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…

The Dance Captain Opportunity: Eight Points to Promotion

By Raquel AlderProfessional Dancer and Pro Performer Founder Learn how to maximise your chances of becoming a Dance Captain, with Moulin Rouge Star, Raquel Alder The privilege and responsibility of the Dance Captain role is lusted over by many dancers in the industry. But few dancers are actually offered the opportunity of becoming a Dance…

ALL ABOUT WAITING LISTS

By Mia Lyndon Waiting lists can be a tricky business. They’re the middle man between rejection and ultimate success- often leaving us without quite knowing where we stand. As dancers and performers, many of us like to know what’s going on- we like to understand and plan ahead. But waiting lists can leave us without…

How Are Auditions Changing?

By Mia Lyndon (of auditionquest.co.uk) Studio doors have been locked and bolted down, leaving face-to-face auditions cancelled without reschedule. The dance scene has been pushed far further than its melting point, yet it’s bouncing back, quickly adapting to our newly-established electric society. With schools and companies eager for income and activity, auditions are still cropping…