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!

 

Intro to Burlesque: “Night Train” Fan Dance Choreo Crash Course
*** CANCELLED***


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

*** CANCELLED ***


Burlesque Workshop: Taking Up S P A C E

*** ONE NIGHT WORKSHOP ***
Tuesday / JULY 2, 2019 / 8:40PM – 9:40PM
Registration: $25 (Online) / $30 (CASH Drop-In)
DYNAMIC DUO” Registration: $40 (Online only)


Burlesque Dance Workshop: Sensual Floor Play

*** ONE NIGHT WORKSHOP ***
Tuesday / JULY 2, 2019 / 8:40PM – 9:40PM
Registration: $25 (Online) / $30 (CASH Drop-In)
DYNAMIC DUO” Registration: $40 (Online only)


 

Intro to Burlesque: Solo Striptease – Level 1

Every Tuesday / JULY 16 – AUGUST 6, 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)
Prerequisite: Must have completed Chorus or Solo Level 1, or instructor approval. Email Mynx for details.

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)

 

2017

Upcoming | Archive: 2019 2018 2017 2016
  • Thu
    05
    Jan
    2017

    THE GARTER ROOM: STRIPTEASE SERENADE!

    9:00PM THE GARTER ROOM @ Legionnaire Saloon, Oakland
  • Fri
    13
    Jan
    2017

    Fishnet Follies Pre-Show, Troupe, Frankie Fictitious

    9:00PM

    Hubba Hubba Revue: "SOVIET UNION!" @ DNA Lounge, SF

  • Thu
    02
    Feb
    2017

    THE GARTER ROOM: 2-YEAR ANNIVERSARY!

    9:00PM THE GARTER ROOM 2-YEAR ANNIVERSARY! @ Legionnaire Saloon, Oakland
  • Fri
    03
    Feb
    2017

    Fishnet Follies Pre-Show, Frankie Fictitious trio, Sophie Rose Bisou trio

    9:00PM

    Hubba Hubba Revue: "WILD WEST!" @ DNA Lounge, SF

  • Thu
    02
    Mar
    2017

    THE GARTER ROOM: MARCH

    9:00PM THE GARTER ROOM: MARCH @ Legionnaire Saloon, Oakland
  • Fri
    10
    Mar
    2017

    Fishnet Follies Pre-Show

    9:00PM

    Hubba Hubba Revue: "SPACE STATION: 1977!" @ DNA Lounge, SF

  • Thu
    06
    Apr
    2017

    THE GARTER ROOM: APRIL "CLASS ACTS!"

    9:00PM

    THE GARTER ROOM: APRIL "CLASS ACTS!" Student Showcase @ Legionnaire Saloon, Oakland

  • Fri
    07
    Apr
    2017

    Fishnet Follies Pre-Show

    9:00PM

    Hubba Hubba Revue: "CRIME & PUNISHMENT" @ DNA Lounge, SF

  • Mon
    10
    Apr
    2017

    Monday Night Hubba

    9:00PM

    Hubba Hubba Revue: “MONDAY HUBBA: MAGGIE MOTORBOAT'S BURLESQUE BIRTHDAY" @ DNA Lounge, SF

  • Mon
    10
    Apr
    2017

    FISHNET FOLLIES CLASSES

    7:30PM

    Fishnet Follies School of Classic Burlesque
    "SNEAKIN' AROUND" Chorus Level 1 Series (4 Weeks) @ BFF Studio, Oakland

  • Mon
    10
    Apr
    2017

    FISHNET FOLLIES CLASSES

    8:40PM

    Fishnet Follies School of Classic Burlesque
    "SHOWGIRL STRIPTEASE" Solo Level 1 Series (4 Weeks) @ BFF Studio, Oakland

  • Tue
    11
    Apr
    2017

    FISHNET FOLLIES CLASSES

    8:40PM

    Fishnet Follies School of Classic Burlesque
    "DEEP" Chorus Level 2A Series (4 Weeks) @ BFF Studio, Oakland

  • Wed
    12
    Apr
    2017

    REVIVAL

    9:00PM

    Maggie Motorboat & Edie Eve  performance
    REVIVAL @ Revival, Berkeley 

     

  • Sat
    15
    Apr
    2017

    Viva Las Vegas Rockabilly Weekend “BURLESQUE COMPETITION"

    9:00PM

    Frankie Fictitious competes
    Viva Las Vegas Rockabilly Weekend “BURLESQUE COMPETITION" @ The Orleans, Las Vegas, Nevada

     

  • Mon
    17
    Apr
    2017

    FISHNET FOLLIES CLASSES

    7:30PM

    Fishnet Follies School of Classic Burlesque
    "SNEAKIN' AROUND" Chorus Level 1 Series (4 Weeks) @ BFF Studio, Oakland

  • Mon
    17
    Apr
    2017

    FISHNET FOLLIES CLASSES

    8:40PM

    Fishnet Follies School of Classic Burlesque
    "SHOWGIRL STRIPTEASE" Solo Level 1 Series (4 Weeks) @ BFF Studio, Oakland

  • Tue
    18
    Apr
    2017

    FISHNET FOLLIES CLASSES

    8:40PM

    Fishnet Follies School of Classic Burlesque
    "DEEP" Chorus Level 2A Series (4 Weeks) @ BFF Studio, Oakland

  • Sat
    22
    Apr
    2017

    Bayou City Burlesque Festival

    7:30PM

    Frankie Fictitious performance
    Bayou City Burlesque Festival @ Warehouse Live, Houston, Texas

     

     

  • Mon
    24
    Apr
    2017

    FISHNET FOLLIES CLASSES

    7:30PM

    Fishnet Follies School of Classic Burlesque
    "SNEAKIN' AROUND" Chorus Level 1 Series (4 Weeks) @ BFF Studio, Oakland

  • Mon
    24
    Apr
    2017

    FISHNET FOLLIES CLASSES

    8:40PM

    Fishnet Follies School of Classic Burlesque
    "SHOWGIRL STRIPTEASE" Solo Level 1 Series (4 Weeks) @ BFF Studio, Oakland

  • Tue
    25
    Apr
    2017

    FISHNET FOLLIES CLASSES

    8:40PM

    Fishnet Follies School of Classic Burlesque
    "DEEP" Chorus Level 2A Series (4 Weeks) @ BFF Studio, Oakland

  • Fri
    28
    Apr
    2017
    Sat
    29
    Apr
    2017

    “GENTLEMEN PREFER BRUNETTES"

    9:00PM

    Frankie Fictitious performance
    Jordan Nathan and Kat Robichaud present “GENTLEMEN PREFER BRUNETTES" @ Secret Location, SF

     

     

  • Mon
    01
    May
    2017

    Monday Night Hubba

    9:00PM

    Hubba Hubba Revue: “MONDAY HUBBA: SOVIET UNION" @ DNA Lounge, SF

  • Mon
    01
    May
    2017

    FISHNET FOLLIES CLASSES

    7:30PM

    Fishnet Follies School of Classic Burlesque
    "SNEAKIN' AROUND" Chorus Level 1 Series (4 Weeks) @ BFF Studio, Oakland

  • Mon
    01
    May
    2017

    FISHNET FOLLIES CLASSES

    8:40PM

    Fishnet Follies School of Classic Burlesque
    "SHOWGIRL STRIPTEASE" Solo Level 1 Series (4 Weeks) @ BFF Studio, Oakland

  • Tue
    02
    May
    2017

    FISHNET FOLLIES CLASSES

    8:40PM

    Fishnet Follies School of Classic Burlesque
    "DEEP" Chorus Level 2A Series (4 Weeks) @ BFF Studio, Oakland

  • Thu
    04
    May
    2017

    THE GARTER ROOM: MAY

    9:00PM

    THE GARTER ROOM: MAY @ Legionnaire Saloon, Oakland

  • Sat
    06
    May
    2017

    BOOTIE SF

    9:00PM

    Frankie Fictitious performance
    BOOTIE SF @ DNA Lounge, SF

  • Sun
    07
    May
    2017

    T-Dance

    3:00PM

    Frankie Fictitious & Maggie Motorboat performance
    T-DANCE @ Fireside, Alameda 

     

  • Wed
    10
    May
    2017

    REVIVAL

    9:00PM

    Frankie Fictitious performance
    REVIVAL @ Revival, Berkeley 

     

  • Fri
    12
    May
    2017

    Fishnet Follies Pre-Show

    9:00PM

    Hubba Hubba Revue: "UNDERSEA BURLESQUE"  @ DNA Lounge, SF

  • Fri
    12
    May
    2017

    Duane Park

    8:30PM

    Frankie Fictitious performance
    Duane Park @ New York, NY

     

     

  • Sat
    13
    May
    2017

    Squares

    1:00AM

    Frankie Fictitious performance
    Squares @ New York, NY

     

     

  • Sat
    13
    May
    2017

    The Slipper Room

    9:30PM

    Frankie Fictitious performance
    The Slipper Room @ New York, NY

     

     

  • Sun
    14
    May
    2017

    Lumos

    12:40AM

    Frankie Fictitious performance
    Lumos @ New York, NY

     

     

  • Sun
    14
    May
    2017

    Employees Only

    9:00PM

    Frankie Fictitious performance
    Employees Only @ New York, NY

     

     

  • Wed
    17
    May
    2017

    Broadway Brassy

    10:30PM

    Frankie Fictitious performance
    Broadway Brassy @ New York, NY

     

     

  • Thu
    18
    May
    2017

    Broadway Brassy

    12:15AM

    Frankie Fictitious performance
    Broadway Brassy @ New York, NY

     

     

  • Thu
    18
    May
    2017

    Nurse Bettie

    9:00PM

    Frankie Fictitious performance
    Nurse Bettie @ New York, NY

     

     

  • Fri
    19
    May
    2017

    Hotel Chantelle

    9:00PM

    Frankie Fictitious performance
    Hotel Chantelle @ New York, NY

     

     

  • Sat
    20
    May
    2017

    Asian Burlesque Festival

    8:00PM

    Frankie Fictitious performance
    Asian Burlesque Festival @ New York, NY

     

     

  • Sat
    27
    May
    2017

    Hubba Hubba Revue: “UPTOWN CABARET

    9:00PM

    Hubba Hubba Revue: “UPTOWN CABARET" @ Uptown Club, Oakland

  • Thu
    01
    Jun
    2017

    THE GARTER ROOM: JUNE

    9:00PM

    THE GARTER ROOM: JUNE @ Legionnaire Saloon, Oakland

  • Thu
    01
    Jun
    2017
    Mon
    05
    Jun
    2017

    BURLESQUE HALL OF FAME WEEKEND

    Fishnet Follies at Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekend @ The Orleans Hotel, Las Vegas

    Harden Reddy "Best Boylesque 2016" Step-Down Performance
    Frankie Fictitious & Mr. Fictitious "Best Small Group" Competition
    Fishnet Follies Troupe "Best Large Group" Competition

  • Fri
    09
    Jun
    2017

    Fishnet Follies Pre-Show

    9:00PM

    Hubba Hubba Revue: "BURLESQUE NATION!" @ DNA Lounge, SF

  • Sat
    17
    Jun
    2017

    Camp Tipsy “KAT ROBICHAUD presents WHIMSEA"

    9:00PM

    Frankie Fictitious performance
    Camp Tipsy “KAT ROBICHAUD presents WHIMSEA" @ Lake Ladoga 

     

  • Sat
    24
    Jun
    2017

    Hubba Hubba Revue: “UPTOWN CABARET

    9:00PM

    Hubba Hubba Revue: “UPTOWN CABARET" @ Uptown Club, Oakland

  • Mon
    03
    Jul
    2017

    Monday Night Hubba

    9:00PM

    Hubba Hubba Revue: “MONDAY HUBBA" @ DNA Lounge, SF

  • Thu
    06
    Jul
    2017

    THE GARTER ROOM: JULY

    9:00PM

    THE GARTER ROOM: JULY @ Legionnaire Saloon, Oakland

  • Fri
    07
    Jul
    2017

    Fishnet Follies Pre-Show

    9:00PM

    Hubba Hubba Revue: "STATE FAIR!" @ DNA Lounge, SF

  • Mon
    10
    Jul
    2017

    Monday Night Hubba

    9:00PM

    Hubba Hubba Revue: “MONDAY HUBBA" @ DNA Lounge, SF

  • Sat
    22
    Jul
    2017

    Hubba Hubba Revue: “UPTOWN CABARET"

    9:00PM

    Hubba Hubba Revue: “UPTOWN CABARET" @ Uptown Club, Oakland

  • Thu
    03
    Aug
    2017

    THE GARTER ROOM: AUGUST

    9:00PM

    THE GARTER ROOM: AUGUST @ Legionnaire Saloon, Oakland

  • Thu
    03
    Aug
    2017
    Sat
    05
    Aug
    2017

    Ohio Burlesque Festival

    8:00PM

    Frankie Fictitious performance
    Ohio Burlesque Festival @ Cleveland, OH

     

     

  • Fri
    11
    Aug
    2017

    Fishnet Follies Pre-Show

    9:00PM

    Hubba Hubba Revue @ DNA Lounge, SF

  • Thu
    07
    Sep
    2017

    THE GARTER ROOM: SEPTEMBER

    9:00PM

    THE GARTER ROOM: SEPTEMBER @ Legionnaire Saloon, Oakland

  • Fri
    08
    Sep
    2017

    Fishnet Follies Pre-Show

    9:00PM

    Hubba Hubba Revue @ DNA Lounge, SF

  • Thu
    05
    Oct
    2017

    THE GARTER ROOM: OCTOBER

    9:00PM

    THE GARTER ROOM: OCTOBER @ Legionnaire Saloon, Oakland

  • Fri
    13
    Oct
    2017

    Fishnet Follies Pre-Show

    9:00PM

    Hubba Hubba Revue @ DNA Lounge, SF

  • Thu
    02
    Nov
    2017

    THE GARTER ROOM: NOVEMBER

    9:00PM

    THE GARTER ROOM: NOVEMBER @ Legionnaire Saloon, Oakland

  • Fri
    10
    Nov
    2017

    Fishnet Follies Pre-Show

    9:00PM

    Hubba Hubba Revue @ DNA Lounge, SF

  • Thu
    07
    Dec
    2017

    THE GARTER ROOM: DECEMBER

    9:00PM

    THE GARTER ROOM: DECEMBER @ Legionnaire Saloon, Oakland

  • Fri
    08
    Dec
    2017

    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.