Lady Kori: Hello Sarah! What work do you do?
Sarah: I’m a freelance visual merchandiser, creating and installing retail window displays. I’ve spent a lot of time on a ladder with a paint brush or drill, so I’ve never been too afraid of climbing a pole 😉
LK: How did you first discover pole dancing?
Sarah: I saw it on Groupon and knew absolutely nothing about it or anybody that did it. It sounded fun but it also scared me a little… so I had to try it!
LK: Do you have any previous dance, fitness or sports experience?
Sarah: I quit ALL the sports my mom made me sign up for as a kid, but I do have 8 years of ballet under my belt!
LK: What made you feel pole dancing could be for you and decide to try it?
Sarah: I wanted a fun way to keep fit after I lost a little bit of weight for my wedding a few months before. It quickly became so much more than that. It definitely keeps me in shape but I don’t think about my weight anymore, just about what tricks I’m trying to learn!
LK: How did you come to be a member at Brass Vixens?
Sarah: Groupon! I couldn’t convince any of my friends to do it too… so I finally went alone to my first class feeling pretty nervous. The teacher was so positive and fun and totally inspiring. I was hooked! My first class was on Valentine’s day and it’s the best thing I’ve done for myself… love yourself!
LK: What were your first impressions?
Sarah: I was totally convinced I would never be able to do a basic fireman spin. Also, I WANT THE SHOES.
LK: What keeps you committed to Brass Vixens and pole dancing?
Sarah: The Vixen community! Everyone is so inspiring and encouraging. When I ask my friends to come to the showcases I tell them “it’s basically a bunch of awesome people cheering on a bunch of other awesome people doing really awesome things”. It’s also very therapeutic. I can’t even imagine a life without BV classes… for real though.
LK: What do you feel is a crucial element for a successful class experience?
Sarah: Listen to your body and be nice to it! While I hate taking a few days off pole I sometimes come back feeling stronger. Also, have a sense of humor. Trying to get new moves or tricks for the first time is usually not pretty, laugh at yourself.
LK: What has been an exciting moment for you on your pole journey?
Sarah: Having the showcases and the chance to perform in