FISHNET FOLLIES SCHOOL OF CLASSIC BURLESQUE
STRIPTEASE SOLO ACTS

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Learn the sultry, sassy art of classic burlesque in a fun and friendly environment!
Open to people of all shapes, sizes and backgrounds, 18 years and older.
*** UPDATE: SOME group classes are now open for both Women & Men! See class descriptions for more information. ***

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)

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 group dance 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!  – APRIL
Level 2 (Building a Burlesque Solo Act): Prerequisite: Must have taken Solo 1, Chorus 1, or instructor approval.  – MAY
Level 3 (Private 1-on-1 Coaching with Mynx d’Meanor): By appointment – JUNE
Performance Opportunities:
– The Garter Room “Class Acts” Showcase – JULY 6, 2017
– Hubba Hubba Revue Pre-Show – JULY 7, 2017

LEVEL 1 SERIES: $100.00 / DYNAMIC DUO: $150.00
Mon / APRIL 10, 2017 – MAY 1, 2017 @ 8:40PM – 9:40PM
Eventbrite - Intro to Burlesque: Showgirl Striptease Solo Level 1 - Fishnet Follies

 

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.

Level 3 (Private 1-on-1 Coaching with Mynx d’Meanor): By appointment – JUNE
Performance Opportunities:
– The Garter Room “Class Acts” Showcase – JULY 6, 2017
– Hubba Hubba Revue Pre-Show – JULY 7, 2017

LEVEL 2 SERIES: $100.00
Mon / MAY 8 – 22, 2017 @ 8:40PM – 10:00PM
Eventbrite - Striptease Solo Level 2: Building a Burlesque Solo Act! (Male/Female Burlesque) - Fishnet Follies

 

 

INTRO TO BURLESQUE: MALE BURLESQUE SOLO LEVEL 1 

OPEN TO WOMEN & MEN

*** MORE CLASS DATES COMING SOON! ***

Beginner classes for guys, boys, men, drag kings, butch aficionados..!

Fundamental concepts of “masculine” 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 group dance routine (“Gigolo”) so you can immediately put these concepts to work!

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

 

 

SCHEDULE

INSTRUCTOR

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.