Things you’re expected to know that no one ever tells you.
Be nice to everyone you meet. You never know who knows who and who will end up where one day.
Be 15mins early. Always.
Don’t practice your understudy roles in the wing.
Don’t sing show tunes in a dressing room. Keep your space clean and underwear in your own area.
Don’t talk about money at work. Don’t talk about how much you earn or how much someone else does.
Say thank you to people at the end of a job.
Respond to emails promptly and use spell check.
Don’t lie on your resume. Dancing for Jessie J on a tour is very different to being an extra in the background of a TV performance. Both are valuable experiences but don’t pretend either is something it’s not. Also doing a few classes at any institute does not necessarily mean they trained you. So if you took class at Broadway Dance Centre whilst on holidays, does not mean you TRAINED there.
Don’t overcharge to teach/take/participate in a class.
Be gracious in defeat. If you don’t make the cut congratulate your friends and then go home and cry. Don’t do it the waiting room.
Don’t text that you are late/sick/unable to make it to a job. Pick up the phone like a adult.