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Sunday, August 9, 2009

School of Shimmy Burlesque 101 class starts Monday, August 10, 2009

Ever wanted to perform in a burlesque show? Well, you can! With Red Hots Burlesque's School of Shimmy (, you simply need to take three classes: Burlesque 101, 201, and Rehearsal. Then you'll be set to perform in the School of Shimmy Showcase at El Rio in San Francisco on Friday, September 4. Read on for all the details!

School of Shimmy August Classes

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!

Bring a friend or meet some in the class. Burlesque is about having fun! Bring a smile and an open mind because we’re going to let loose as you learn to shake it with confidence and class!

Sign up today! **Private Classes Available Year Round**

Open to the Public on August 7th, 9th, 10th, 17th, 23rd, 31st
Classes are held at The Climate Theater (
Located at 285 9th Street. At the corner of 9th and Folsom in San Francisco
Space is limited and reservations are appreciated and encouraged.

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 class(es) you are interested in and don't forget inquire about discounted rates! All classes are $30. [Addendum on August 9: I received a message from First Friday Follies that mentioned a $10 discount for any and every S.O.S. class with the code word "Follies!" Or try "Follies" without the exclamation mark.]

If you would like to perform at the School of Shimmy Showcase Burlesque 101, 201 and Rehearsal are mandatory classes. The Summer Showcases will take place on Sept 4th at 7:30 pm at El Rio as part of the famed weekly show, Red Hots Burlesque.

Aug 9th 3-5pm The Schmooze- Business of Burlesque with Lady Monster Learn how to respectfully get press and bookings. Navigate the burlesque world with class and dignity. The best ways to get involved are right at your fingertips; don't miss out!

Aug 10th 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.

Aug 17th 7-9pm 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.

Aug 23rd 3-5pm 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!

Aug 31st 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!

Sept 4th, 7:30pm El Rio (3158 Mission Street SF, CA)- School of Shimmy Showcase! Your chance to sh-sh-shake it on stage!

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