auditions if there is an overflow of dancers.
-While you're waiting for the audition to
start, you can stretch or relax.
may be nervous leading up to the audition, especially if it is your first one.
-My no-fail way to calm my nerves is to
stretch. Just keep stretching in every way possible. For some reason it calms you down, relieves your stress and makes you
feel more prepared.
-Also, you could meditate. This is what I always tell people to do. Sit and relax, close your eyes,
and just clear your mind. Take slow, deep breaths. It really works!
-Always remember that during the audition, every girl in that room is nervous too, just like you.
Keep your confidence high, and the judges will notice.
-A typical audition class consists of a full barre and center,
and sometimes they also have pointe. Check with the program you're auditioning for to see if they require pointe work in the
-Dont forget to SMILE!! You have to make it seem like you're having the time of your life. If you look
happy, the judges will be happy too!
-Don't hesitate to ask questions during the class. They are not only looking for the
most talented dancers, but the most curious!
-Drink lots of water! A dehydrated dancer doesn't perform at his or her best!
but not least, have fun!!
it takes to receive the results of your audition varies from program to program.
-Generally, results are sent to you from
1 1/2 weeks after the audition to one month after the audition