Q&A with Dom Thatcher

Q&A with Dom Thatcher

Ever wanted to play the saxophone? Here are a few pointers for beginners from our amazing sax teacher, Dom Thatcher. What inspired you to start playing sax? The look and sound of the instrument were the main reasons for me picking the sax up. Hearing it on the radio...
Let’s Think About FEET!

Let’s Think About FEET!

Here is our latest blog post by our Pilates Body Awareness teacher, Christine Hocking, on your feet, their alignment and why it matters. PBA Classes take place at Academy Mews Dance Studios, 15 Pratt Mews, London NW1 0AD. Considering they are the first up in the...
Performance Coaching with Nick Gordon

Performance Coaching with Nick Gordon

Have you ever experienced performance anxiety? Or do you struggle with any physical pain when playing, or experience any problems such as RSI, tendinitis or Carpel Tunnel syndrome?  If you answered yes to any of those questions, Nick’s Performance Coaching can...
Like A Woman

Like A Woman

Join international showgirl & sex siren Jessica Kenny and pole dancing extraordinaire Mery Meneses for a pre-Valentine’s dose of self-love and empowerment in a phenomenal group of women. How many times have you heard someone being told they do something...
New Year Wishes

New Year Wishes

We hope you’ve all had a wonderful Christmas full of family, friends & of course, food! It’s been an eventful year here at The Academy and we’ve had a huge variety of different talents & creatives walk through our doors. We are so grateful...
A BROAD APPROACH TO PILATES

A BROAD APPROACH TO PILATES

MORE THAN JUST A TECHNIQUE CLASS HOLISTIC TUITION ENCOURAGING MOVEMENT, MOBILITY AND CONNECTION by Chris Hocking – director of Pilates Body Awareness, Est. 1987 Having started my Pilates training in the late 1970s with Alan Herdman, setting up my own independent...
The Power of Belly Dance

The Power of Belly Dance

Our resident belly dance teacher, Zahida Palma, gives us some wonderful insights on her journey with belly dance. Read on to find out more… 1. How did you first get into belly dance? When I was 17 years old my mum and me were thinking on make some plans...
Dance Agents in London

Dance Agents in London

Following on from our last blog post, we have compiled a handy list of London-based dance agents for you. While this may not be a complete list, it is most definitely a good place to start if you’re wishing to sign with an agency and book more frequent...
Being A Professional Dancer

Being A Professional Dancer

The biggest piece of advice I would give to professional performers? Everything is possible but you can’t do it all at once! Be decisive and be strategic. A lot of people have been asking me for advice recently about becoming a full time professional dancer. I...

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