Friday, July 1, 2011

Tease University July Burlesque Classes

ABCs & 123s of 

Burlesque Classes

ABCs and 123s of Burlesque Classes will be on Sundays from 1-3pm at Spinarella Pole l Dance l Fitness 1427 Mayson St. NE Atlanta GA 30324.  There will be occasional specialty classes or workshops on other days or times and those will be listed as special events.  All classes in the ABCs & 123s of Burlesque Class Series are intended for ages 18+. There are classes that are craft workshops or lecture while the others will tend to focus more on burlesque movement.  You can purchase classes on the Syrens of the South Class Page.  Classes are $20 in advance or $60 for a four class pass, a savings of $20! Drop ins are $25.  Some craft classes will have additional $5.00 charge for materials.  Please note that we are independent from Spinarella classes and we do not take their class card.
Each class has a maximum of 15 slots so there is plenty of time for questions and one on one work with the teacher.  Pre-sales and reservations for each class will be shut down at 5pm the day before, each class requires five confirmed students or it will be cancelled.  To confirm you will need to purchase the individual pass or if you have a class pass, send an email to syrensofthesouth@gmail.  Burlesque is the art of the tease, focusing on the tease and there is no nudity in any of our classes or productions.

2011-07-10 Burlesque History and Beginning Burlesque Movement with Katherine Lashe
Katherine Lashe will present information on the history of burlesque, followed by a how to on the basic moves including bumps, grinds, glove peels and tassel twirls. Students will hear anecdotes collected from actual Burlesque American Icons such as Tura Santana, Satan’s Angel and more! Students will be encouraged to wear clothing and shoes you can move in (we suggest heels if you can comfortably wear them).  Be prepared to not only take notes, but also be ready to practice beginning burlesque movements and peels!!! Beginning Burlesque Books, pasties and other burlesque accessories will be available for purchase. 

2011-07-17 Putting the Tease back in Striptease with Katherine Lashe
Times have changed, let's go back to when how you took it off was more important then the end result.  Burlesque is about the journey, not the destination.  Please bring an oversize button down shirt or overcoat, a skirt you can pull down over your hips and a back clasp bra that you can wear and take off over your bra or t-shirt you will leave on.  Please wear tights, leggings or other fitted clothing that can go under your skirt if you are not comfortable stripping down to your panties.  Heels are encouraged, but not required, for this class.

2011-07-24 Beginning Vintage Hair Styling with D'lilah D'lite
Learn the art of vintage hair styling from an award winning pin-up girl. She'll teach you the tricks of the trade so you can do all those up dos that you dream about. From hair pins and curling irons to victory rolls and pompadours. Bring paper and pencil to take notes!

2011-07-31 Hot Oratory!! The Art of Being a Burlesque Emcee with Baroness Vonschmalhausen
Emceeing a burlesque show is more than introducing a line-up of dancers and performers. It's teasing and entertaining the audience with your words, while helping move the show along to add production value and keeping the audience hootin' and hollerin'.
Topics in this class include: general public speaking hints, improv games to get you into character, activities that will help create your emcee style and multiple opportunities to take the stage and show the class what you've got!!