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Monday, June 6, 2011

Red Hots Burlesque's new term of classes for Summer 2011

The Red Hots Burlesque School of Shimmy is ab0ut to start its summer term! If you've ever wanted to learn to shake and shimmy like the best of them, now's your chance!

Classes will be taught by Dottie Lux and guest instructors including Scotty the Blue Bunny, Delilah, Alotta Boutté, and World Famous *BOB*!

Classes (except where noted) are usually held at Viracocha, which is located at 998 Valencia Street in San Francisco (map).

Most classes are $20 for presale and $30 walk in. Please email with any questions you may have! Or you may visit their website at

Red Hots Burlesque School of Shimmy

June7th **Burlesque 101**Burlesque 101** 7-9pm in SF at Viracocha 998 Valencia St, SF CA
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.
Burlesque 101 has been seen in the NYTimes, KOFY TV, Curve Magazine at Fabulosa Fest at the Yerba Buena Center For The Arts and MORE!.

June 12th **Burlesque 201** 7-9pm in SF at Viracocha 998 Valencia St, SF CA:
Getting an Act together: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.

June 14th **MAKE IT LOOK EASY : Working through the Anxiety of Performance with Scotty the Blue Bunny** 7-9pm in SF at Viracocha 998 Valencia St, SF CA:
In this playshop we will investigate old and new techniques for owning the stage. Participants are invited to co-create a safe space for new and long-time performers to come together and share strategies for preparing for performance, dealing with nerves coping mechanisms and rituals, pairing movement with breath and accessing the full joy of performance.
Dress comfortably and be prepared to move a little.

June 19th **Ultimate Self Confidence with World Famous *BOB* ** Two classes offered 1-3pm and 4-6pm in
Berkeley at Shattuck Down Low 2284 Shattuck Ave:
Ultimate Self Confidence is the radical and astonishing workshop that everyone is talking about! As seen in the Village Voice "Best of New York 2008" guide. World Famous *BOB* has created a workshop to encourage women (the class is currently women-only, though a co-ed version is planned to be offered in the future) to take larger steps towards who they ultimately want to be - whether it is on stage or in everyday life situations. Confidence is something that is only true when it is created by ourselves and *BOB* will guide you through a series of fun and sometimes challenging exercises to create "courage references" that are guaranteed to stay with you long after you've left class. Come ready to work and be prepared to amaze even yourself! Nothing is hotter or more powerful than self-confidence. *BOB*'s intense and astonishing, boundary-shattering class is known for changing lives and opening minds. You will be exposed and your body fears will be challenged and you will prevail. Promptness is crucial to this class - 10 minutes after it is scheduled to start no one will be allowed in. photo by Ted D'Ottavio

June 28th 7-9pm Fan **Dancing with Delilah** in SF at Viracocha 998 Valencia St
Whether you are a novice or a professional, Delilah's fan dancing class will benefit you. Beginners will gain confidence and poise, performers will have the opportunity to refine their stage craft. Even if you are not interested in performing, fan dancing provides an incredible and fun workout for your upper arms (and all over)! In this class we will focus on hiding, revealing, tantalizing and teasing the audience. In addition to learning the fundamentals of working with fans, we will also touch on staging, movement, gesture and expression, bringing it all together to encompass all you need to create a glamorous and confident stage presence. Learn to use your face and your body to create different moods, from vampy to campy! Learn how to work the stage to incredible effect! You are welcome to bring your own fans, or anything else that can be used as a substitute. Bring high heel shoes comfortable to dance in and easy to remove (or ballet slippers), and comfortable clothes that are easy to move in.

July 11th 7-9pm **Choreography with Alotta Boutte**: in SF at Viracocha 998 Valencia St, SF CA:
Get the lessons in bumps, grinds and all those magical moves of burlesque stars from Alotta Boutte who won Best Troupe at Miss Exotic World 2004, and Best Burlesque in both SF Guardian and Eastbay Express. She has graced the pages of 7x7 Magazine as part of the annual "Top 20 under 40." and Jan/Feb 08 issue of Curve Magazine. She has been in productions of Margaret Cho's Sensuous Woman, Miss Exotic World, Tease-O-Rama and Beach Blanket Babylon

July 18th 7-9pm **Pastie Making and Tassel Twirling**: in SF at Viracocha 998 Valencia St, SF CA:
How do we do it?! Impress and amaze with the art of tassel twirling. In the first hour we will go over the history of tassel twirling and you will make your very own pair of pasties with tassels. No materials fees. Supplies will be provided, but if you have a pair of scissors and/or a hot glue gun; bring it! The second hour of class will teach you those much desired and sought out moves to get those tatas-a-twirlin'! We will go over several different methods and find which option works best for you. Be prepared to wear pasties on your body. The class is a safe and respectful environment where students should feel free to toss their inhabitions aside.

July 25th Finishing Touches: Rehearsal and Workshop Viracocha 998 Valencia St
Participants get a chance to go through each of their numbers and address practical questions and concerns. We will get you polished and stage ready. Come to any or all, but only pay once. A professional photographer is on hand to take your posed or live photo!

July 27th & July 29th, 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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