Jan 01

How to rock your Charlotte Ballet audition

Are you ready for audition season? Take it from us- our company dancers have been through many auditions in their careers, and they want to share their tips with YOU to make sure you rock your audition!

1. Treat it like a normal class

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Drew Grant | 3rd Season

“Don’t be late and make sure to pick appropriate attire. Remind yourself that it’s just class, the same you take everyday, enjoy it!”

Peter Mazurowski | 3rd Season

“Get out of your own head. Dancing feels so much better when you’re not overthinking.

2. Be in performance Mode

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Josh Hall | 7th Season

“Just like in a performance, what shines the brightest is being yourself.”

3. Dress to impress and show your confidence

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Sarah Hayes Harkins | 11th Season

“Don’t be afraid to register early and get up front!! Wear something noticeable and pretty in your hair, but also don’t over do it.  Pay close attention to details of the combinations, do it exactly how it is demonstrated to the best of your ability.”

Elizabeth Truell | 4th Season

Dress to make yourself feel confident and beautiful. You should go in the front and don’t be afraid to show yourself. Most importantly, just enjoy dancing and show them your passion.”

Sarah Lapointe | 4th Season

“Always present yourself as well put together and organized. This will show your professional attitude and bring an impeccable look to every audition you attend!”

4. Show why you love it

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Anson Zwingelberg | 2nd Season

“It’s important to remember what makes you passionate about dancing. To reach deep down and discover what inspires, motivates and ignites your spark; it is this that what will make you unique and one of a kind.”

5. Don’t judge yourself

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Colby Foss | 2nd Season

“My teacher in college, Mr. Clouser, always said, ‘learn everything, judge nothing,’ and I stand by that.”

Chelsea Dumas | 6th Season

Believing in yourself is the MOST beneficial thing you can do for yourself as an artist. Believe in your talent, your worth, and your dreams!”

Put these tips to use!

Visit our 2019 National Audition Tour to Pre-register today!

This post was originally published on January 1, 2018 and has been updated.