About Ashley S + Performance Tempel
With no formal dance or acrobatic background, Ashley is what it means to be underground and underrated (mutable gemini, aries rising). From developing a sundry of pole dance tricks and techniques methodically under the direction of the best “OG’s” in the game during lockdown, emerged the call from the ‘outside’: a demand to teach. The same way she began, she continues to be that bitch—that is—to be without a traditional pole studio as a place to learn. This, in part, is how Performance Tempel evolved from online product retailer to virtual sanctuary for artistic development. It’s how she went from only being visually adored for her body by fans, to manifesting for others the vision for their own body to become artists.
“Pole Tricks are channels for meaning and possibility in + on your body. These STuNTS are an artistic tool for when Psyche is controlled, verbal Phrases are lost and Physical form is available to sculpt.”
— Ashley S.
Receiving an assessment will help you to consider yourself and the path of your pole practice. Get reactions and revelations around your techniques, potential focus areas and find the connection between tricks your abilities and your style. Assessment experiences are 15 minutes of private conversation based on a review of wherever you archive your pole videos and photos.
CONCEPTUAL & SOULFUL
GUIDANCE THROUGH COMPLEX SKILLS
PREPERATION FOR FLUX
Areas of Focus
OG POLE DANCE TRICKS
FLUCTUATION BETWEEN TRICKS & DANCING
OVERCOMING MENTAL BARRIERS & FEAR
ACROBATIC PROGRESSIONS FROM FLOOR TO CEILING
EXECUTING TRICKS IN HEELS
STIRRING SOUL INTO STUNTS
GRIPS & ENGAGING THE POLE
The Performance Tempel classroom experience involves imaginative thinking and curiosity. It progresses from isolating skills in breakdowns to threading concepts together as skillsets.
It’s important that these class sessions direct you to understand how to practice sustainably and not just how to achieve a skill rapidly. Ashley believes in ritualizing the session so you fine-tune dynamics and can sensationally feel what your body is doing while you move.
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Body as canvas. Tricks as channels