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The Walt Disney World College Program (WDWCP) Discuss Character Performer auditions?? in the Cast Members forums; Originally Posted by HomeofLove4Him Mini-V..... I told her I'm kinda nervous about the audition, etc. She told me that she has neighbors, who are a 70 (yes, sevenTY) year old ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by HomeofLove4Him View Post
    Mini-V.....

    I told her I'm kinda nervous about the audition, etc. She told me that she has neighbors, who are a 70 (yes, sevenTY) year old couple who are character performers. I was like "Rock on! More power to 'em!" That made me feel kinda better about the audition...so maybe that'll help you too
    LOL That does give me hope!
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    Re: Character Performer auditions??

    Quote Originally Posted by HomeofLove4Him View Post
    OK- so it is kinda like pantomiming,IOW? My guess on the reasoning behind that would be *because* you are doing a nonspeaking role, you need to be "animated" enough to "come to life" ....and not be "stiff" or something. Is that about right on the reasoning?

    Did you find the dance part hard? My interviewer said that they would go over it repeatedly before time to audition.

    Summer- ahhhhh I see. Well I'm glad I opted for the audition now then. She said to me that I could later audition (if I wanted to just take the Sunset job)but that they would want to have me finish training first (for Sunset) before going to another audition. She didn't say anything about 6 months tho... I asked if I wanted to do the audition in a few wks instead, but take Sunset now would that be ok, and she just said they'd want me to finish training. I would think she would have said 6 months (since I had asked about "a few wks")....hmmmmmm??? *shrug* don't know.
    Do any of you happen to know if there is an age limit for parade performers and character performers? I chose to finish my degree in dance and education before auditioning which means I will be 23 when I finally audition. Is that too old? I know there are people of all ages working at Disneyland but as a parade performer and dancer I was thinking there may be an age limit and it seems as if they are all 18.....?? Thanks!

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    Re: Character Performer auditions??

    Quote Originally Posted by h.raitt33 View Post
    Do any of you happen to know if there is an age limit for parade performers and character performers? I chose to finish my degree in dance and education before auditioning which means I will be 23 when I finally audition. Is that too old? I know there are people of all ages working at Disneyland but as a parade performer and dancer I was thinking there may be an age limit and it seems as if they are all 18.....?? Thanks!
    If there is an age limit, it would only be for face characters. There is no limit for parade/character performers
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    Re: Character Performer auditions??

    You obviously haven't taken a close look at some of the dancers in MK parades. There are a good many of them closer to 40 than 20.
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    Re: Character Performer auditions??

    Quote Originally Posted by mini-V View Post
    You obviously haven't taken a close look at some of the dancers in MK parades. There are a good many of them closer to 40 than 20.
    They technically aren't face characters (they fall under parade performers).
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