If you would like to sign up for any of these classes, you will be able to purchase them at registration.
Registration will be open from 9 AM - 1 PM both Friday and Saturday.
FRIDAY - Legend Class with Miss Botero (9 AM - 11 AM)
Everything you need to know before hitting a stage from a French Legend, tricks, what you can and can't do on a stage, how to save money on costuming, how to behave in a backstage, how to rehearse prior to a show, how to build your character, your acts, etc...and of course some International burlesque history. Open to all, especially beginners.
FRIDAY - FUCK 'EM IN THE HEART! Acting for Burlesque WITH TIGGER! (11 AM - 1 PM)
Set the stage on fire! Go from talented to TNT! Build a larger-than-life Burlesque persona with Tigger! & take your performances & characters to the next level.
Tigger! is a recognized pioneer of today's burlesque scene, but he has been an actor all his life -- "acting like a stripper" since 1992. Using his degree in theatre, his experience teaching acting at universities & over 40 years on the stage (from Shakespeare to Shimmy), Tigger! employs his theatrical training & perspective to break down what makes a burlesque performer stand out from the herd. Whatever you do in front of any kind of an audience, You are an Actor.
Learn techniques & tips to make the most of what you've got.
Be prepared to take notes!
"FUCK 'EM IN THE HEART! Acting for Burlesque" is an interactive lecture with acting/movement exercises.
Saturday - Stiletto Vixen with Egypt Blaque Knyle (9 Am to 9:50 AM)
Be prepared for anything. You will learn how to swag walk, sashay, twirl, head whip, and drop but CARDIO style. This class will bring out your inner diva/drag queen.
Saturday - Slow Burn With Matt Finish (10 AM - 10:50 AM)
Learn to use a classic slow burn to keep your audience on the edge of their seats with 'Mr. Exotic World' 2015 Matt Finish. This 50 minute movement class caters to beginning and intermediate level performers who want to explore the idea that a performer can entertain and excite without running a marathon onstage! This class consists of a short lecture, warm-up, choreography, and Q&A. Participants should wear clothing appropriate for movement (heels optional), and bring water and a towel.
Saturday - sEXING THE Stage with sweetpea (11 AM - 11:50 AM)
$25.00, 5 person min
Let’s take the stage and f**k em in the heart - or at least melt their faces off.
Unleash the strength, power, and prowess of your inner sexwitch onto your burlesque routines. If you love the intoxicating,seductive energy and strong, sassy moves of burlesque performers, but not sure how to awaken the power or the movement vocabulary within you to infuse your acts, this workshop is for you! After a warm-up, we'll play with moving energy with and without moving, and then get into basic walks, poses, hits, transitions, and dynamic levels (yes, with some floor werk)...to then create a few smouldering combinations that will fuse those new moves with your classic burlesque posture and choreography. All levels of dance ability are welcome.
Saturday - Crumpets and Legends: Brunch With Legends (12:30 PM - 2 PM)
The most exciting brunch you will ever have! Enjoy a nosh and a cocktail with our legends. There will be a Q & A panel as well.