X2C is a graceful professional pole fitness and Liquid Motion instructor who possesses a great feeling for music and enjoys being able to express herself creatively through movement. She teaches at Vertical Joe’s in Atlanta, Georgia.
1. You’ve been certified in all three levels of the Liquid Motion training program. Tell us how you got started with Liquid Motion and why you chose to take advantage of taking all three certification levels.
I took a sampler class at with Jeni when it was still in the early stages at PoleCon. I fell in love with Jeni’s passion for the movement and teaching style. I never wanted the class to end.
2. What is your teaching philosophy? Do you have a motto or mantra?
I believe that each student has a master key to unlock their potential. My job as the instructor is to show them how to use that key and open as many doors as possible.
3. What has been your most rewarding teaching experience?
When the students say they wish they had more time in class to learn more. “Class is over already???”
4. What has been your biggest struggle in your teaching journey?
Being able to practice more for me!!! I want to LIVE on the floor to make myself a better performer and instructor. Teaching so many classes and having a full-time job makes this rather difficult.
5. You’ve taught pole dance classes for over a decade. Do you find that the Liquid Motion methodology helps with other modalities, either as a student or as an instructor?
YES to both!!! Liquid Motion methodology has improved my body awareness whether my movement is on the floor, walking the halls at work, or on the pole. I have learned to let the movement go all the way through my body and move with it.
6. What are your goals in your own personal movement journey?
To make my movements look effortless.
Has Liquid Motion had any impact in the way you approach these goals?
Of course, I am a natural “slow mover” and have always been one to engage and draw in my audience when I perform or execute moves. The methodology for Liquid Motion has allowed me to hone those skills and become even better by making them look smooth.
7. What’s your all-time favorite song that makes you want to get Liquid?
This question is not fair!! I have soooo many, but when I do a demo, I am usually dancing to “Body” by Syd or “Breathe” by Ne-Yo. Perfect tempo for my flow and has lots of intentional pockets within the music to take advantage of.
8. Do you have any hidden talents?
My brain is wired to solve word puzzles in record time. I can look at scrambled words and tell you what the word is in seconds.
9. As a senior instructor, do you have any tips for any aspiring or new instructors who may be reading this?
To be an effective teacher, you should have a good understanding of what you are teaching, be comfortable and confident with how to present the information, and know how to apply it to a diverse client base of all levels and learning styles. You must also be willing to be a student yourself! My clients love when I come back from a workshop, convention, or certification because they know they will be getting something new.
10. One of the things we love about you is that you know how to get things done. You don’t waste time and you always jump at the opportunity to help others. What’s your biggest source of motivation?
Thank you! I enjoy helping others be better. I also have several mentors and work with one of the best in the industry, Torwa Joe aka FiyaStarta, and they have always been so selfless with sharing what they know so that I could be better. At the end of the day, we are a brand, we are family, and we are stronger when we work together.
11. What advice would you give someone who is thinking about trying out the Liquid Motion class for the first time or thinking about taking a Liquid Motion certification?
I would tell them to release all per-conceived ideas you have about floorwork at the door. Allow your mind and your body to go on a journey that you never want to return from.
12. In one sentence, share a life lesson you’ve learned – maybe a piece of advice that you’ve always held onto or a random comment you heard in passing that stuck with you. What do you think everyone should hear at least once in their lifetime?
Advice I heard that stuck with me…”show up and stay consistent” and everyone should hear at least once is that they inspired someone.