Do you want to learn how to tantalizingly strip gloves off, finger by finger? Are you ready to alluringly peel off thigh highs in slow motion? Have you been eager to learn how to twirl pasties? Get ready to learn all of these techniques and apply them in a burlesque combination. Join Sinnamon, Philadelphia’s Burlesque Battle Royale Winner and Liberty City King’s Core Member, in this workshop that will introduce and assist in further grasping the concept and movement of peeling and twirling in burlesque.
Peeling & Twirling is a 90-minute workshop that explores the stripping aspect of burlesque. Class participants can expect to learn beginner and intermediate glove peels, stocking peels, and tassel twirling that will be utilized in a burlesque combination.
Gloves: Sinnamon will provide elbow-length satin gloves for participants to borrow. If participants have their own gloves, they are encouraged to bring them to class.
Stockings: One pair of thigh high stockings will be provided for each participant. Class members will keep the thigh highs after the class is over.
Pasties: One pair of pasties (made by Sinnamon) will be provided for each participant. They will come with tape adhered to the back for easy affixing. Class members will keep the pasties after class is over.
Tuesday, August 5th 7:15p-8:45p
Mascher Space Cooperative
155 Cecil B. Moore Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19122
From Mascher Space’s website- “Getting to Mascher Space Coop on the El: Take the A Train (Market-Frankford Line heading East) to the Berks Street stop (one stop north of Girard). Walk one block south on Front Street (under the El). Turn right on Montgomery Avenue, then take the first left onto Howard Street. Walk one block south on Howard Street and turn right on Cecil B. Moore Ave. Walk one block west – building is on corner of Mascher & Cecil B. Moore. Entrance is on Cecil B. Moore. Ring the bell!”
Cost: $25 for 90-minute class, one pair of thigh highs, and one pair of pasties.
What to wear:
Top: If affixing pasties to skin, I recommend wearing a bra or bathing suit top that can be removed to reveal the pasties during the burlesque combination. If the participant prefers to wear the pasties on their clothing, a tight top is recommended so that the pasties will move with the motion of the body. Any body can twirl pasties! (Note: Pasties adhere easiest to skin when the area is free of lotion.)
Bottom: Participants should wear shorts, hot shorts, or a bathing suit bottom for easy movement and access to the thigh highs.
Shoes: Participants should wear high heels or any other shoes that can be taken off easily. The shoes will be stripped during the combination to gain access to the thigh highs.
Sinnamon grew up as a dancer, and evolved into a burlesque dancer through fishnets, hair pins, and lace. After moving to the big city from upstate New York, Sinnamon found herself searching for a way to express art in her favorite form: dance.
She is now a core member of Philadelphia's only queer award-winning troupe of its kind: Liberty City Kings Drag & Burlesque. She is the reigning champion of the first season of the Philadelphia Burlesque Battle Royale Competition. Sinnamon is taking Philadelphia by storm, so catch her while you can!