BLM Modern Figures in the Arts

BLM Modern Figures in the Arts

Celebrating Black culture is more than looking back at historical figures that shaped the present we now enjoy. Here is a very short list that we hope will begin your own explorations into talented people of colour leading the way in the creative arts. DANCE...
Black Heritage in the Arts

Black Heritage in the Arts

In further celebration of the Black heritage of dance, music, and theatre, we have picked out a few names we think you should know. DANCE Marie Bryant Marie Bryant’s legacy is felt by dancers the world over. If you’ve ever sought to ‘dance like...
The Roots of What We Learn

The Roots of What We Learn

As we’ve been watching the events around the Black Lives Matter movements unfold internationally, the author of this blog would like to acknowledge that a large amount of dancing happens at AMDS that has an African American, Black  or Latinx heritage. Some of...
Black Lives Matter

Black Lives Matter

If you’ve missed the conversation being had globally you might want to go and google the name ‘George Lloyd’. Also, while you’re there, google, ‘black lives matter’, ‘windrush generation’, ‘intersectional...
Trying to find some hope!

Trying to find some hope!

It’s relentless, isn’t it? Trying to navigate your way around the huge amount of noise generated by news sources. It’s five opinions for every announcement and it’s hard work cutting through it. So many of our regular customers are self...
Life Drawing Movement

Life Drawing Movement

“I draw like other people bite their nails.” Pablo Picasso At Academy Mews we love coming up with new and interesting ways to help fuel your creativity and expression. After a hugely successful Drag Life Drawing, we realised how much fun drawing is when the pressure...
5 Facts About Lindy Hop

5 Facts About Lindy Hop

‘There’s no right or wrong way to do it’ Lindy hop (and solo jazz) are originally vernacular dances. What does that mean? It meant that they were developed, danced and performed by regular folks living regular lives. Someone learned by watching a more experienced...
Tips to Nail Your Next Theatre Audition

Tips to Nail Your Next Theatre Audition

Choose the right material 95% of rocking an audition is choosing the right material to show your skills. It’s important to pick songs or monologues that are 1) appropriate for you in terms of age, accent, vocal range, and casting type, and 2) appropriate for the...

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