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Auditions: Choices based on personal ranking


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I'm thinking ahead to dd's upcoming company auditions. She has a list of companies in order of preference. What if, the auditions for her 3rd, 4th, 5th etc. choice are prior to the auditions for her 1st or 2nd choice? Should she attend the lower choices in case she doesn't get the 1st or 2nd choice? What if she receives an offer from a less preferred company before she knows about a better choice? How long does one have to respond? What if she accepts an early offer but receives a better one later on, or is it better to not accept an offer until you are sure about it, even if you might lose it if you wait? I am talking about trainee or apprentice at small regional companies here; she is not aspiring to any big companies.


This is all still theoretical but looking at audition dates so far I'm not sure how they will fall. She'd prefer going to a scheduled audition date rather than a company class, which not all companies allow.

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If you don't have a job, audition for EVERYTHING; accept the best offer. When you don't have that job, you don't have the privilege of an "order of preference".

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She should audition for everything and anything! In any order. Companies who would make an offer of employment will understand if she says that she is interested but also waiting to hear about another. If you are upfront and honest and they are really interested - they will wait a reasonable amount of time to hear back from your dd. If they don't want to wait - they will probably say so right then. However, you must make sure that you do inform any company of an accepted offer from another company if they made you an offer first. You never want to burn your bridges!


If she is really interested in a certain company - what is wrong with attending company class? It's a great way to audition, they will see only her! They won't have to look at 50 or more other people at the same time.


Merde to your dd! All the best to you as well! It's a crazy but exciting time.

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Also remember this: Your daughter has come to the top levels of student dancing, presumably. Now, she starts all over again at the very bottom of the world of work. It is becoming her life now. You can ease up on the managing.

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Thanks for the advice. You are both right. Also, companies most likely don't tell you immediately of the audition results so there would be time. Yes, she is 18 now and I do need to do less managing! I'll let you all know how it goes.

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Mel - she's not managing - she's helping her daughter move on the the next level of her dance career. You just don't stop being a supportive parent because your child turns 18.

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I didn't say stop. I just said "ease up". I'm 57 years old, and my father passed away 6 years ago, my mother 17. There isn't a day goes by that I don't miss their wise advice.

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