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 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…

Open Auditions: A Necessary Evil?

Written exclusively for Audition Quest by professional contemporary dancer Alys Davies, exploring the controversial topic of open auditions.

VIDEO AUDITION ADVICE

Have you been asked to submit a video audition? Look no further than this super useful video from Graeme Pickering, a casting consultant and choreographer. Covering all the help, advice and tips you need to be successful in any performing arts video audition, it is certainly worth a watch.

Audition Advice from a Dance Psychologist

Dr Lucie Clements is a Chartered Psychologist of the British Psychological Society who currently lectures in psychology and dance science at the University of Chichester. She has worked with numerous dance schools and companies in the UK, Europe, USA and Asia to support dancers to reach their potential in auditions and performances. I asked dancers…

What Does A Musical Theatre Degree Audition Usually Involve?

DANCE This is usually a typical jazz technique and/or ballet class. Some schools also require you to prepare an dance solo (usually jazz), which you will perform individually. You’ll be told about this when you apply. SINGING You’ll have the chance to prepare a song (usually 32 bars long) in advance, which you will then…

What is The Best Way to Prepare For An Audition?

WORK ON YOUR CRAFT: Practise, practise, practise. The more hours you dedicate in rehearsal before your audition, the more it will shine through on the day. The harder you work, the more confident you will feel, so you’ll instantly have an edge from the rest of the auditionees. – AUDITIONQUEST.CO.UK is a massive online bank…

Turning Audition Failure into Success

The one and only way of turning failure into future success, is understanding where you went wrong- and it’s a lot simpler than you may have thought. The problem is, the audition panel watch loads of auditions. Loads. So, unsurprisingly, they can often spot an unsuccessful candidate from a mile off. If you’re auditioning for…