Fran Mackenzie connected me with some of the Verticalove performers, each performer was sent the exact same set of questions to answer.
Q&A with Rain from Mississauga, ON (age 32)
It’s my stage name in downtown Toronto.
32… grrr I am getting old.
Originally I was Born in Taiwan. Move to Mississauga when I was 14 and have been living in Mississauga for 17 years.
No, this is actually my 3rd performance for the pole community.
I took my first pole lesson in the summer of 2013. So I’ve been pole dancing for almost 2 years.
“Train” sounds like a harsh word. As a matter of fact I never really “train”. I like to pole dance and I do it when I want to do it. There’s only fun when I grab the pole. So I have never focus on training to make my routine perfect, but instead I just dance my heart out while listening to the music. I do go to the pole class once a week, plus I can also pole dance 3 times a week at my part time job when I work there.
I started pole dancing 4 months after I start exotic dancing, but I have no gymnastic, dance or any kind of athletic background before I was an exotic dancer.
I don’t train!!! I only focus on my dominant side when I freestyle or during my stage show at work. Why??? Because I don’t want to do something I am not comfortable with while stripping on stage! Think what happens if I slip on top of a girl just because I want to practice my non dominant side on stage!!?
I am defiantly not a full time poler, but I do work with poles when I work in downtown. I have an unique life style in Toronto, which allowed me to mix work, friends and pole all together! I Call it: “Sex, Drug, Rock n POLE” !!!
My instructor Elisabeth always inspires me. She encouraged me to do my first showcase outside of the strip club and I thank her for that. I dance because I love to dance, I am doing this for myself because I am happy when I pole dance.
What Kind of question is that??? I am a guy, no heels!
Heart Breaker by Mia Martina
Ceiling Walk in the strip club, Extended Butterfly in the studio.
Iron X…. because I can’t land softly. Sooo up set!!!
HeyHey&CO for sure!
Tall (at least 2 or 3 floor high), 40mm X-pole on spin mode would be my weapon of choice.
Pole dancing is…. not as hard as you think it is!