FISHNET FOLLIES SCHOOL OF CLASSIC BURLESQUE
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SCHEDULE

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.


UPCOMING STUDENT PERFORMANCE OPPORTUNITIES

The Garter Room

  • MAY 2, 2019 (“Havana” Chorus)
  • JUNE 6, 2019 (“Skin” Chorus)
  • JULY 11, 2019 (“CLASS ACTS!” Solo Showcase)
  • AUGUST 1, 2019 (“Few Dollars” Chorus)

Fishnet Follies Pre-Show at  Hubba Hubba Revue

  • MAY 10, 2019 (“Havana” Chorus)
  • JUNE 14, 2019 (“Skin” Chorus)
  • JULY 12, 2019 (Solos)
  • AUGUST 9, 2019 (“Few Dollars” Chorus)
  • Various dates throughout the year (Solo Debuts by invitation from Mynx)

 

COMING UP

Upcoming | Archive: 2019 2018 2017 2016

Check out our Eventbrite profile for all class & event listings…
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GROUP CHOREOGRAPHY

GROUP CHOREOGRAPHY

Our Group Choreography classes run on a progressive 2- or 3-month series. (Level 1-2-3)
We incorporate burlesque fundamentals as we learn chorus choreography and costuming, on to staging and preparing for performances* at the end of the series!

*Performance is not required nor guaranteed. You can still take the classes simply for the fun of it!

INTRO TO BURLESQUE:
Chair Dance Conditioning & “Skin” Choreography

Part Workout. Part 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.

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. 🙂

Performance Opportunities:
– The Garter Room – June 6, 2019
– Hubba Hubba Revue Pre-Show – June 14, 2019

LEVEL 1: Fundamentals, learning choreography

  Every TUESDAY / MARCH 12 – 26, 2019 @ 7:30PM – 8:30PM (3 Weeks) 

LEVEL 1 REGISTRATION

Full Series: $75.00

 LEVEL 2: Refining choreography, costuming

  Every TUESDAY / APRIL 9 – 30, 2019 @ 7:30PM – 8:30PM

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

 LEVEL 3: Final polishes, staging for performance

  Every TUESDAY / MAY 7 – 28, 2019 @ 7:30PM – 8:30PM

LEVEL 3 REGISTRATION
Full Series: $100.00
Early Bird Registration: $80.00 (Discount ends 4/16/19)
*** PREREQUISITE: Must have taken Level 2. ***

INTRO TO BURLESQUE
Group Dance Choreography:

“Havana”

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

Our latest group act combining classic burlesque 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”.

And yes, this one ends in a small stage orgy! 😉

Led by Mynx d’Meanor.

Performance Opportunities:
– The Garter Room – MAY
– Hubba Hubba Revue Pre-Show – MAY

LEVEL 1: Fundamentals, learning choreography

   Every Monday / FEBRUARY 11 – MARCH 4, 2019 @ 7:30PM – 8:30PM  

LEVEL 1 REGISTRATION
Full Series: $100 / “Dynamic Duo” Discount*: $150
*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!

 LEVEL 2: Refining choreography, costuming

   Every Monday / MARCH 11 – APRIL 1, 2019 @ 7:30PM – 8:30PM  

LEVEL 2 REGISTRATION
Early Bird: $80.00 / Full Series: $100.00
*** PREREQUISITE: Must have taken Level 1 or instructor approval. ***

 LEVEL 3: Final polishes, staging for performance

   Every Monday / APRIL 8 – 29, 2019 @ 7:30PM – 8:30PM  

LEVEL 3 REGISTRATION
Early Bird: $80.00 / Full Series: $100.00
*** PREREQUISITE: Must have taken Level 2. ***

Group Dance Choreography: “Mermaids” (Reverse Strip)
Level 2 & 3

We had so much fun teaching our “Sexy Floorwork” & “Sensual Movement” workshops that we decided to combine them into a full Group Choreography!

MUSIC: “I Can’t Hear You” by The Dead Weather

We asked ourselves: what would The Little Mermaid’s sisters get up if they were granted a night out of the ocean, consequence-free?

This is a REVERSE STRIP act, with the bulk of the choreography danced in nude-illusion pasties and g-string/thongs. Sizzling slink, languid lines, intoxicating eyes, slow grind, self-love…

NOTE / PREREQUISITE: Must have taken a Fishnet Follies Solo 1 / Chorus 1 series, or either of the “Sexy Floorwork” or “Sensual Movement” workshops. Or instructor approval.

This class starts at LEVEL 2 due to the accelerated schedule (8 weeks) before first performance. One must also feel comfortable doing back shoulder rolls, dancing mostly nekkid, and letting your fire within burn up the stage!

Harkening back to the charm schools of the 1950′s, we will begin each class with mild stretches and “drills” on posture, poise, and persona– and some core work! You’ll also be provided with class videos and other online reference materials to enhance our studio work.

STUDENTS MAY BRING (Optional):
– Knee pads
– Character / Ballroom Dance Shoes, Heels as high as you can comfortably go!
– OR Dance socks / “Foot Undies”

Open to all shapes, sizes and backgrounds, 18 years and older.

Led by Mynx d’Meanor

Performance Opportunities:
– The Garter Room – APRIL 4, 2019
– Hubba Hubba Revue Pre-Show – APRIL 12, 2019

LEVEL 2: Fundamentals, learning choreography, costuming

   Every Monday / FEBRUARY 11 – MARCH 4, 2019 @ 8:40PM – 9:40PM  

LEVEL 2 REGISTRATION

Full Series: $100 / “Dynamic Duo” Discount*: $150

*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!

 LEVEL 3: Polishing choreography, costuming, staging for performance

  Every Monday / MARCH 11 – APRIL 1, 2019 @ 8:40PM – 9:40PM  

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

INTRO TO BURLESQUE
Group Dance Choreography:

“Bathing Beauties”

Part chair dance, parasol parade, and classic FFollies chorus formations– it’s our dance love letter to Esther Williams!

Led by Mynx d’Meanor.

Performance Opportunities:
– The Garter Room –
– Hubba Hubba Revue Pre-Show –

LEVEL 1: Fundamentals, learning choreography

   MORE CLASS DATES COMING SOON!

LEVEL 1 REGISTRATION

Full Series: $100 / “Dynamic Duo” Discount*: $150

*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!

 LEVEL 2: Refining choreography, costuming

   MORE CLASS DATES COMING SOON!

LEVEL 2 REGISTRATION
Early Bird: $80.00 / Full Series: $100.00
*** PREREQUISITE: Must have taken Level 1 or instructor approval. ***

 LEVEL 3: Final polishes, staging for performance

   MORE CLASS DATES COMING SOON!

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

INTRO TO BURLESQUE
Group Dance Choreography:

“Rumble”

Let’s get ready to RUMBLE!!! With even more sass (ass) and attitude, we’re leveling up our “Bad Girls” routine and bring you a sexy burlesque brawl!! Slow, deliberate poses and synchronized movements, 1950’s styling. Channel your inner juvenile delinquent a la “Grease”!

Note: This choreography will be taught in a fast and short 2-month series, so be ready to pick up the pace! 😉

Led by Mynx d’Meanor.

Performance Opportunities:
– The Garter Room – MARCH
– Hubba Hubba Revue Pre-Show – MARCH
– Live with Band: Fishnet Follies + Mitch Polzak & The Royal Deuces – MARCH (by invitation)

LEVEL 1&2: Fundamentals, learning choreography, costuming

   MORE CLASS DATES COMING SOON!  

LEVEL 1 REGISTRATION

Full Series: $100 / “Dynamic Duo” Discount*: $150

*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!

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

  MORE CLASS DATES COMING SOON! 

LEVEL 2 REGISTRATION
Early Bird: $80.00 / Full Series: $100.00
*** PREREQUISITE: Must have taken Level 1 or instructor approval. ***

SOLO STRIPTEASE

SOLO STRIPTEASE

INTRO TO BURLESQUE:
SOLO STRIPTEASE (LEVEL 1)

  Every Tuesday / APRIL 9 – 30, 2019 / 8:40PM – 9:40PM

*** “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.

REGISTRATION
APRIL Full Series: $100.00 / $150.00 “Dynamic Duo” discount
Sorry, Drop-ins not available.
 


BUILDING A BURLESQUE ACT: 
SOLO STRIPTEASE (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.

Every Tuesday / MAY 7 – 28, 2019 / 8:30PM – 9:45PM

REGISTRATION
MAY Full Series: $120.00

Every Monday / JUNE 17 – JULY 8, 2019 / 8:30PM – 9:45PM

REGISTRATION
JUNE Full Series: $120.00

WORKSHOPS

WORKSHOPS

Workshops held periodically covering various topics ranging from learning new dance combos, techniques, through behind-the-scenes professional etiquette and community discussions.

Led by Mynx d’Meanor, veteran FFollies, and other guest instructors. 

Open to all levels (beginners through advanced), unless otherwise noted.

Burlesque Dance Workshop:
SEXY FLOORWORK

MONDAY / MAY 6, 2019 @ 7:30PM – 9:00PM 

Get ready to hump that stage– with FEELING! 😉

We’ll start with a core strengthening warm-up, pinup-inspired poses, and get down-down-DOWN…!!! Moving on to dance moves with sexy, slinky floorwork, progressively increasing in level of difficulty– stripper push-ups, back shoulder rolls, “tick tock booty”, etc. to give you ideas on creating combos that you can incorporate into your own acts!

* Each Workshop teaches a different set of moves / dance combos. Collect ’em all! *

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

STUDENTS MAY BRING (OPTIONAL):

  • Knee pads
  • Character / Ballroom Dance Shoes, Heels as high as you can comfortably go!
  • OR Dance socks / “Foot Undies”

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.

Led by Mynx d’Meanor.

Burlesque Dance Workshop:
FLAPPER FUNDAMENTALS

Wednesday / JANUARY 23, 2019 @ 8:00PM – 9:00PM 

 Wednesday / FEBRUARY 27, 2019 @ 7:30PM – 8:30PM 

Bring out your fabulous inner flapper at this roaring workshop with Lulu Bon Coup! You’ll learn fun and quirky classic Jazz dance moves like, bee’s knees, crazy legs, and mess around with a sassy & sultry twist. This energetic entry level class will focus on struts, poses, and classic elements of vintage jazz movement from the 1920’s while embodying the bawdy and irreverent nature of a flapper.

*** Each Workshop teaches a different set of moves. Collect ’em all! ***

  • JANUARY: “Bees Knees” – Waggle leg, crazy legs, breezy knees, and more!
  • FEBRUARY: “Fancy Feet” – Fall off the log, trickedations, camel walks, and more!

Take a peek of what you might be in for: https://www.facebook.com/erin.drewitz/videos/10156090031443484/

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

STUDENTS MAY BRING (Optional):
– Character / Ballroom Dance Shoes

Led by Lulu Bon Coup.

 WORKSHOP REGISTRATION

  Wednesday / JANUARY 23, 2019 @ 8:00PM – 9:00PM

Class: $20 (Online Registration) / $25 (Cash Drop-In)
“Dynamic Duo” Discount*: $30
*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!*

 WORKSHOP REGISTRATION

  Wednesday / FEBRUARY 27, 2019 @ 7:30PM – 8:30PM

Class: $20 (Online Registration) / $25 (Cash Drop-In)
“Dynamic Duo” Discount*: $30
*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!*

 

Burlesque Dance Workshop:
“Night Train” Fan Dance Crash Course

 MONDAY / APRIL 8, 2019 @ 8:40PM – 9:40PM 

We’ll focus on a “crash course” style class to learn the Fishnet Follies “Night Train” fan dance routine!

One of our most classic group routines! Sparkly Vegas showgirl styling, elegant movements, smooth transitions, and the flirty flutter of feather fans.

Fishnet Follies signature fans will be available for loan in class.

Led by Mynx d’Meanor.

 

 WORKSHOP REGISTRATION

  MONDAY / APRIL 8, 2019 @ 8:40PM – 9:40PM 

Class: $25 (Online Registration) / $30 (Cash Drop-In)

Burlesque Dance Workshop:
FEATHER BOA DANCE 

 Monday / JANUARY 28, 2019 @ 7:30PM – 8:30PM 

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

Harkening back to the charm schools of the 1950′s, we will begin each class with mild stretches and “drills” on posture, poise, and persona– and some core work! Then…

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

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

STUDENTS MAY BRING (Optional):

  • Long scarf / practice boa
  • Knee pads for possible floor work

Led by Mynx d’Meanor.

 WORKSHOP REGISTRATION

  Monday / JANUARY 28, 2019 @ 7:30PM – 8:30PM

Class: $25 (Online Registration) / $30 (Cash Drop-In)
“Dynamic Duo” Discount*: $40
*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!*

Burlesque Dance Workshop:
SENSUAL MOVEMENT

  More class dates coming soon!

  • Each Workshop teaches a different set of moves. Collect ’em all!

Song: “I Can’t Hear You” by The Dead Weather
Sizzling slink, languid lines, intoxicating eyes, slow grind, self-love…

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

STUDENTS MAY BRING (OPTIONAL):

  • Dance shoes (ballroom, character, jazz) or dance socks / “Foot Undies”
  • Knee pads

Led by Mynx d’Meanor

 WORKSHOP REGISTRATION

  More class dates coming soon!

Class: $20 (Online Registration) / $25 (Cash Drop-In)
“Dynamic Duo” Discount*: $30
*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!*

Burlesque Dance Workshop:
CHAIR DANCE BASICS
& “Lascive” Choreography Crash Course

 

 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 learn the “Lascive” dance choreography, crash course style!

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

STUDENTS MAY BRING (OPTIONAL):

  • Dance shoes (ballroom, character, jazz) or dance socks / “Foot Undies”

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.

Led by Mynx d’Meanor.

 

 WORKSHOP REGISTRATION

  More class dates coming soon!

Class: $25 (Online Registration) / $30 (Cash Drop-In)
“Dynamic Duo” Discount*: $40
*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!*

Burlesque Dance Workshop:
HELL ON HEELS

 More dates coming soon!

Bring your heels and get ready to dance! Hell on Heels will get you comfortable in your own skin and confident in your dance ability. Learn choreography set to upbeat music and moves poised to make you feel fierce! We’ll focus on balance, walking, turning and floor work all within the choreography.

  • Each Workshop teaches a different set of moves. Collect ’em all!

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

STUDENTS MAY BRING (OPTIONAL):

  • Dance shoes (ballroom, character, jazz) or dance socks / “Foot Undies”
  • Heels as high as you can comfortably go!

Led by Pixie Vanille

 WORKSHOP REGISTRATION

Burlesque Dance Workshop:
TASSEL TWIRLING

 

 More class dates coming soon!

Spice up your performances (or learn a new party trick) with a burlesque staple: TASSEL TWIRLING! Through proper posture and momentum, we’ll learn how to make these babies fly in all directions!

We’ll twirl while sitting, standing, walking, doing the jig… a super fun cardio workout!

Watch Mynx d’Meanor give professional wrestler Reby Sky a twirling crash course on Playboy TV!

https://youtu.be/GOocul7buuE?t=53s

NOTE: This class will be topless, due to pasties. Students may opt to wear a very form-fitting mesh or demi-cup bra and place the pasties on top, depending on comfort level.

STUDENTS SHOULD BRING:

  • Tassel pasties, glue/tape
  • Some tassel pasties will be available for sale at The Garter Room and in class. Limited quantities. Kits start $30+

Led by Mynx d’Meanor.

 WORKSHOP REGISTRATION

  More class dates coming soon!

Class: $25 (Online Registration) / $30 (Cash Drop-In)
“Dynamic Duo” Discount*: $40
*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!*

Burlesque Dance Workshop:
“Sneakin’ Around” Crash Course

 MORE CLASS DATES COMING SOON! 

Full of sass (ass) and attitude, featuring smoldering eyes, slow burn movements, and dramatic posing. “Sneakin’ Around” is our theatrical “breakup” routine! With tassel twirling!

Led by Mynx d’Meanor.

 

 WORKSHOP REGISTRATION

  MORE CLASS DATES COMING SOON!

Class: $20 (Online Registration) / $25 (Cash Drop-In)

“Dynamic Duo” Discount*: $30
*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!*