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Kai Mcintyre – Student Spotlight

Introducing our March 22 Student Spotlight Kai Mcintyre – Kai attends classes at the Washington studio. WHY and WHEN did you decide to start Pole or Aerial? I started pole after the new year after seeing a friend post about what class she should take up and she listed pole dancing as one of the…
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Erin Martin – Student Spotlight

Introducing our February 2022 Student Spotlight Erin Martin – Erin attends Aerial classes at the Durham studio Why and when did you decide to start Aerial? I started coming to Tempest mid-September 2021 and my first class was a pole class. Originally, I was very nervous to come. One of my best friends did pole…
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Student Spotlight – Lauren Mackenzie

Introducing our January 2022 Student Spotlight – Lauren Mackenzie, student at both Durham and Washington studios. Why and when did you decide to start Pole? I’ve been on this pole journey now for nearly 3 years. I decided to start pole as my self esteem had hit rock bottom. My life felt in turmoil and…
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Team Tempest Awards 2021

The last couple of years have been tough for us all. Our studios were closed for the best part of 2020 and the students have missed out on putting on our yearly showcases. This year instead of our showcase we are hosting a fabulous Awards night to thank our instructors and students. On Sunday 14th…
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Well can you not just shave?

Well can you not just shave? Nichola is one of our well loved Aerial students at the Washington studio; this is her story. I am Nichola. I am not normal. But what is normal? I live with PCOS. I have mental health problems. Bullied for my body’s hormone imbalance and there’s nothing anyone can do.…
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Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Information regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19) – updated 22nd March 2020 The studio is now CLOSED until further notice. We are carefully monitoring guidance issued by the UK Government regarding COVID-19. Please keep an eye on our Facebook page and/or in our private TEAM TEMPEST FB group. Block card expiry dates will be extended. You do not…
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Why not me?

Why not me? We have all at one time or another suffered from ‘imposter syndrome’. Maybe you look around at others in the same line of work as you and think that you’re not in their league and that you are out of your depth. Maybe you sometimes think that you should do something else…
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How to find a good Pole Instructor

How to find a good Pole Instructor First of all Pole is not the cheapest way to keep fit but it is one of the most fun and addictive ways to keep fit. Going to pole is not like going to the gym; with the right instructor even group classes will be tailored to YOUR…
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Spotlight on Silks

Spotlight on Silks by Gemma Slough (Tempest Aerial Instructor) I first saw silks adverised at Tempest Dance & Fitness just a few years ago. It looked so pretty and graceful. I went along to a workshop they held and absolutely loved it. I saw a few guys who had obviously tried it before and had…
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Blind Ambition – Teaching Visually Impaired Aerialists

I would like to share my experience of working at Tempest Dance & Fitness with pole and aerial students who are visually impaired, in the hope that it will help other instructors to have the confidence to seek out these mutually beneficial relationships. Discussions with student First of all discuss your student’s visual impairment with…
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