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I'm auditioning on Saturday for a pre-professional company. I already take from the school. This may sound like a dumb question. It says they will be judging us on our appearance as well as our dancing. I normally wear a dancers bra in class with clear straps and a clear back strap. I was wondering if that is inappropriate to wear in an audition? the straps show with my camisole leotard but they are clear.

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Don't worry, that's not what they're looking for. What they DON'T want to see is Big Hair - we're talking Dolly Parton, here, sequined leotards, black tights with pink shoes, skirts down to your knees, bling, stage makeup, and such like. A bra strap doesn't even move the needle on this Richter Scale.

 

If you haven't been called on it in class, then don't worry about it.

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My AD hasn't really said anything about them except for brochure pictures she made me tuck them in. I was also wondering if it is not etiquette to drink from a water bottle during the audition?

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My AD director recently imposed the rule of no waterbottles during barre. I don't know about an audition.

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In an audition, a good rule is, "If in doubt, don't do it."

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I would say do not drink a water bottle at an audition. This is just my opinion, but at my studio we are not allowed to have them by us at barre, and in auditions they don't really like us to drink out of them either. Unless we seriously need to. :shrug:

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if your daughter will not take the full audition en pointe, then she could bring a water bottle for when shes changing, just tucked into her pointe shoe bag. if no one drinks, then she probably shouldnt, and no harm done, because no one even knew she had a water bottle :shrug: . if others drink and dont get in trouble, then there shouldnt be a problem, but drinking during barre... not so good. and she shouldnt fill the bottle up completely. or she might drink more than she can hold till the end of the audition... NOT a good immpresion! :D

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Well...my ballet teacher has a rule of no water in the studio. We have a four hour class with 1 break in between. She says that we shohuld be able to get through half of a class wiithout drinking water. I would think that the same would apply for an audition, but maybe that's just me!

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Wow, I cant imagine going two hours without water. I get really dehydrated so I bring like 3 water bottles to class every day.

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balletrx, it sounds like your teacher is from the "old school". Many years ago water was never allowed. Today it is recognized by most teachers as being beneficial to the dancer. It is allowed in most classes and auditions these days.

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balletrx, it sounds like your teacher is from the "old school". Many years ago water was never allowed. Today it is recognized by most teachers as being beneficial to the dancer. It is allowed in most classes and auditions these days.

 

Yeah she is. Even though we're not allowed water in class she does give us a pretty good break so it isn't really that bad. Sometimes if it's REALLY hot she won't mind if we bring water into the studio, though.

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