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Thursday, March 12, 2009

Hot Pink Feathers news: Carnaval preparations and Showgirl Academy classes

Feather Maggie has sent me the very latest news about what the Hot Pink Feathers are up to. The winners of SFBG's Best of the Bay 2008 Best Dance Company are looking for YOU to join them at the Grand Carnaval Parade in San Francisco on May 24, 2009. You'll get trained in dance moves by the Queen and Head Feather herself, Kellita! Here are the details:

"Shimmy and Shine with the Hot Pink Feathers in the 31st Annual Grand Carnaval SF Parade!"

Unleash your inner showgirl and shimmy in the streets with a group of inclusive and supportive dancers. Be the star that you ARE! This is your chance to dance in the 31st Annual Grand Carnaval SF Parade with SFBG's Best of the Bay 2008 Best Dance Company, Hot Pink Feathers. Learn saucy moves & choreographies from the reigning Queen of Carnaval SF, Kellita! We provide the soaring and pulsating live brass and percussion of the Hot Pink Feathers All-Star Marching Band, clothe you in a glorious costume, and support you every step of the way! Weekly preparations begin March 17th at the Hot Pink Feathers Showgirl Academy and the Grand Carnaval Parade is on Sunday May 24th.

The Grand Carnaval SF Parade is on Memorial Day Sunday May 24th
Preparations are on Tuesdays March 17 through May 19 7:30-10pm
(plus 2-3 extra practices with the band on TBA Sat or Sun)
*7:30-8:30pm World Cabaret Showgirl Carnaval Dance Technique
*8:30-10pm Carnaval Choreography, Rehearsal & Logistical Coordination

Hot Pink Feathers Showgirl Academy
@ The Ballet Studio, 128 10th St. in SF
excellent parking; near Civic Center BART

Contact: Kellita Maloof, Head Feather
Tel: 415-398-7673

This year our theme is "I Dream Of Feathers" with aesthetic inspiration from the '60's TV classic I Dream of Jeannie. We will again be parading to live music provided by the Hot Pink Feathers All Star Marching Band, consisting of musicians from local bands Dr. Abacus, Rosin Coven, and more.

What you receive:
* includes 30+ hours of dance instruction, practice & preparation
* custom-fit, professionally designed & constructed costume rental
* personalized attention & instruction in a supportive community
* learn 3 full brand new choreographies to the point of polish & ownership
* receive direct guidance, support, and mentorship from Carnaval SF 2008 Queen Kellita
* be welcomed into the fold of "Best of the Bay" 2008 Dance Company Hot Pink Feathers
* feel supported and be energized by the live music of the talented Hot Pink Feathers All-Star Band (and adored by it's members!)
* experience the exhilaration of dancing in the streets to ecstatic audiences

Hear from dancers from Carnaval SF 2008:
"Carnaval 08 was a blast... Dancing with the Feathers was such an exiting and enjoyable experience. It is wonderful to come together with so many talented women and dance in the spirit of CARNAVAL!"
"It was awesome to get to know people from all walks of life whose paths I wouldn't necessarily have crossed otherwise, and many of these connections have become friendships that I value a lot."
"I loved seeing everybody learning, then mastering, then glowing and transforming, and finally dancing in the streets together! It was an amazing and empowering experience that everyone should have at least once in their lifetime!"
Payment Options & Full Benefits:
* Early Bird All-Inclusive Carnaval Special: SOLD OUT!!!
Register here:
* All-Inclusive Carnaval Special:
Register here:
* Step-by-Step Monthly Payment Plan Carnaval Special:
Register here:

We can't wait to take to the streets with you!

Love & Shimmies,
Queen Kellita & The Whole Feathers Tribe

But wait! Here's more information concerning the HPF Showgirl Academy's Spring Sessions!

World Cabaret/Samba Burlesque Dance Technique
* Practice signature Hot Pink Feather moves from our Samba Burlesque & World Cabaret style
* Explore a variety of approaches to Showgirl Samba & Showgirl Mambo
* Drill varieties of Showgirl struts, with an emphasis on Latin Showgirl accents
* Infuse your hands, arms, legs and feet with grace, extension & classic line
* Articulate your hips and chest in Hot Pink Feather latin bump 'n' grind *Experience the pleasure of turning without dizziness through spotting drills
* Broaden your range of movement from swift and snappy to slow and slinky

Spring Session I: 5 Tuesdays 3/ 17, 3/24, 3/31, 4/7, 4/14
Spring Session II: 5 Tuesdays 4/ 21, 4/28, 5/5, 5/12, 5/19

7:30-8:30 pm @ The Ballet Studio, 128 10th St. @ Minna
$75 /series ($20/drop in); RSVP to register at

***Register here:

World Cabaret/Samba Burlesque Choreography
* Learn choreographies from the Hot Pink Feathers repertoire
* Enrolling in this class creates eligibility to join the Hot Pink Feather Parade Corps (concurrent enrollment in Technique class required)

Spring Session I: 5 Tuesdays 3/ 17, 3/24, 3/31, 4/7, 4/14
Spring Session II: 5 Tuesdays 4/ 21, 4/28, 5/5, 5/12, 5/19

8:30-9:30 pm @ The Ballet Studio, 128 10th St. @ Minna
$75 /series ($20/drop in); RSVP to register at

***Register here:

So there you have it. All the information you'll need to become dance with the Hot Pink Feathers! So get your shimmy and shine on and I'll wave to ya at the parade! :-)
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