What we do
Tempest Dance Studio offers Pole, Aerial Hoop, Trapeze, Silks, Yoga and more for adults and children. We cater for Hen and Birthday parties with a difference too.
Who to speak to
Contact Mandy Tempest, the Studio Director Tel: 07507632458 firstname.lastname@example.org FB: @TempestWashington
Tell me more about….
Tempest Dance Studio offers a wide range of aerial arts, including Pole, Trapeze, Hoop, Silks for all ages and abilities. Whether you wish to learn and apply the aerial arts purely for fun or to go through your gradings such as PDC Levels, Tempest Dance Studio has a class to suit you and your needs.
Pole is empowering and strength building. It is a lot of fun and highly addictive. Starting with basic spins, poses and seats, pole focuses on muscular endurance and co-ordination.Pole is suitable for all ages and abilities and you can even become a graded dancer with our PDC certified instructor Mandy Tempest (PDC Grading Assessor 2017).
Aerial Hoop (also known as Lyra) combines dance, circus skills, choreography and fitness.The aerial hoop is a large steel hoop, which is wrapped to create grip, suspended from the ceiling on which you can perform a range of moves, drops and poses. It offers many ways to target all the major muscle groups. In an Aerial Hoop class, you will build strength and flexibility with a range of strength building, conditioning, tricks and inverts.
Aerial Trapeze combines dance, circus skills, choreography and fitness. Perform poses, rolls and hangs using both the ropes and the bar. We concentrate on static trapeze but will also use rope and/or corde lise to build and prepare skills. Sessions are suitable for all levels including beginners.
Aerial Silks (also known as tissue or fabric) builds strength, flexibility and concentration skills. Silks sessions are suitable for beginners and you’ll find muscles you never knew you had. We use the fabrics to learn wraps, inverts, figures and poses. We concentrate on aerial silks but may also include work on the aerial sling!
Aerial Yoga improves mobility, flexibility, cardiovascular fitness, core strength, toning, muscle definition, balance, co-ordination and more! The feeling of weightlessness provided by the hammock removes compression from the spine, providing greater comfort and vastly increased freedom of movement.
Aerial Adventures for Kids classes teach technique and skills for safe practice and exploration in a range of aerial disciplines. Classes are playful and creative and teaching is responsive to the individual. The focus is on enjoyment and personal goals using a range of kit, including trapeze, sling, silks, hoop and pole.
Mandy is a qualiified level 3 PDC approved instructor and a PDC level 5 pole dancer.She is qualified in a range of disciplines and instructs in Pole, Trapeze, Hoop, Silks and Aerial Yoga at all ability levels and ages.
Mandy owns and teaches at Tempest Dance & Fitness in Durham. She has built an incredible Team Tempest family at the Durham Studio and will extending this family into the Washington and Sunderland area.
What do people say about us?
Don’t take our word for it – here’s what our clients say:
“Signing up to a beginners workshop for aerial yoga was so far out of my comfort zone having never even tried yoga before. Mandy couldn’t have been more friendly and welcoming. She has been so supportive in every session since and I can’t wait to try some new classes!”
“I was very nervous about starting pole classes, elegance is not something that comes naturally to me! Mandy made me feel comfortable within minutes of meeting her, the classes are great fun. My technique is improving faster that I could have imagined. To anyone who wants to give it a go but is nervous, I couldn’t recommend Mandy any more, she is brilliant!”
“Best exercise I’ve ever done so much fun and am getting toned up and stronger with each class am always made to feel welcome and never feel left out a fantastic group highly recommend to all wish I’d found these classes sooner have made lots of friends can’t wait for next class”