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…

THE AILEY SCHOOL: AUDITION TIPS

Built upon the legacy of Alvin Ailey, the Ailey School lives up to the calibre of its founder. Offering a dedicated provision of world-class, rigorous training, the Ailey School is amongst one of the best contemporary training providers in the world. Click here to discover more. Audition Quest had the absolute pleasure of interviewing Lily,…

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 e-Network as a Dancer

By Mia Lyndon (of auditionquest.co.uk) From the moment you pledged that you wanted a career in performing arts, you’ve probably had the exact same mantra drilled into you: ‘It’s not what you know, it’s who you know’. I hate to say it, but this is simply true. Trying to forge a career that balances purely…

To Stay or Play? Differentiating Set-Backs and Shut-Downs

By Mia Lyndon (of auditionquest.co.uk) To achieve anything, you must first be tested. You must prove that you are committed to what you say you want. Regardless of what you desire, or the lengths you say you’ll go to achieve this, you will be torn down, frequently. It’s all about whether you decide to stand…