ACADEMY of BURLESQUE VISITING GUEST INSTRUCTORS 

Wednesday January 18th

Sweetpea

The G-String Warrior Work-Out

Wednesday January 18th, 7 – 8pm

“A single word has the power to influence and alter the expression of genes.”

The body responds to and is sculpted by the messages from our mind. What we say to ourselves while engaging the body can unleash optimism or lock in a negative script, even confining particular emotions to muscles groups (and their related organs).  Our mind’s messages can be released, reshaped, and supercharged in numerous ways.

In this self-empower hour for God/desses of all levels of fitness, ability, and positivity, Sweetpea will stimulate your mind while leading you through a full-body workout, combining circuits (Pea Pods) with corresponding affirmations, and the explanations to make sense of it along the way.  At the end of the great mind/body workout, students will also leave with a handout outlining the workout, the affirmations and explanations, and extra resources.

If you’ve found yourself not getting the response you should for the self-care work you’re doing, have plateaued in some way, or simply want to equip yourself with a few new tools for “leveling up” to acceptance or optimal expression – we’ll see you in class!

Wednesday January 18th

Red Bone

8 – 9pm: Make Choreography Easy

What is choreography? In a nutshell, choreography is designing & memorizing moments, motion and/or formations to and from the next moment, motion and/or formation. Dancing should compliment or enhance the story you’re telling, not distract!  Keep it simple! Standing with beautiful posture and lines can be just as powerful as intricate choreography.

 

Sun 10/23 and Mon 10/24

Delirious Fenix

Physical Theater: The Awakened Body

Sunday October 23 6-8pm

AND

Monday October 24 7-9pm

Many courses teach stage presence. This course teaches stage performers to use their bodies to make their acts interesting and hold the attention of the audience.  From the beginning of the act to the conclusion, the energy of an act is exuded through an alert and awakened body

Students will work with physical and corporeal techniques to build a greater scenic power, awaken their senses, and develop precise movements that attract attention and focus from the audience.

This course is recommended for those with over 3 years of performance experience.   Others admitted by Headmistress discretion only.

8/6/16

Super Sexy Saturday 

With Lola Frost & Ray Gunn 

One Super Sexy Saturday, Two Super Sexy performers/instructors and Four Super Sexy classes!

 

Lola Frost “Most Dazzling Dancer 2013” will be teaching:

 

 

  • Introduction to Chair Dance
  • Slow Burn: Moving with Sensuality and Intention
Ray Gunn “International King of Burlesque 2013” will be teaching:

 

 

  • Steps: A Choreography Workshop
  • Nuts N’Bolts: Intermediate Act Creation Workshop

7/26/16

The Lady B

Finding Your Twerk – The Fundamentals

Blending the basics of movement therapy, a warm-up of pilates and yoga, and the art of twerk in its many forms, The Lady B will guide you through a series of twerking tools to increase your visceral vocabulary in a purposefully non-appropriative setting. You will learn to question, with your mind and body, how you can navigate this Africanist movement in a body-affirming way outside of the standard Euro-centric dance studio choreography context. The Lady B will invite you to build your core strength, explore the capacity of your anatomy, and celebrate your booty.

5/10/16

Freaky Candy

Balloon Dance

Looking for tips, tricks, and techniques for your balloon dance? In this 1.5 hour workshop we will learn how to construct a costume piece to adhere your balloons to as well as construction techniques for stripping out of the costume piece, balloon placement, and tips for saving time when attaching the balloons. We will also look at how to safely hide the needle in your costume using household items and at the end of the workshop we’ll have a balloon popping party!

3/25/16

Dr. Lucky

Dr. Lucky is a leading scholar on neo-burlesque. She has published articles and reviews in peer-reviewed, scholarly journals including the Journal of American Drama and Theatre, Journal of Popular Culture, and Senses and Society.

3/21/16

Perle Noire

Perle Noire’s unique and dynamic style has earned her a spot with Dita Von Teese’s Strip Strip Hooray Tour and numerous awards from the Burlesque Hall of Fame Miss Exotic World Competition.

3/19/16

Jacqueline Boxx

Jacqueline Boxx is the only Tucson burlesque performer who brings her wheelchair, her canes, and her leg braces on stage and makes them both visible and enticing. Her acts are expressive of her experience with chronic pain and limited mobility, and she strives to bring attention through glamour and spectacle to disability.

1/26/16

Dirty Martini

The “definition of burlesque” Miss Dirty Martini is one of the most famous and celebrated Burlesque performers in the world and for good reason! This voluptuous vixen is a thrill to watch on stage for her high-energy, extravagant, and over-the-top performance acts incorporating classic burlesque styles and contemporary themes.

Two classes and private lessons available.

1/16/16

Bazuka Joe

Movement and Musicality

Movement and Musicality is a dance-based, hands-on movement class that focuses on music theory as a driver to create sophisticated, thoughtful choreography.

Jazz Dance 101

Jazz 101 is a 90 minute straight up dance class presented by Bazuka Joe of The Stage Door Johnnies. Dancers will actively participate in stretching exercises, a choreographed warm-up, strength and core work, and learn a combination that includes elements of basic jazz and Fosse techniques.

7/26/15

Bettina May’s Pin-Up Class

Since 2006 Bettina May has been helping women around the world speak the universal language of good hair, showing them how to skillfully apply makeup, and giving them the confidence to pull it all off and feel great. She teaches women how simple it is to re-create vintage style using techniques culled from stylists and the original experts in all things vintage, grandmothers!

6/10/15

Chair Acro with Mr. Gorgeous

This class explores various ways to maneuver around and pose on the chair. This 60 minute class begins with a warm-up and stretch, headstand, shoulder stand, and rolling section, followed by exploring tricks and shapes on the chair. This class is good for students who are new to acrobatics and those who are looking to explore core techniques that allow the body to maneuver on chairs and other sturdy props.

6/10/15

Arc of the Tease: Applied 

with Jonny Porkpie

Join us for a 90 minute burlesque workshop for Seattle’s seasoned performers  by Jonny Porkpie.

5/10/2015

Perlesque with PERLE NOIRE

Visiting from New York! See her website

4/29/2015

Samba-Lesque with LOLA LOVE

Learn the basic samba step and other popular moves seen in samba while learning a sexy piece of choreography. Bump, grind and samba in this aerobic class aimed to offer technique, build confidence and be a ton of fun.

Visiting from Hawaii! See her website

4/29/2015

Jazz-Lesque with COCO LECTRIC

Award-winning burlesque performer and producer, Coco Lectric, brings you a slinky, sultry jazz class celebrating the sensual style of Bob Fosse in Jazzlesque! Learn the foundation of traditional Jack Cole jazz techniques of stage and screen to the sexed-up, statuesque style Fosse brought to audiences all over the world.

Visiting from Texas! See her website

ACADEMY of BURLESQUE VISITING GUEST INSTRUCTORS 

Wednesday January 18th

Sweetpea

The G-String Warrior Work-Out

Wednesday January 18th, 7 – 8pm

“A single word has the power to influence and alter the expression of genes.”

The body responds to and is sculpted by the messages from our mind. What we say to ourselves while engaging the body can unleash optimism or lock in a negative script, even confining particular emotions to muscles groups (and their related organs).  Our mind’s messages can be released, reshaped, and supercharged in numerous ways.

In this self-empower hour for God/desses of all levels of fitness, ability, and positivity, Sweetpea will stimulate your mind while leading you through a full-body workout, combining circuits (Pea Pods) with corresponding affirmations, and the explanations to make sense of it along the way.  At the end of the great mind/body workout, students will also leave with a handout outlining the workout, the affirmations and explanations, and extra resources.

If you’ve found yourself not getting the response you should for the self-care work you’re doing, have plateaued in some way, or simply want to equip yourself with a few new tools for “leveling up” to acceptance or optimal expression – we’ll see you in class!

Wednesday January 18th

Red Bone

8 – 9pm: Make Choreography Easy

What is choreography? In a nutshell, choreography is designing & memorizing moments, motion and/or formations to and from the next moment, motion and/or formation. Dancing should compliment or enhance the story you’re telling, not distract!  Keep it simple! Standing with beautiful posture and lines can be just as powerful as intricate choreography.

 

Sun 10/23 and Mon 10/24

Delirious Fenix

Physical Theater: The Awakened Body

Sunday October 23 6-8pm

AND

Monday October 24 7-9pm

Many courses teach stage presence. This course teaches stage performers to use their bodies to make their acts interesting and hold the attention of the audience.  From the beginning of the act to the conclusion, the energy of an act is exuded through an alert and awakened body

Students will work with physical and corporeal techniques to build a greater scenic power, awaken their senses, and develop precise movements that attract attention and focus from the audience.

This course is recommended for those with over 3 years of performance experience.   Others admitted by Headmistress discretion only.

8/6/16

Super Sexy Saturday 

With Lola Frost & Ray Gunn 

One Super Sexy Saturday, Two Super Sexy performers/instructors and Four Super Sexy classes!

 

Lola Frost “Most Dazzling Dancer 2013” will be teaching:

 

 

  • Introduction to Chair Dance
  • Slow Burn: Moving with Sensuality and Intention
Ray Gunn “International King of Burlesque 2013” will be teaching:

 

 

  • Steps: A Choreography Workshop
  • Nuts N’Bolts: Intermediate Act Creation Workshop

7/26/16

The Lady B

Finding Your Twerk – The Fundamentals

Blending the basics of movement therapy, a warm-up of pilates and yoga, and the art of twerk in its many forms, The Lady B will guide you through a series of twerking tools to increase your visceral vocabulary in a purposefully non-appropriative setting. You will learn to question, with your mind and body, how you can navigate this Africanist movement in a body-affirming way outside of the standard Euro-centric dance studio choreography context. The Lady B will invite you to build your core strength, explore the capacity of your anatomy, and celebrate your booty.

5/10/16

Freaky Candy

Balloon Dance

Looking for tips, tricks, and techniques for your balloon dance? In this 1.5 hour workshop we will learn how to construct a costume piece to adhere your balloons to as well as construction techniques for stripping out of the costume piece, balloon placement, and tips for saving time when attaching the balloons. We will also look at how to safely hide the needle in your costume using household items and at the end of the workshop we’ll have a balloon popping party!

3/25/16

Dr. Lucky

Dr. Lucky is a leading scholar on neo-burlesque. She has published articles and reviews in peer-reviewed, scholarly journals including the Journal of American Drama and Theatre, Journal of Popular Culture, and Senses and Society.

3/21/16

Perle Noire

Perle Noire’s unique and dynamic style has earned her a spot with Dita Von Teese’s Strip Strip Hooray Tour and numerous awards from the Burlesque Hall of Fame Miss Exotic World Competition.

3/19/16

Jacqueline Boxx

Jacqueline Boxx is the only Tucson burlesque performer who brings her wheelchair, her canes, and her leg braces on stage and makes them both visible and enticing. Her acts are expressive of her experience with chronic pain and limited mobility, and she strives to bring attention through glamour and spectacle to disability.

1/26/16

Dirty Martini

The “definition of burlesque” Miss Dirty Martini is one of the most famous and celebrated Burlesque performers in the world and for good reason! This voluptuous vixen is a thrill to watch on stage for her high-energy, extravagant, and over-the-top performance acts incorporating classic burlesque styles and contemporary themes.

Two classes and private lessons available.

1/16/16

Bazuka Joe

Movement and Musicality

Movement and Musicality is a dance-based, hands-on movement class that focuses on music theory as a driver to create sophisticated, thoughtful choreography.

Jazz Dance 101

Jazz 101 is a 90 minute straight up dance class presented by Bazuka Joe of The Stage Door Johnnies. Dancers will actively participate in stretching exercises, a choreographed warm-up, strength and core work, and learn a combination that includes elements of basic jazz and Fosse techniques.

7/26/15

Bettina May’s Pin-Up Class

Since 2006 Bettina May has been helping women around the world speak the universal language of good hair, showing them how to skillfully apply makeup, and giving them the confidence to pull it all off and feel great. She teaches women how simple it is to re-create vintage style using techniques culled from stylists and the original experts in all things vintage, grandmothers!

6/10/15

Chair Acro with Mr. Gorgeous

This class explores various ways to maneuver around and pose on the chair. This 60 minute class begins with a warm-up and stretch, headstand, shoulder stand, and rolling section, followed by exploring tricks and shapes on the chair. This class is good for students who are new to acrobatics and those who are looking to explore core techniques that allow the body to maneuver on chairs and other sturdy props.

6/10/15

Arc of the Tease: Applied 

with Jonny Porkpie

Join us for a 90 minute burlesque workshop for Seattle’s seasoned performers  by Jonny Porkpie.

5/10/2015

Perlesque with PERLE NOIRE

Visiting from New York! See her website

4/29/2015

Samba-Lesque with LOLA LOVE

Learn the basic samba step and other popular moves seen in samba while learning a sexy piece of choreography. Bump, grind and samba in this aerobic class aimed to offer technique, build confidence and be a ton of fun.

Visiting from Hawaii! See her website

4/29/2015

Jazz-Lesque with COCO LECTRIC

Award-winning burlesque performer and producer, Coco Lectric, brings you a slinky, sultry jazz class celebrating the sensual style of Bob Fosse in Jazzlesque! Learn the foundation of traditional Jack Cole jazz techniques of stage and screen to the sexed-up, statuesque style Fosse brought to audiences all over the world.

Visiting from Texas! See her website

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