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It’s that time of year again when dancers at Dance Academy USA audition for our Production Company! If you’re prepared to give a high level of commitment to the studio and your craft, we invite you to audition. Here’s how to put your best foot forward on audition day.

Dress Appropriately

The attire you wear to your audition to should be similar to how you dress at weekly dance classes. Girls, make sure your tights are free of runs, stains and holes. Your leotard should fit well so the straps don’t slip off and undergarments don’t show. Boys, wear form-fitting dance attire. Everyone auditioning should wear the shoes appropriate for their style of dance.

If you have any more questions, check our dress code information.

Arrive Early & Be Prepared

Plan to come several minutes before your audition time to get ready. Put on your dance shoes, change your clothes if necessary, fix your hair and warm up your muscles. Treat this like a mini-performance, a chance to showcase your strengths and demonstrate the techniques you’ve mastered.

Act Professionally

You’ll be auditioning before a panel of Production Company Teachers. When you arrive at the dance academy for your audition, introduce yourself if you don’t already know all of the teachers there. Explain what team you would like to be considered for (Tap, Jazz, Hip-Hop, Lyrical/Contemporary or Boys Only Tap). Then, remember to smile, make eye contact, and say thank you to the teachers at the end of your audition.

Do Your Best

We set the audition dates well in advance, and unfortunately, there’s always a chance you could have a bad day or a feel under the weather. If this happens, don’t announce it! Doing so gives the impression that you’re making excuses or aren’t properly prepared. Keep your chin up, do your very best and if it doesn’t go as well as you hoped, there’s always next year.

Embrace the Experience

Everyone who auditions for the Dance Academy USA Production Company wants to make it onto a team, but please understand that there are limited slots and not everyone will be selected. However, don’t let this discourage you from auditioning – simply embrace the challenge and opportunity, whether you make it onto the Production Company or not.

Then, remember this if you are invited to join a team. It’s perfectly acceptable to be excited – after all, you’ve worked hard for this! – but remain mindful of others’ feelings and handle your achievement with humility.

Auditions for the Dance Academy USA Production Company are coming up! If you’re interested or have additional questions about dates and audition fees, please contact us at (408) 257-3211 or email us at


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