Van Ella Studios (2646 Cherokee St)
Mynx Academy of Pole Dance (3190 S Grand Blvd)
Join us on the dancefloor and in the classroom for a variety of some of the most saught-after workshops led by professional performers and instructors from all over the world! All classes will take place at VAN ELLA STUDIOS and MYNX ACADEMY OF POLE DANCE.
FRIDAY MAY 20th at VAN ELLA STUDIOS
11-12:30pm at VES
Intermediate Ballet with Paris Original
An Intermediate level ballet class for students with experience in ballet (or for less experienced dancers wanting a challenge). This class will feature exercises at the barre, some stretching and conditioning, and center exercises. While the class follows a more traditional format, Paris works to give his class a fun atmosphere rather than focus on the strict formalities of ballet so we can all learn and move our bodies in a supportive environment. Let's have fun and dance together!
12:45pm-1:45pm at VES
The Kraft of Acting 1: Character Development with Miss Astrid
Learn all about developing your character(s) for the burlesque stage. Kate Valentine (a.k.a. Miss Astrid) is an actress that specializes in comedic characters. Allow her to use her expertise to help you, using her "20 Questions" as a tool to strengthen your choices on stage.
2pm-3pm at VES
Grindercise with Shan De Leers
Join Shan de Leers for a fast and dirty flow dance class! Come for an hour of up tempo movement; grinds, rolls, waves, and transitions that will help you raise your heartbeat and tap into your Core Power. Lets get in CUNTrol as we work those cores and legs! It's an ab class that doesn't feel like it...until the next day!
3:15-4:15 at VES
Giving Good Face: Facial & Body Expressions for the Stage with Sizzle Dizzle
In this 1 hr movement class, we explore how our bodies tell stories, & how we can manipulate & exaggerate our bodies to enhance those stories. Please wear clothes you can move in.
FRIDAY MAY 20th at MYNX ACADEMY OF POLE DANCE
12pm-1pm at MYNX
Level Up Your Health with Tanis Lee
Are you fatigued? In pain? Having a hard time finding the energy to perform? Or just wonder what more you can do for your health? I want to share with you everything I know. We will talk about diet, supplements, exercise, mental attitude, and creativity. My goal is to show you how slight changes can have enormous effects on the positivity in your life. Let's grow together and level up your health. Please bring a pen, paper, and positive attitude.
1:15pm-2:15pm at MYNX
Vintage Hairstyling with Lucy Buttons
Learn the foundation of every fabulous vintage hair style by finally learning how to wrap a good set! Then learn how to customize your set for your hair type and preferred style whether it be jazz era, 40's pin-up, victory rolls, 60's bouffant, or the perfect feathered disco realness. This class will teach you the basics to have the perfect coif every time. It's hands on so come un-done and get ready to roll.
2:30-4pm at MYNX
Get Possessed: Creative Make-Up Techniques with Maxi Glamour
A captivating workshop showcasing creative makeup techniques from the Demon Queen of Polka and Baklava. Learn the art of contouring and artistic Sci-Fi makeup in this informative class.
SATURDAY MAY 21st 1 VAN ELLA STUDIOS
11-12:30pm at VES
Slow Burn Moving with Sensuality and Intention with Lola Frost
Moving slowly on stage is challenging. It takes thought, confidence and a belief in the expression you are portraying to your audience. It starts with a though, is moved through action and then becomes bestowed to your audience. Whenever you are moving on stage you want your actions to radiate with strength and grace, with power and intention. This movement and theory based class will take you through a warm up, a diverse range of movements and the theory behind them, as well as exploring receptive and penetrative energies to bring the most diverse translations of your desires to the stage.
Open to all levels
12:45-1:45pm at VES
Musicality & Burlesque with Deanna Danger
Music can usually be the first piece of the puzzle when creating a new burlesque routine, and can often be the major source of inspiration for the performance itself! Music and specifically, timing with your music is of the utmost importance as a burlesque performer. Hitting all the hits, bumping on all the bumps and finding the best place for your grinds are some of the ways performers can use their music to their teasing advantage. This part-lecture, part-movement class will address how to select the perfect music, what makes a song appropriate for burlesque performance, how to build your choreography timing, and performing to live music. Students are encouraged to bring their own potential song selections for personal advice from the instructor! Please wear comfortable movement clothing.
2pm-3pm at VES
Ladies & Gentlemen! The Art of Emceeing with Miss Astrid
Learn the dos and donts of emceeing from the Queen Bitch of emcees Miss Astrid!
This class will discuss your relationship to the audience, your fellow performers, and yes, even your crew and venue. Kate Valentine a.k.a. Miss Astrid has been there, done that. Allow her to use her expertise to help you in a one-on-one workshop to take your hosting to the next level. The tips from this class are applicable in other fields such as acting, teaching, and public speaking.
3:15pm-4:15pm at VES
High End Costuming Hacks with Siobhan Atomica
A down and dirty, rough and tumble guide to taking your costuming game to the next level, in this class we will cover the basics of alterations, picking the right closures for your preferred reveals (and installing them), and much more! We will also cover the finer points of embellishing costumes with rhinestones, sequins, beads, and embroidery. These secrets will make your costumes look like couture pieces that will leave audiences (and fellow performers backstage) drooling over your glitz! Please bring a pen and paper. Short demonstrations will take place and emails including sources for costuming and important tips and tricks will be sent to those in attendance.
SATURDAY MAY 21st at MYNX ACADEMY OF POLE DANCE
12:45-1:45 at MYNX
Flow Motion with Michelle Mynx
Floor work for everyone! Add levels to your burlesque routines! This class celebrates your assets and teaches you to highlight them whether you have all splits and can sit on your head or you can't even touch your toes. Learn flows that work alone or with pole, bare foot or in heels, for the flexible or the not so flexible. Learn to dance your way to your feet and back to the floor. Michelle loves to create variations that work for every body type. Are you incredibly flexible and want to show it off? Great! Are you miles away from your splits? No problem! Learn "split fake-outs" and various other tricks to create your desired illusion. All levels welcome.
2pm-3pm at MYNX
Razzle Dazzle: Rhinestoning for Burlesque with Angelica G. LAmour
Most showgirls and audiences love the sparkle of rhinestones on opulent burlesque costumes, but working out how to jazz up your own costumes with them can be a bit daunting. In this practical workshop, Angelica will take you through tried tips and tricks on how to take your costumes to the next level so that you can avoid costly and time consuming mistakes. You will get direct sample stones comparison of different brands, colors and sizes. Different methods of attachments by variety of glues and hot fix will be practically demonstrated and you will get lots of tips on how to decorate costumes, corsets, bras, pasties, g strings, props and more. You will have a chance to look closely at Angelicas own sparkly costumes, which she decorates herself, as well as at variety of pictures of couture costumiers outfits for inspiration.
Van Ella Studios and Mynx Academy of Pole Dance (View)
2646 Cherokee Street (VES) and 3190 S Grand Blvd (MYNX)
St. Louis, MO 63118
|Minimum Age: 18|
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|