FISHNET FOLLIES SCHOOL OF CLASSIC BURLESQUE
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Learn the sultry, sassy art of classic burlesque in a fun and friendly environment!
Open to people of all shapes, sizes and backgrounds, 18 years and older.
*** UPDATE: SOME group classes are now open for both Women & Men! See class descriptions for more information. ***

No prior dance experience necessary!

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ANY QUESTIONS? Contact us via email at mynxdmeanor@fishnetfollies.com

STRIPTEASE SOLO VS. CHORUS CHOREOGRAPHY

 STRIPTEASE SOLO VS. CHORUS CHOREOGRAPHY

FISHNET FOLLIES presents 2 class tracks, which can be taken concurrently. Most students start with one track all the way to a Student Showcase performance, and return to take the other track.  Many have taken Chorus class series again and again, working their way through learning each different dance routine Fishnet Follies offers.

Our CHORUS CHOREOGRAPHY series focuses on group dance routines. Chorus series are on a 3-month cycle (Level 1-3), and rotate through different routines. Usually held on a 4-week series, 1 hour class meeting per week.

Our STRIPTEASE SOLO series focuses on learning the building blocks to create your own individual solo act.  The first two series (Level 1 & 2) are held in class settings, while Level 3 are held as private 1-on-1 coaching sessions. Usually held on a 4-week series, 1 hour  or 90 minute class meeting per week.

Each series is regularly scheduled in 3-month cycles. Each month has some form of Level 1 class, so you can start any time during the year!

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INSTRUCTOR

Creator, director, “King/Queen Maker”– MYNX D’MEANOR is the fforce behind Fishnet Follies. Mynx is a lifelong dancing dork, with over a decade of dance and burlesque performance experience encompassing disciplines such as ballroom, bellydance, “freestyle”/hiphop, and jazz/swing. 

Mynx is heavily influenced and inspired by the dance stylings of Jack Cole, Bob Fosse, Cyd Charisse and other greats of Broadway and MGM musicals, incorporating these influences in teaching burlesque fundamentals and dance choreography. Since 2009, over a thousand have attended her addictive and transformative classes and consider Mynx their “burlesque mama”.

As director of Fishnet Follies, Mynx d’Meanor creates theatrical, Busby Berkeley-inspired choreography, presented in innovative ways that are relevant to today’s audiences.

GUEST INSTRUCTORS

Special workshops led by guest instructors as announced.

Previous guest instructors include international burlesque superstars: Catherine D’Lish, Coco Lectric, Kitten DeVille, RedBone, Gaea Lady, MisRed Delicious, Ophelia Coeur de Noir, Paco Fish, Tito Bonito, Mariel a la Mode, Major Suttle-Tease, and more!

LOCATION

BAY FUNCTIONAL FITNESS
5255 College Avenue
Oakland, CA 94618

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WHAT TO WEAR

There is no nudity in any of these classes. However, students are encouraged to wear clothes and shoes that make you feel comfortable and sexy.

We recommend wearing form-fitting attire, so you can see the lines of your body as you move:

* Lingerie you can move in (not too tight or restrictive)
* Fitted t-shirt, tank top, leotard
* Leggings, yoga pants, hot pants
* Bare feet (first 2 classes), then optional shoes you can dance in (character/ballroom shoes, comfy heels no taller than 4″ without platforms)
* A little red lipstick never hurts!
* Additional costumes/props may be required in SPECIAL TOPICS WORKSHOPS, to be announced.

NOTE: There is a dressing room available in the studio to change out of your street clothes before the class starts.

WHAT THEY’RE SAYING ABOUT FISHNET FOLLIES

WHAT THEY’RE SAYING ABOUT FISHNET FOLLIES

Fishnet Follies School of Classic Burlesque has been featured in East Bay Express “Best of the East Bay” & Diablo Magazine’s Editor Pick Best of the East Bay !

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.

I love the instructor, Mynx d’Meanor. She really puts you at ease and makes the whole experience so much fun. It was great to let my hair down and tap into my sensual side. I would definitely recommend to Fishnet Follies to anyone interested in learning more about Burlesque.

– Living Social coupon purchaser

Fishnet Follies and Mynx d’Meanor are as good as it gets for learning the beautiful art of Burlesque in the bay area. She is a pint sized pin up in the flesh that will teach you how to work it! Some of us (me) are a little shy,mechanical in movement perhaps, but being reminded that sass, sex appeal and strutting your stuff is a good thing, well it’s truly empowering.

Take a class, try it out. weather you intend to use your newly learned skills in public or private 😉 ….. all women should do it.

Yelp review

Mynx D’Meanor is an embodiment of classic burlesque strip tease. A true artist. I was amazed by the subtle and graceful finesse with which Mynx executed every movement – whether dancing, showing a little leg, or removing a garment. She’s a great model and teacher of the burlesque arts and I can’t wait to take more classes from her.

– Gail Olson, student

LE FINE PRINT

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GENERAL
All classes and workshops offered by FISHNET FOLLIES SCHOOL OF CLASSIC BURLESQUE are intended for entertainment purposes only. As with any activity, please check with your doctor before beginning any exercise or health regimen, as there is some risk involved in any physical activity. FISHNET FOLLIES SCHOOL OF CLASSIC BURLESQUE, the instructor, facility, and any related agencies accept no responsibility for personal injury that may take place during the event or while arriving at or leaving the facilities. Please use caution and common sense, know your limitations, and respect the limitations of others.

GROUP CHOREOGRAPHY
All choreography is the proprietary work of FISHNET FOLLIES and students may not perform any routine without the expressed permission of instructors/producers Mynx d’Meanor and/or guest instructors.

GENERAL POLICIES

“SAFE ZONE”
In order to maintain a comfortable and safe environment for all students, FISHNET FOLLIES SCHOOL OF CLASSIC BURLESQUE reserves the right to refuse admittance to or to eject from events any persons behaving in a disruptive manner, as determined by the instructor. No observers or auditors will be allowed without prior arrangement and expressed permission from the instructor.

PUNCTUALITY
It is the responsibility of the student (you) to arrive at class on time. Wherever possible, venue doors will be locked 10 minutes after the scheduled class start. Any late arrivals/lockouts may be subject to partial attendance/no-show refund policy.

CONFIDENTIALITY
Contact information (email and in some cases, phone numbers) are collected for class-specific  information sent via email and occasional event announcements. All personal information collected by FISHNET FOLLIES SCHOOL OF CLASSIC BURLESQUE is kept private and confidential. We do not share any of this information with other parties.

FINANCIAL POLICIES

PREPAID SERIES CLASSES (“USE OR LOSE”)
It is the responsibility of the student (you) to determine whether s/he will be able to attend all the classes in the session or workshop s/he is enrolling in at the time of purchase. There will be no refund or prorate for unattended or partially-attended classes (“Use or Lose”). Registrations for classes may be canceled up to seven (7) calendar days prior to the first day of the session/workshop OR before registration is closed (class is full), whichever happens first, to receive a credit for the full registration amount. If for some reason a cancellation must be made by FISHNET FOLLIES SCHOOL OF CLASSIC BURLESQUE, you will be issued either a credit toward registration in future classes/workshops OR a refund for the canceled class/workshop.

DROP-INS WORKSHOPS ONLY
Drop-in students are accepted on a first come, first served basis as space allows. Cash only.