Meet Jessica, an amazing upper level student at Express MiE. She started dancing in February of 2016 and has never looked back. She’ll be heading into Level 7 soon and shares a little bit of her story below:
Question: What brought you to Express MiE/Pole Dancing?
Jessica: I was looking for a dance class for adults. I am too old for hip/hop and tap did not interest me. I saw on Groupon Pole Classes, I thought to myself, What the hell I’ll give it a shot!
Question: How long have you been dancing?
Jessica: I started in February 2016 and haven’t stopped yet! I will be starting level 7 next session. I am currently in Playground. I have tried Feminine Flexability, Sexy Core, Luscious Classic and Basic.
Question: What has kept you dancing?
Jessica: I love the workout! I have fun and it is my time for just me.
Question: What is your favorite part of sensual dance?
Jessica: Learning all aspects of dance. I like that it isn’t just about the pole. I really love floor and chair dancing as well. I enjoy getting to see how the other girls dance too. It is nice to see how others move and you can learn from them as well.
Question: What do you like best about Express MiE?
Jessica: I have to say the instructors! I have taken classes with Chantel, April and Jasmine, I enjoy them all!! They make you feel confident about your dancing and are very encouraging. (never judged, even when you feel like you aren’t the best) Also the comradery with other ladies in class.
Question: What is your favorite trick or spin?
Jessica: Inverting is my favorite, but favorite spin would have to be the Pixie (and not just because I like the name)! :)
Question: What would you say to someone on the fence about trying out Express MiE?
Jessica: Just do it!! Don’t be afraid to try it and no it isn’t a stripper class! There are all kinds of classes to try if the pole scares you. I honestly would say try a teaser class, you’ll be hooked!! ;) I booked a party class for my friends to try it out. My Mom even got out there to try it!! So don’t let your age discourage you either. She rocked that pole and the chair, and floor! It was a lot of fun!
Question: What are your hobbies outside of dance?
Jessica: Currently working on my new home I just purchased. Lots of remodeling but rewarding.
Question: What do you do?
Jessica: I work at Mercy Gilbert Medical Center. I have a desk job that requires 12 hours of sitting. So to get to dance on my days off is really nice!
Question: Do you have kids/pets?
Jessica: I have a 15 year old daughter who is my world!! Can’t forget my fur baby Yoda. You can find pics of the two all over my Instagram and Facebook (not that they are my everything, lol)!
Question: What is your favorite quote/saying/or personal motto?
Jessica: My motto would be to keep smiling and TRY to stay positive. It’s hard for others to judge you if you are nice to everyone.
As you’ll see when you meet her, Jessica follows her own advice, and shares smiles with everyone she meets. Be sure to say hi and introduce yourself when you see her around the studio!