Prepare for your audition:
It helps to do a little research about Disney auditions in general. Knowing what to wear, what to expect, and how to act will make the audition run a lot smoother for you! Be sure to read the audition description multiple times so you are as prepared as possible!
Be sure to talk to other people around you. Chances are you have at least one thing in common (ex: a love for Disney!) Making friends at auditions is a great way to not only network, but it will also help you feel less nervous about the audition! You may have more in common with those around you, which will help you build confidence.
“You do you” :
Don’t feel as though you have to be a ballerina or a super-star singer in order to audition, because that’s not the ONLY thing Disney looks for in a performer. Stay true to your style and stand out!
Don’t let anyone intimidate you:
Be confident in yourself. I am NOT a dancer by any means and felt awkward many times during the audition. It doesn’t matter what kind of performing experience you’ve had in the past- just have fun. It may feel like you are surrounded by a million beautiful people, but you never know what kind of face/body the choreographers are looking for… they could be looking for YOU. If you feel more comfortable listening to music or reading a book before your audition begins- then do that! Just be sure to smile and be friendly when someone talks to you!
Support each other:
It’s okay to be nervous, but don’t let that stop you from going through with the audition!! My friends and I had to support each other the whole time (especially when we were tempted to run away!!) Encourage others and compliment those around you. I promise, everyone is nervous. Ask to practice dance moves with a new buddy and cheer on others auditioning!
Feel free to message me with any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org or in the comments below! Best of luck!
photo by Michael Signorello