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Monday, December 8, 2008

Dottie Lux's School of Shimmy comes to San Francisco!

Dottie Lux of Red Hots Burlesque emailed me to let me know that she's bringing her School of Shimmy to San Francisco! Classes start in January, and there's an opportunity to perform at Red Hots in February. So if you're interested in taking some classes with Dottie, here are the deets she sent me:


You've heard about a burlesque revival. You've seen snippets of this sensation in the press and on T.V. Now it's time for you to get in on the action! Calling all divas, cool cats, harlots, dames hot mamas and daddy-o's, RED HOTS BURLESQUE SCHOOL OF SHIMMY is for you! If you have always dreamed of being a burlesque star or just want to learn what all this fun is all about you too can be Red Hot! The School of Shimmy has been seen in Curve Magazine, The New York Times, Current TV, WNBC and has been enjoyed by over 200 people! Come see what all the fuss is about.
Sign up today!
January 4th, 5th, 18th, 25th, 26th
February 1st, 2nd, 8th, 9th

Classes are Sunday and Monday at The Center For Sex and Culture
Sunday classes are 3-5pm and Monday classes are 7-9pm
Space is limited and reservations are appreciated and encouraged.
To reserve a spot email: with S.O.S. in the subject line
more info or call 201-615-9245

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. To reserve a spot email: with S.O.S. in the subject line. State which classes you are interested in and inquire about discounted rates! All classes are $30.

If you would like to perform at the School of Shimmy Showcase Burlesque 101, 201 and Rehearsal are mandatory classes. The Showcase will take place on Feb 13th at 7:30 pm at El Rio as part of the famed weekly show, Red Hots Burlesque.

Jan 4th & 5th 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.

Jan 18th Burlesque Crafting:Fans, hats, pasties, shimmy belts, flowers for your hair and more! Make your performance pop and figure out how to do it yourself. Some supplies available day of class and a list of supplies to bring will be provided at registration.

Jan 25&26th Burlesque 201: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 1st Burlesque Choreography with expert instructor Alotta Boutte more info coming soon!

Feb 2nd Making Faces: 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!

Feb 8th & 9th 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!

Feb 13th, 7:30pm El Rio (3158 Mission Street SF, CA)- School of Shimmy Showcase! Your chance to sh-sh-shake it on stage!

So there you have it. If you've watched Dottie Lux perform, and if you've ever wanted to have her teach you all of the burlesque techniques that you've seen, then this is your chance! Give Dottie a call at 201-615-9245, or send her an email at
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