Waiting For Audition Results…

It seems like anytime there is an audition for dance or tryouts for a sports team, you hear the comment –  “Waiting is the hardest part”.  Let’s face it – it seems like forever, especially when your children are involved.  They are anxious and hopeful; therefore, so are you.  Each year for dance auditions, the dancers are told how many days it will be before teams are announced and everyone is thinking “Why, does it take so long?”  At our studio, we do get results very quickly – typically the evening of auditions.  At our previous studio, we waited several days which is not really that long, but it seemed long at the time.



I wouldn’t want the job of deciding who is on what team or in which dances.  God bless studio owners and dance teachers everywhere who are making these decisions.  Can you ever please everyone?  No  Do parents sometimes think their kids are better than they are?  Yes  Do dancers sometimes think they are better than they are?  Yes  Do Studio Owners and Dance Teachers sometimes make decisions that we can’t figure out how in the world they made them?  Yes 

If there is one thing I have learned over the years, it is that there is no one formula for creating a team or a dance.  There are so many different approaches from – height and a certain look, to ability, to age, to balancing strengths and weaknesses and the list goes on.

So, my advice for being in wait mode is, as hard as it may be, don’t try to figure anything out.  Inevitably there will be a piece of the puzzle you completely forgot about or aren’t aware of even exists.  I know, it is so much easier said than done, but if you have faith in your teachers, you will know  they are making the best possible choices for the company as a whole.

So, how long do you wait for results?  Is it a stressful time for your family?


  1. Waiting does seem to take forever. We are lucky though. It is only a 2 day wait usually. It is not as long as some people have to wait and yes, how the teams end up is always a bit unpredictable.

    Love your site!

  2. Thank you! A two day wait is nice. Ours is usually about a week. 🙂

  3. We just had auditions. We had to wait a week to find out. I was nervous, but it all turned out great.

  4. I am so jealous others have short wait times. We have to wait 2 weeks and with two dancers, it is always a stressful time.


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