Intro to Burlesque: Sketching Out Your Striptease Solo - May
Wednesday, May 1, 2013 at 7:00 PM - Wednesday, May 22, 2013 at 8:00 PM (PDT)
Oakland, United States
SKETCHING OUT YOUR STRIPTEASE SOLO
In this 4-week series, we will learn the fundamental concepts of classic burlesque movement and dance, while working on crafting individual solos derived from your own unique dance (and non-dance) experiences.
1. Poise, Posture and Persona
2. Big and Bold vs. Small and Subtle
3. Peel with Appeal
4. Props and Improv
As usual, instructor Mynx d’Meanor recruits Fishnet Follies Chorus Girls from class, so we will also spend some time on group dance choreography.
Led by Mynx d’Meanor.
Learn the sultry art of classic burlesque striptease in a fun and friendly environment! You will learn fundamental burlesque moves, pinup poses, and group dance routines for the Fishnet Follies Burlesque Chorus. You will also get an overview of burlesque history, the current “revival” community, as well as pointers on how to create a burlesque persona, costumes and choreography for your own solo act.
Open to women of all shapes, sizes and backgrounds, 18 years and older. No prior dance experience necessary!
Wed / MAY 1 – 22, 2013 / 7:00PM – 8:00PM
Early registration: $60.00
Drop-ins: $20.00 (Cash only)
Go to www.fishnetfollies.com for more info on class policies, what to wear/bring, etc.
Fishnet Follies School of Classic Burlesque is an Editor Pick in Diablo Magazine Best of the East Bay 2011:
Pint-sized performer and Fishnet Follies leader Mynx d’Meanor keeps things fun with her goofy sense of humor and easy directions. Don’t let her size fool you: This petite woman is a fiery, sensual vixen, well schooled in the art of the tease.
D’Meanor focuses on the classic burlesque, with slow, elegant, and sophisticated moves. Along with teaching the choreography of two popular Fishnet Follies dance numbers, she coaches students on proper posture—creating long lean lines by emphasizing your body’s best assets through pinup-inspired poses—and how to move evocatively with a deliberate, sensuous grace.
When & Where
Fishnet Follies Classic Burlesque Revue
FISHNET FOLLIES CLASSIC BURLESQUE REVUE celebrates the golden years of classic Hollywood glamour and Las Vegas showgirl sparkle on the burlesque stage. Showcasing the most beautifully talented burlesque and variety performance artists in the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond.