2018 Audition Tips
Judges expect professional attire for dancers:
Females in pink tights (dancers 12 and up are encouraged to wear Prima Soft seamed tights) and black leotards. Wear soft ballet shoes. Ages 12 and up, if you dance on pointe, carry in your pointe shoes. The instructor will tell you if and when judges want to see you on pointe. Pointe is not a requirement for auditioning. Dancers 11 years old and younger will audition only in ballet shoes.
Males in black tights or trousers that allow easy movement and white tee shirts. Males may wear ballet shoes or whatever they are comfortable dancing in but not sneakers or boots.
Gymnasts should wear gymnastic leotards or any suitable gymnastic attire. Gymnasts’ footwear can be whatever they are comfortable performing in.
Be well-groomed; females’ hair should be held back securely. You may wear a hair bow or hairpiece and small earrings, if you wish.
When you register, you will be given an audition number. The judges will not know your name or dance studio.
You will audition in groups. Lincoln Midwest Ballet Company staff will call you in from the waiting area.
During the audition, someone will tell you what to do. Do not worry about “What should I do when I audition?”
If you make a mistake, don’t worry about it. Go on and do your best.
Also, if judges want you to stay for the next audition group, the instructor will tell you and give you time to inform your family.
Smile, be yourself, and enjoy the audition.