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Kids Monologues for Boys

Here are some examples of short kids monologues for boys you can use to practice with your child. Kids Monologue for Boy 1: Alladin Monologue Length: 1 minute Alladin: But I do like Jasmine. I mean, “The Princess!” Ugh! I must’ve sounded so silly! Then again, what does it matter? I’m never going to see her again. Me, the “street rat!” Besides, she deserves a prince. Or at least someone better than me. Oh, why did I ever meet her? Boy, I’m glad I met her! Look at this junk! I [...]

Kids Monologues for Girls

Here are some examples of short kids monologues for girls you can use to practice with your child. Kids Monologue for Girl 1: Charlie Brown Monologue Length: 1 minute Sally: I was robbed! I spent the whole night waiting for the Great Pumpkin when I could have been out for tricks or treats! Halloween is over and I missed it! You blockhead! You kept me up all night waiting for the Great Pumpkin and all that came was a beagle! I didn't get a chance to go out for tricks or treats! [...]

Comedic Monologues for Women

Here are some examples of short comedic monologue for women you can use to practice. Comedic Monologue for Women 1: Happy Gilmore Monologue Length: 1 minute Cher: So, OK, like right now, for example, the Haitians need to come to America. But some people are all “What about the strain on our resources?” But it’s like, when I had this garden party for my father’s birthday right? I said R.S.V.P. because it was a sit-down dinner. But people came that like, did not R.S.V.P. so I was like, totally buggin’. I had [...]

Dramatic Monologues for Women

Here are some examples of short dramatic monologue for women you can use to practice. Dramatic Monologue for Women 1: Agnes of God Monologue Length: 2 minutes Agnes: Why are you crying? But I believe you. I do. Please, don't you leave me too. Oh no. Oh my God, O sweet Lady, don't leave me. Please, please don't leave me. I'll be good. I won't be your bad baby anymore. No, Mummy, I don't want to go with you. Stop pulling me. Your hands are hot. Don't touch me like that! [...]

Dramatic Monologues for Men

Here are some examples of dramatic monologues for men you can use to practice. Dramatic Monologue for Men 1: A Few Good Men Monologue Length: 2 minute Jessup: You can't handle the truth! Son, we live in a world that has walls, and those walls have to be guarded by men with guns. Who's gonna do it? You? You, Lieutenant Weinberg? I have a greater responsibility than you can possibly fathom. You weep for Santiago and you curse the Marines; you have that luxury; you have the luxury of not knowing [...]

Comedic Monologues for Men

Here are some examples of short comedic monologues for men you can use to practice. Comedic Monologue for Men 1: The Big Lebowski Monologue Length: 1 minutes Walter: Donny was a good bowler, and a good man - he was...he was one of us. He was a man who loved the outdoors, and bowling, and as a surfer he explored the beaches of southern California from La Jolla to Leo Carillo, and up to Pismo. He died.. he died as so many young men of his generation before his time, and [...]

How to Start a Dance Team

Whether it's for practice or competition, starting a dance team can be very rewarding. And who knows? You might even win some competitions and become famous. Starting a Dance Team: Step 1 Decide Your Dance Style What type of dance style do you like best and excel in? Starting a dance team can help you improve and train others. Or maybe there's another style you would like to learn better. Hip hop and modern dance teams are specially collaborative. Everyone can learn from each other, and dancing together will [...]

Modern Dance Auditions

Love the modern dance style? Read our guide to learn about this popular dance style and how to find modern dance auditions About Modern Dance Similar to jazz, modern dance mixes elements of performance art and technique. It has acrobatic and aerial movements in groups and with partners. You focus on self-expression, originality, and improvisation. It is a more relaxed, free style of dance. You use moods and emotions to design the dance. Your performances usually changes and develop over time. The performance can be based interpretations of stories, religion, ancient [...]

Swing Dance Auditions

Love swing dancing? Read our guide to learn about this popular dance style and how to find swing dance auditions Swing Dance History The dancing came from the Swing era in 1920s and 30s America. Jazz music and big bands were playing. It re-emerged with other partner dances in the 1980's and have been popular ever since. Swing dance is a lively dance style in which couples swing, spin and jump together to fast-paced music. It uses a lot of jazz steps.  Different swing styles are sometime seen in period [...]

Ballroom Dance Auditions

Love ballroom dancing? Read our guide to learn about this popular dance style and how to find ballroom dancing auditions Ballroom Dance History Ballroom dances first appeared in Renaissance Italy as a court dance for the privileged. It quickly spread throughout Europe and the Americas in 20th century and danced by common people. Today, ballroom dancing applies to numerous dances in which a “leader” and a “follower” dance together. There's physical contact through their upper or lower bodies, or simply their arms in different dances. Popular Ballroom Dances Waltz [...]

Ballet Dance Auditions

Are you a dedicated ballet dancer? Read our guide to learn about this popular dance style and how to find ballet dance auditions. Ballet Dance History Ballet originated in 16th century Renaissance Italy and became very popular in countries such as France and Russia. At first, amateurs performed on a court stage for aristocrats. It developed as a highly professional art in a theatrical setting. It is the most technical and famous of all performance dances. The New York City Ballet Company, the Paris Opera Ballet, and Russia’s Bolshoi [...]

Hip Hop Dance Auditions

Love hip hop dancing? Read our guide to learn about this popular dance style and how to find hip hop dance auditions Hip Hop Dance History Hip hop dancing includes breaking, locking, popping, and funk. It came from the streets of New York in the 1970’s and quickly spread to the west coast. In the 80’s, the hip hop dance styles exploded, like the Running Man and the Moonwalk, became famous. Even though hip hop and rap is criticized, they are still popular. Dance studios teach classes for adults [...]

Audition Tips to Impress the Casting Director

Really impressing the casting director will set you apart from all the other actors auditioning for the same part. Here are some of our simple audition tips. Audition Tips 1: Research the Production Try to find out as many details about the production as you can. If you know what role you are auditioning for, research similar parts and imitate them. This will help you learn what the casting director is looking for. Practice the role. This will make getting into the character during the audition easier and more natural. [...]

Salsa Dance Auditions

Love salsa dancing? Read our guide to learn about this popular dance style and how to find salsa dance auditions Salsa Dance History Salsa dancing originated from Cuba in the late 1800's and every Latin American country has their own style. It fuses African and Spanish inspired rhythms and  mix flamenco and ballroom styles. You usually dance with a partner where the male leads the female by footwork and turns. But there is also a solo form known as “suelta.” The turns, figures spins, body isolation, shoulder shimmies and [...]

What Are Casting Directors?

If you're wondering what casting directors are, you're not the only one. So we made a list of duties of the casting director to help you understand. Duties of the Casting Director Meets with the producers, the director, and the writer to understand the production. Goes over the casting budget and how much to pay actors with the production accountant. Reads the script. Takes notes of all the roles. Creates a list of actors in order of importance Searches and picks actors for each role. Gets approval from producers [...]

Jazz Dance Auditions

Love jazz dancing? Read our guide to learn about this popular dance style and how to find jazz dancing auditions Jazz Dance History During the jazz age, popular forms were the Black Bottom, the Jitterbug, the Boogie Woogie, and the Lindy Hop. Later, jazz was popularized by Bob Fosse and Broadway musicals like "Chicago." There are many styles of jazz dancing and the steps are mixed in with other dance styles. Today, it is still a big part of musical theater and cabaret. You can also perform in music [...]

Tap Dance Auditions

Love tap dancing? Read our guide to learn about this popular dance style and how to find tap dancing auditions Tap Dance History The name comes from the tapping sound made by the metal plates on your shoes. You focus on foot movements and rhythm. You can improvise by following the beats from music, or dance a Capella. Because the tapping creates “beats” when tapping your feet, tap dancers are also considered percussion musicians. Their are many forms of tap dancing. “Rhythm tap” is used by hoofers who dance [...]

How to Audition for Reality TV

Want to be on TV? Here's our guide to reality TV auditions for everyone. Reality TV Auditions: Step 1 Decide What Type of Show Do you have any special talents like singing? Then audition for "The Voice." Many shows feature dancers  like "So You Think You Can Dance" or "America's Got Talent" that welcome all dance styles. Looking to break into the modeling industry? You should try our for "America's Next Top Model" or "Project Runway." Or if you just want to get some exposure, there are shows like "Big [...]

Audition Tips for Models

Read our modeling audition tips to help you nail your next audition! Modeling Audition Tips 1: Research the Client Read the audition call carefully. Research the client so you know what you are auditioning for. Is it for swimsuit modeling? Then bring your own bikini with you. Moisturize, shave, and make sure your skin and body look flawless. Look for models they used in the past. This will give you an idea of the "look" they like. Modeling Audition Tips 2: Bring Your Modeling Portfolio Choose 10-15 professional photos. [...]

Audition Tips for Actors

Read our acting audition tips to help you nail your next audition! Acting Audition Tips 1: Have Your Headshots and Acting Resume Your headshots needs to be up-to-date with current photos and look professional. Include your personal statistics – height, weight, age range, and any special talent – languages, skills like dancing, singing, or playing any instruments. All of your experience like high school plays, workshops, acting classes, and acting jobs need to be on there in detail. Acting Audition Tips 2: Read the Script Read the entire script. Knowing [...]

Audition Tips for Dancers

Here are some of our dance audition tips to help you nail your next audition! Dance Audition Tips 1: Practice and Training This is the most important tip for anyone in any craft. Remember to train to build stamina and keep your body conditioned. Practice and perform your dance piece regularly. Memorize the moves and steps, and work on your technique until it's perfect. Dance Audition Tips 2: Learn Different Dance Styles Take dance lessons in different styles. A diverse dancer gets more auditions and castings. Different moves trains your [...]

Popular Dance Styles

Read below for some of the most popular dance styles featured on TV, movies, shows, and competitions. Hip Hop Dancing Popular since the 1970’s, hip hop dancing includes many styles. Hip hop dancing includes breaking, locking, popping, and funk. You can combine the dance styles. Dance studios teach classes for adults and children, but many hip hop dancers become self-taught and learn different moves from each other. You can also join a dance crew and practice and perform with other dancers. Hip Hop Dance Auditions Ballet Dancing Ballet requires a [...]

How to Find Dance Auditions

Want to become a professional dancer? Use our guide to help you find dance auditions so you can start your career Find Dance Auditions: Step 1 Practice and Training Before breaking into the industry as a dancer, you need practice and training. Perfecting your dance style, building and stamina, and keeping a fit body are important for dancers. Take Dance Classes Go to dance classes or schools to improve your technique and learn new ones. Honing your skills will give you an edge at auditions. We recommend learning freestyle [...]

Types of Acting Auditions

Use the list below to learn the most common types of acting auditions so you can better prepare prepare beforehand. Open Auditions Anyone can show up for these, regardless of experience or union membership. A lot of beginner actors attend these types of acting auditions so be prepared for a long wait.  Not everyone may be allowed to audition. Actors that don't fit the physical description of the role or that they do not get to in time are turned away so it might help for you to show [...]

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