FISHNET FOLLIES SCHOOL OF CLASSIC BURLESQUE
STRIPTEASE SOLO ACTS

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CLASS LOCATION

Learn the sultry, sassy art of classic burlesque in a fun and friendly environment!
Open to all genders, shapes, sizes and backgrounds, 18 years and older.

No prior dance experience necessary!

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)

MALE BURLESQUE – SOLO 1

INTRO TO BURLESQUE: MALE BURLESQUE SOLO LEVEL 1 

 

OPEN TO ALL GENDERS

FUNdamental concepts of “masculine” burlesque movement and dance, while getting you started working on the basic building blocks of crafting individual solos derived from your own unique dance (and non-dance) experiences.

1. Persona & Presence
2. Dynamic Presentation
3. Undress with finesse (practical striptease fundamentals)
4. Putting it all together (burlesque act rough drafts, improvisation activities)

* Includes access to private student website for additional resources, video tutorials, and more!

Led by Mynx d’Meanor & PACO FISH .

SERIES REGISTRATION: $100.00
Open to all levels. No dance experience necessary!

 

SCHEDULE
Tues / SEPTEMBER 12 – OCTOBER 3, 2017 / 7:30PM – 8:30PM
Eventbrite - MALE Burlesque: Solo Level 1 - With Paco Fish & Mynx d'Meanor

SHOWGIRL STRIPTEASE – SOLO 1

INTRO TO BURLESQUE: SHOWGIRL STRIPTEASE – SOLO LEVEL 1 

*** “DYNAMIC DUO” DISCOUNT! (LEVEL 1 ONLY) ***
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!

Fundamental concepts of classic burlesque movement and dance, working on the basic building blocks of crafting individual solos derived from your own unique experiences.

We will also learn a short routine, so you can immediately put these concepts to work!

1. Poise, posture and persona (poses, owning space, showgirl 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 all levels. No dance experience necessary!

Led by Mynx d’Meanor.

Level 1 (Showgirl Striptease) : Open to all levels. No dance experience necessary!  – SEPTEMBER
Level 2 (Building a Burlesque Solo Act): Prerequisite: Must have taken Solo 1, Chorus 1, or instructor approval.  – OCTOBER
Level 3 (Private 1-on-1 Coaching with Mynx d’Meanor): By appointment – NOVEMBER

Performance Opportunities:
– The Garter Room “Class Acts” Showcase – DECEMBER 7, 2017
– Hubba Hubba Revue Pre-Show – Various dates, by invitation from Mynx d’Meanor

LEVEL 1 SERIES: $100.00 / DYNAMIC DUO: $150.00
Tue / SEPTEMBER 12 – OCTOBER 3, 2017 @ 8:40PM – 9:40PM
Eventbrite - Intro to Burlesque: Showgirl Striptease - Solo Level 1 - Fishnet Follies

 

BUILDING A BURLESQUE ACT – SOLO 2

SOLO LEVEL 2: BUILDING A BURLESQUE SOLO ACT!

OPEN TO WOMEN & MEN

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 workshops 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 & supplemental video lectures to help them through the process. Please bring a pen to take notes!

* This series leads to our LEVEL 3 PRIVATE SESSIONS. Level 3 gives you an opportunity for 1-on-1 coaching/mentoring to fully refine and polish your individual act(s), along with leads on how to book your latest creation. 

* While performance is not required nor guaranteed, we will approach LEVEL 3 private sessions as preparation for the upcoming “CLASS ACTS!” Student Showcase at The Garter Room. More questions? Email fishnetfollies@gmail.com

PREREQUISITE: Must have completed Chorus Choreography Level 1, Striptease Solo Level 1, or instructor approval.

Led by Mynx d’Meanor & Paco Fish.

Level 3 (Private 1-on-1 Coaching with Mynx d’Meanor): By appointment – NOVEMBER
Performance Opportunities:
– The Garter Room “Class Acts” Showcase – DECEMBER 7, 2017
– Hubba Hubba Revue Pre-Show – Various dates, by invitation from Mynx

LEVEL 2 SERIES: $100.00
***DATES COMING SOON***

 

HEAD INSTRUCTOR

Mynx d'Meanor - FF TankCreator, director, “King/Queen Maker”– MYNX D’MEANOR is the force behind Fishnet Follies. Mynx is a lifelong dancing dork, with over a decade of dance and burlesque performance experience in genres 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. Since 2009, hundreds of women and men have attended her addictive and transformative classes and consider Mynx their “burlesque mama”.

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.

 

CO-INSTRUCTOR FOR MALE BURLESQUE

PACO FISH thrives on duality, dismantling assumptions and defying convention with humor and passion, teaching workshops and series in burlesque arts across the US and Canada since 2009. While Paco’s foundation is in mime (studied under Mark Jaster of Happenstance Theater) and clown (under Arsene Dupin, Jango Edwards, Tom Murphy, and Bill Irwin), he was originally brought into burlesque under the tutelage of 2015 Miss Exotic World, Trixie Little. Over the 10 years of his career, Paco Fish has synthesized diverse acquired knowledge from classes, workshops, and personal experience in stagecraft, dance, Delsarte expression, and Laban acting techniques. In 2013 he brought two of his workshops, “Power in Silence” and “Creating Character & Embodying Emotion” to BurlyCon to much acclaim. He is a dynamic performer of spoken and physical comedy, burlesque, stilt walking, clown, mime, and a variety of other media. Over his decade-long performance career, Paco earned the titles, “King of Southern Exposure,” “King of Carolina Sweet Tease,” “Most Humorous” from both the Great Burlesque Exposition and The Carolina Burlesque Festival, and “Most Original” from the Texas Burlesque Festival. He performed in over 40 states and 3 countries on 2 continents before his final performance at the Burlesque Hall of Fame in 2015. He returns to stage at The Garter Room for a special performance of one of his most acclaimed acts.

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.