Relevant or outdated- Are dancing conventions harming students?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…

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…

ONE YOUTH DANCE AUDITIONS- APPLY NOW!

Kick-start your dance career by becoming a member of London’s No.1 youth dance company Train in a variety of dance styles, receive mentoring from industry experts, and perform your way across the country, as you experience life as a pre-professional dancer. At One Youth Dance, opportunities are limitless.  AUDITIONS: FIRST ROUND: Sunday 6th September 2020…

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…