August Twirly Girl of the Month: Giselle by Mama Twirl

giselle 1How did you find Twirly Girls? I searched online for pole studios.

How long have you been a Twirly Girl? I’ve been a Twirly Girl since the beginning of this April. I’m actually pretty new.

Did you pole dance before becoming a TG? No, but I figure skated competitively for 9 years.

Which class(es) do you take? I’ve taken Triple T’s beginner and intermediate classes, Graceful Moves, and Total Twirl. Most consistently, I take Triple T’s intermediate and Total Twirl. I’d like to get into a lot of other classes though!

Who is your instructor, instructors? I’ve received instruction from Bel, Jill, Ellen, AJ, and Grace. Including workshops, I’ve taken from Jade and SeanMichael.

Which move were you most excited to nail? There was so much buildup to the superman since a lot of instructors said that it was considered the hardest pole move for a long while. AJ helped me learn it after I’ve been waiting to try it for a while.

Have you taken any workshops? Yes, I’ve taken one of Jade’s Shameless workshop, SeanMichael’s beginner workshop, and Jill’s burlesque workshop. I especially enjoyed Jade’s and Jill’s workshop– I like learning choreography, and both also included chair which is something I don’t get to try in regular classes.

Do you like to dance in heels or barefoot? I’m definitely more comfortable barefoot, but I really want to learn how to be more comfortable in heels. I have a long way to go though!

What is your favorite song to dance to? (at this moment) I tend to gravitate towards more upbeat suggestive songs, like club music? I really like the Alex Ghenea remix of “Into You” currently.

Do you have a Pole Dream, such as performing, competing? I’m performing in NCPP soon, and I’m pretty nervous because it’ll be my first time. I think my pole dream though is to develop my own style– I’m still learning a lot of basic tricks right now, but I hope to be able to develop my dance, floorwork, and flow somehow.

If you wanted to say something about Twirly Girls, what would it be? I first came to Twirly Girls at a really weird time in my life. I took off from school due to safety reasons and I had lost a lot of love for myself and life in general. The community at Twirly Girls was super welcoming and encouraging, and pole fitness itself helped me regain confidence and happiness. Pole taught me how to be comfortable in my own body again, and Twirly Girls created a safe space for me to do so. It seems over dramatic, but I believe Twirly Girls really saved me. I hope to continue being at this studio for as long as I can.

What is your guilty pleasure? Uhhh… I spend tons of money on coffee and food. I always try to go out to nice coffee shops or restaurants, way more than the average college student should…

Although Giselle has not been with us that long, she has worked so hard to get where she is today. She is performing this weekend at her first ever performance at NCPP.  I was excited when she told me she wanted to challenge herself to do this. Giselle is so friendly and is such a beautiful young lady. I’m really excited to see how far she will travel in her Pole journey. Unfortunately she will be leaving us soon to return to school. But I am so proud she is returning to school, and she knows her Twirly Family will always be here for her.

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