Chantry School Auditions

Audition Quest spoke to Rae Piper, principal of The Chantry School- which offers a fantastic Associate Programme, as well as a Youth Dance Company. What will auditionees be asked to do in your auditions this year? Digital Auditions: Auditionees initially submit an application form and photographs. After this, auditionees are sent a list of exercises…

Relevant or outdated- Are dancing conventions harming students?

By Mia Lyndon and Crystal Nicholls Crystal Nicholls is a professional dancer from Barbados who currently lives in London, UK. She is currently an ensemble dancer in Disney’s The Lion King and the founder of Crystal Nicholls Coaching . It seems that, as dancers, we just accept insecurity as a given. We see it something that…

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A Word to Everyone

By Mia Lyndon There’s something bizarre about achieving our very own aspirations. There’s something impermissible, something prohibited, about reaching the goals that we’ve always set out to achieve. We spend days gazing out into the stars, into the skies, with our aspirations knitted tightly around our hearts- wishing that one day our dreams might simply…

If Nothing Else, Move Forward

By Mia Lyndon Bad things don’t happen just once. When we are burnt by negativity and left scarred after our last misfortune, often, it happens again. And again. Failure seems to come in waves and bouts- once we trip and fall, we often find ourselves pushed into the midst of prolonged suffering. We cruise through…

Blinded by the Stage Lights

A delve into the realms and realisms of professional dancing, exploring just how many dancers actually ‘make it’ and why you shouldn’t get fixated on just having an onstage career.

Dancers, Take Charge of Your Worth, Now.

By Mia Lyndon Isn’t it fascinating how we pin our own worth onto something else? We hang our esteem, our value of who we are, on something that isn’t actually us. Every one of us needs, yearns, screams for validation that we are ‘enough’- a sweet title that can never be gifted to ourselves. We…

From Moulin to Mentoring: An Interview with Raquel Alder

By Mia Lyndon Raquel Alder, Professional Dancer from Australia, has been performing within the industry for 9 years. She recently finished a contract with the famous Moulin Rouge, among performing in an array of dance contracts and productions world-wide. With extensive experience on stage, Raquel continues to fulfil a satisfying career in dance performance and…