Believe it or not-- it's already that time of year again: local Nutcracker auditions! This weekend, many of our local dancers will audition for the ballet production here in Uniontown. While many of our customers are seasoned veterans, we have others who may be auditioning for their very first times. Whether you've graced the stage as the Sugar Plum Fairy or are hopeful to land the roll of a mouse- we have some tips to get you audition ready!
What to Wear
Dancers should wear a black leotard and pink tights. Lucky for you, we've recently received a new order of black leotards at the store. (See our previous post here.) Come let us help you find the perfect audition leotard to make you feel amazing.
Dancer's hair should be tightly secured in a ballet bun. According to beyondthebarre.com, the reason a ballet bun is best is because it effects your muscle memory and balance, among other reasons.
It's always great to have a clean pair of ballet shoes. Stop into the store for a new pair of shoes that will look audition ready. For Uniontown specifically, those dancers who are on pointe should take both ballet and pointe shoes when auditioning.
Arrive a few minutes early and make sure you take the time to properly stretch your muscles. You wouldn't want to risk an injury during your audition because you weren't fully stretched. Plus, you will be warmed up and ready to go instead of rushing in last minute.
Most of all, be confident,graceful, and poised!