May Twirly Boy of the Month: Maleko!

Note from Lori:  I’m sure when Bel founded Twirly Girls, men in pole dance was so far from anyone’s mind.  Just a few short years later, Twirly Girls is proud to be home to several male pole dancers.  Here, we celebrate one of our Twirly Boys: Maleko Wine!

How did you find Twirly Girls?
I found TG through the Internet. I was searching for a place to work on my dancing and found Shelly and she led me to TG.

How long have you been a Twirly Girl [Boy]?
I’ve been a TG since September of last year (2011).

Did you pole dance before becoming a TG?
No, but I did do some exotic dancing.

Which class(es) do you take?  Who is your instructor?
I have been enrolled in Shelly Lamb’s SLAPD class on Thursday night. I’ve also been to many of the TG clinics with the last one being the open pole clinic in March.

Which move were you most excited to nail?
That’s an easy one! Cross ankle release. And it’s really more of I “tacked” it. Not quite nailed yet.

Have you taken any workshops?  Which was your favorite?
Yep. And my favorite was the Philip Deal workshop.

Do you like to dance in heels or barefoot?
Well, the heels are a bit tough on my insteps so I’d have to say barefoot.

(Note from Lori: Whoops, sorry, Maleko, maybe I need to make sure I check the questions before they go out!!)  🙂

What is your favorite song to dance to (at this moment)?
I’m keeping that one a secret for now but my second favorite is Adel’s Rolling in the Deep.

What is your guilty pleasure?
Since you added the word guilty, I’d have to say, and I know this is going to start a fire storm, stripping! I enjoy the performance and the interaction. Guess I’m an exhibitionist at heart!

December Message from Mama Bel!

Twirly Tips:

The holidays are here and, for a lot of people, it’s a very stressful time!

Quick Tips for Stress Reduction

Have a positive attitude. Try not to worry about things out of your control. Problem solve with people around you. Ask them to help you alleviate stress. Exercise. A few extra minutes of exercise a day can benefit your overall health. Eat Nutritional food. Decrease the amount of fat and sugar you eat. Meditate, or take a class in relaxation and stretching techniques –like Pilates or Yoga. Avoid drinking caffeinated beverages Rest. Try to get eight hours of sleep each day. Get a massage. A massage can be beneficial for the mind and body. Twirl your worries away!

Twirly Holiday Stocking Stuffer Specials!

Twirly Girls Gift Certificates: 1 month for a reduced price of $99, save $20!  Taster class for only $20!
Jamilla Deville’s 5 piece DVD Instructional Set ($115, save $10)
Jamilla Deville’s Routine DVD ($20, save $5)
Twirly Girl Shirts ($15, save $5)
2012 Twirly Girl Calender $20 (all money collected benefits the National Kidney Foundation)

OTG of the Month!
Congratulations
Celebrating Stacey Kelsey
One year with Twirly Girls!

PRE-SALE of the Twirly Girls 2012 Calendar to Benefit the NKF!

Twirly Girls is about to release their 2012 calendar to benefit the Lovely Rita Fundraiser and the National Kidney Foundation.  We thank our sponsors:  Mighty Grip; Jerry Wang, DDS; Senior photographer, Andrew Fryxell of Liquidpulp Photography; and photographer, Johnny Hernandez.

Calendars are $20 this year.  They are larger than last year’s and spiral-bound.  Checks should be made payable to Lori Myers.   (If you PAID to be part of the calendar, don’t forget, you will get two calendars.)

The calendar is at the printer’s and will be done around November 11, 2011.  There are two ways to get your calendar!

You can either contact Lori Myers at tazzie2010@yahoo.com  for an address to which you can send payment.  If you would like to have the calendar shipped, please add $2.  If you would like to use a credit card, please add an additional $2.   She will send you a Paypal link.

Your second option is to stop by Twirly Girls Pole Fitness in Pleasanton on Friday, November 18, 2011 from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m.  We will show you a taste of the new classes being offered and you can pick up your calendar.  Anyone who buys a calendar at the studio that night will be automatically entered into a drawing for a FREE class for up to five people.

Check out a preview of the calendar here (and thank you to Rita for putting this video together):

November Twirly Girl of the Month: RITA!

How did you find Twirly Girls?

I made the journey almost 2 years ago. A good friend (Ms Lori M.) and I attended a taster class at Twirly Girl Pole Fitness.    Bel Jeremiah was the instructor. She is  and continues to be an inspiration for me.  Though I did not know it at the time, I needed something different, a place to be Rita, not the wife of, the mom of, or the worker bee. Just Rita, a woman.  Many people would not believe I am a very shy person. I do not have tons of self confidence.   This place.  These people. Twirly Girls.  We help each other. I am learning to just be and let be.  A work in progress to be sure.  But moving in the right direction I think.
How long have you been a Twirly Girl?

Two years if measured by hours and minutes.  Decades if measured by heart and soul.

Did you pole dance before becoming a TG?

If you did not already know.  I am a three time kidney transplant success story.  I did not do much for myself before Twirly Girls.

Which class(es) do you take?  Who is your instructor?

I am part of Bel’s Wednesday nights 6:00 pm class.  In November I will start Silks for beginners.  November is an exciting month!

Which move were you most excited to nail?

Anything I can do amazes the heck out of me.  Climbing is a recent project.  Needs improvement, but getting there.

Have you taken any workshops?  Which was your favorite?

A few here and there.  In a recent trip to LA and the infamous OC Ms. Lori Myers and I stopped over and took classes from Ms Ms. Amber Richardson and Ms Collette Kakuk.  Different styles from different powerful ladies, but I learned a lot in 60 plus minutes.

Do you like to dance in heels or barefoot?

Heels, hmmm not such a great idea.  But I think I should give them another try.

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

This changes all the time.  I tend to female siren songs that are melancholy and touch me or songs of women power.  Today Nancy Sinatra’s These Boots are Made for Walking.

What is your guilty pleasure?

Cheese! and Science Fiction.