CHORUS CRASH COURSES
Intro to Burlesque: Chorus/Group Routine Crash Courses
Harkening back to the charm schools of the 1950′s, we will begin with mild stretches and “drills” on posture, poise, and persona– and some core work! Then…
EACH WEEK, we’ll focus on a “crash course” style class to learn a Fishnet Follies group routine!
1. OCT 30 – “Hot Note”
2. NOV 6 – “Charleston”
3. NOV 13 – “Night Train” Fan Dance
4. NOV 20 – “Bad Girls” & “Sneakin’ Around”
5. NOV 27 – “Russian Style”
Open to all shapes, sizes and backgrounds, 18 years and older. No prior dance experience necessary!
Led by Mynx d’Meanor.
WEEK 1: HOT NOTE
(Monday, October 30, 2017) Fosse-inspired showgirl poise and elegance, clean and lean lines, gliding across the floor, group formations, “showgirl fingers”…… and tassel twirling!
WEEK 2: CHARLESTON
(Monday, November 6, 2017) 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!
WEEK 3: NIGHT TRAIN FAN DANCE
(Monday, November 13, 2017) Our most classic group routine. Showgirl styling, elegant movements, smooth transitions, and the flirty flutter of feather fans.
WEEK 4: BAD GIRLS & SNEAKIN’ AROUND
(Monday, November 20, 2017) Both of these acts are full of sass (ass) and attitude, featuring smoldering eyes, slow burn movements, and dramatic posing. “Bad Girls”: Channel your inner juvenile delinquent a la “Grease” and ready to rule the modeling school!… “Sneakin’ Around” is our theatrical “breakup” routine! With tassel twirling!
WEEK 5: RUSSIAN STYLE
(Monday, November 27, 2017) “Boom Boom! Yeah!” The internet meme may have come and gone, but we can never get tired of this fun, high-energy, crowd pleasing dance! Also: Possibly the longest tassel twirling we’ve ever done in a group routine!
We’re going to burn those Thanksgiving calories in this sexy cardio dance workshop!
Burlesque Chair Dance Choreography
Learn poses and dance combinations incorporating the chair as your main prop/apparatus/dance partner. We’ll start with a core strengthening warm-up, pinup-inspired poses, then move on to dance moves progressively increasing in level of difficulty on chair and moving onto the floor.
We will learn a new group routine series to Rihanna’s “Skin”!
Led by Mynx d’Meanor.
STUDENTS MAY BRING (OPTIONAL):
- Knee pads
- Dance shoes with small heel (ballroom, character, jazz)
- Metal folding chair – If you have one you’re already working with and love. 🙂
PREREQUISITE: Must have taken Chair Level 1 or instructor approval. Please be mindful of any injuries and/or physical limitations you may have and work within your comfort level. Mynx will do her best to accommodate all levels and make modifications as needed.
Led by Mynx d’Meanor
BURLESQUE CHAIR DANCE CHOREOGRAPHY – Level 3
Every Monday / NOVEMBER 6 – 27, 2017 / 8:30PM – 9:30PM
NOTE: Extra rehearsal on Wednesday, December 1, 2017
PERFORMANCE DATE: Thursday, December 2, 2017 – The Garter Room @ Legionnaire Saloon
Registration: $100.00 *Prerequisite: Must have taken Level 2*
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!
Head 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.
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!
Contact us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call Mynx d’Meanor at 415.300.0976.
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.
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!
Our most classic group routine. Showgirl styling, elegant movements, smooth transitions, and the flirty flutter of feather fans.
“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!