How did you find Twirly Girls?
I made the journey almost 2 years ago. A good friend (Ms Lori M.) and I attended a taster class at Twirly Girl Pole Fitness. Bel Jeremiah was the instructor. She is and continues to be an inspiration for me. Though I did not know it at the time, I needed something different, a place to be Rita, not the wife of, the mom of, or the worker bee. Just Rita, a woman. Many people would not believe I am a very shy person. I do not have tons of self confidence. This place. These people. Twirly Girls. We help each other. I am learning to just be and let be. A work in progress to be sure. But moving in the right direction I think.
How long have you been a Twirly Girl?
Two years if measured by hours and minutes. Decades if measured by heart and soul.
Did you pole dance before becoming a TG?
If you did not already know. I am a three time kidney transplant success story. I did not do much for myself before Twirly Girls.
Which class(es) do you take? Who is your instructor?
I am part of Bel’s Wednesday nights 6:00 pm class. In November I will start Silks for beginners. November is an exciting month!
Which move were you most excited to nail?
Anything I can do amazes the heck out of me. Climbing is a recent project. Needs improvement, but getting there.
Have you taken any workshops? Which was your favorite?
A few here and there. In a recent trip to LA and the infamous OC Ms. Lori Myers and I stopped over and took classes from Ms Ms. Amber Richardson and Ms Collette Kakuk. Different styles from different powerful ladies, but I learned a lot in 60 plus minutes.
Do you like to dance in heels or barefoot?
Heels, hmmm not such a great idea. But I think I should give them another try.
What is your favorite song to dance to (at this moment)?
This changes all the time. I tend to female siren songs that are melancholy and touch me or songs of women power. Today Nancy Sinatra’s These Boots are Made for Walking.
What is your guilty pleasure?
Cheese! and Science Fiction.