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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…