The full moon is believed to be a strong force of power that amplifies cleansing & creative energy. It is a time for stepping out of what you have outgrown and into what you are about to create. This is a great time for artists & creators of all kinds. Here is...
A Night At 606

A Night At 606

As most London jazz lovers will know, the EFG London Jazz Festival has just recently come to an end here in the Big Smoke. At The Academy, the festival saw us take a little trip across London to experience the joys of live jazz music. Our trip took us to 606 Club, a...
10 Best Hen Party Dance Themes

10 Best Hen Party Dance Themes

Did you know that at The Academy we host hen parties too?! Here is a little insight from Freedom Ltd… “With such a wide range of themes available to choose from, dance classes are proving to be another big hit this year. There really is a theme to suit all...
How to Deal With Stress

How to Deal With Stress

Unpredictable. Busy. Changing. Three words that make up the basis of a performer’s life. While the ever-changing, unpredictable, thrill-filled lifestyle has it’s many pleasures, it can also bring with it it’s fair share of stress. Here I share with...
Body Fuel Series – Momma Kenny’s Irish Stew

Body Fuel Series – Momma Kenny’s Irish Stew

Introducing our Body Fuel Series! Dancers know how important it is to keep their bodies fuelled and powered up. In this series we will share with you our top picks of tasty recipes inspired by home cooking & world travelling. To get us started we have the perfect...
Self-Doubt Or Self-Belief?

Self-Doubt Or Self-Belief?

It took me a long time to learn that my sense of self is not derived from anything outside of that which is already within me. I learned in my early 20’s that my identity is not derived exclusively from what career I chose, the company I keep, the failures...
My Top 10 West End Musicals

My Top 10 West End Musicals

Nothing says London like a night on the West End! Here are my past & present top 10 (and highly recommended!) theatre experiences… 10. Wicked Still running:¬†https://www.wickedthemusical.co.uk/london 9. Memphis 8. An American in Paris Still...
Dare To Be Seen

Dare To Be Seen

One thing I’ve learnt from my dance journey so far is the importance of being vulnerable to your audience. I’ve also learnt that it is possibly one of the hardest things to do consistently. Like a lot of things, it’s one of those skills that require...
Seven Years Later…

Seven Years Later…

In 2010 I moved to London with three suitcases, no savings, zero cooking skills and no idea how I was going to get through the next three years. It’s safe to say that it’s been one heck of a ride. I grew up in the city of Cork, Ireland and at the age of...
Self-Care for Dancers

Self-Care for Dancers

10 suggested self-care tips by a dancer for dancers, to take care of you AND your art! 1. Drink enough water. Simple, you would think, but not done by so many of us! 2. Eat correctly and regularly. As with everything, balance is key. No extreme exclusions but finding...

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