FISHNET FOLLIES SCHOOL OF CLASSIC BURLESQUE
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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)

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.

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

 “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.

 


 

UPCOMING CLASSES & WORKSHOPS!

 

Burlesque Group Dance Choreography: “TETRIS!”


*** LEVEL 1 SERIES ***
Every Monday / AUGUST 12 – 26, 2019 / 7:30PM – 8:30PM (3 Weeks)
Registration: $75 / “DYNAMIC DUO” Registration: $115 (Limited to 3) (Online only; NO Drop-ins allowed)

*** LEVEL 2 SERIES ***
Every Monday / SEPTEMBER 9 – 30, 2019 / 7:30PM – 8:30PM (4 Weeks)
Registration: $100 (Online only; NO Drop-ins allowed)
Prerequisite: Must have completed Level 1, or instructor approval. Email Mynx for details.

*** LEVEL 3 SERIES ***
Every Monday / OCTOBER 7 – 28, 2019 / 7:30PM – 8:30PM (4 Weeks)
Registration: $100 (Online only; NO Drop-ins allowed)
Prerequisite: Must have completed Level 2.


Burlesque Group Dance Choreography: “SAWHORSE”

*** SPECIAL 7-WEEK SERIES ***
Every Monday / AUGUST 12 – SEPTEMBER 30, 2019 / 8:40PM – 9:40PM (7 WEEKS)
Registration: $200 (By invitation only; NO Drop-ins allowed)
Email mynxdmeanor @ gmail for more information

SPONSORED BY Kix’ies Tights!


Burlesque Dance Workshop: Classic Fan Dance


*** ONE NIGHT WORKSHOP ***
Tuesday / AUGUST 20, 2019 / 7:30PM – 8:30PM
Registration: $25 (Online) / $30 (CASH Drop-In)
DYNAMIC DUO” Registration: $40 (Online only)


Burlesque Dance Workshop: Tassel Twirling Cardio Workout!

*** ONE NIGHT WORKSHOP ***
Tuesday / AUGUST 27, 2019 / 7:30PM – 8:30PM
Registration: $25 (Online) / $30 (CASH Drop-In)
DYNAMIC DUO” Registration: $40 (Online only)


Burlesque Dance Workshop: “Mermaids” Reverse Strip Crash Course (2Parts)

*** SPECIAL 2-PART WORKSHOP SERIES ***
Tuesdays / SEPTEMBER 3 & 10, 2019 / 7:30PM – 8:30PM
2-Part Workshop Registration: $50 (Online) / $60 (CASH Drop-In)
Part 1 ONLY (September 3): $25 (Online) / $30 (CASH Drop-In)
DYNAMIC DUO” Registration: $75 (Online only)


Burlesque Dance Workshop: Tassel Twirling Cardio Workout!

*** ONE NIGHT WORKSHOP ***
Tuesday / AUGUST 27, 2019 / 7:30PM – 8:30PM
Registration: $25 (Online) / $30 (CASH Drop-In)
DYNAMIC DUO” Registration: $40 (Online only)


SPECIAL GUEST WORKSHOPS WITH GAEA LADY!
SILK VEILS / FABRIC MANIPULATION – LEVEL 2
DIVINE BUMP N’ GRIND / CREATING INTENTIONAL PERFORMANCE – ALL LEVELS

 

   

 

 

 

 

 

*** SPECIALGUEST WORKSHOP! ONE DAY ONLY! ***
Sunday / SEPTEMBER 15, 2019 / 4:15PM – 7:00PM
@ 4:15PM – 5:45PM – SILK VEILS: $40 (Online) / $45 (CASH Drop-In)
@ 6:00PM – 7:00PM – BUMP N’ GRIND: $25 (Online) / $30 (CASH Drop-In)
BOTH Workshops: $50 (Online only) – Limited to 5

PLEASE NOTE: Drop-ins are cash only and available on a *limited* first come, first served basis. Please email fishnetfollies@gmail.com for more information.

Intro to Burlesque: Solo Striptease – Level 1

Every Tuesday / SEPTEMBER 10 – OCTOBER 1, 2019 / 8:40PM – 9:40PM
Registration: $100 (Online only; NO Drop-ins allowed)
DYNAMIC DUO” Registration: $150 (Online only)


Building a Burlesque Act: Solo Striptease – Level 2

Every Tuesday /  AUGUST 13 – SEPTEMBER 3, 2019 / 8:30PM – 9:45PM
Registration: $120 (Online only; NO Drop-ins allowed)

Every Tuesday /  OCTOBER 8 – 29, 2019 / 8:30PM – 9:45PM
Registration: $120 (Online only; NO Drop-ins allowed)

Prerequisite: Must have completed Chorus or Solo Level 1, or instructor approval. Email Mynx for details.


Burlesque Workshop: Taking Up S P A C E

*** ONE NIGHT WORKSHOP ***
MORE DATES COMING SOON!
Registration: $25 (Online) / $30 (CASH Drop-In)
DYNAMIC DUO” Registration: $40 (Online only)


Burlesque Dance Workshop: Sensual Floor Play

*** ONE NIGHT WORKSHOP ***
MORE DATES COMING SOON!
Registration: $25 (Online) / $30 (CASH Drop-In)
DYNAMIC DUO” Registration: $40 (Online only)


Burlesque Dance Workshop: Chair Dance Basics & “Lascive” Crash Course

*** ONE NIGHT WORKSHOP ***
MORE DATES COMING SOON!Registration: $25 (Online) / $30 (CASH Drop-In)
DYNAMIC DUO” Registration: $40 (Online only)

UPCOMING STUDENT PERFORMANCE OPPORTUNITIES

The Garter Room

  • JULY 11, 2019 (“CLASS ACTS!” Solo Showcase)
  • AUGUST 1, 2019 (“Few Dollars” Chorus, Various Solos)
  • OCTOBER 3, 2019 (“CLASS ACTS!” Solo Showcase, “Bathing Beauties” Chorus)
  • NOVEMBER 7, 2019 (“TETRIS!” Chorus, Various Solos)

Fishnet Follies Pre-Show at  Hubba Hubba Revue

  • JULY 12, 2019 (Solos)
  • AUGUST 16, 2019 (“Few Dollars” Chorus, Solos)
  • SEPTEMBER 13, 2019 (Solos)
  • OCTOBER 11, 2019 (“Bathing Beauties” Chorus)
  • NOVEMBER 8, 2019 (Solos, “TETRIS!” Chorus – Main Show)
  • Various dates throughout the year (Solo Debuts by invitation from Mynx)

 

COMING UP

Upcoming | Archive: 2019 2018 2017 2016
  • Wed
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    Jul
    2019
    Fri
    15
    Nov
    2019

    RISQUÉ RIOT 2!! Fishnet Follies Burlesque with live band Mitch Polzak & The Royal Deuces

    9:00PM

    RISQUÉ RIOT 2!! @ The Uptown Nightclub, Oakland

  • Mon
    12
    Aug
    2019
    Mon
    26
    Aug
    2019

    CLASSES: "TETRIS!" (Level 1)

    7:30PM

    Fishnet Follies School of Classic Burlesque @ Bay Functional Fitness, Oakland

  • Thu
    05
    Sep
    2019

    THE GARTER ROOM - Kabarett Dekadenz Takeover

    9:00PM

    THE GARTER ROOM @ Legionnaire Saloon, Oakland

  • Mon
    09
    Sep
    2019
    Mon
    30
    Sep
    2019

    CLASSES: "TETRIS!" (Level 2)

    7:30PM

    Fishnet Follies School of Classic Burlesque @ Bay Functional Fitness, Oakland

  • Tue
    10
    Sep
    2019
    Tue
    01
    Oct
    2019

    CLASSES: "SOLO Striptease" (Level 1)

    8:40PM

    Fishnet Follies School of Classic Burlesque @ Bay Functional Fitness, Oakland

  • Fri
    13
    Sep
    2019

    Fishnet Follies Pre-Show

    9:00PM

    Hubba Hubba Revue: "13th Anniversary" @ DNA Lounge, SF

  • Thu
    03
    Oct
    2019

    THE GARTER ROOM - CLASS ACTS!

    9:00PM

    THE GARTER ROOM @ Legionnaire Saloon, Oakland

  • Mon
    07
    Oct
    2019
    Mon
    28
    Oct
    2019

    CLASSES: "TETRIS!" (Level 3)

    7:30PM

    Fishnet Follies School of Classic Burlesque @ Bay Functional Fitness, Oakland

  • Tue
    08
    Oct
    2019
    Tue
    29
    Oct
    2019

    CLASSES: "SOLO Striptease" (Level 2)

    8:30PM

    Fishnet Follies School of Classic Burlesque @ Bay Functional Fitness, Oakland

  • Fri
    11
    Oct
    2019

    Fishnet Follies Pre-Show

    9:00PM

    Hubba Hubba Revue @ DNA Lounge, SF

  • Thu
    07
    Nov
    2019

    THE GARTER ROOM - Game On!

    9:00PM

    THE GARTER ROOM @ Legionnaire Saloon, Oakland

  • Fri
    08
    Nov
    2019

    Fishnet Follies Pre-Show

    9:00PM

    Hubba Hubba Revue @ DNA Lounge, SF

  • Thu
    05
    Dec
    2019

    THE GARTER ROOM - CLASS ACTS! Winter Holiday

    9:00PM

    THE GARTER ROOM @ Legionnaire Saloon, Oakland

  • Fri
    13
    Dec
    2019

    Fishnet Follies Pre-Show

    9:00PM

    Hubba Hubba Revue @ DNA Lounge, SF

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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!

SOLO STRIPTEASE

SOLO STRIPTEASE

Our SOLO Striptease classes run on a progressive 2-month series, plus private 1-on-1 coaching with Mynx d’Meanor. 
(Level 1-2-3)
We teach burlesque fundamentals and guide you through creating your own 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:
SOLO STRIPTEASE (LEVEL 1)

  Meets once a week for 4 weeks

*** “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
Full Series: $100 / $150 “Dynamic Duo” discount
Sorry, Drop-ins not available.
 


BUILDING A BURLESQUE ACT: 
SOLO STRIPTEASE (LEVEL 2)

  Meets once a week for 4 weeks

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 4 C’s of burlesque performance: Charisma, Costume, Choreography, and Context. 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 
Sorry, Drop-ins not available.

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.