how to prepare

  • Bring a current headshot and resume, stapled together.
  • Be prepared to stay until the audition is completed (excluding EPA).
  • Bring appropriate dance attire.
  • Be ready to show off your personality and ability to interact with an audience.
  • Holland America Line applicants must be at least 21 years of age. All other applicants must be at least 18 years of age.

SINGERS: (Equity and Non-Equity Contracts)

Unless stated in a breakdown differently, prepare two brief songs which display versatility. Bring sheet music in the proper key for the accompanist. Please choose upbeat, positive music. You will also need to prepare a song from the RWS repertoire. You may be asked to dance.

Song options from the RWS repertoire are available on the left. Simply click on a selection to access audio tracks and sheet music. Please choose one song for your
audition selection.

DANCERS: (Equity and Non-Equity Contracts)

At dance auditions and/or callbacks, you will learn a short combination taught by one of our staff choreographers. If you have not already done so, you MAY be asked to sing.

MUSICIANS: (Non-Equity Contracts)

Prepare two brief selections of contrasting styles, which demonstrate your versatility. Singing and/or sight-reading may be requested. Be prepared to tell a joke or short story to show off your personality. Instruments other than piano are not provided.
PLEASE NOTE: A piano may be available for use at select locations.


Please bring resume; interviews will be conducted during auditions.

STUNT PERFORMERS: (Non-Equity Contracts)

Please prepare a brief stunt combination to show off your ability. Tumbling is a plus. You may be asked to read. PLEASE NOTE: Mats will NOT be provided.

SPECIALTY PERFORMERS: (Non-Equity Contracts)

Please prepare a brief portion of your act, no longer than three minutes in length.

COSTUMED CHARACTERS: (Non-Equity Contracts)

Interviews will be conducted during auditions. You may be asked to learn a short movement combination.