Take to the stage with our most popular class! The Burlesque 101 course will start you with the basics and help you to develop your very own burlesque character and act! You will also learn a group routine with your classmates and both performances will be debuted on a real stage as part of a graduation show.
Class meets one night a week from 7-9pm for 6 weeks, either on Sundays or Thursdays. Students will provide their own costuming for acts.
PERFORMANCE OPPORTUNITIES: After their graduation performance, certified graduates of Burlesque 101 are eligible to perform at Risque Monday burlesque shows for experience.
-We start things off with an introduction to Burlesque discussing it's varying styles, history and picking a name to fit your character.
-Bring your heels and learn how to strut your stuff with sexy walk and strut exercises!
-Creating your act and what goes into it. We'll talk about music, themes and telling a story through your routine.
-Bump, grind and shimmy your way to the stage! Learn these classic burlesque moves and how to connect to your audience.
-Practice your sexy prance as we begin choreography for a strip-free group routine.
-Bring gloves and stockings* and learn the basics of peels with these burlesque staples!
-Continue choreography for the group routine.
*some gloves will be provided for exercises, but please bring your own stockings
-How to use the stage, keep things moving and handle when things go wrong.
-Finalize choreography for the group routine.
-We will do a quick demonstration on making pasties as well as learning how to get your tassels twirling!
-Individual acts will be debuted and workshopped with Deb.
-Get stage ready with tips and tricks for hair and makeup!
-Full dress rehearsal with group routine and individual acts!