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…

How to Practise Audition Technique (at home!)

We may be stuck inside and we may have had all of our upcoming auditions cancelled, but this certainly isn’t permanent. Before we know it, the audition season will be back with a bang- so ensure you’re ready for it. Despite our lack of actually having a proper studio to practise in, there are a…

How to Be More Productive than Ever: Keeping Busy in an Isolated World

We’ve had our schedules stripped back and our plans ripped in two- being a dancer in 2020 certainly does not look too promising. As dancers, we excel because we are naturally productive, motivated and committed- we get a kick out of achievement and constantly try to seek out new opportunities. So, being in a situation…

How to Film a Video Audition with Literally no Space

Covid-19 has shaken up the audition world, meaning that almost all auditions are being sent in via video tapes now. Finding it tough to dance around your living room? Follow our tips on how to maximise space and work with what you’ve got. 1. SUSS OUT YOUR HOUSE Pretend that your house has no furniture…

How to Find Auditions Online (During the Covid-19 Crisis)

Finding dance or performing arts auditions can be super hard, especially when in lockdown due to Covid-19. However, this should never stop you from finding opportunities. Discover where to find, search and compare dance & performing arts opportunities, jobs and auditions, without leaving the house! 1.Star Now (starnow.com)- Loads of auditions for both students and…

The Injury of Rejection

BY MIA LYNDON (of auditionquest.co.uk) When injured or physically distressed, the body activates a specific part of the brain. I recently read that when rejected, dismissed or refused, exactly the same area is triggered, according to tech-giants Ted. If our bodies interpret failure and physical suffering in the same way, it’s little wonder that rejection…