As we all know auditioning for a professional team can be very intimidating, especially when competing with hundreds of other contestants. This is why working on your performance to stand out at auditions is a major key.
This is the time when you need to buckle up and focus, pay attention, listen, look, learn, and most importantly take note of the style immediately and mimic what is being taught. Every team has a style they are looking for and it’s up to you to grasp it and make it your own while STANDING OUT during auditions.
While performing, be certain to project from your chest and most importantly be confident in everything you do, don’t let your nerves get the better of you. Before you start, take a shoulder roll, a deep breath and be ready to perform. Your first and last move will make your lasting impression on the judges.
- Radiate confidence. Dance with confidence and smile at the judges. Show them you deserve a spot on the team
- Dance Big. You want to stand out. This is an NFL team and we dance in a huge stadium in front of 65,000 fans. You want all of them to be able to see you.
- Keep it clean. If you don’t know how to do a double pirouette, hit a strong single, the cleaner the better.
- Practice proper technique. Point your toe and keep your leg straight when doing a high kick. It doesn’t matter how high you kick if your technique is off.
- Feel comfortable free-styling. During freestyle portion, be you, this is the time to show your style of dance.
- Perfect your hair flip. Try not to over flip to the point that it becomes distracting. Keep it natural, sexy and part of the routine.
- Don’t forget to count to the beat. People tend to get nervous and stop counting. Stay with the music and hit every movement on the appropriate count.
- Practice full out. When you’re practicing on your own, it can be tempting to simply mark the routine. However, practicing the moves full out will make the routine feel more natural when your on stage. Nonetheless, the more you practice, the more you can focus on details, like sharpness and body positioning.
- HAVE FUN!!! Obviously you want to make the team, but remember it’s supposed to be a fun experience. You will meet lifelong friends, learn a lot about yourself and make memories you’ll never forget. Fear comes out when you put too much stress on yourself and forget to have fun.