October 2018 Twirly Girl of the Month: Ashley Freitas

ash123Congratulations Ashley for being picked for Twirly Girl of the Month of October!

How did you find Twirly Girls?

Googled it. (“Pole dancing classes” if you were curious on the specifics.)

How long have you been a Twirly Girl?

Ummm I think my first class was in the summer of 2015? But I’ve been taking classes for a few months here and then some time off there…

 

Did you pole dance before becoming a TG?

Nope.

Which class(es) do you take?

Oh beans, all of them? Tuesday 8pm, and Sunday 10am (I’ve been missing a few recently because I slept in…sorry Morgan D: ).

The occasional Sunday 11:30am and Saturday 11:00am. I’ve tried the Wednesday at 8:15pm a few times, and used to take the Friday at 10&11:30am along with the Pat-tricks class.

Who is your instructor, instructors?

Mama Bel, and Morgan Christy mostly though I would also say Ellen Lovelace, and Patrick are all my instructors for my pole-history. Along with a class from Jade, Grace, and Miss Katie.

Which move were you most excited to nail?

I would have to say Superman, and man did I feel super once I got it. (I had to, no regrets.)

Have you taken any workshops?

Yes, I’ve taken more than I can actually remember the names of.

Which was your favorite workshop?

I cannot pick just one because they all had a different element that was being worked on, and they all had a different feel to them. I enjoyed each one in their own way and how they were being taught. I don’t think I ever left a workshop no having felt happy and amazing and wishing there was another one coming around again soon!
Do you like to dance in heels or barefoot?

I usually dance barefoot only because I cannot (at the moment) physically dance in heels, but it is something I would like to do at some point.

What is your favorite song to dance to? (at this moment)

Ummm I think my current song I would really like to make a choreography to at some point it “Church” by Fall Out Boy.

Do you have a Pole Dream, such as performing, competing?

I’ve definitely contemplated it with all of the pros and cons, and how much time, effort, sweat, dry hands, and bruises would be involved in such adventures like performing or competing. Though I think as for now I am content with having my one experience be performing at Trick or Twirl.

If you wanted to say something about Twirly Girls, what would it be?

What would I say about Twirly Girls? I would probably say that I had at one time worried about being accepted into what seemed like such a tight knit, caring, and supportive group of people. Though that was before I found out that one becomes knitted into the group just as fast as you walk into the door.

Everyone I have meet at Twirly Girls has been nothing but kind and supportive of anyone they are interacting with. As some may know I have anxiety, but I really don’t worry about as much when I am in the studio or around others I know from the studio because I feel as if I have quickly become part of their family as they have become part of mine. I know that there is no judgement only encouragement to keep doing what you are doing since being their is something we all enjoy and love doing. Everyone seems to want everyone to feel their best and do their best every time they walk into the studio, and to feel the drive to come back the next time and try even harder.

What is your guilty pleasure?

My guilty pleasure? Is allowing myself to completely and totally nerd out about things I like considered a guilty pleasure? If so, I am guilty.

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