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…

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 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…

5 VERY POSITIVE THINGS FOR DANCERS

Negativity? Nope, there’s too much of that. Luckily, there’s loads to be positive about too… STRONG AF– Anyone else noticed how strong our industry is getting? Isolation cannot stop people. Take a look at all the free online classes going on- what a fantastic way to bring dancers together and continue training in the most innovative…

Failed Thoughts

Sometimes, you’ll be thrown straight into the flames and fail- unexpectedly. You’ve worked ceaselessly, yet what you desire slips right between your fingers. It brings feelings of self-loathe, frustration and grievance- a broken dream, a failed plan. Regardless of what you deserve, you’re owed nothing and are left empty. You’ll begin to notice the successes…

Dear 2020,

Please bring me new beginnings- fill the year full of challenges, answers and solutions. Bring both happiness and difficulty, allowing me to appreciate everything that I should be grateful for. Please open new doors where others have closed, full of new successes. Make me question what I truly desire and let me choose my own…

Make a Year of Success

Where do you want to be next year? Who do you want to be? What’s stopping you from getting there? Right now is the time to answer each of these questions. A new year brings an abundance of opportunities, adventures and successes. Never limit yourself, you’ll achieve whatever you have the mindset to believe. Many…

How Do You Know if You’re Good Enough for a Particular Audition?

Now, dreaming big is amazing. I’m a massive believer that you can literally achieve anything you desire, so long as you’re willing to work for it. However, it’s so important to realise and accept your abilities and limitations. Attending an audition that is way above your standard can result in a massive dose of confidence-knocking,…

Stuck in a Rut

Summer break is over, you’re back to training and you were excited. Excited about getting back into your routine, excited about improving, performing and building yourself back up again. But, it’s tough. Really tough. This is the problem that I keep finding myself in. I yearn to be back, yet once I am, I find…