FISHNET FOLLIES SCHOOL OF CLASSIC BURLESQUE
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NEW CLASS SERIES EVERY MONTH, FOR EVERY LEVEL!

Learn the sultry, sassy art of classic burlesque in a fun and friendly environment!
Open to all gender identities, shapes, sizes and backgrounds, 18 years and older.
No prior dance experience necessary!*
* See prerequisites for Level 2 & 3 classes.

“DYNAMIC DUO” DISCOUNTS!

Perfect for friends who want to try these classes together!
Grab your BFF, partner-in-crime, family, or accountability buddy and join us!
Registration for 1 @ full price, and your friend gets theirs @ 50% off!**
** Applies to most Level 1 series classes. See schedule.

All classes led by Mynx d’Meanor, unless otherwise stated.

SCHEDULE AT A GLANCE

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UPCOMING STUDENT PERFORMANCE OPPORTUNITIES

The Garter Room

  • JULY 12, 2018 (“Night Train” Chorus, Solos)
  • AUGUST 2, 2018 (“Love is the Drug” Chorus)
  • SEPTEMBER 6, 2018 (“Bad Girls” Chorus)

Fishnet Follies Pre-Show at  Hubba Hubba Revue

  • JULY 13, 2018 (“Night Train” Chorus, Solos)
  • AUGUST 10, 2018 (“Love is the Drug” Chorus)
  • SEPTEMBER 14, 2018 (“Bad Girls” Chorus)
  • Various dates throughout the year (Solos by invitation from Mynx)

BURLESQUE GROUP DANCE CHOREOGRAPHY:
“Love is the Drug”

A sultry, moody, jazz-age era group routine! With dramatic poses (standing and seated), strong character/presence, group formations, partnering, and stocking peels.

See the teaser/reference video from past performances herehttps://youtu.be/GE7oGb2zvUs

The latest addition to the Fishnet Follies “Gatsby Fantasy” suite of acts.

Music: “Love is the Drug” by Brian Ferry Orchestra (“Great Gatsby” Soundtrack)

LEVEL 1: Learning choreography, formations

   Every Monday / MAY 14 – 28, 2018 @ 7:30PM – 8:30PM (3 Weeks)

LEVEL 1 REGISTRATION
Full Series: $75.00 / Dynamic Duo: $113.00

 LEVEL 2: Refining choreography, costuming

  Every Monday / JUNE 11 – JULY 2, 2018 @ 7:30PM – 8:30PM

LEVEL 2 REGISTRATION
Full Series: $100.00

PREREQUISITE: Must have taken Level 1 or instructor approval. 

 LEVEL 3: Refining choreography, costuming, staging for performance

  Every Monday / JULY 9 – 30, 2018 @ 7:30PM – 8:30PM

LEVEL 3 REGISTRATION
Full Series: $100.00

PREREQUISITE: Must have taken Level 1 & 2 or instructor approval. 

BURLESQUE GROUP DANCE CHOREOGRAPHY:
“Deep” Chair Dance

An 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 one ends in a stage orgy! 😉

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.

Music: “Deep” by Marian Hill

LEVEL 1: Learning choreography, formations

   Every Monday / JULY 16 – 30, 2018 @ 8:40PM – 9:40PM (3 Weeks)

LEVEL 1 REGISTRATION

Full Series: $75.00 / Dynamic Duo: $113.00

 LEVEL 2: Refining choreography, costuming

  Every Monday / AUGUST 6 – 27, 2018 @ 8:40PM – 9:40PM

LEVEL 2 REGISTRATION
Full Series: $100.00
*** PREREQUISITE: Must have taken “DEEP” Level 1 or instructor approval. ***

 LEVEL 3: Refining choreography, costuming, staging for performance

  Every Monday / SEPTEMBER 10 – OCTOBER 1, 2018 @ 8:40PM – 9:40PM

LEVEL 3 REGISTRATION
Full Series: $100.00
*** PREREQUISITE: Must have taken “DEEP” Level 2. ***

BURLESQUE GROUP DANCE CHOREOGRAPHY: “Bad Girls” Level 1 & 2

Full of sass (ass) and attitude, it’s our own “Bad Girls Modeling School” routine! Slow, deliberate poses and synchronized movements, 1950’s styling. Channel your inner juvenile delinquent a la “Grease”!

Mixed Levels – We’re going to breeze through the routine for performance in SEPTEMBER! Get ready!

Music: “You Rascal” (cover version by Hanni El Khatib)

LEVEL 1 & 2: Learning choreography, costuming, formations

   Every Tuesday / JULY 10 – 31, 2018 @ 7:30PM – 8:30PM 

LEVEL 1 & 2 REGISTRATION

Full Series: $100.00 / Dynamic Duo: $150.00

 LEVEL 2 & 3: Refining choreography, costuming, staging for performance

  Every Tuesday /  @ 7:30PM – 8:30PM 

LEVEL 2 REGISTRATION
Full Series: $100.00
*** PREREQUISITE: Must have taken “Bad Girls” Level 1 & 2 or instructor approval. ***

INTRO TO BURLESQUE: SOLO STRIPTEASE (LEVEL 1)

  Every Tuesday / JULY 10 – 31, 2018 / 8:30PM – 9:30PM

*** “DYNAMIC DUO” DISCOUNT! ***
Perfect for friends who want to try these classes together! Grab your BFF, partner-in-crime, parent, offspring, sibling, or accountability buddy and join us! Registration for 1 @ full price, and your friend gets theirs @ 50% off!

In this 4-week series, we will learn the fundamental concepts of classic burlesque movement and dance, while getting you started on the building blocks of crafting solos from your own unique dance (and non-dance) experiences. We’ll explore the notions of “feminine” vs “masculine” presentation, and also learn an abbreviated group dance routine so you can immediately put these basics to work!
1. Poise, posture and persona (poses, owning space, performance charm)
2. Dynamic presentation (entrances & exits, small vs. big moves)
3. Undress with finesse (practical striptease fundamentals)
4. Putting it all together (burlesque mini act rough drafts, improvisation activities)
* Includes access to private student website for additional resources, video tutorials, and more!

Open to any gender identity of all shapes, sizes and backgrounds, 18 years and older. No prior dance experience necessary!

Led by Mynx d’Meanor.


BUILDING A BURLESQUE ACT – Solo Level 2

This series will build on the fundamental elements we learned in Level 1, and go through the step-by-step process of creating your own solo act!

We will work on the Fishnet Follies 3 C’s of burlesque performance: Charisma, Costume, and Choreography. Our goal is to create a solid act concept which you will execute, refine and polish in Level 3 private sessions.

This series involves in-depth discussions and practical salons on:

– Unique character and narrative ideas
– Strengthening your stage presence
– Costuming ideas and embellishing techniques
– Interpreting music through movement / musicality

Each class is quite dynamic, as our discussions are tailored to individual students and their distinct ideas and questions!

This class is part discussion, part movement/interactive workshop. Students will receive a workbook & video lectures to help them through the process. Please bring a pen to take notes!

PREREQUISITE: Must have completed Chorus Choreography Level 1, Striptease Solo Level 1, or instructor approval.

REGISTRATION
Full Series: $120.00

BURLESQUE CHORUS CHOREOGRAPHY:
“Night Train” Fan Dance
>>> MORE CLASS DATES COMING SOON <<<

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

See the teaser/reference video from one of the first performances herehttps://youtu.be/6oq9c29_VKk

Music: “Night Train” by Buddy Morrow & His Orchestra

BURLESQUE GROUP DANCE CHOREOGRAPHY:
“Skin” Chair Dance
>>> MORE CLASS DATES COMING SOON <<<

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 continue to learn, refine, and costume our new group routine to Rihanna’s “Skin”!

Led by Mynx d’Meanor.

STUDENTS MAY BRING (OPTIONAL):

  • Knee pads
  • Dance shoes with short 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.

Music: “Skin” by Rihanna (Special FF Edit by Mynx d’Meanor)

Intro to Burlesque:
“GIGOLO” FANCY FOOTWORK & HAT TRICKS
>>> MORE CLASS DATES COMING SOON <<<

Break out those dancing feet and fedoras!

In this class, we will use choreography for “Just A Gigolo”– a 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 2016 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 few hat tricks!

STUDENTS MAY BRING (Optional):
– Fedora / trilby hat
– Necktie
– Suit Jacket (or something similar)

CABARET CHAIR DANCE WORKOUT – Mixed Levels
>>> MORE CLASS DATES COMING SOON <<<

In this 30-minute class, we’ll dance dance dance as a way to work out strengthening our core and toning that booty!

FEATHER BOA DANCE WORKSHOP
>>> MORE CLASS DATES COMING SOON <<<

Spice up your performances with a burlesque staple: the feather boa!

We’ll use elements from Fishnet Follies chorus routines and bellydance veil techniques to explore different ways to tease and titillate your audience!

STUDENTS MAY BRING (Optional):
– Long scarf / practice boa
– Knee pads for possible floor work

SPECIAL WORKSHOPS

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