FISHNET FOLLIES SCHOOL OF CLASSIC BURLESQUE
CHORUS CHOREOGRAPHY

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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!

LOCATION

All classes are held at BAY FUNCTIONAL FITNESS studio in OAKLAND, CA.

5255 College Avenue Oakland CA 94618
(Rockridge/North Oakland area. Google Map)

SNEAKIN’ AROUND

GROUP CHOREOGRAPHY:
“SNEAKIN’ AROUND”

Levels 1 – 2 – 3

*** “DYNAMIC DUO” DISCOUNT!  (LEVEL 1 ONLY) ***
Perfect for girlfriends who want to try these classes together! Grab your BFF, partner-in-crime, mother, daughter, sister or accountability buddy and join us!
Registration for 1 @ full price, and your friend gets hers @ 50% off!


Music: “Sneakin’ Around” by B.B. King

In this series, we will learn choreography & costuming for “Sneakin’ Around”.

Full of sass (ass) and attitude, it’s our theatrical “breakup” routine!

Smoldering eyes, slow burn sass and attitude, posing, “runway” strut, sharp movements, creative drama in small movements… and tassel twirling!

PREVIEW: Snippets from a debut class performance, July 2015.

LEVEL 1: Open to all levels. No experience necessary! 
LEVEL 2 (Refinement & Costuming): Prerequisite: Must have completed Level 1
LEVEL 3 (Performance Preparation / Staging): Prerequisite: Must have completed Level 2

Led by Mynx d’Meanor

LEVEL 1 SERIES: $100.00 / DYNAMIC DUO: $150.00
Mon / APRIL 10, 2017 – MAY 1, 2017 @ 7:30PM – 8:30PM
Eventbrite - Intro to Burlesque Group Choreography: "Sneakin' Around" Level 1 - Fishnet Follies
LEVEL 2 SERIES: $100.00
Mon / MAY 8 – 29, 2017 @ 7:30PM – 8:30PM
Eventbrite - Burlesque Group Choreography: "Sneakin' Around" Level 2 - Fishnet Follies
LEVEL 3 SERIES: $80.00
Mon / JUNE 12 – 26, 2017 @ 7:30PM – 8:30PM
Eventbrite - Burlesque Group Choreography: "Sneakin' Around" Level 3 - Fishnet Follies

PERFORMANCE OPPORTUNITIES

The Garter Room “Class Acts” Showcase – JULY 6, 2017
Hubba Hubba Revue Pre-Show – JULY 7, 2017

DEEP

GROUP CHOREOGRAPHY:
“DEEP” 
Chair Dance
Levels 2A – 2B – 3


Music: “Deep” by Marian Hill

In this series, we will learn choreography for “Deep”– a *NEW* ultra sexy chair dance duet that will make the audience sweat! 

We will work on intermediate/advanced chair dance moves, dramatic poses, intimate partnering, and sultry stocking peels.

This series starts at LEVEL 2, due to more advanced chair moves and intimate partnering.
PREREQUISITE: Must be comfortable with intermediate chair work (think: full 30-second straight-arm plank to gauge minimum core strength) and more importantly, willingness to get up close and personal with your fellow dancers. 😉

For “old school” returning students: Think of “Deep” as the flipside to the “Sneakin’ Around” narrative.

PREVIEW: Snippets from the debut class performance, November 2016.

LEVEL 2A: See prerequisite above. 
LEVEL 2B (Refinement): Prerequisite: Must have completed Level 2A
LEVEL 3 (Performance Preparation / Staging) – Prerequisite: Must have completed Level 2B

Led by Mynx d’Meanor

LEVEL 2A SERIES: $100.00
Tue / APRIL 11, 2017 – MAY 2, 2017 @ 8:40PM – 9:40PM
Eventbrite - Burlesque Chair Dance Choreography: "Deep" Level 2A - Fishnet Follies
LEVEL 2B SERIES: $100.00
Tue / MAY 9 – JUNE 6, 2017 @ 8:40PM – 9:40PM (* There is NO class on MAY 30th due to Burlesque Hall of Fame)
Eventbrite - Burlesque Chair Dance Choreography: "Deep" Level 2B - Fishnet Follies
LEVEL 3 SERIES: $80.00
Tue / JUNE 13 – 27, 2017 @8:40PM – 9:40PM
Eventbrite - Burlesque Chair Dance Choreography: "Deep" Level 3 - Fishnet Follies

PERFORMANCE OPPORTUNITIES

The Garter Room “Class Acts” Showcase – JULY 6, 2017
Hubba Hubba Revue Pre-Show – JULY 7, 2017

INSTRUCTORS

MYNX D’MEANOR

Mynx d'Meanor - FF TankHead instructor Mynx d’Meanor 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 specializes in teaching “everyday people” how to dance and incorporate burlesque influences into their daily lives– having taught hundreds of women and men in addictive classes and workshops since 2009.

Mynx is heavily influenced and inspired by the choreography and dance stylings of Busby Berkeley, Jack Cole, Bob Fosse, Gene Kelly, Cyd Charisse and other “greats” of Broadway and MGM musicals. We incorporate these influences in our approach to teaching burlesque fundamentals and dance choreography.

As director of Fishnet Follies, Mynx d’Meanor creates theatrical, Busby Berkeley-inspired choreography, presented in innovative ways that are relevant to modern 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, Red Bone, MisRed Delicious, Ophelia Coeur de Noir, Tito Bonito, Mariel a la Mode, Major Suttle-Tease, and more!

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ANY QUESTIONS?

Contact us via email at mynxdmeanor@fishnetfollies.com or call Mynx d’Meanor at 415.300.0976.

PREVIOUSLY…

CHORUS CHOREOGRAPHY:
“THE MOOCHE”

A sultry tribute to the supper clubs of the Prohibition Era!  We will use solo jazz dance elements, work on dramatic poses, strong character/presence, partnering, and group formations.

 

CHORUS CHOREOGRAPHY:
“CHARLESTON”

Feathers will fly in this high-energy Jazz Age routine! We’ll learn the Charleston, jazz steps, and feather boa work in Busby Berkeley-inspired chorus line formations. Very cute and sassy Flapper girl styling!

CHORUS CHOREOGRAPHY:
“NIGHT TRAIN”

Our most classic group routine. Showgirl styling, elegant movements, smooth transitions, and the flirty flutter of feather fans.

CHORUS CHOREOGRAPHY:
“JUST A GIGOLO”

In this series, we will learn choreography for “Just A Gigolo”– a *NEW* suit and tie routine tailored for men and women of burlesque!

Inspired by the infamous striptease scene by Christopher Walken in “Pennies from Heaven”. Choreographed by reigning Burlesque Hall of Fame King of Boylesque Harden Reddy and Fishnet Follies director Mynx d’Meanor. We will use solo jazz dance elements, strong character/presence, group formations, and a couple of hat tricks!

Break out those fedoras!