The Amazing Timber Brown Weekend

When a great pole performer comes into the area, you want to be able to host them at your studio for workshops, privates etc. Last weekend we were lucky to be able to host the amazing Timber Brown. Timber made it out to the Bay Area largely for Cowboy Wild (Robert’s) birthday bash at 1220 in Walnut Creek. Robert hosted a fundraiser for Timber’s Kids. Nor Cal Pole Posse came out to perform and support the fundraiser raising over $1800!!! Not only did we get to watch many great performers, but we were able to help out a great event. Timber is an amazing person. What a heart of gold! Such a nice person! Yes, we want to keep him…not to mention the nice six pac he had under his shirt…yes, we got to see him dance without a shirt! Better yet was his amazing spinning chair that he travels with! This is a chair created and fully made by Timber. It is patent pending and getting ready for production.

IMG_4841Anyway…if Timber is ever in your area…grab him…he is totally worth it!

May 2014 Twirly Girl of the Month: Terri!

How did you find Twirly Girls?
I first found Twirly Girls through an online coupon, years ago. I wasn’t in a position to buy lessons at the time, and had to put that temporarily on the back burner.

How long have you been a Twirly Girl?
I just had my 1-year anniversary and received my OTG shirt at the Lovely Rita fundraiser! !

Did you pole dance before becoming a TG?
I took a few lessons at Aradia Fitness in Cary, NC when I lived in Raleigh in 2009 (shout out to Dakota Fox, my first teacher!) I also poked around some other Bay Area studios, but ultimately I decided Twirly Girls had the atmosphere that I would drive any distance to attend.

Which class(es) do you take? Who is your instructor?
AJ is my instructor in my current 2 classes, Total Twirl and Basic Tricks. AJ is so wonderful, we are very very lucky he is with Twirly Girls! I hope to take some other classes in the future, but I’ll have to stick with 2 classes per week because I need the recovery time! 😉

Which move were you most excited to nail?
I’m so excited when I nail anything, LOL! Most recently I pulled off a Superman. ..but I wouldn’t say it’s nailed just yet. Still working on it every week.

Have you taken any workshops? Which was your favorite?
I have taken workshops with Philip Deal, Josiah BadAzz Grant, as well as Marlo Fisken and Tracee Kafer, and TG’s own Jade and Ginger. Hope I haven’t left anyone out!

Do you like to dance in heels or barefoot?
I just got my first pair of Pleasers high heels and look forward to learning to dance in them. Been barefoot up until now.

What is your favorite song to dance to (at this moment)?
Hmmm…I don’t have a favorite. Anything from the 80’s that rocks will work.

What is your guilty pleasure?
See previous answer 😉

terri

February Twirly Girl of the Month: Grace!

How did you find Twirly Girls?

I was in search for a different kind of work out outside of the gym and decided to Google pole fitness studios in my area. I came across the Twirly Girls website and loved how they offered a commitment free taster class. As I look back at where I was at that point in my life, there was much more that I was in search for. The authentic “me” that had been lost in the midst of being a mom, student, girlfriend and daughter was tucked away somewhere to be found and unleashed.

How long have you been a Twirly Girl?

I recently made “OTG” (Original Twirly Girl) a title given to Twirly Girls at their one year mark this past December 2011. With the love, support, encouragement and family feel at the studio it seemed like I’d been there for years!

Did you pole dance before becoming a TG?

No, but I always admired the athleticism and grace it took to pole dance.

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

I currently take Shelly Lamb’s Advanced Pole Dance (S.L.A.P.D) class on Thursday evenings. Here I get the opportunity to get S.L.A.P.D by a pro-poler with advanced tricks and incorporated choreography. Her warm-ups kick butt and have me sweating up a storm before getting on the pole. From time to time, I love to drop in Mama Bel’s Triple T’s Class (Tricks,Twirls and Transitions) to learn and practice combination moves/ spins and simply to have fun.

Which move were you most excited to nail?

That would have to be REVERSE CATERPILLAR CLIMB!!!! Those who have had a class with me before know how disoriented I get upside down. So this was my biggest challenge that I’d overcome while practicing for the Trick or Twirl Halloween event.

Have you taken any workshops?  Which was your favorite?

It was almost unreal for me to be at the center pole taking direction from NATASHA WANG!!! We were so fortunate to have her host a workshop at Twirly Girls this past December that I came for 2 days in a row. I couldn’t get enough. Not only is she a badass on the pole, but she is so sweet and down to earth. I’ve also taken an aerial silks workshop from Sarah Stolar (an amazing performer, artist and fellow TG), and look forward to Phillip Deal’s upcoming workshop this month!

Do you like to dance in heels or barefoot?

Like any other shoe I wear, it would have to depend on my mood. I like to dance to softer music barefoot. I’d strap on some heels for a more hardcore, rough feel. But you’d definitely find me barefoot on any regular day at the studio.

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

I have 3: “Take it All” by Adele,  “Closer” by Kings of Leon, “Back to Black” by Amy Winehouse.

What is your guilty pleasure?

SWEETS AND FRENCH FRIES!!!! When I speak of sweets I mean anything from cakes, pastries, cookies, chocolate, ice cream, crepes and green waffles. I also love Criss cut fries/ French fries with ketchup and ranch.

Enter the Dragon!

Happy Chinese New Year to all of our Twirly Girls and Boys!

We wanted to let you know what’s going on for January and February 2012!

First up, TONIGHT:  There is a Taster class TONIGHT at 8 p.m. TWO for $30!!!  Regular price is $25 each.  Contact Bel or Lori to sign up.

Celebrate the Year of the Dragon!
Special Prices for Monday Tasters
Monday, Jan. 23rd and 30th
8pm Taster Classes 2 for $30!

ALSO: The Bad Boy of Pole, PHILIP DEAL

 Meet & Greet and Performance

 Friday, February 17th

7:30 to 9pm

 Other Twirly Girls will also perform.

 Twirly Girls $10 pre-pay

Guests welcome $15 at the door

 Special Performance with

Pro-Performer Shelly Lamb

 WORKSHOPS $45

Sunday, February 19th

Pole 101-Beginners

10:00 to 11:30am

This class has a fun and energetic warm up that includes dance

movement for pole.

You will learn your first invert, get ready to be sore!

Power and Inversions Intermediate

12 to 1:30pm

Heavy focus on butt and ab work.

Must have climbing skills for this class.

Pole Combo’s-Advanced

2 to 3:30pm

Large emphasis on style and dance choreography.

Combinations taught in performance style.

Must be able to invert.

You can RSVP on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/276447785754427/