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 all gender identities, shapes, sizes and backgrounds, 18 years and older.
No prior dance experience necessary!*

* See prerequisites for Level 2 & 3 classes.

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

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UPCOMING STUDENT PERFORMANCE OPPORTUNITIES


 

CHAIR DANCE CONDITIONING & CHOREOGRAPHY (LEVEL 1)

   Every Tuesday / MARCH 20 – APRIL 3, 2018 @ 7:30PM – 8:30PM

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.

This class will lay the foundation for a new group routine series to Rihanna’s “Skin” to be performed in April!

You can see snippets of what we’ll be working on in this series via our Instagram:

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

STUDENTS MAY BRING (OPTIONAL):
– Knee pads
– Dance shoes (ballroom, character, jazz) or dance socks / “Foot Undies”
– Metal folding chair – If you have one you’re already working with and love. 🙂
– Small towel or padding for the back of your chair – See picture above

PREREQUISITE: 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.

REGISTRATION
Full Series: $75.00

BURLESQUE CHAIR DANCE CHOREOGRAPHY: “Skin”

  LEVEL 2: Every Monday / FEBRUARY 5 – 26, 2018 / 8:40PM – 9:40PM

  LEVEL 3: Every Monday / MARCH 5 – 26, 2018 / 8:40PM – 9:40PM

LEVEL 2: Every Tuesday / APRIL 10 – MAY 1, 2018 / 7:30PM – 8:30PM

LEVEL 3: Every Tuesday / MAY 8 – MAY 29, 2018 / 7:30PM – 8:30PM

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)

LEVEL 2 REGISTRATION

FEBRUARY Full Series: $100.00

APRIL Full Series: $100.00
*** PREREQUISITE: Must have taken “Skin” Level 1 or instructor approval. 

LEVEL 3 REGISTRATION

MARCH Full Series: $100.00
MAY Full Series: $100.00
*** PREREQUISITE: Must have taken “Skin” Level 2. 

INTRO TO BURLESQUE: SOLO STRIPTEASE (LEVEL 1)

  Every Tuesday / MARCH 13 – APRIL 3, 2018 / 8:30PM – 9:30PM

  Every Tuesday / APRIL 10 – MAY 1, 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

  Every Tuesday / FEBRUARY 6 – 27, 2018 / 8:30PM – 9:45PM

  Every Tuesday / MAY 8 – 29, 2018 / 8:30PM – 9:45PM

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.

“SNEAKIN’ AROUND”  GROUP DANCE CHOREOGRAPHY 

   LEVEL 1: Every Monday / APRIL 16 – 30, 2018 / 7:30PM – 8:30PM

*** “DYNAMIC DUO” DISCOUNT! ***
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!

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!

Music: “Sneakin’ Around” by B.B. King

“NIGHT TRAIN” FAN DANCE CHORUS CHOREOGRAPHY 

   LEVEL 1: Every Monday / APRIL 16 – 30, 2018 / 8:40PM – 9:40PM

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

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

LEVEL 1 REGISTRATION
Full Series: $75.00

BURLESQUE GROUP DANCE CHOREOGRAPHY: “Havana”

  LEVEL 1: Every Monday / JANUARY 8 – 29, 2018 / 7:30PM – 8:30PM

  LEVEL 2: Every Monday / FEBRUARY 5 – 26, 2018 / 7:30PM – 8:30PM

  LEVEL 3: Every Monday / MARCH 5 – 26, 2018 / 7:30PM – 8:30PM

Our latest group act with hiphop elements and sensual Latin flair! It’s two routines in one: Half of the class will be playing the role of “Camila”, and the other half will learn dance combos for the role of “Jeffrey”.

Music: “Havana” by Camila Cabello ft. Young Thug (Special FF Edit by Mynx d’Meanor & DJ Limbs Akimbo)

LEVEL 1 REGISTRATION
Full Series: $100.00

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

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

Intro to Burlesque: “GIGOLO” FANCY FOOTWORK & HAT TRICKS

  MORE 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)

REGISTRATION
Class: $20.00
$25.00 (Cash Drop-In)

CABARET CHAIR DANCE WORKOUT – Mixed Levels

  MORE 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 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

REGISTRATION
Class: $20.00
$25.00 (Cash Drop-In)

SPECIAL WORKSHOPS

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