Types of Acting Auditions

Use the list below to learn the most common types of acting auditions so you can better prepare prepare beforehand. Open Auditions Anyone can show up for these, regardless of experience or union membership. A lot of beginner actors attend these types of acting auditions so be prepared for a long wait.  Not everyone may be allowed to audition. Actors that don't fit the physical description of the role or that they do not get to in time are turned away so it might help for you to show [...]

How to Prepare for an Acting Audition

Our acting tips will guide you through the audition process. Preparing for an Acting Audition: Step 1 Research the Production Try to find out as many details about the production as you can. Research the director and his past works. You can also search online for any similar shows or productions so you have an idea of what the audition will be like. Research the Role If you know what role you are auditioning for, research similar parts and imitate them. Practice the role. This will make getting into [...]

How to Find Auditions for Acting

Our audition guide will help you learn how and where to find auditions for acting. Find Auditions: Step 1 Find Auditions for Local Theater and Productions You can find theater auditions and in local theater listing. Local productions such as videos and commercials will be advertised in the newspaper. If you just started acting, take every opportunity to audition because every experience will help. If you are close to a major city, make sure to check out their newspaper ads because there will be even more opportunity. Find Auditions: [...]

How to Find Dance Auditions

Want to become a professional dancer? Use our guide to help you find dance auditions so you can start your career Find Dance Auditions: Step 1 Practice and Training Before breaking into the industry as a dancer, you need practice and training. Perfecting your dance style, building and stamina, and keeping a fit body are important for dancers. Take Dance Classes Go to dance classes or schools to improve your technique and learn new ones. Honing your skills will give you an edge at auditions. We recommend learning freestyle [...]

What Are Casting Directors?

If you're wondering what casting directors are, you're not the only one. So we made a list of duties of the casting director to help you understand. Duties of the Casting Director Meets with the producers, the director, and the writer to understand the production. Goes over the casting budget and how much to pay actors with the production accountant. Reads the script. Takes notes of all the roles. Creates a list of actors in order of importance Searches and picks actors for each role. Gets approval from producers [...]

Audition Tips for Actors

Read our acting audition tips to help you nail your next audition! Acting Audition Tips 1: Have Your Headshots and Acting Resume Your headshots needs to be up-to-date with current photos and look professional. Include your personal statistics – height, weight, age range, and any special talent – languages, skills like dancing, singing, or playing any instruments. All of your experience like high school plays, workshops, acting classes, and acting jobs need to be on there in detail. Acting Audition Tips 2: Read the Script Read the entire script. Knowing [...]

How to Audition for Reality TV

Want to be on TV? Here's our guide to reality TV auditions for everyone. Reality TV Auditions: Step 1 Decide What Type of Show Do you have any special talents like singing? Then audition for "The Voice." Many shows feature dancers  like "So You Think You Can Dance" or "America's Got Talent" that welcome all dance styles. Looking to break into the modeling industry? You should try our for "America's Next Top Model" or "Project Runway." Or if you just want to get some exposure, there are shows like "Big [...]

Audition Tips for Models

Read our modeling audition tips to help you nail your next audition! Modeling Audition Tips 1: Research the Client Read the audition call carefully. Research the client so you know what you are auditioning for. Is it for swimsuit modeling? Then bring your own bikini with you. Moisturize, shave, and make sure your skin and body look flawless. Look for models they used in the past. This will give you an idea of the "look" they like. Modeling Audition Tips 2: Bring Your Modeling Portfolio Choose 10-15 professional photos. [...]

Audition Tips for Dancers

Here are some of our dance audition tips to help you nail your next audition! Dance Audition Tips 1: Practice and Training This is the most important tip for anyone in any craft. Remember to train to build stamina and keep your body conditioned. Practice and perform your dance piece regularly. Memorize the moves and steps, and work on your technique until it's perfect. Dance Audition Tips 2: Learn Different Dance Styles Take dance lessons in different styles. A diverse dancer gets more auditions and castings. Different moves trains your [...]

How to Prepare for a Modeling Audition

Use this guide to help you prepare for a modeling audition. Preparing for a Modeling Audition: Step 1 Hair and Make-Up Modeling agencies want to see you as a blank canvas so wear light make-up and natural colors. Mascara, concealer, and lip color should be enough. Pick natural colors. DO NOT use bright eye shadow or dark lipstick. Take out any face piercings. Your hair should also be simple, don’t over style it. And DO NOT get a new hairstyle right before the audition because it might not turn [...]

Audition Tips to Impress the Casting Director

Really impressing the casting director will set you apart from all the other actors auditioning for the same part. Here are some of our simple audition tips. Audition Tips 1: Research the Production Try to find out as many details about the production as you can. If you know what role you are auditioning for, research similar parts and imitate them. This will help you learn what the casting director is looking for. Practice the role. This will make getting into the character during the audition easier and more natural. [...]

Modern Dance Auditions

Love the modern dance style? Read our guide to learn about this popular dance style and how to find modern dance auditions About Modern Dance Similar to jazz, modern dance mixes elements of performance art and technique. It has acrobatic and aerial movements in groups and with partners. You focus on self-expression, originality, and improvisation. It is a more relaxed, free style of dance. You use moods and emotions to design the dance. Your performances usually changes and develop over time. The performance can be based interpretations of stories, religion, ancient [...]

Swing Dance Auditions

Love swing dancing? Read our guide to learn about this popular dance style and how to find swing dance auditions Swing Dance History The dancing came from the Swing era in 1920s and 30s America. Jazz music and big bands were playing. It re-emerged with other partner dances in the 1980's and have been popular ever since. Swing dance is a lively dance style in which couples swing, spin and jump together to fast-paced music. It uses a lot of jazz steps.  Different swing styles are sometime seen in period [...]

Ballroom Dance Auditions

Love ballroom dancing? Read our guide to learn about this popular dance style and how to find ballroom dancing auditions Ballroom Dance History Ballroom dances first appeared in Renaissance Italy as a court dance for the privileged. It quickly spread throughout Europe and the Americas in 20th century and danced by common people. Today, ballroom dancing applies to numerous dances in which a “leader” and a “follower” dance together. There's physical contact through their upper or lower bodies, or simply their arms in different dances. Popular Ballroom Dances Waltz [...]

How to Find Auditions for Modeling

Use our step by step guide to finding auditions for modeling and start auditioning. Finding Modeling Auditions: Step 1 Create an Online Modeling Portfolio Create a digital modeling portfolio. It should include 10—15 photos, your  modeling type, and all your experience. Also include your personal statistics – height, weight, hair color and eye color. Modeling scouts and agencies search online and this way they can see your portfolio right away. If they like it, they will call you in for an audition. Use Social Media Nowadays, social media can [...]

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