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 Post subject: auditions
PostPosted: Mon Feb 16, 2004 11:31 pm 
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WHAT SORT OF FACIAL EXPRESSIONS SHOULD YOU USE AT AUDITIONS. SHOULD THEY BE EXAGGERATED AND SMILEY OR SHOULD IT BE A NATURAL FEEL FOR THE STEPS AND IS TECHNIQUE THE MOST IMPORTANT??????


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 17, 2004 10:00 am 
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I would say that the absolute most important thing at auditions is to always pay attention and always look interested... that applies to all auditions no matter the type.

As for smiling, it depends on what you're auditioning for... for example, if you're auditioning for a kick squad, drill team, or cheerleading you definately need to smile.

In a ballet audition, though, i think you should not concentrate on a specific facial expression. Instead, ensure that you stay focused on what you're doing, but also relax enjoy what you're doing (you love to dance!). If you do these two things, the "correct face" will come naturally.


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 17, 2004 7:29 pm 
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If dancing at the audition makes you feel like smiling, that OK. But beware the phony smile.


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 17, 2004 9:52 pm 
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For a ballet audition, it is important to keep your face relaxed. No tension or strain...A pleasant expression (no grinning) would seem appropriate.


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 01, 2004 2:20 pm 
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I always remember a teacher of mine saying that for ballet a sincere expression is what is needed. I always thought that was a lovely way of putting it.


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 12, 2004 6:34 pm 
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I agree with the above posters. Sincere, relaxed, interested. They want to not only see your dancing and technical prowess, but also to get to know you. How you relate to those around you - potential, future colleagues, peers, and bosses and choreographers. What's your personality and work habits like?

Best to be you in auditions and in the workplace in general.

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