Category: CLASSES

New Classes & Workshops for Fall!

We’ve got a ton of super fun class series, special workshops, and “crash course” group/chorus dance classes coming up! And new to Fishnet Follies School of Classic Burlesque: Many of our group classes are OPEN TO WOMEN & MEN (and anything in-between)!

* Check out our Eventbrite page for a full rundown of all classes & events! *

SPECIAL TOPICS WORKSHOPS

 

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GROUP CHOREOGRAPHY:
“JUST A GIGOLO” (CO-ED)

Mondays
NOVEMBER 7 – 28, 2016 / 7:30PM – 8:30PM
SERIES REGISTRATION: $100.00

 

 

 

school-solo2coedSOLO LEVEL 2:
BUILDING A BURLESQUE ACT! (CO-ED
)

Mondays
NOVEMBER 7 – 28, 2016 / 8:40PM – 9:40PM
SERIES REGISTRATION: $120.00

 

 

 

tetrisheader-eventbriteGROUP CHOREOGRAPHY: “TETRIS!”
Tuesdays
NOVEMBER 8 – DECEMBER 6, 2016 / 8:40PM – 9:40PM
SERIES REGISTRATION: $125.00

 

 

SPECIAL TOPICS WORKSHOPS

 

chairfloorheader-eventbriteCHAIR DANCE & FLOOR WORK – BASICS & BEYOND

Tuesdays
NOVEMBER 8 & 15, 2016 / 7:30PM – 8:30PM
COST: $30.00 per workshop or $50.00 for both

 

 

 

GlovesAndStockingsHeader-EventbriteSEXY GLOVES & STOCKINGS (CO-ED)

Tuesday:
NOVEMBER 22, 2016 / 7:30PM – 8:30PM
COST: $30.00

 

 

 

TasselTwirlingHeader-EventbriteTASSEL TWIRLING
Watch Mynx d’Meanor give Reby Sky a twirling crash course on Playboy TV!

Tuesday:
NOVEMBER 29, 2016 / 7:30PM – 8:30PM
COST: $30.00

 

 

 

CHORUS / GROUP DANCE CRASH COURSES

 

sneakinaroundheader-eventbrite“SNEAKIN’ AROUND”

Wednesday
NOVEMBER 9, 2016 / 7:30PM – 8:30PM
COST: $30.00

 

 

 

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Wednesday
NOVEMBER 16, 2016 / 7:30PM – 8:30PM
COST: $30.00

 

 

 

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Wednesday
NOVEMBER 23, 2016 / 7:30PM – 8:30PM
COST: $30.00

 

 

 

russianstyleheader-eventbrite“RUSSIAN STYLE” (CO-ED)

Wednesday
NOVEMBER 30, 2016 / 7:30PM – 8:30PM
COST: $30.00

Male Burlesque Classes Coming Soon!

Guys, boys, men, drag kings and ladies with a weak spot for the butch side of life,

Did you always want to learn the art of Burlesque but you didn’t know how? Now this is for you: We are working on a series of classes tailored to the MALE aspect of Burlesque!

This course will be taught by Mynx d’Meanor, who led Harden Reddy to become Burlesque Hall of Fame’s #MrExoticWorld2016 in merely three years! But there’s more: It will be co-hosted by great male burlesquers like Harden Reddy, as well as Jet Noir and others.

When, you ask? Soon! Subscribe to the Fishnet Follies newsletter and you will be the first to find out when, where and wtf and all that.


#fishnetfollies #burlesque

SHOWGIRL SUMMER SCHOOL!

FISHNET FOLLIES
SHOWGIRL SUMMER SCHOOL

*** BURLESQUE WORKSHOPS TO UNLEASH YOUR INNER STRIPTEASER***

REGISTER NOW: http://fishnetfollies.eventbrite.com/

BEYOND BASIC CHAIR DANCE MOVES
TUES / JULY 12, 2016 @ 7:30PM – 9:00PM

SEXY GLOVES & STOCKING PEELS
WED / JULY 13, 2016 @ 7:30PM – 9:00PM

CHAIR DANCE CHOREOGRAPHY
TUES / JULY 19 & 26, 2016 @ 7:30PM – 9:00PM

BASIC TASSEL TWIRLING
WED / JULY 20, 2016 @ 7:30PM – 9:00PM
* Tassel pasties will be available for sale in class.

JOIN US IN THE STUDIO!

MAR 12: Burlesque Costume Workshop – SHOWGIRL BUSTLES!

FISHNET FOLLIES SCHOOL OF CLASSIC BURLESQUE
SPECIAL WORKSHOP: ALL ABOUT THE BUSTLES!

The first of an upcoming (highly-demanded) costuming series! REGISTER ONLINE NOW!

In this workshop, we will learn to make 3 types of bustles:

1. Lascive bustle used for the Chorus routine costume (aka “butt apron”)

2. “Saloon Girl” front drape and back bustle

3. “Parisian” striped bustle

This is a hands-on practical workshop! We will use portable sewing machines, with detailed instructions and demonstration on the different stitches and techniques used in crafting the bustles.

Students will be provided with patterns to copy and handouts for later reference. Detailed list of what to bring/expect will be sent in follow-up email upon registration.

* “Lascive” bustle materials will be included for current “Lascive” students only.

Led by Fishnet Follies costume maven, Sophie Rose Bisou!


SAMPLE BUSTLES


PREREQUISITE: Posession and basic working knowledge of sewing machine (i.e., you’re not afraid to touch, thread, and clean it!). 


ANY QUESTIONS, PLEASE LET US KNOW!


WHEN

WHERE

Bay Functional Fitness – 5255 College Avenue Oakland, CA 94618 – View Map

MAR 26: Showgirl Heels & Can Can Workshops with ARIEL HELVETICA!

WORKSHOPS WITH ARIEL HELVETICA!

ONE DAY ONLY! 
SATURDAY, MARCH 26, 2016 

REGISTER ONLINE NOW!

Fishnet Follies is proud to present TWO special workshops with international showgirl, ARIEL HELVETICA!

WORK YOUR SHOWGIRL HEELS 
@ 2:00PM – 3:00PM

Professional high-kicker (and high heel lover) Ariel Helvetica will teach you how to work your showgirl heels like a pro.

Learn how to pick the right type of heel for your own unique self, and the difference between pumps, platforms + pointed toes.

Gain confidence, grace and poise while embracing the heels you choose. Ariel will help you with balance and posture in a series of across the floor work along with stretches and exercises to take your heel game to the next level.

Please bring your favorite heels and be ready to fall in love with them all over again!

CAN CAN KICK IT! 
@ 3:15PM – 4:15PM

Did you know “Can Can” means scandal in French?  This high-energy dance originated in the working class ballrooms of Paris and eventually became a highly choreographed routine lasting 10 minutes or more.

In Ariel’s  “Can Can Kick It” class you will learn the suggestive, provocative and high kicking dance move that was once considered “shocking”.

Come learn from professional high-kicker Ariel Helvetica who has performed the Can Can on stages in France and around the world.

This class is for all levels, and is perfect for those looking to increase flexibility and strength.

What to wear or bring:
You may bring a small character heel or boot and bring an ankle length skirt but not a necessity. And come ready to kick-it!

Open to ALL women and men, regardless of shapes, sizes and backgrounds, 18 years and older. No prior dance or performance experience necessary!

Hosted by Fishnet Follies School of Classic Burlesque


 

About Ariel Helvetica:

Ariel Helvetica has been stamping her unique font all over the Vancouver Burlesque scene since her October 2011 solo debut. A born and raised dancer, Ariel spent 5 years abroad, wowing audiences in France as a professional Can-Can/Showgirl, and then  criss-crossing the globe and criss-crossing her long legs as a professional high-kicker on cruise ships, visiting 45 countries along the way.

Ariel is a  teacher at the Vancouver Burlesque Centre and has also brought her Can Can expertise to BurlyCon Burlesque Arts Convention in Seattle, Washington.

Ariel has performed at the Vancouver International Burlesque Festival, Southwest Burlesque Showcase in Albuquerque, New Mexico, the International Stockholm Burlesque Festival and world renowned New Orleans Burlesque Festival where she competed for the coveted title of Queen of Burlesque in 2015.


SCHEDULE

Saturday, MARCH 26, 2016 @ 2:00PM – 4:15PM


COST

$25 HEELS Workshop – Online Registration / $30 – Cash Drop-In
$25 CAN CAN Workshop – Online Registration / $30 – Cash Drop-In
* Drop-ins allowed only if space is available.

$40 BOTH Workshops – Online Registration
$50 BOTH Workshops – Cash Drop-In (If space allows)

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.

 

RSVP on Facebook!

FEB 09: *NEW* Burlesque Chorus Choreography Series!


*** NEW ROUTINE ***
BURLESQUE CHORUS CHOREOGRAPHY – “LOVE IS THE DRUG” LEVEL 2A

*** REGISTER ONLINE NOW ***

 

In this series, we will learn choreography for “Love is the Drug”– a *NEW* sultry, moody, jazz-age era group routine!  We will use elements from the “Hot Note” choreography, and work on dramatic poses (standing and seated), strong character/presence, group formations, partnering, and stocking peels.

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

Images 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.

Led by Mynx d’Meanor.

PLEASE NOTE: The series starts at a Level 2 and run on a slightly different schedule from the other Chorus classes.  Must have completed any Solo or Chorus Level 1 series, or instructor approval.

LEVEL 2A: Learning choreography
– 3 classes @ 1 hour each
– February 9 – 23, 2016

LEVEL 2B: Refining and polishing
– 3 classes
– March 1 @ 2 hours (7:30PM – 9:30PM)
– March 8 & 15 @ 1 hour each

LEVEL 3: Staging for performances
– 3 classes
– March 22 & 29 @ 1 hour each
– April 5 @ 2 hours (7:30PM – 9:30PM)

 

 

Harkening back to the charm schools of the 1950′s, we will begin each class with mild stretches and “drills” on posture, poise, and persona– and some core work! You’ll also be provided with video tutorials and other online reference materials to enhance our studio work.

Open to women of all shapes, sizes and backgrounds, 18 years and older. No prior dance experience necessary!

SCHEDULE
Tues / FEBRUARY 9 – 23, 2016 / 8:40PM – 9:40PM

COST
Registration: $75.00

 

FEB 02: Burlesque Crash Course: “Hot Note” Chorus Girl Choreography

REGISTER ONLINE!

BURLESQUE CRASH COURSE:
“HOT NOTE” CHORUS CHOREOGRAPHY
*** ONE NIGHT ONLY! ***

Routine: “Hit Me With a Hot Note and Watch Me Bounce”
by Cassandre McKinley (orig. Duke Ellington)

A sultry jazz, Fosse-esque group routine, 1920’s styling with a bit of shimmy and sass!

ONE NIGHT ONLY CRASH COURSE.

In one hour, we’ll breeze through the “Hot Note” routine as a basis to work on burlesque fundamentals:

Showgirl poise and elegance, clean and lean lines, gliding across the floor, group formations, “showgirl fingers”…… and tassel twirling!
Elements from this class will be used as a basis for a NEW Chorus Choreography routine series, which will start the following week!

Wear comfortable clothes that you can dance in.

Led by Mynx d’Meanor.


SCHEDULE
Tues / FEBRUARY 2, 2016 / 8:40PM – 9:40PM

COST
Registration: $25.00