What is your favourite Apparatus?
Too hard to choose, I love Pole and Aerial evenly.
How long have you been Pole Dancing and Lyra?
I started in April 2016 after going to the Sky Siren Launch Party which was amazing and so inspiring.
Did you ever feel nervous when you first started Pole and Lyra?
I did feel nervous from the beginning specifically Aerial as I was too tall for the average hoop however these nerves were quickly fixed when Katia let me use one her larger hoops so I could do the moves without looking like a parent stuck in their children’s play equipment.
How does Pole make you feel?
It makes me feel great and confident especially when I get a trick that I have been struggling with in the previous weeks. I definitely also feel stronger, not just the muscles I have gained but just looking back at how much I have improved from when I first started.
Who is the Pole or Lyra Dancer that inspires you the most?
I know it sounds cheesy but the beautiful Sirens who work at the studio, specifically Katia and Lola who have been with me from the beginning. They are both so patient and beautiful, inside and out and they never make you do anything that you don’t want to do. At the same time they know what they are doing and know what their students are capable of even if they don’t believe them at the beginning.
What advice would you give someone who wanted to give Pole a try, but was a little nervous?
I would say give it a go as after one class you will already be hooked and you’ll never look back. It doesn’t matter if you have no dance experience or you can’t even touch your toes (I couldn’t when I started) just after a couple of lessons you will already see an improvement and it will make you so happy. This is also a great environment where you can meet people you may not normally talk to and yet everyone is so friendly and supportive that if you are struggling with a move you have a whole class supporting and cheering you on.
Has Pole changed the way you view yourself?
Absolutely!! I was talking to my friends who are also students at Sky Sirens and we realise that since starting at Sky Sirens we are all more confident and love our bodies in a way that none of us did prior. Everyone at Sky Sirens is different but beautiful and no matter who you are, this feeling will also happen to you. I actually think I’ve told everyone I know to sign up haha.