November Twirly Girl of the Month: Nancy Song

How did you financy 56nd Twirly Girls? 

I found a Groupon deal for pole dancing classes very close to my home. I have always wanted to try it, so when the opportunity popped up, I jumped on it!

How long have you been a Twirly Girl?

I took a few classes 3 years ago, but I’ve been coming regularly since February of this year.

Did you pole dance before becoming a TG? 

Pole newbie before TG

Which class(es) do you take?

As many as I can! It might be better to ask which classes I DON’T take 😛 I love all the different strengths and styles each teacher brings to the studio so I pack my schedule as often as I can!

Who is your instructor, instructors? 

Morgan, Janet, Ellen, and recently AJ! I also really enjoy when Patrick subs. Bel will always be OG Pole Mama though

Which move were you most excited to nail?

Ayesha! And all the various forms. It took me a while to build up the strength for it but man it was worth it.

Have you taken any workshops?

Just one, Katie’s floorwork workshop. Not a lot of workshops offered while I’ve been a Twirly Girl.

Which was your favorite workshop?

I’ve only taken Katie’s workshop but it was lots of fun. Especially because I’ve been following her on Instagram. I was a little bit starstruck

😛Do you like to dance in heels or barefoot?

I feel like I’m able to express myself better barefoot, but heels are so much fun to stomp and clack.

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

Favorite song…. Hard to pick just one! Piece by Piece by Kelly Clarkson makes me feel all the feels

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

I want to try competing at some point but I need to work up the courage to do so!

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

Twirly Girls is the most welcoming and warm group of amazing men and women ever. I’m so lucky to have such a great community so close to my home. Twirly Girls has really shown me that pole is for everybody, regardless of your gender or body size or fitness level. Regardless of where you are on your fitness journey, the teachers and fellow students are always happy to celebrate your achievements and make you feel accomplished.nancy333

I’m really happy to be included in the Twirly Family and I’m super honored to be TG of the month!

What is your guilty pleasure?

Hot Cheetos. ALL of them. And Cheese Pizza.

 

 

 

 

 

 

CONGRATULATIONS NANCY! YOU ARE AN AMAZING TWIRLY GIRL AND SUCH A GREAT ADDITION TO OUR TWIRLY TRIBE.  We are super excited that you will be getting married soon and decided to do your engagement pictures at the studio! You have grown so fast in such a short time. I’m excited to see where your pole journey will take you!

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.

September Twirly Girl of the Month: Mlis Chris

How did you find Twirly Girls? I was referred here by Kinetic Arts.

How long have you been a Twirly Girl? 3 years!

Did you pole dance before becoming a TG? Yes, Pole was offered once a week at Kinetic Arts, but I wanted more classes.

Which class(es) do you take? I take AJ’s Total Twirl Class, Morgan’s Pick a Trick & Inter. Adv. Class, Bottoms Up with Janet, Pole Combo’s with Ellen, and Triple T’s with Bel.

Who is your instructor, instructors? Morgan, AJ, Bel, Ellen, Janet, Grace and Patrick!

Which move were you most excited to nail? Handspring and handstand press-up.

Have you taken any workshops? Yes

Which was your favorite? Morgan’s Flip clinic

Do you like to dance in heels or barefoot? Barefoot

What is your favorite song to dance to? (at this moment):  Anything Sultry, Sexy,   “Think Nawlins” …love Tracy Chapman “Give me one Person”

Do you have a Pole Dream, such as performing, competing?. My pole dream is being able to clock a handstand move..haha!! In all honesty I really am shy! I do pole for me. Its my reward to myself after a long hard day working.

If you wanted to say something about Twirly Girls, what would it be? An incredibly friendly, welcoming, supportive, group of men and women

What is your guilty pleasure? Champagne! I just adore those beautiful bubbles floating to the top of my glass.

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2018 Northern California Pole Presentation Here We Come!

This Saturday is the annual Northern California Pole Presentation hosted by Lori Myers and Ellen Lovelace!

NCPP is a showcase giving pole performers a chance to perform in front of a crowd and get feedback from professionals. This performance is the biggest pole show of the year in Northern California.

A showcase is a great way to perform in front of an audience! Its alittle less stressful because its not a competition so you’re not getting judged. Whats nice about NCPP is there are professionals that will give you feedback if you want it. This helps you prepare for a contest if that’s the way your journey will take you.

This year we have 4 Twirlers performing at NCPP.  Janet, Rosanne, Nisha and Robert!

Go out and have fun and enjoy your moment! We’ll be there to cheer you on!

 

August Twirly Girl of the Month: Feliza

How did you find Twirly Girls ?

I did google search on pole dance, and Twirly Girls was the first one that pop out!feliza

How long have you been a Twirly Girl?

Gee..I don’t really remember, maybe 4 years or more?

Did you pole dance before becoming a TG?

Nope!

Which class(es) do you take?

Of course. I took Bel’s beginning class first, then she tried very very VERY hard to kick me out, and I took Janet and Patrick’s classes. Oh! I also took Jade’s super sexy dance class for a while.

Who is your instructor, instructors?!

For now, Janet.

Which move were you most excited to nail?

I really, really want to learn Ayesha from hand stand!!!!

Have you taken any workshops?

Yes, but I don’t remember the names of those workshops, mostly about sexy dance moves, because I cannot dance nor be sexy, I feel like a robot when I do so.

 Which was your favorite?

Again, I don’t remember the name, but there’s one that Jade taught for Valentine’s Day. That one was sexy and fun!

Do you like to dance in heels or barefoot?

I would love to dance in heels in the future, but for now, barefoot feels more secure.

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

M….this is a hard one, I don’t have a song!!! Help!!

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

YES!!! I wish I could be in a competition someday.

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

We are creative, fun and awesome!!! Joining Twirly Girls is one of the best decisions I made in my life!!

What is your guilty pleasure?

If it’s a pleasure, I don’t feel guilty at all!

Congratulations!!! One of the kindest and caring people I know. I couldn’t be happier to have Violet be our TG of the month!