Seroquel overnightDon’t be the one. Stand out the right way by avoiding this mistake!
As a judge, I see it all the time at cheerleading tryouts – No matter whether it’s professional cheerleader auditions for the NFL and NBA, high school cheer tryouts, all-star or youth – There’s always a few in every group that commit Rookie Mistake #1 – Not practicing full out. When the pressure is on, it’s obvious who is confident and who is not.
One of the keys to looking like a veteran at cheerleading tryouts is confidence. It’s not something anyone will teach you at clinics and workshops. You have to know how to strengthen your confidence by yourself.
One of the keys to having a strong, confident cheerleading tryout is to know the routines backward and forward, like you can do them in your sleep. Most high school cheerleading tryouts teach the routines ahead of time, so take as much extra practice time as you need to really perfect all the material.
But what if you don’t get to learn the routines ahead of time? In most professional cheerleading and dance auditions, there simply isn’t time to learn the routine by heart, because you’ll only have an hour to learn it and perform it for the judges. The key here is to have PRACTICED putting yourself in that situation, so you know what works best for you to focus and calm your nerves. You may not know the exact motions ahead of time, but you’ll have the invaluable knowledge of how to digest the information and ultimately put your best foot forward in front of the judges.
For high school cheerleading tryouts
To avoid Rookie Mistake #1, prepare for tryouts by attending ALL available clinics and workshops prior to tryouts. Be careful not to rely on others to teach you the steps after the clinic is over, if you have a question while you’re learning the routine, raise your hand and ask for clarification. Chances are, someone else has the same question, too. It’s important not to get “stuck” on a part that you didn’t really “get” – or worse, to practice it wrong all week before tryouts. Most importantly, practice your routine FULL OUT in front of people. Veteran cheerleaders always practice full out, with full voice, full motions, full tumbling and jumps – everything. Grab your mom, dad, neighbors, your pet – anyone that will take 5 minutes to watch you do the cheer and dance. Try not to start over, or make excuses like, “I just learned this.” Practice smiling, projecting your voice, and really putting on a show. You’ll be a natural in front of the judges when it really counts.
For Pro cheer auditions
Go to prep classes and clinics that are run similar to tryouts. Ideally, classes where you learn a routine and immediately perform it afterward for the group. It takes practice to feel confident when you literally just learned the steps – but it can separate the rookies from the veterans. Use each opportunity to perform in front of others as your chance to go full out. On the day of tryouts, the butterflies will still be there, but you’ll know how to focus and concentrate on a great performance in front of the judges.
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