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 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 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…

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…

COVID-19 : Impacts on the Performing Arts Industry and What Action to Take

Author: Raquel Alder Written for Audition Quest Uncertainty has fallen upon many as the Covid-19 virus continues to affect people from all walks of life across the globe. An indefinite intermission has been put into place for many in the Performing Arts industry- forced to hang up their shoes, their microphones, their scripts and retreat…

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.

Are ‘Open Days’ Worth It?

Virtually every institute offering a performing arts course will also offer an open day. Now if you decide to go, you’ll have to invest in not only the audition, but you’ll also have to get yourself along to the open day as well. It gets better, too. Some of them you’ll have to pay for….