|Type of post:||Chorus Documentation|
|Posted By:||Joel Levitz|
|Date Posted:||Tue, May 15 2018|
|Etiquette – during a performance/competition
When Mike walks towards the audience to accept applause at the top of a performance or competition, there should be a slight press forward from the chorus. Put your weight on your forward foot, and stand a little taller. As you’ll see below, you should be looking straight out into the audience, and when Mike turns back to us we should settle our eyes on him and our weight back into chorus position.
The audience’s eyes will go where your eyes are. So in general, follow Mike’s gaze…
No clapping for performers while we are on stage. If we are on stage, we are being represented by whoever is performing, so they are essentially a part of us – and it’s bad form to applaud for yourself.
No fidgeting, sneezing into hands, pushing eyeglasses higher onto nose, or other distracting movements. Yes, that may mean the guy in front of you gets an extra shower. They’ll forgive you.
Everything in the Rules of Thumb page apply as well.