Class Descriptions

Whether you want to perform or just have fun, we've got a class for you! Check out descriptions for each class below

WANT TO BE A BURLESQUE PERFORMER?

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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.

Week 1
-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!

Week 2
-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.

Week 3
-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

Week 4
-How to use the stage, keep things moving and handle when things go wrong.
-Finalize choreography for the group routine.

Week 5
-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.

Week 6
-Get stage ready with tips and tricks for hair and makeup!
-Full dress rehearsal with group routine and individual acts!

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This series is for graduates of the Burlesque 101 course or new performers wanting further education. This is not an introductory class, some burlesque knowledge is necessary. Afterwards, the graduates will have the opportunity to perform for a paid show! The class will meet every Wednesday for 6 weeks from 8-9pm at the dance studio at Colourfield.

PERFORMANCE OPPORTUNITIES: Graduates of Burlesque 102 are eligible to perform at Risque Monday burlesque shows for compensation as well as consideration for other potential show opportunities.

Week 1
Let the music move you! We'll discuss how to use music to guide your movement, storyline and overall feel of your act as well as what to avoid and how to make unconventional songs work with burlesque.

Week 2
You've learned the bumps and grinds, now learn more advanced moves to give your routine that extra punch!

Week 3
Rhinestones, and feathers and fringe, OH MY! Learn all the tips and tricks to creating a stage-worthy and unique burlesque costume without breaking the bank.

Week 4
How to become established in the burlesque scene and get bookings! We will discuss the importance of branding for your burlesque persona and what not to do on social media. We will also have a short photo shoot, so come camera-ready!

Week 5
Acts will be debuted for the class and workshopped with Deb.

Week 6
Full dress rehearsal

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Are you interested in getting one on one help with a current burlesque act to bring it to the next level? Or maybe you want to learn all the basics of burlesque like in our Burlesque 101 course on your own time?

Private lessons with Deb au Nare start at $25/half hour.

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