The first class is an introduction to burlesque that will be led by Mynx d'Meanor. She will cover the basics of burlesque, including its history. There will be two levels of chair dancing classes offered, both led by Flame Cynders. Those classes will begin on Tuesday, July 20.
The instructors have years of dancing experience and have performed in some of the burlesque's biggest shows. And if you're in the East Bay, the classes will be conveniently located in the Rockridge neighborhood of Oakland!
To register online, or for more information, please visit fishnetfollies.com. If you have any further questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call Mynx d'Meanor at 415-300-0976.
FISHNET FOLLIES SCHOOL OF CLASSIC BURLESQUE
Learn the sultry, sassy art of classic burlesque striptease in a fun and friendly environment! You will learn fundamental burlesque moves, pinup poses, and group dance routines for the Fishnet Follies Burlesque Chorus. You will also get an overview of burlesque history, the current “revival” community, as well as pointers on how to create a burlesque persona, costumes and choreography for your own solo act.
Open to women of all shapes, sizes and backgrounds, 18 years and older. No prior dance experience necessary!
FISHNET FOLLIES is proud to present 3 new class series for July/August!
All classes held at BAY FUNCTIONAL FITNESS
5255 College Avenue, Oakland CA 94618
(Rockridge/North Oakland area. Just a few blocks away from the Rockridge BART Station.)
Intro to Burlesque: “Charm School”
SUNDAYS, 2PM – 3PM. July 18 – August 8, 2010 (4 week series)
Developing the fundamental elements of classic burlesque. Harkening back to the charm schools of the 1950’s, we will begin each class with mild stretches and “drills” on posture (yes, you will stand/walk with a book on your head) and mimicking several classic pinup poses. Then we’ll dig into a focus topic, varied each week.
Led by Mynx d’Meanor.
Week 1: “The Look” – Finding your best angles, standing and sitting. We will spend time really looking at ourselves in the mirror to figure out how to show off our assets in the most flattering way possible, and hide any “flaws” we’re not so proud of.
Week 2: “The Strut” – Different ways of walking, based on character (shy kitten? vamp? etc.) and musicality.
Week 3: “The Dance” / The Drama” – Basic dance moves, developing character and drama with musicality and costume.
Week 4: “Putting It All Together” / “Taking It Off” – Tease and strip techniques, overview of playing with accessories (gloves, stockings, etc.)
Drop-ins: $20.00 (Cash)
Pre-registration: $60.00 (PayPal/Credit Card. $2.00 PayPal transaction fee applies.)
Chair Dance Level 1
TUESDAYS, 6PM – 7PM. July 20 – August 24, 2010 (6 week series)
Intro to chair dance with choreography. You will learn the fundamentals of burlesque dance moves incorporated into a group chair dance routine for the Fishnet Follies Burlesque Chorus.
Led by Flame Cynders.
Pre-registration: $90.00 (PayPal/Credit Card. $2.00 PayPal transaction fee applies.)
Chair Dance Level 2
TUESDAYS, 7PM – 8PM. July 20 – August 24, 2010 (6 week series)
Prepare and polish your chair dance routine for the Fishnet Follies Burlesque Chorus. *Require: Chair Dance Level 1 or instructor approval.
Led by Flame Cynders.
Pre-registration only: $90.00 (PayPal/Credit Card. $2.00 PayPal transaction fee applies.)