What 2 Wear: Dance Agent Auditions

By Jadée Nikita

Agent audition

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When prepping to attend a dance agent audition, the answer to “what do I wear?” is a daunting one.  You have to look polished and presentable, yet show your awesome personality at the same time.  Since first impressions are everything at a dance agent audition, it is important that you come across as a professional and marketable artist.  Also, since an agent makes commission from the jobs you book, they want to represent a client that has a variety of skill sets and looks.  Most importantly, this industry is 10% talent and 90% business.  Professionalism and a clean polished look will take you a long way as opposed to the over the top, lady gaga wannabes.

A few things to keep in mind:

Do…

  • K.I.S.S – Keep It Simple & Sexy
  • Show off your body and wear form fitting attire that accentuates your assets
  • Create a relatable character with your outfit.  How do you want them to see you?  Girl next door, sexy, sassy, sweet?
  • Bring every dance shoe you have ESPECIALLY heels!!
  • Bring at least 3 copies of your headshot and résumé stapled together with your name on both
  • Make sure everything is securely pinned.  You don’t want clothing, accessories, or hair flying off on the dance floor!
  • Bring a pen, safety pins, and a winning attitude!

Don’t…

  • Wear gaudy prints, graphics and over the top accessories
  • Wear any lip color other than a vibrant red or pink.  Blacks, magentas, blues and greens are best for the club.
  • Wrap anything around your waist or cover up with baggy jackets and clothes.  The agent wants to see your body!
  • Get caught unprepared!  Pack extra leggings, stockings, tops, shorts and skirts just in case you have to make a quick wardrobe change.
  • Have anyone else’s name on your photograph – i.e photographer’s watermark

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Abbie Harness Bralette $85 / SEXY STRETCH SIDE STRIPE LEGGING $40 / Rizzo Faux Leather Biker Gloves $22 / MANGO Spike pendant hoop earrings $20 / LONG AND STRAIGHT TIE ON PONYTAIL HAIR EXTENSION $24 / Black Double Strap Heels $29 / MANGO Leather cropped top $90 / Sequined Admirer Shorts $40 / Avant Garter Tights $18 / Aeropostale Love Arrow Bracelet 3-Pack $15 / Juicy Couture Cushion Stud Earring $38 / Zara Mary Jane Court Shoe $50 / Lindsey Lace Bralette $11 / American Apparel Lace Print Nylon Tricot High-Waist Leggings $42 / Ladies Gold 3 Inch Braided Style Rifle Bamboo Hoop Pincatch Earrings $7 / M·A·C ‘Viva Glam 1’ Lipstick $15 / Women’s Mossimo Nadia Pumps Black/White $15

Cover Photo Via The 44 Diaries
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