Student Spotlight

Say hello to Sabrina!

sabrina2“This is a place where you can completely be yourself and where you will accomplish things you never thought possible.”

Miss June 2016: Sabrina

Occupation: Localization Program Manager

Your motto or favorite quote: If you are constantly learning, your absolute best work now will be half as good as your average work later.

How long have you been pole dancing at Divine? Since 2008! I took Pole 101 alongside some of our current instructors!

Did you have any previous dance or fitness training before starting pole? Only a few ballet classes, but I’ve done a lot of weight training.

What made you decide to take pole dancing classes? A friend dragged me to an open house. I had the completely wrong idea about what it would be like, but as soon as I saw Angi perform I wanted to sign up. I’ve never been so glad to be wrong in my life.

Favorite class? (spins, inversions, or boudoir), and why? Probably inversions, because I love to climb, but it’s really hard to pick one!

What is it that you LOVE about pole dancing at Divine? I love the physical and artistic challenges, and the completely amazing community of women here. This is a place where you can completely be yourself and where you will accomplish things you never thought possible.

Platforms or legwarmers? Legwarmers…but really I prefer minimalist attire.

What are you currently working on technically? I have one last transition to improve (Butterfly to Flatline) before I can graduate to Intermediate Inversions. I. Can’t. Wait.

What are you working on artistically? I’m planning to perform at NW Pole Art in November and I’m thinking of attempting to choreograph my own piece this year. I’ve never done this before, so I’m slightly terrified.

What is your favorite move? For spins, I’d say Flying Angel; for inversions, probably Jasmine — which is funny because it used to be my nemesis move!

What is in your pole bag (ex: grip aid, journal, etc)? Grip aid. Unicorn booty shorts. What else do you need?

Do you have a favorite song to pole dance to? I have a few: Givin Em What They Love (Janelle Monae & Prince), Ransom Notes (Sohn), Hal (Yasmine Hamdan)

We LOVE music at Divine. What 3 songs would be featured on the soundtrack to YOUR life, and why?

1. 912 Greens by Ramblin’ Jack Elliott. I’ve done a lot of travelling when I was younger and this song reminds me of the spontaneity and sweetness of those years.

2. Anything from Led Zeppelin or Sabbath…70s music is my spirit animal.

3. Gymnopédie No. 1 by Erik Satie. When I was a kid and couldn’t sleep, my dad would play this on the piano for me. Guilty pleasure: Really, really bad horror movies. I love things that are ridiculous. Also, singing at the top of my lungs to whatever’s playing when I’m driving around.

Any inspirational advice you would like to share with new polers?  Even if a new move seems impossible, just keep at it. Sometimes it takes me months or even a year to be able to do a new move…but there’s no feeling like when you finally nail it.