It was December 2012 when I took my first pole class. However, I had to stop and take a break due to a serious surgery and a very long recovery.
Although I had to take a few years off to focus on my recovery, I got through it, and was so happy to be able to come back to pole in April of 2014! I was very happy to join the Twirly Girl Family, and finally get back to Pole.
PPC is my first pole competition. There really wasn’t a specific reason why I decided to compete other than I told myself “Why Not? Then another reason was when Simona (a fellow Twirler also competing ) said, “LET’S GO!”. That got me excited and motivated to enter my first contest.
My favorite things to do on the pole are tricks. I have a list of tricks I haven’t nailed yet, but I’m excited to one day be able to do them. As a horse rider, my legs are very strong. I feel very comfortable using my legs for leg holds and knee holds on the pole. This is my first pole competition and I am really excited about it.
Natalia has been working very hard with her Pole Coach Ellen Lovelace during the Pole Flow Classes every Monday morning. In April she will be an OTG, (Original Twirly Girls) making it her one year anniversary with Twirly Girls.
Natalia will be competing in Dramatic Level 2 Seniors. This level is focused less on the difficulty of the tricks executed and more on the dancer’s ability to present a serious, emotional artistic interpretation of a piece of music. In Level 2 you must maintain 3 points of contact with the pole while inverted. They must also use both spinning and static poles.