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Sunday, September 19, 2010

Hot Pink Feathers classes and news: September 2010 (revised)

(SFBR Ombudsman's note: The editor and writer apparently have been staying out far too late and partying way too hard. The blog post of Thursday, September 16, concerning the Hot Pink Feathers contained several errors including bad and missing links, and an old class description. The SFBR has decided to re-post this article in its entirety with corrections. If you see the SFBR editor and writer out late drinking and carousing, please remind them of their responsibilities and send them on home. Thank you for your understanding.)

This year, the Hot Pink Feathers will be celebrating their 10th anniversary! Starting in 2000, the showgirls of HPF have been delighting audiences with their own brand of World Cabaret Showgirl dance! Led by the Queen of Carnaval SF 2008 Kellita, they've performed on many stages across the country, appeared on television, and won awards such as the San Francisco Bay Guardian's "Best Dance Company" in the 2008 edition of the "Best of the Bay" polls.

They'll also be celebrating the four year anniversary of their show Burlesque n' Brass. Along with their musical collaborators Blue Bone Express, they've been wowing audiences at Cafe Van Kleef in Oakland since 2006. And on Saturday, October 2, it'll also be a celebration of Kellita's birthday, so expect an extra helping of gloss and glitter! It all starts when the doors open at 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $10, and the show is for those 21 years of age and older. Cafe Van Kleef is located at 1621 Telegraph Avenue, near the 19th Street BART station.

The Feathers have also started up a Facebook Page. Just click on over there and click the "like" button, and you'll get updates through Facebook. That's so cool!

If you're looking for email updates, they've got you covered there, too. Just navigate over to, and click on the pink link. Once you fill out the online form, you'll receive HPF news in your inbox via their new email service!

Interested in learning about the inner workings of an entertainment company like the Hot Pink Feathers? Apply to be an intern! Find out more about this opportunity at

And last but not least, The Hot Pink Feathers Showgirl Academy will be starting three new classes next week: Crafting the Solo, HPF Technique Fall Session I, and HPF Choreography Fall Session I. Here are all of the details!

CRAFTING the SOLO: creating your own burlesque solo dance

this workshop is for all levels of experience, from novice to professional

from our time together, you will:

* feel ease with both choreography and improvisation
* communicate your vision with more satisfaction
* uncover your strengths and emphasize them
* magnify your confidence and radiance
* receive valuable individual attention
* explore your unique flavor of sexy
* discover your own burlesque voice
* increase your stage presence
* unleash your inner showgirl!

Thursdays 9/23 thru 11/4 7:30-9:30pm
includes public performance option (date TBA)

Limited enrollment; Pre-reg required; $295 (can pay in 2 parts)
Non-refundable deposit of $75 holds your spot


HPF TECHNIQUE Fall Session I: 4 Tuesdays 9/21, 9/28, 10/5, 10/12 **7:30**pm
$60/series ($20/drop in); $54/series ($17 drop-in) for members

HPF CHOREOGRAPHY (and extra show prep) Fall Session I: 4 Tuesdays 9/21, 9/28, 10/5, 10/12 **8:30**pm
$60/series ($20/drop in); $54/series ($17 drop-in) for members (to participate in 10/17 show, add'l prep $75 extra ($37.50 for members)

For those wishing to perform on 10/17, the total: $195 or $145.50 (for those w/ annual membership


Learn from veteran of the stage, award-winning international burlesque delight, Kellita. With 10 years active cabaret & burlesque experience, Kellita is a 5-time finalist at the Burlesque Hall of Fame, headliner of 3 burlesque festivals, and Queen of Carnaval SF, 2008. Kellita's teaching credits include: Tease-O-Rama, NY Burlesque Festival, New Orleans Burlesque Festival, Vancouver International Burlesque Festival, Toronto Burlesque Festival, St. Louis Show Me Burlesque Festival, Windy City Burlesque Festival, and the Hot Pink Feathers Showgirl Academy. She takes particular delight in awakening showgirls worldwide.

Register here: w/ as payee (and send an email to the same address with questions &/or to announce your registration!)

San Francisco classes and practices held at:
Hot Pink Feathers Showgirl Academy @ The Ballet Studio in SF
128 10th St at Minna; great parking; 3 blks from Civic Ctr BART

See more at

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