Lots of practice! Your basics (turn out, cross, timing, carriage, points, etc.) have to be solid as well as having big jumps and high clicks. Top dancers always take control of the stage without being pushy and their beats can be heard even when dancing with one or two others on stage. Presenting yourself properly is important as well - your dress should be clean, hair neat, a nice tan, and stage make up that isn’t over the top. But the most important thing is confidence!! Always think positively the day of and leading up to the competition. You can never dance your best if you tell yourself that you’re not ready. Smile, relax, and let all your hard work show on stage!