Vixen of the Month Elizabeth Cruickshank aka Candy Floss
Vanessa: What do you do besides pole dancing (profession, hobbies, interests etc.)?
Candy: I’m a Registered Dental Hygienist. So make sure to floss Vixens! Having good oral is important! Oral hygiene that is ;) My other passion is Brazilian Jui Jitsui because you get to choke people (when isn’t that fun?)
Vanessa: When did you first discover or hear about pole dancing?
Candy: I first discovered pole several years ago working in Oakville, a client owned a studio. But I never had the opportunity to go there. Early this year I kept seeing Groupon deals for Brass Vixens and then I met Michymi. (Love her!). She cracked some jokes which totally made the whole experience less intimidating and also got me coming back.
Vanessa: Do you have any previous dance or fitness background?
Candy: In these Confessions of a Wall Flower, I must admit, I had no previous experience.
Vanessa: What surprised you most about pole dancing?
Candy: I was surprised how much strength it takes.
Vanessa: What keeps you continuing to pole dance and attend classes at Brass Vixens?
Candy: The welcoming and judgement free environment is a beautiful thing. I love my instructors and friends and I enjoy working on old and new goals. Oh Merciful Zues! I will be bendy one day!
Vanessa: Do you have any pole/aerial goals?
Candy: Yas! I want to do a Lyra solo and a burlesque performance with Brass Vixens and eventually at other venues and events.
Vanessa: Do you have a favourite class and why?
Candy: Lyra, Heartthrob, and Erotic Pole are my favourites because in each of these classes I get strong, I get creative and I get to let Candy Floss out to play!
Vanessa: How has attending classes at Brass Vixens affected the rest of your life and sense of self?
Candy: I feel the classes have boosted my confidence, helped with my posture, and is helping to give me an outlet for my creative side.
Vanessa: How do your friends and family feel about your pole dance passion?
Candy: Mixed feelings throughout but everyone is happy that I am doing something I enjoy.
Vanessa: Heels or no heels?
Candy: Heels. How is that even a question? LOL
Vanessa: How would you feel about having a dance move named after you?
Candy: That would be fantabulous! It would definitely need to be somewhat comical.
Vanessa: What are your top 3 reasons to recommend pole dancing and Brass Vixens?
Candy: 1) Great Atmosphere 2) Great Instructors and 3) Great Fun! Come and play!!!