Perfectionism: A Dancing Crisis?

Mia Lyndon (of auditionquest.co.uk) Crystal Nicholls (of bajaninbritain.com) An Infatuation  Perfectionism does not truly exist. It’s utterly unfathomable and unattainable, yet is still so coveted within the dance scene. Our minds allow us to see perfectionism within other dancers, yet never truly in ourselves.  To be ‘perfect’ means executing a sequence or routine in a…

MEPA Audition Advice

Based in Maidstone, MEPA Performing Arts excels as one of the UK’s top dance and musical theatre colleges. With a clear dedication towards providing a fulfilling and supportive environment for its students, MEPA has carved successful careers for a large number of its graduates. They offer diploma-level courses in dance, musical theatre and teacher training….

NEW YEARS RESOLUTIONS FOR DANCERS

STOP COMPARING YOURSELF TO OTHERS: This will lead to nothing other than your own misery. Learn to appreciate and celebrate your own strengths as well as other peoples. BE GRATEFUL FOR FEEDBACK: Corrections and feedback should be considered as a gift from your teacher. If you want to improve, you need to start understanding where…

Everything You Should Do Before An Audition

So you’ve sent in your audition application and have your audition date confirmed- now it’s time to freak out. As soon as you get that email confirming where and when your audition will be, You’ll immediately panic, stressing about how little time you have. You’ll never feel like you’re never properly ready; wanting to change…

London Studio Centre Audition Tips

Today’s tips are from Holly, a third year student at @ldnstudiocentre 🌟 Try to ooze confidence throughout the day. Smile as much as possible and show the panel how much you are enjoying yourself – they want to see that you’re fully engaged and interested in the course- Don’t concern yourself about having a particular…

What Should You ACTUALLY Wear to a Dance Audition?

Sadly, auditioning successfully isn’t just about turning up and dancing well. Like with most things, there are so many other components that can affect how well you actually perform. Appearance is certainly one of them. The human eye has a fantastic ability of being drawn to certain things, often due to instinctual associations and past…

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…

What Should You Include in a Performing Arts / Dance Personal Statement?

Most dance or musical theatre courses require you to include a personal statement within your application, but what should this include? Below are a few suggestions to help you get the ball rolling… YOUR ACHIEVEMENTS: Explain in detail any dance related achievements that you have accomplished. This could include dance exams, extra training courses, summer…

After A Summer Break

There’s a new opening tomorrow. A new opportunity. There’s nothing like a new year – a fresh page- to embark further on towards your aspirations. Beginning a new academic year of dance college is the perfect excuse, the perfect catalyst, to galvanize yourself further into your training. Sometimes, the only way to catapult yourself into…