Cocktail Night Castings:
- Week 3 (18/3 - 24/3)
- Week 9 (29/4 - 5/5)
Here's the advice:
- HAVE FUN!!!!
With the stress of casting, it can be easy to forget the real reason we all dance.
- Practice. Makes perfect.
Practice at least 40 hours a day :) and you should be fine. It could also help to film yourself too. Oftentimes what you think you look like can be very different to what you actually look like can be very different what the choreographer wants you to look like. Phew....
- Listen to the choreographer.
If the choreographer has priorities, you should prioritise them too. This could include expression, timing, technique, commitment. What the choreographer wants should be your areas of focus.
- Ask the choreographer questions.
Remember the choreographer isn't just there to cast people for a piece, but also to develop and improve your dancing skills in the long term. Asking questions also gives a good impression, as it's a good indicator of your willingness to improve.
- Ask other people questions.
This can be good to get a different perspective or insight on a certain dance move or technique. You might just even make a friend.
- HAVE FUN!!!!!!!
This rule is even more important than advice no. 1
- Stay healthy.
This includes diet, sleep, dancing, exercise, meditation, stretches, dancing, etc... It's amazing how all these factors can contribute towards a healthy body and mind, both of which are necessary to perform when it counts.
IF YOU DON'T GET CASTED, DON'T WORRY BE HAPPY
- You may feel a little frustrated or a bit hurt, but it's OK, I promise. Take this as an learning experience and an opportunity to grow. Imagine how difficult it was for the choreographer to decide who to cast and who not to cast, especially if there are lots of people auditioning.
- Ask for feedback. You can't go wrong with this one.
- There are plenty of other opportunities throughout the semester and year, including our new-to-2019 Mid Year Showcase (takes place mid-year, stay tuned for details).
- I'm still proud of you. Auditions are not easy.