1) What time should I line up?
The show starts taping out in line by sunrise. Everyone in line will be seen and we do not encourage anyone to arrive too early or sleep out in line.
2) What do I need to bring with me?
Be sure to print out all the necessary registration forms off www.FOX.com/Dance and fill them out ahead of time. Also bring snacks and water, your individual solo music on a CD, and dance shoes you’re comfortable in.
3) Can I bring guests?
For your initial audition, guests will NOT be allowed inside the building. If you make it to a callback day, then guests will be allowed to attend. The amount of guests may be limited by venue capacity.
4) Are callbacks more than one day and is it in a different location?
If you make it past your initial audition, you will have to stay for up to an additional 2 days (3 days in Boston & Memphis) for a callback. The initial audition can last an entire day so be prepared to stick around. If you make it to a callback day, information regarding your callback day and venue location will be provided after you make it through your initial audition.
5) What exactly does the audition process entail?
Come to the audition with an individual and unique solo that best shows off your dance abilities. Every audition experience is different, but there are multiple rounds where you will either have to dance improvisation to music we choose, and/or perform to a track of your choice.
There will also be many on camera interviews, taped dancing stations, as well as form stations, music stations and producer interviews you will have to go through depending on how far you make it.
6) What should I wear?
You should plan on wearing dance attire and come with a look that you think best represents yourself for an on camera audition. NO LOGOS, NO SPORTS TEAMS OR ANY OTHER COPYRIGHTED BRAND.
7) Will I have time to warm-up?
You will have plenty of warning before you dance and you will have time to stretch and warm-up.
8 ) How long will the audition days last?
The initial audition and callback will be two separate days and both auditions are an ALL DAY process.
9) Will there be any breaks?
Aside from a lunch break, there are no breaks throughout the day. Bring enough water and snacks for a whole day. Only snacks that do not need refrigeration and can fit in your bag will be allowed in the venue. No food or drinks are provided by the show. There will be no in-and-out privileges from the venue until the designated lunch break.
10) What if the weather is bad?
Be prepared to be outside in line for a few hours as cameras will be filming before you enter the venue. Dress appropriately for the weather in that city. If conditions become too extreme, we will take necessary action to get the line out of the elements quickly.
11) How long should my solo be if I get to perform in front of the judges?
There is no time limit to your solo. The judges will stop you when they think they have seen enough.