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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!

April Twirly Girl of the Month: Emmy Bock

emmmmmHow did you find Twirly Girls? I found TG through Google searches. I knew I’d be living in the bay area after graduation so I needed to find a new studio.

Did you pole dance before becoming a TG?   I’ve been a TG for about 8months now and have been pole dancing on and off  for roughly 6 years. With all the on and off training I’d say I have 3 years of experience.

Which class(es) do you take?   I’ve been taking classes with Patrick for tricks and Morgan for flexi. I would love to take more but my work schedule wont allow for it.

Who is your instructor, instructors? Morgan and Patrick.

Which move were you most excited to nail?  The move I was most excited to nail was definitely the Ayesha. It’s kinda that pinnacle move I feel that everyone advanced can do and it’s one of the very few 2 point of content tricks. I tried learning it way back in my second year of pole but it just felt so impossible! My elbows hyper extend so I needed to work extra hard to build the strength to keep my arms slightly bent or else..snap! Still have some issues with hyper extending now that I am working on Phoenix.

Have you taken any workshops?  I actually have not taken any workshops yet but really looking forward to seeing what’s to come.

Do you like to dance in heels or barefoot? I used to dance only in heels! They’re really pretty and make legs look killer! But I really wanted to learn some tricks that involved using the bottom of your foot and when I discovered competitions..I needed to have that ability and flexibility with my trick options.

What is your favorite song to dance to? (at this moment) Oh gosh my favorite song to dance to…when I started my favorite was Lights by Ellie Goulding. Now..I wouldn’t pole to it but lately I’ve been enjoying 8teen by Khalid. I’m not very good at finding songs I like dancing to. I compete in the entertainment division so I have a lot of self enforced guidelines when it comes to performance pieces. It needs to be creepy in some way or silly. The music I like listening to is not the same I’d feel comfortable pole dancing to. Mostly because I feel incredibly awkward sexy dancing. It’s never been my thing. I wish I could but I just feel odd doing it. I cant take my self seriously I guess. Maybe it’s because when I started everyone wanted to be so sexy but its pole. There are times. Many times. When you’re learning a new trick and it’s not cute. You grunt and make facing it’s all part of it. I feel like I’ve embraced that aspect of it because I saw it made others around me feel less ..un sexy and show that making these ugly noises and faces acceptable. At least it made them laugh and I love making people laugh. 

Do you have a Pole Dream, such as performing, competing? My pole dream would be to keep competing in the entertainment division and see where it takes me. I do kinda want to teach pole maybe someday but I’d want to learn to spot and figure out exactly what I’d want to teach.

If you wanted to say something about Twirly Girls, what would it be? One thing I’d say about TGs is that it is so welcoming and supportive. I love that the studio doesn’t have a strict vibe to it. Everyone comes here for the love of aerial sport and we all have our own styles and goals and it makes for such a fun and welcoming place.

What is your guilty pleasure? My guilty pleasure would be shopping at savers or goodwill. I absolutely love bargains.

Congratulations Emmy! Emmy is an amazing pole performer and recently won a Gold Medal at the 2018 Golden Gate PSO in her division. Her routines are always so fun to watch and amazing…Emmy has such a great smile and always helpful to her other TG’s.