From time to time, Not Just Dance offers Audition classes for various ages and levels. At any time, students are welcome to enroll in private lessons for help preparing for an audition – either a vocal lesson and/or a private coaching session to review monologues or prepare for cold reads. Please visit our Private Coaching page for more information. Also, we have provided some recommendations in terms of books that are available for preparing for auditions. Please visit our product recommendation page. If there are no scheduled classes on this page, we recommend private coaching.
Note: For our summer camps, we typically provide either free or reduced cost audition workshops to help new students prepare for and feel more comfortable with the audition process. Please visit Summer Camp Auditions for more information.
Interested in auditioning for Not Just Dance? Please visit our Auditions page to learn about upcoming audition opportunities.
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VIRTUAL Intermediate Audition Workshop
Spring 2020 (Musical Audition Preparation)
Wednesday, April 22, 2020 from 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm AND Wednesday, April 29, 2020 from 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm (3 hours). Those registered for any “Best 2 Weeks of Summer” summer camps, by April 3rd, may attend this class for 1/2 price (OR, the Beginner Audition workshop for free)! Ages 9-18.
Note: Please prepare a 1 minute monologue and 1 minute of a song (from a musical) prior to coming to class, in order to receive the maximum benefits from this workshop.
Description: Students must come with a song and monologue. It’s best if students practice these before the audition class. We highly recommend that both be memorized. While students may use the materials provided in this e-mail, we do suggest that students in the Intermediate class pick material best suited to show off their strengths and/or helps the audition panel see them in a particular character for the show for which they are auditioning. In part 1, students will work one on one with the instructors. Then, the entire group will watch each student perform, and as a group provide additional feedback/suggestions for improvement. Between parts 1 and 2, students are asked to continue working on the material. At part 2, students will again present their song and monologue. The instructors will provide additional feedback. Then, they will go on to cold reads. They will be provided with small sections of a script (similar to what happens in a call back). Students will be provided with specific tips of what they can do to make their call back more effective. Our experience is that students who are new to call backs typically just “read” their lines and “stand there”. Obviously, this is probably not the best approach. Our goal is to equip students with tools to help them be successful at a call back.
Beginner Audition Workshop
Spring 2020 (Musical Preparation)
Two options. Register for ONE. (The classes are exactly the same.)
Wednesday, April 22, 2020 from 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm OR Saturday, May 2, 2020 from 11:30 am – 1:00 pm. Those registered for any of the “Best 2 Weeks of Summer” summer camps, by April 3, may attend ONE Beginner Audition Workshop for FREE (OR, the Intermediate Audition workshop for half price)! Ages 6-14. This class is for all students who have never auditioned before, or are still new to the audition process.
NEW. Per the latest information from the Governor, we now know this will be a VIRTUAL class. Here is the updated description given that we know this will be a virtual class:
This is a beginner class intended for students with either no experience auditioning, little experience auditioning, or for our younger students who still need some help with the process. The class will cover all aspects of a musical theatre audition to include the slate, song, monologue and dance audition pieces. Students will be asked to prepare a song and short monologue. But, if that sounds scary – fear not! They can either figure this out on their own OR use the provided materials (songs and/or monologues)! Our instructors will work in small groups to go over their songs/monologues and provide feedback. The students do not have to have this material memorized. The students will also be taught to slate (introduce themselves). And, finally, they will be taught a little bit of choreography so they will understand how that part of the audition will go on the audition date. By the end of the class, they should feel less apprehensive about their audition for the summer shows!