The first takes place in San Francisco at the studios of Bombshell Betty. The class is
Bombshell Betty's Intro to Burlesquercise Mini-Session. It runs for three weeks starting on Wednesday, December 2. Classes meet once per week from 7 to 8:30pm. Here's the class description:
Been looking for a sexy workout or just want more excitement in your life? Come join in on the fun with this special introductory series. In addition to the unique bump-and-grind warmup and workout that Burlesquercise is famous for, you will learn the burlesque strut, how to create your own retro style dance moves and choreography, how to work a boa, twirl tassels (no nudity required) and more! You'll also learn the choreography for the dance numbers most often performed by "Bombshell Betty's Burlesqueteers," so pull your favorite lingerie out of hiding in the top drawer and let's shake it... with Burlesquercise!
December 2, 9 & 16
GENERAL REGISTRATION: $60 for all 3 classes!
Registration link: http://www.bombshellbetty.net/burlesquercise.html
Betty will also start a Burlesque Intensive class starting in January. click on the link above for more information and registration.
I've just recently learned that Jodi Waseca of Room for Cream will be teaching burlesque classes in Sebastopol! So if you're in the North Bay and thought that the drive into San Francisco was a bit too long to take a class, this may be the the perfect solution for you!
I've seen Room for Cream perform a number of times at various Hubba Hubba Revue shows. Jodi is known for her belly dancing skills and performances influenced by hobo and gypsy cultures. If you'd like to see some videos of her performances, check out www.myspace.com/roomfercream and www.myspace.com/t_lulajai.
Jodi's classes will be on Monday evenings from 7:30 to 9pm at Core Motion Studio in Sebastopol. For more information about Jodi and her classes, please visit www.teachstreet.com/teacher/jodi-waseca. Here's the class description she sent me:
Beginning Burlesque classes with Jodi Waseca of Room For Cream in Sebastopol! Every week we will go over a little history, stage presence tips, dance technique and choreography ideas to get your creative juices flowing! Learn how to incorporate comedy, titillation and different dance forms into a fun, cohesive performance. Come have fun with us in a super safe, supportive environment! Let your inner sass shine!
Classes are held at Core in Motion Studio in Sebastopol (134 Weeks Way, in the town plaza-studio #707.823.1074) and are $13 per class with discounts available for multiple class purchases.
If you have any questions, both instructors may be contacted through the websites mentioned above. I'm sure they'd be willing to answer any questions that you may have!
I'm also planning to put together profiles of the various burlesque schools and instructors in the area. As it's said, they'll be coming soon! :-)