AUDITION ATTIRE

College audition attire
FOR THE SINGING and ACTING AUDITION

All clothes should flatter and enhance your figure, not detract. Choose colors and silhouettes wisely. Make sure the outfit, shoes, jewelry or lack-of-coverage isn't so much of a statement that it draws focus away from you and your performance. "First date" attire is an easy way to think of what to wear.

Acting only auditions may require more movability and less dressiness. If the requirements aren't clear, don't hesitate to ask.

​Girls or presenting as female:

  • More and more the consensus is shifting to an attitude of "show who you are". This should also mean looking your best and choosing an outfit that's flattering to your body type.

  • Great shoes you can walk in and have rehearsed in.

  • Hair pulled away from your face

  • Makeup looking like you at your best

  • Appropriate undergarments

​Guys or presenting as male:

  • Long sleeve dress shirt in a flattering color. Avoid black or white.

  • Black, navy or khaki dress pants.

  • Loafers, oxfords, bucks or other dressy shoe.

  • Hair out of eyes, away from face.

​Variant or Neutral:

  • Dress shirt or blouse in a flattering color

  • Slacks, skirt or other dressier bottoms in a dark or complimentary color

  • Hair out of eyes, pulled away from face

  • Shoes you have rehearsed in

  • Makeup presenting you at your best

FOR THE DANCE CALL

Non-dance attire or incorrect shoes are a dead giveaway that you've never had dance training. Attempt to look the part. All clothes should show your body shape and enhance your physique, not detract. A great rule is to accentuate the positive, and diminish the negative. Also, please consider your choice of undergarments a critical part of the look.

 

What to wear to a college audition dance call

​Girls or presenting as female:

  • Leotard in a flattering color

  • Matching print or black sheer skirt or dance shorts

  • Pink or black tights or black leggings

  • Hair pulled back, in bun or ponytail

  • Ballet, jazz or character shoes (read audition requirements)​

  • Tap shoes are generally by request only

  • Appropriate undergarments

    • NOTE: Dancers don't wear underwire bras with dance wear. If you need support or coverage, invest in a high quality, flattering sports bra.

​Guys or presenting as male:

  • Solid short-sleeve shirt in a flattering color. Fitted if you have a muscular physique.

  • Black dance pants, fitted sweats or athletic shorts

  • Ballet, jazz shoes or jazz sneakers (read audition requirements)​

  • Tap shoes are generally by request only

  • If you don't have any idea what a dance belt is, don't go buy one, but, do wear compression shorts under your garb.

​Variant or Neutral:

  • Shirt or leo in a flattering color

  • Bottoms in a black or complimentary color

  • Hair pulled away from face

  • Ballet, jazz or character shoes (read audition requirements)​

  • Tap shoes are generally by request only

  • Appropriate undergarments