Lady Kori: What is your profession?
Andrea: By day and sometimes night I am a Medical Radiation Technologist. I work in the CT, interventional and mammography areas of diagnostics.
LK: How long have you been pole dancing?
A: I had my very first class in 2006 when there was no studio and only one portable pole that was brought into a women’s only fitness studio at Yonge and Rosedale. I poled for 4 years and then had to take some time off due to injury. I recently have rediscovered pole and have been loving it even more for the last year and a half!
LK: How did you learn about pole dancing?
A: Like everything else, I googled it!
LK: What made you decide it might be for you and to try it?
A: I have always loved to dance and challenge myself physically so it is a perfect combination for me.
LK: What made you choose Brass Vixens as a studio?
A: I love to perform so when I found out about Troupe and the themed showcases the studio puts on I was hooked! I like that the studio gives everyone the opportunity to show off what they have learned in such a supportive environment.
LK: What was your first impression?
A: Things have changed a lot since I first started pole dancing. It started out as a pretty tame sexy workout class but has evolved into something much more. There are more elements of dance incorporated now and pole fitness has become recognized as a serious sport.
LK: What makes you return for more?
A: There is always something new to learn and so many ways to challenge yourself. It is something that I can see myself doing for a very long time. I love how I feel when I dance and I feel it keeps my body strong!
LK: Do you have any previous fitness or dance background?
A: When I took time off pole I joined a Latin dance company and performed various salsa and bachata routines. The last routine I did was an intense competition routine for the Canada Salsa Congress in October 2014. I also love yoga and I hit up the gym to train off the pole.
LK: How has it impacted your experience with pole and your style as a pole dancer?
A: I work a little bit of Latin hip into my pole dancing!
LK: Heels or no heels?!
A: Both! I feel powerful in heels but sometimes I want to feel contemporary so I go bare foot.
LK: Do you have any pole goals?
A: I really need to do a solo!
LK: Aside from pole, do you have a favourite class and why?
A: Love Afrodisia!! The West African movement makes you feel so free and you work up a good sweat too!
LK: What are your top 3 reasons to recommend attending classes at Brass Vixens?
A: The instructors are very knowledgeable and willing to help you achieve your goals.
It is a great place to get fit and confident.
Multiple locations to choose from and unlimited classes for one price.
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