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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.

 

 

March Twirly Girl of the Month: Sara Levine

How did you find Twirly Girls? Groupon, I took my first class with Bel and was addicted ever since.

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How long have you been a Twirly Girl? It will be 2 years in August. Time Flies!

Did you pole dance before coming to TG? No, I’ve always wanted to try though.

Which class (es) do you take? I’ve most recently been taking Lyra and Mo Tricks on Monday nights.

Who is your instructor, instructors? Jen and Morgan right now. I’ve also gotten to work with Janet and Mama Bel.

Which move were you most excited to nail? I really wanted to nail the Superman, and was so happy when I did. The inner thigh pain was real though.

Have you taken any workshops? Yes! I did the strip tease workshop alittle while back. I would love to try more. I also did a naughty school girl workshop led by Mama Bel 🙂

Which was your favorite? Both were great but I especially enjoyed the strip tease workshop. It was fun to learn some sexy moves.

Do you like to dance in heels or barefoot? Ooooh…I do love me some heels! They add some sass that I just don’t quite get when I’m dancing barefoot.

What is your favorite song to dance to (at this moment)? Right now I’m digging anything by Halsey.

Do you have a pole dream, such as performing, competing?  I competed for the first time with the Revolution Dance Team at the Golden Gate Pole Competition in San Francisco and that was a huge milestone for me. My next dream is to do a solo for the Lovely Rita Fundraiser we do at Twirly Girls in May.

If you wanted to say something about Twirly Girls, what would it be? I really do feel like Twirly Girls is a family. Everyone is so supportive at the studio and I’m grateful to have met the wonderful men and women that I have so far.

What is your guilty pleasure? Emmmm definitely watching Friends re-runs while taking a bubble bath.

“CONGRATULATIONS SARA! Sara has a wonderful personality and is always working so hard to push herself to new limits.! She always has a happy smile and a positive attitude on life. So proud to have Sara as part of our Twirly Family!”

Our First Twirly Girl of the Month for 2018: Dawn Pettey 2018 January Twirly Girl.

How did You find Twirly Girls?
I’ve known Patrick for several years dancing with him in Zumba. He was always telling me to come take a class. Finally, I had the means and time flexibility to try. I was hooked after my first class!dann 3
How long have you been a Twirly Girl?
Six months

Did you pole dance before TG?
This is my first experience pole dancing. I couldn’t ask for a more supportive place to learn and dance.

Which classes do you take?
Mostly, I take Grace and Morgan’s classes on Monday. If my schedule clears, sometimes, I am able to take Patrick’s class, Janet’s or a weekend combo. I’ve also tried silks and love them as well. I’m looking forward to trying lyra.

Who are your instructors?
I’ve mostly been learning from Grace and Morgan. I really enjoy the challenge of Patrick, Janet, and Ellen’s classes as well.

Which move are you most excited to nail?
I JUST got my layback over my winter break from work, which I am SUPER excited about. I am looking forward to learning Superman and getting my head flat!
Did you pole dance before TG?
This is my first experience pole dancing. I couldn’t ask for a more supportive place to learn and dance.
Which classes do you take?
Mostly, I take Grace and Morgan’s classes on Monday. If my schedule clears, sometimes, I am able to take Patrick’s class, Janet’s or a weekend combo. I’ve also tried silks and love them as well. I’m looking forward to trying lyra.

Who are your instructors?
I’ve mostly been learning from Grace and Morgan. I really enjoy the challenge of Patrick, Janet, and Ellen’s classes as well.

Which move are you most excited to nail?
I JUST got my layback over my winter break from work, which I am SUPER excited about. I am looking forward to learning Superman and getting my head flat!

Have you taken any workshops? Which one was your favorite?
I’ve take. Morgan’s floor work workshop which I really liked. I have wanted to try the sexy heels, acrobatics, and AJ’s sexy workshop, but my schedule hasn’t permitted. I’ll get there, though!

Do you like to dance in heels or barefoot?
I do like dancing in heels. I feel sexy; they give fantastic lines, and it’s fun! However, I am a super newbie to it. (I don’t even where heels regularly. Lol) I got a very sexy pair of neon pink ankle boots that I can’t wait to try.
I adore dancing barefoot, though. I tend to put my whole body into big expressive dance, so my bare feet serve me best that way.

What is your favorite song to dance to (at this moment)?
My favorite song to dance to right now is “Earned It” by The Weekend. I performed to it at Trick or Twirl, and it really gets my inner pole kitten moving. 🙈

Do you have a pole dream?
I would love to perform. I’m not sure about competing (although, that’s not out of the question), but I love performing. I was a cheerleader in college and performed here in Pleasanton in community theater. This is my newest adventure!

If you wanted to say something about Twirly Girls, what would it be?
I would say that Twirly Girls is my dance home. Bel, the instructors and fellow students are so encouraging and accepting. Coming in totally fresh, I was encouraged to try new things and push my limits. I am super self conscious and like to get things right away, but I never felt like people were judging me (only me judging myself). And even when I was the least experienced in a more advanced classes, the instructors worked with me on my level. I love the comradely and genuine friendship I feel here. Like I said… home.

What is your guilty pleasure?
Hmm… I like to indulge in all manner of pleasures, and I rarely, almost never, feel guilty. But by definition, my one guilty pleasure would probably be Nelly. Anytime I hear him, the volume goes up, and the moves bust out… even in the car.

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We love having Dawn as part of our Twirly Family. In just the short amount of time she has been with us, she has already performed in a solo routine! Always coming to class with a smile and a positive attitude, and a ton of great energy….Congratulations Dawn!

December Twirly Girl of the Month: Dalia Rodriguez

How did you find Twirly Girls? Groupon

How long have you been a Twirly Girl? 10 months

Did you pole dance before becoming a TG? No

Which class(es) do you take? Pole and Silks

Who is your instructor, instructors? Bel and Daniela

Which move were you most excited to nail? I love the Butterfly spin and would like to work more on my inverts

Have you taken any workshops? No yet

Which was your favorite? N/A

Do you like to dance in heels or barefoot? Barefoot

What is your favorite song to dance to? (at this moment)  At this moment Havana from “Camila Cabello”

Do you have a Pole Dream, such as performing, competing? I like when we do student recitals because I get inspired to work towards a goal, but I’m not considering any other performance or competing at the moment.

If you wanted to say something about Twirly Girls, what would it be? It’s a great family where everyone is talented and supportive, there’s always something new to learn and someone willing to help you achieve your goals. Bel is an amazing leader and teacher with a great heart, always is pushing us to strive for more and that is encouraging. I also love Daniela’s class she is a great teacher, super fun and always motivates us to keep it up. Time goes fast any time I’m in the studio. 

What is your guilty pleasure? Eating Monster fries from In and Out.

Congratulations Dalia. Dalia is such an inspiration to everyone. She has already performed at several of our in house performances. Dalia is a belly dancer and performed her own solo during the Lovely Rita Fundraiser. She also performed her first aerial solo during our Trick or Twirl performance. We are really happy Dalia is part of our Twirly Family. She brings so much talent, and happy smiles to the studio!dalie