Researching for an Audition

The audition panel loves nothing more than knowing that you’ve taken the time to fully research what you’re auditioning for. Whether it’s a dance school or company, it is always crucial that you have some understanding on what it’s all about.

It shows that you care.

Not only does this assure the panel that you are going to be satisfied with position that you are applying for, but also proves that you are curious and committed.

What Things Should You Research?

Just like standard job interviews, questions at audition interviews usually tend to be the same. The panel usually wants to establish your motivations for applying and what you plan to do in the future.

The most common interview questions:

  • WHAT MADE YOU WANT TO APPLY?
  • WHY HAVE TO CHOSEN TO APPLY FOR… RATHER THAN APPLYING FOR…?
  • WHY DO YOU THINK YOU’RE SUITABLE FOR THIS POSITION?
  • WHAT IS YOUR PREVIOUS DANCE BACKGROUND LIKE?
  • WHAT DO YOU KNOW ABOUT THE COURSE/JOB THAT YOU’RE AUDITIONING FOR?

It is always wise to carry out some basic research into the organisation/school that you’re auditioning for. Have a look at their website and make notes of the most critical information. You could even write these on flashcards and read through them before your audition/interview.

The more you research, the more comfortable and relaxed you will become. There’s a ton of information on this website about what to expect from auditions at specific dance schools, plus generic information regarding auditions for dance companies. This has the ability of putting your mind at ease, as your brain doesn’t have to stress about the fear of the unknown. You’ll know what to expect; calming your nerves and resulting in a better overall audition performance.

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