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Read the audition posting carefully! This will tell you what to prepare, what to expect and whether you meet the specific requirements for that particular offering.
Keep your headshot and resume up to date on your Disney Auditions profile.
Do some research about our entertainment offerings before your audition, so you have the most information possible to be successful.
Make sure to get a good night’s sleep before your audition.
Dress appropriately for the type of audition you are attending.
Avoid wearing hats.
If you wear makeup, a fresh, natural look is best.
Do not wear a costume.
Bring a sweater, sweat pants or sweatshirt with you to stay warm.
Bring a snack and water in your bag to keep your energy up.
Stay hydrated. It seems simple but can make a world of difference.
Be confident in who you are. It will shine through at an audition.
If you are nervous, take long, slow breaths. Breathing with intention can help calm your nerves.
Remind yourself that the Casting Director wants you to do well and is rooting for you.
Be in the moment and connect with the material you are presenting.
Be open to direction in a callback and have a positive attitude.
Have fun! Our goal is to make magic, after all.
Wear form-fitting but non-restrictive clothing and refrain from wearing street shoes; tennis or dance shoes are required.
Be mindful that some auditions require specific dance shoes.
Pack extra tights, tap screws/tools, athletic tape, knee pads, Band-Aids, and other personal items that you may need.
Arrive early enough to sign up and warm up.
Bring music in several different styles and genres, and make sure you are comfortable and prepared to sing everything you bring.
Select music that authentically represents your personality within the style of the show.
We’re a storytelling company! When performing, tell the story of the song.
Communicate clearly with your accompanist. For example: “I’m singing [title of song] in the style of [singer]. I’m starting here, ending here. The tempo goes like this: [point to the chorus or hook, sing a little bit of it while you tap the tempo on your body]. I’ll nod when I’m ready.”
All of your audition music should be clearly marked, in the correct key, and bound either in glare-free sheet protectors or edges taped together accordion-style. Do not bring loose sheet music.
Be versatile. Be ready to play in multiple styles & genres. Examples: Rock, jazz, big band/swing, shuffle, soul, R&B, technical, lyrical, New Orleans Second Line, pop, etc.
Choose music that you really enjoy playing.
Sight-reading and improv are often required. Practice your reading and improv skills in different genres. Remember that a beat of silence is just as long as a beat of sound.
Keep your music neatly organized.
Keep your instrument tuned & warm while you wait.
When you enter the audition room, feel free to play a few notes and re-tune if you need to.
Remember: We are storytellers. Your personality and connection with your audience (the Casting Team) is JUST as important as your chops.
Safety is our number one priority at an audition. Don’t try something new at an audition.
Be sure to listen to directions at your audition.
When auditioning on high bar and rings, provide your grips.
Avoid loose fitting clothing.
Do only what you are asked to do, it is most important that we see technique, rather than see something flashy.
When doing pull-ups, ensure they are controlled over-hand pull-ups with the palms facing away from you.
Offers can be made hours, days, or months after your audition, depending upon the timeline of the project. If the team is interested, they will contact you via phone and/or email. Keep your contact information up to date on your headshot, resume, and profile; and be sure to check your spam/junk mail folders regularly.
Didn’t hear anything after that last audition? Got cut in the first round? Let it go and consider attending the next one that interests you!
It’s a good idea to have a current passport. You never know when you’ll get a last-minute offer to jump on a cruise ship or work in another country. Adventure is out there!