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Dance Students & Graduates: Please remember that ALL Job Opportunities and/or Auditions posted on our social media or emailed to you have NOT been independently vetted.

We are unable to vet every contact that offers jobs and auditions. If you have any personal experience, feedback, advice or recommendations of companies/agencies you have worked with, please feel free to comment online or email us.

As this will be the case for many websites and mailing lists promoting or listing jobs, please refer to advice below before responding to job adverts and attending auditions.

Find out as much information about the opportunity from the contact directly.

The vast majority of agencies, companies and dance schools will have a website. Do they appear to be open and honest, do they list testimonials and staff?

Is it possible to find out about their reputation? It may be possible to obtain client references if the organisation is not well known within the industry.

The following advice is from The Stage:

You are advised to bear in mind the following before responding to job advertisers:

Many bona fide auditions for professional contracts / jobs do not charge to attend.

If you decide to work abroad, contact Equity before you do so. The Union is there to advise performers and protect their interests.

Don’t pay money up front for anything unless you’ve weighed up the risks.

Even if you pay to sign up with a casting agency, remember that work is never guaranteed and some agencies have few clients.

Don’t complain if photos, tapes or showreels submitted to an advertiser aren’t returned – these are your promotional tools and you must expect to provide them.

Open auditions can be very crowded – you might have to queue for a popular one and get very little time to perform. Don’t go in the first place if you can’t accept this.

Don’t go to a non-business address on your own for a meeting or audition. If you must, tell someone where you are going. I personally would always tell someone where I was going anyway, just in case.

Be wary of promises of work and stardom: you will may well be disappointed.

We take care to ensure that bogus or misleading information is not posted on our social media, however it is impossible to vet every contact.

Websites offering advice and resources:

www.danceuk.org   www.equity.org.uk

Please email our Web Manager with any job opportunities, auditions, advice or contacts to pass on to our graduates.

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