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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