Whether you are preparing to audition for the first time or the hundredth, the process can be both nerve-wracking and intimidating. There is no magic method for ensuring you get the job but there are ways to position yourself more favorably. Here are a few tips that will come in handy before, during and after the audition.
Before the Audition
Do Your Research
Each facility has its own process for conducting auditions. Therefore, it’s essential to do your research. The more you know before you go, the better. Here are a few questions and suggestions to get you started:
- Will the audition be one-on-one or in a group?
- How long is the audition?
- What does the manager want to see (e.g., one format, multiple formats, full-class, or just a few songs)?
- Who is evaluating you (e.g., group fitness manager, other instructors, or members)?
- Will there be a microphone? Music? Stereo?
- Should you bring additional materials (e.g., a resume or copy of certifications)?
If possible, attend classes at the club before your audition. You can get a feel for the studio, the members and the vibe. If you can, get a sneak peek at the sound system as this typically causes the highest level of anxiety at auditions.
Prepare Your Class
Once you know the answers to the questions listed above, you’re ready to prepare your audition. If you are unable to learn more about the club’s expectations, develop a full class and concentrate on perfecting a 10-minute segment to highlight your…