Tag: audition

How to Be the Master of Eye Contact

In an audition or onstage, knowing how to use eye contact appropriately is a total game changer. Dancers who aren’t afraid to meet the eyes of judges or audience members exude a special confidence that allows them to be seen as capable, talented performers. When dancers look at the floor or around the room, though, […]

Katy Perry Wants You to Dance in Her "Swish Swish" Music Video

We know, we know: so many dance challenges, so little time. But taking the #SwishSwishChallenge, which the ever-fabulous Katy Perry announced yesterday, could earn you a prize bigger than run-of-the-mill internet fame: a chance to star in Perry’s “Swish Swish” music video. Katy’s always loved showcasing interweb dance celebrities, most notably Russell “The Backpack Kid” […]

The Audition Prep Timeline

It’s only natural to be nervous before an audition, as you size up the competition and try to ignore that persistent ache in your left ankle. But there are ways to alleviate both mental and physical jitters. What are the keys to feeling as comfortable as possible? Start your preparations early, stick to a timeline […]

One Unitard, Four Audition Looks

Here’s how you can make one amazing piece work for four different audition looks. (Catch our model, Emma Pfaeffle, as Veruca Salt in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory on Broadway this spring!)

How to Nail Your Audition Video

Auditioning for summer intensives in person may be the ideal—but for Anna McDowell, a 16-year-old student at Juneau Dance Theatre in Juneau, AK, it’s rarely possible. “Living in Alaska, it’s difficult to travel to auditions,” she says. “It gets way too expensive!” Instead, each year, with help from her teachers and a videographer, she puts […]

Here's How to Audition for "America's Got Talent"

Do you have talent? Yes you do! And it’s time to show the nation. “America’s Got Talent” is embarking on a 10-city audition tour, starting November 12, 2016. Here’s everything you need to know to audition: Any kind of performer, of any age, can register to audition. Find the audition dates and cities here. Submit […]