Disney Audition Requirments

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  1. wayoutshay

    wayoutshay Earning My Ears

    Apr 4, 2017

    So, I'm planning for applying for the DCP when applications open late this summer. Even though I would enjoy many different roles in the DCP, I've always wanted to be a parade performer!

    So I want to be very prepared for the audition. I danced my last 3 years of high school (ballet, jazz, contemporary, and tap), so I have dance experience, but am by no means a professional dancer. I've seen a lot of videos talking about the audition and, from what I understand, there's basically a easy dance and a hard dance.

    Does anyone know what level of experience is usually needed? I feel confident about the easy part, as people usually describe it in detail, and I know that I can do those types of steps even if the routine is different. It's the advanced part I'm concerned about. I'm prepared to put in extra effort in preparation for the audition, but it's hard to tell what exactly I need to work on. Do I need to focus on leaps and turns or more musical theater based steps?

    Any information helps a ton!! Thank you!!! :)
  2. HelenShaw

    HelenShaw Earning My Ears

    May 10, 2017
    Wow, you are really very talented. Just keep on the confidence that you have, it will take you to the success further.
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  3. PlutosRHM55

    PlutosRHM55 Pluto's Prince (Haters back off!)

    Sep 14, 2010
    Parade Performers are very seldom hired as CPs. I can only recall one or two people on my CP that were hired as parade performers and first and foremost, they were character performers. Parade performers get paid more so a lot of part time and full time entertainment fill those slots up as well as equity performers. From what I can remember of those two CPs and those who saw them audition, they had quite a bit of training and were basically pro-dancers. Knowing the parades and shows themselves that you'd be hired for most likely, musical theater is the smarter route but an all around know-how of dance would be helpful because I think that's what makes the "hard dance" hard. Hope this helps a little!
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  4. grandfloluver

    grandfloluver Laughter is timeless, imagination has no age, and

    Feb 25, 2010
    Like an earlier poster said, it is a bit hard to be a parade performer as a CP. I've only ever known about two or three, too, so it is rare. That's not to say it can't be done, because it can. I think your chances are better to try for the fall DCP rather than the spring because of the seasonal parades. They would be more inclined to use a CP for those parades rather than in the spring when there are not Halloween or Christmas parties.

    The second dance progresses in difficulty as it goes along. There is almost always a turn in it, but as far as I know no leaps.

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