905 Feature Vixen - August

Alexandra Bud - 905 Vixen Mississauga


Vanessa: What do you do when you besides pole dancing (profession, hobbies,
interests etc.)?

Alex: I am a Research Analyst who enjoys snowboarding, riding my motorcycle and
spending time with friends and family.

Vanessa: When did you first discover or hear about pole dancing?

Alex: I heard about pole dance in high school but never thought it would be
something I would be willing to try. A friend of mine who was already taking classes
at Brass Vixens invited me to the Mississauga Open House to try a few free classes.

Vanessa: Was the Mississauga Open House your first experience at Brass Vixens
and what was your first impression of our studio?

Alex: Yes, the Open House was my first experience at Brass Vixens. I had a great
first impression of the studio. The atmosphere in the studio and in the classes was
positive, encouraging and fun. I thought I would look stupid trying to dance sexy but
the instructors were supportive, patient and they really encouraged me to be myself,
enjoy the music and dance like no one else was watching.

Vanessa: When did you first discover or hear about pole dancing?

Alex: I heard about pole dance in high school but never thought it would be
something I would be willing to try. A friend of mine who was already taking classes
at Brass Vixens invited me to the Mississauga Open House to try a few free classes.

Vanessa: What inspired you to accept your friend’s invite to try a few classes at
Mississauga’s Open House?

Alex: I always wanted to try pole dancing and it was the perfect opportunity to
actually try a class. Being at the Open House I got to experience what pole dance and
erotic dance classes are all about. I took my first pole class with Miss Tia as well as
my first twerk class with Shani. I instantly fell in love with the community, the
atmosphere and the style of classes and I immediately signed up.

Vanessa: Do you have any previous dance or fitness background?

Alex: Although I don’t have a previous dance background, I have always been fairly
active participating in various fitness classes.

Vanessa: What surprised you most about pole dancing?

Alex: I was surprised at how much more comfortable I was becoming with my body. I
remember being very apprehensive when I was told that I could graduate from Pole
Beginner 1 to Pole Beginner 2. Even when I graduated to Pole Inversions I thought
that I could never climb all the way up the pole and do all those sits and spins. By
consistently attending classes and I am seeing the improvements week over week
which makes me realize how strong I am getting and how truly happy I am with all of
the progress I am making.

Vanessa: What keeps you continuing to pole dance and attend classes at Brass
Vixens?

Alex: I continue to pole dance because I can actually see the progress I am making
and I continue to attend classes at Brass Vixens because the classes are always fun.
I look forward to the fun I know I’ll have in class and I find myself always losing track
of time. Going to a regular gym can become very tedious, repetitive and it can get
boring after a while. But at Brass Vixens you’re always working on something new
and learning to move your body in so many different ways which ultimately makes
me feel more confident in my body.

Vanessa: Do you have any pole goals?

Alex: Of course! I want to continue to progress in Pole Inversions and be able to
confidently participate in spin pole classes. Ideally I’d like to become super awesome
at pole dance and be able to call myself a Pro Pole Dancer in less than three years ;)

Vanessa: Do you have a favourite class and why?

Alex: I love a lot of the classes here but if I had to choose one I’d say Erotic Chair
Dance because its fun, fast paced and very creative. The Erotic Chair Dance class
breaks me out of my shell and makes me feel sexier.

Vanessa: How has attending classes at Brass Vixens affected the rest of your life and
sense of self?

Alex: Attending classes at Brass Vixens has made my days feel much longer and
more purposeful. I devote a lot of time in just my profession alone so its nice to have
something else to look forward to. I can honestly say that I has really made me enjoy
my life that much more :)

Vanessa: How do your friends and family feel about your pole dance passion?

Alex: My friends think its awesome that I do this and they are always encouraging me
to keep it up. I’m still trying to get them to come to Brass Vixens...maybe they’ll
accompany me to Brass Vixens Labour Day weekend festivities.

Vanessa: Heels or no heels?

Alex: Heels! Always!

Vanessa: How would you feel about having a dance move named after you?

Alex: That would be so freaking cool! Hopefully one day in the future I could have a
dance move named after me so that I could teach it to everyone.

Vanessa: What are your top 3 reasons to recommend pole dancing and Brass
Vixens?

Alex:
1. It’s a fun workout
2. Regardless of what studio I go to, the Vixens are outgoing and inclusive which
helps create such a positive and fun culture.
3. Pole is practical. With pole your using your own body weight to improve your
flexibility and strength…what other workout does that?!


July Vixen of the Month - Andrea Ferguson

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! Read More

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