She tells how she approached the Pole. She assures that before she realized it, she was already in love with discipline. From Slovenia, in an interview for Polegood, TJAŠA SKUBIC.
Would you tell us how you got to Pole Dance?
It all started 5 years ago when I moved next to a pole studio and at the time I haven’t been doing any other sports so it was a really nice opportunity for me to take a class there. And before I knew it I was utterly in love with this beautiful form of art.
How is your life outside of sport?
I’m a student at Faculty of sports where I’m studying kinesiology. In my spare time I teach pole dance at a local studio, and I never miss an opportunity to hang out with my friends, boyfriend and family.
Within your career as an athlete of the Pole, what moments would you highlight?
The most important moment was when I became a pole instructor because this had been my dream since I started. I’d also need to highlight my experience with competing, because it had a big impact on me as a dancer and performer. Just the other day another amazing thing happened, Indi Pole app has contacted me about becoming one of their instructors on their platform. I’m beyond thrilled about collaborating with them.
Any phrase identify you?
Please, keep looking. Not for a person, but for your passion, your love, your courage, your goals, your dreams, your happiness, yourself. Keep looking. Explore yourself before you explore another. Know your worth, know yourself. Only then will you know what you need over what you want. You need yourself to become your own.
This is something that really inspires me and I always try to follow it.
According to your experience, what are the benefits that the discipline of Pole Dance brings to the athletes who practice it?
I’d say the most important thing would be the confidence that you gain with pole dance. All the pole dancers I know started loving their bodies more and accepting themselves as a whole after they had started taking pole classes. But of course,
there are also physical benefits like becoming stronger and more flexible which not only make you a better pole dancer but also make you feel healthier and more powerful.
With what other disciplines do you complement this activity?
I go to twerk classes every once in a while and do some yoga to get more flexible and to relax during exam periods or other stressful times.
Why would you advise doing Pole Dance?
I would advise pole dance to everyone who wants to gain muscle, become more flexible and boost their confidence overall. There’s also another thing about pole dance that isn’t mentioned often enough in my opinion. While learning new pole tricks, you’re constantly achieving new goals. I think having goals is super important because they keep you motivated and help you realize how much you’ve progressed.
A message that you want to leave us?
Always believe in yourself and never stop doing something you’re passionate about.
Full Name: Tjaša Skubic
Where were you born?: In Ljubljana, Slovenia
Where do you live?: In Ljubljana, Slovenia
Zodiac sign?: Taurus
Music you prefer ?: Pop, rock, R’N’B
Awards, mention them:
3rd Place Pole Freak Championship Amateur Category – 2016.
Thank you very much Tjaša Skubic, for allowing us to spread a little bit of your story.
Vanesa S. Zylinski- POLEGOOD Magazine