If you are serious about dance and want to be part of an academy, it’s important
to prepare as far in advance as possible to increase your chances of getting into
the school of your choice.
With this in mind, here are three tips
to help you prepare for the dance academies auditions:
1. Â Â Â Research.
To start, conduct research online and ask your instructors about
the various academies available for your future goals.
Then, read about the different schools online or call and ask for
additional information. Find out about their policies and audition
deadlines, and ask yourself a few questions:Â
- Which academy is right for you?
- What kind of dancers do they want?
- Do they take dancers at your level, or do you have a lot of work to do?
- Do they offer scholarships?
- When are the dance academy auditions and what do they entail?
- What are their deadlines and rules?
Â By conducting research first, you will know exactly where you want to attend and
what you need to do to get ready for the various, dance academies auditions.
2. Â Â Â Prepare.
Once you know which academies you want to attend, create
a list of all your questions. Then, try to visit in advance, contact
current students or graduates, and watch their performances.
If this is not possible, call the school to get more information. Look
for videos of their dancers online. Try to find out what kind of dance
styles they focus on, and look for specific steps they perform often.
This way, you’ll know what dance movements you need to practice. And
if you need to choreograph a piece for an audition, you can implement
some of these movements into your dance.
Next, create a timeline. Write down all of the things you need to do
to get into the various academies along with deadlines for each activity.
Then, you’ll have plenty of time to prepare any applications,
choreograph audition pieces, and most important, practice!
3. Â Â Â Think Positive.
At this point, you’ve done your research, sent in a phenomenal
application and practiced for months. Now, it’s time for your
audition. You may be a little nervous, and that’s a good thing.
You can use this energy to give a better performance. After all,
you’ve done everything you can to prepare for your
audition. Now, you just need to listen carefully to the instructor
at the audition, follow directions, and let muscle memory take over.
And don’t forget to have a positive attitude and smile! It can be a
very important part of winning your audition.
Go for It!
When it’s all over with, don’t sweat it. If you are supposed to be part
of a specific academy, it will happen. If not, please don’t get
discouraged. There are many ways to have a career as a dancer, and
you may just need to take a different path to get there.
Now, if you get into the academy of your dreams, congratulations!
But remember, your work has just begun!