Rebekah discovered pole dancing at a bachelorette party in March of 2011. She was immediately hooked by the exhilarating feeling of twirling around the pole. As soon as she got home, she found Divine Movement, signed up for a Pole 101 series, and has never looked back! As a stay at home mom by day, dancing brings a perfect balance to her life. She is so happy to be sharing this movement with new students and hopes that they will find a supportive and encouraging oasis here, just as she has!
I grew up all over the world, but I’ve spent my entire adult life in the greater Seattle area.
Why do you love Divine Movement?
When I first started at Divine, I had kind of lost myself in my role of mother to my three kids. Divine has allowed me to rediscover a part of myself that has nothing to do with being a mom, to form new, strong friendships with women of all ages and from all walks of life, and to have some much-needed time for myself! Our community here is so supportive and nurturing. Each and every student and instructor here brings something unique to the dance floor, and I’m continually floored by the beauty all around me!
What do you consider your teaching style?
I encourage my students to really dance their way through the warm-up…to get lost in it, and enjoy every inch of their movement! When it comes to teaching spins, I like to take it slow. I’m a slow learner myself, so I empathize when a student is struggling, and encourage them to try it again the next week. And I always leave plenty of time at the end of class for dancing!
What music is on your “Divine” playlist right now?
When I first started pole dancing, it was hard for me to imagine dancing to anything but sexy music! How freeing it was when I realized that you can dance to any song, and express any emotion through pole dance! Here are some current favorites, all of which have made their way to various playlists recently: River – Emeli Sande, Even If – The Erised, Whatever it Takes – Imagine Dragons, I Knew You Were Trouble – Taylor Swift, This Town – Kygo & Sasha Sloan, OMG – Camilla Cabello, Congratulations – Post Malone
Butternut Squash. Baked, mashed, pureed, in a soup…I love it all.
What is the farthest you have been from home?
I lived in several countries growing up: Zaire, Belgium, France, The Philippines, and the U.S. I’ve also visited the U.K. and South Africa. I don’t know which is farthest from here…I’d have to get out an Atlas!
When was the last time you cried?
Earlier today. I tear up at the drop of a hat.
As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?
I wanted to be on the stage!
Chocolate chip cookies. When I get stressed out, I find myself getting out a mixing bowl and whipping up a batch. It takes me right back to being a kid in my mom’s kitchen.
Favorite article of clothing to dance in?
a soft, stretchy scarf.
“People generally see what they look for, and hear what they listen for.” ― Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird