When we use the word “queen,” our first instinct is to use it to describe a monarch or head of state. Nowadays, we use it to describe a lady who marches to the beat of her own drum and lives life on her terms.
I hesitate to call her a “diva,” but one thing is for sure: #TapInspiration Ashley Clack (@clashdance) is a QUEEN. She definitely does march to the beat of her own drum.
No, actually, scratch that. She marches to the beat of her own feet.
You see, Ashley Clack is one of the illest, dopest, coolest, awesomest (that’s not a word, but I don’t care) tap dancers walking the face of this earth. She was born in South Korea, but grew up in New Jersey, where she has been a giant of tap dance. She has been a much sought-after tap instructor, she has her own company, Clash Tap Dance (@clash_tap_dance), has been an assistant to the director of the Jersey Tap Fest (@jerseytapfest)—and if you’re keeping score at home, that would be #TapInspiration Hillary-Marie (@hillarymarietap) 😊— and she has been a fixture of the dance scene in New Jersey for over a decade.
In addition to having one of the coolest names in the tap community, Ashley is a doting mentor to many young tap dancers, and especially those who are starting out for the first time, like I was several years ago. Whenever she could, Ashley always had a few words of wisdom and encouragement for me when I was trying to find my way. She wasn’t the only one, obviously, but I knew that if she was willing to do that for someone she barely knew, she could do that and so much more for the students she teaches.
Did I mention she has one of the coolest names in the tap community?
Ashley Clack. Just say it to yourself, and think about that name. It’s apropos.
Ashley became a mom last year; she gave birth to a baby boy, Jameson Robert. He’s going to grow up to be very cool, like his mama!
Click, clack. Ashley Clack is some kind of awesome, and don’t any of you forget that.
She will make sure that you don’t.
Happy birthday, Ashley!
WE MADE A VIDEO!!!! Here's the link ✌🏻️https://youtu.be/cMya1sWp_O8
This is simply me. No music but the wind, and my taps on a board. All choreography is my own improvisation. Photography By Sherry Lynn and I got together to record a moment in time. That windy Saskatchewan day wasn't going to stop us from sharing it. Just as in life, we have obstacles, we can choose to embrace and work with them, or do nothing at all. With all that in mind, I share with you a small part of my story and hope that it brings some joy, inspiration, and heartfelt gratitude. Keep at it out there! xo #tap#tapdancer#improv#keepgoing#worktodo#100-0 #blochdance#blochdancecanada#blochdanceusa