Burlesque Classes Jan-March
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YOU SAVE $10 per class by purchasing tickets here If you would like to attend more than one class simply purchase the same number tickets as classes you would like to attend.
No other discounts are available at this time. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you are in need of financial aide.
All classes are open to students of any age or gender who want to shake it on stage or in the bedroom. No previous dance or performance experience is required. No deposit needed for class, however space is very limited and reservations are strongly encouraged.
If you would like to perform at the School of Shimmy Showcase Burlesque 101, 201 and Finshing Touches are mandatory classes. The Winter Showcase will take place on March 18th at 7:30 pm at El Rio as part of the famed weekly show, Red Hots Burlesque.
January 24th 7-9pm Burlesque 101: In this two-hour workshop, students will learn the history of burlesque, how to create a persona and basic choreography. As well as learning to build your burlesque attitude; feel great about your body, and an open discussion about increased confidence and positive thinking.
Burlesque 101 was recently offered as part of Fabulosa Fest more details here: www.fabulosafest.com
And at the Yerba Buena Center For The Arts before the screening of "Behind The BurlyQ".
January 31st 7-9pm Fan Dancing with Delilah Whether you are a novice or a professional, Delilah's fan dancing class will benefit you. Beginners will gain confidence and poise, performers will have the opportunity to refine their stage craft. Even if you are not interested in performing, fan dancing provides an incredible and fun workout for your upper arms (and all over)! In this class we will focus on hiding, revealing, tantalizing and teasing the audience. In addition to learning the fundamentals of working with fans, we will also touch on staging, movement, gesture and expression, bringing it all together to encompass all you need to create a glamorous and confident stage presence. Learn to use your face and your body to create different moods, from vampy to campy! Learn how to work the stage to incredible effect! You are welcome to bring your own fans, or anything else that can be used as a substitute. Bring high heel shoes comfortable to dance in and easy to remove (or ballet slippers), and comfortable clothes that are easy to move in.
Feb 7th 7-9pm Burlesque 201: Getting an Act together:Students are encouraged to come with an act or character in mind. We will develop personas and discuss song choice, prop use, costume selection and techniques for coming up with acts. This class will include lecture and group work.
Feb 14th 7-9pm: Strip for your Lover: Both partners are encouraged to come to this class as well as singles or people looking to take home a surprise! Students will learn how to create a sexy character specific to their taste and learn how to make that character move and breathe. With sexy moves and a built up confidence you'll be sure to pop your partner's cork!
Feb 28th 7-9pm Pastie Making and Tassel Twirling: How do we do it?! Impress and amaze with the art of tassel twirling. In the first hour we will go over the history of tassel twirling and you will make your very own pair of pasties with tassels. No materials fees. Supplies will be provided, but if you have a pair of scissors and/or a hot glue gun; bring it! The second hour of class will teach you those much desired and sought out moves to get those tatas-a-twirlin'! We will go over several different methods and find which option works best for you. Be prepared to wear pasties on your body. The class is a safe and respectful environment where students should feel free to toss their inhabitions aside.
March 7th 7-9pm Finishing Touches: Rehearsal and Workshop Participants get a chance to go through each of their numbers and address practical questions and concerns with bringing your first act to the famed Red Hots Burlesque (El Rio 2-13-09) stage that very week. Tim Wells is on hand to take your posed or live photo!
March 14th 7-9pm Hair and Make-up Intensive: Learn how to apply fake lashes, accentuate your look, use hair pieces and wigs. We've all heard the saying "It's costs a lot of money to look this cheap!" well it doesn't have to. Join in this class where you're given the best places to find bargains and even learn how to make the most of what you already have!
March 18th, 7:30pm El Rio (3158 Mission Street SF, CA)- School of Shimmy Showcase! Your chance to sh-sh-shake it on stage!
Million Fishes Gallery
2501 Bryant St
San Francisco, CA
|Minimum Age: 18|
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: No|