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.

SCHEDULE AT A GLANCE

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UPCOMING STUDENT PERFORMANCE OPPORTUNITIES

The Garter Room

  • OCTOBER 4, 2018 (“Deep” Chorus, Solo Debuts)
  • NOVEMBER 1, 2018 (“Wicked Stage” Chorus)
  • DECEMBER 6, 2018

Fishnet Follies Pre-Show at  Hubba Hubba Revue

  • OCTOBER 12, 2018 (“Deep” Chorus, Solo Debuts)
  • NOVEMBER 9, 2018 (“Wicked Stage” Chorus)
  • DECEMBER 14, 2018
  • Various dates throughout the year (Solo Debuts by invitation from Mynx)

BURLESQUE CHORUS DANCE CHOREOGRAPHY:
“WICKED STAGE”

In this series, we will learn choreography for “Wicked Stage”– combining flirtatious, frivolous stylings of flapper chorus girls with a sultry, moody, jazz-age era group routine!

We will use elements from the “Flapper Fundamentals” workshop, and work on dramatic poses, sinewy movements, strong character/presence, group formations, panel skirt and fabric manipulations.

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

Image used here are to give students an idea of the overall feeling of the piece. Costuming requirements and resources will be given in class. See “mood board” on Pinterest.

MUSIC: “Life Upon The Wicked Stage” (Blossom Dearie) + “Chant of Bechet” (Dr. Michael White)

Led by Mynx d’Meanor 
Choreography by Mynx d’Meanor & Lulu Bon Coup

*** PERFORMANCE DATES ***

LEVEL 1: Learning choreography, formations (Part 1)

   Every Monday / AUGUST 20 – SEPTEMBER 10, 2018 @ 7:30PM – 8:30PM (3 Weeks)

* NOTE: There is no class on September 3rd, Labor Day.

LEVEL 1 REGISTRATION

Full Series: $75.00

Dynamic Duo: $113.00  *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 (Part 1), learning choreography (Part 2), costuming

  Every Monday / SEPTEMBER 17 – OCTOBER 1, 2018 @ 7:30PM – 8:30PM (3 Weeks)

LEVEL 2 REGISTRATION
Full Series: $75.00
*** PREREQUISITE: Must have taken “WICKED STAGE” Level 1 or instructor approval. ***

 LEVEL 3: Refining choreography, costuming, staging for performance

  Every Monday / OCTOBER 8 – 29, 2018 @ 7:30PM – 8:30PM (3 Weeks)

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

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. ***

INTRO TO BURLESQUE:
Chair Dance Conditioning & “Skin” Group Choreography
(Levels 1-2-3)

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.

This class will lay the foundation for the group routine series to Rihanna’s “Skin”!

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.

Led by Mynx d’Meanor.

Music: “Skin” by Rihanna

LEVEL 1: Fundamentals, learning choreography

   Every Tuesday / OCTOBER 16 – 30, 2018 @ 7:30PM – 8:30PM  (3 Weeks)

LEVEL 1 REGISTRATION

Full Series: $75.00 

 LEVEL 2: Refining choreography, costuming

  Every Tuesday / NOVEMBER 6 – 27, 2018 @ 7:30PM – 8:30PM (4 Weeks)

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

 LEVEL 3: Final polishes, staging for performance

  Every Tuesday / DECEMBER 4 – 18, 2018 @ 7:30PM – 8:30PM (3 Weeks @ 90 Minutes)

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

INTRO TO BURLESQUE: SOLO STRIPTEASE (LEVEL 1)

  Every Tuesday / OCTOBER 9 – 30, 2018 / 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.


BUILDING A BURLESQUE ACT – Solo Level 2

  Every Tuesday / NOVEMBER 6 – 27, 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.

Burlesque Dance Workshop:
FLAPPER FUNDAMENTALS

 Monday / AUGUST 13, 2018 @ 7:30PM – 8:30PM 

Bring out your fabulous inner flapper with this roaring workshop! Learn classic Jazz dance moves like the bee’s knees and crazy legs 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.

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

SPECIAL NOTE: Many of the moves learned in this class will be used as the basis for our *NEW* Chorus act, “Wicked Stage”. Discount available if you want to pre-pay for the choreography series in conjunction with this workshop.

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

  Monday / AUGUST 13, 2018 @ 7:30PM – 8:30PM

Class: $20.00 (Online Registration) / $25.00 (Cash Drop-In)
Dynamic Duo Discount: $30.00
*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!*

 Flapper Fundamentals + “Wicked Stage” Choreography: $80.00 (1 workshop + 3 weeks of classes)

SPECIAL WORKSHOPS

Burlesque Workshop:
SILK VEIL & FABRICH MANIPULATION
with GAEA LADY

 Sunday / SEPTEMBER 9, 2018 @ 2:00PM – 3:30PM 

Silk ripples like water & flows like air. It is strong, supple, sensual, and steeped in stories and history. Combined with light and movement, silk invokes dramatic magic for the human senses.

Join Gaea Lady in exploring movement & dance with silk – learning specific movements, patterns, and techniques to integrate dancer and fabric together. We’ll explore dynamic whips, dreamy floats, weaves, infinite recursive spins, drapes, wraps, and improvisation to ignite the senses and the creativity within. Students will dance with unweighted & weighted veils and flags- learning the basics of this specialty custom veil.

Students should bring a silk or light fabric veil, at least 4×8 feet. Students can also bring large fabric costume pieces for improvisation in class. Gaea will have a limited amount of veils available for use, borrow, and sale. For custom orders in advance, contact ​gaealady@gmail.com

Led by Guest Instructor GAEA LADY

 WORKSHOP REGISTRATION

$40 SILK VEIL & FABRIC Workshop – Online Registration
$45 – CASH Drop-In

  $50 BOTH Workshops – Online Registration (Limited to 5)
      $60 BOTH Workshops – CASH Drop-In (If space allows)

Burlesque Workshop:
DIVINE BUMP & GRIND
with GAEA LADY

 Sunday / SEPTEMBER 9, 2018 @ 3:45PM – 4:45PM 

It’s all in those hips.

The source of creativity, inspiration, sexuality, and power resides in our hips. So much is stored within our pelvic girdle : bones, intricately woven muscle tendons and tissues, sexual organs, energetic centers, and the mysteries of what we cannot see.

In this quick paced & energetic class, we connect to the source of our pelvic power while Perfecting bumps, grinds, pops, shimmies, and undulations. Merging many forms of dance together : burlesque, bellydance, hip hop, and jazz : to ultimately let loose and dance the divine feminine within each of us.

Led by Guest Instructor GAEA LADY

 WORKSHOP REGISTRATION

$25 DIVINE BUMP & GRIND Workshop – Online Registration
$30 – CASH Drop-In

  $50 BOTH Workshops – Online Registration (Limited to 5)
      $60 BOTH Workshops – CASH Drop-In (If space allows)

INSTRUCTORS

MYNX D’MEANOR

Mynx d'Meanor - FF TankHead 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.

GUEST INSTRUCTORS

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!

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ANY QUESTIONS?

Contact us via email at mynxdmeanor@fishnetfollies.com or call Mynx d’Meanor at 415.300.0976.