Unlike adults, kids need more help to do well in auditions. This is especially true if the role they’re auditioning for has a very specific breakdown. A breakdown details the kind of character a casting director needs. In this post, we will discuss how your child can nail auditions for kids in Melbourne. While we’ve mentioned that talent agencies like us cannot guarantee that your child will be booked every time, we can give sound advice on how they can do well. 

Preparation is Key

Whether you’re helping your child prepare for an audition for a television commercial, series or film, preparation is always key. To do well means to prepare well.

Ask about the details.

Talent agencies usually provide you with the details of different auditions for kids in Melbourne. However, if it wasn’t given, make sure to always ask. Particularly, you can ask what your child should wear & if you can get a copy/script (if there is one).

Memorise & practise.

Once you have the copy, grab every opportunity to help your child memorise their lines & practise. Some lines may be foreign to them. Try your best to explain what it means. Children, just like adults, can best deliver their lines when they understand it. Furthermore, encourage them to try saying their lines in different ways. Why? During auditions for kids in Melbourne, casting directors may want them to deliver the script in a specific way.

Additionally, also run through the entire script if you have it. We know this takes time but knowing the entire story greatly helps. This will enable your child to act & say their lines within the right context.

Don’t focus on the little details too much.

As a parent, it’s natural to want your child to land the role. So, you do your very best to follow the prescribed outfit & look of the character. But don’t overdo it. Of course, we want them to look presentable but remember to focus on what’s important. And that’s to help them make the character their own which ultimately rests on their acting ability.

Speaking of outfit, make sure that they’re comfortable with what they’re wearing to auditions for kids in Melbourne as well. We don’t want them to be distracted. This can happen if they don’t feel confident about how they look or due to something as simple as itchy fabric.

Prepare them for possible rejection.

As we’ve mentioned, we cannot assure that your child will land each role they audition for. On this, we also advise helping them manage their expectations. It’s good for them to be confident but also prepare them for a possible rejection. Tell them that no matter how great they perform, someone else may still be chosen. This is not their fault & is the prerogative of the clients.

Have fun.

We know that acting is hard work but don’t forget to have fun with your child. More importantly, ensure that through everything, they find joy in what they’re doing. At the end of the day, they are still kids. They want to enjoy. So, auditions for kids in Melbourne should be no different. 

Then if they don’t get hired for the role, just reassure them. Praise them for doing their best & tell them that there are still other roles out there.

Start your child’s acting career with Casting Kids!

Whether you’re still thinking about it or are set on your child’s acting career, Casting Kids can help. With over a decade in the industry, we’ve helped kids build their acting careers. Just call us at 1300 020 285 or send an email to office@castingkids.com.au to have a chat. Alternatively, you can also reach us via Facebook or Instagram.

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