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School of Shimmy: Pastie Making and Tassel Twirling with AJ Molecular

April 20th Sun 2:00-4:00pm

@Center for Sex and Culture

How do we do it?! Impress and amaze with the art of tassel twirling. In the first hour we will go over the history of tassel twirling and you will make your very own pair of pasties with tassels.

***No materials fees.***
Supplies will be provided, but if you have a pair of scissors and/or a hot glue gun; bring it! The second hour of class will teach you those much desired and sought out moves to get those tatas-a-twirlin’! We will go over several different methods and find which option works best for you. Be prepared to wear pasties on your body. The class is a safe and respectful environment where students should feel free to toss their inhibitions aside.

Tix:
http://redhotsburlesque.com/school-of-shimmy/

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Fan Dancing with Balla Fire
Jan 21, 7:00-9:00 pm
 7-9pm
 in SF at Center for Sex and Culture 1349 Mission st, SF CA
$30
Balla Fire has been seen flittering about stages all over the Bay Area and will teach you how to conceal and reveal with your fans. Various techniques and movements will be discussed. Learn to let the fans do the work as you move about, behind, and beneath them. BYO fans if you have them, any fans will do, as will a couple of mead notebooks, trash can lids, large serving platters, or anything your imagination can conjure. Fixed open ostrich feather fans and veiled fans will be used for demonstration, or Balla may snag your trash can lids to share tips and tricks. Small folding fans will also be provided to students. Fan (or trash can lid) dancing doesn’t have to be intimidating. Come dance and giggle with us for the evening.
About this teacher: Miss Balla Fire, cofounder of Sin Sisters Burlesque in Santa Cruz, has left a swath of creative destruction on the burlesque landscape since 2005, a natural progression from the trail of broken hearts and stolen souls from her more vernal and carefree days. Once she began performing, this ingrained pattern of aggressive invasion gave her the social grace to rapidly become one of the premier creative leads in the Bay Area’s rich burlesque scene. Featuring regularly as one of the brightest stars in all Bay Area shows. In her hometown of Santa Cruz, the Sin Sisters reign supreme with one of the biggest and most elegant monthly burlesque shows in the country, on the second Saturday of each month. And they also beckon you to join their glamorous world by offering burlesque classes for all skill levels. For more information (or to get your pants back), see sinsistersburlesque.com.

Fan Dancing with Balla Fire

Jan 21, 7:00-9:00 pm

7-9pm

in SF at Center for Sex and Culture 1349 Mission st, SF CA

$30

Balla Fire has been seen flittering about stages all over the Bay Area and will teach you how to conceal and reveal with your fans. Various techniques and movements will be discussed. Learn to let the fans do the work as you move about, behind, and beneath them. BYO fans if you have them, any fans will do, as will a couple of mead notebooks, trash can lids, large serving platters, or anything your imagination can conjure. Fixed open ostrich feather fans and veiled fans will be used for demonstration, or Balla may snag your trash can lids to share tips and tricks. Small folding fans will also be provided to students. Fan (or trash can lid) dancing doesn’t have to be intimidating. Come dance and giggle with us for the evening.

About this teacher: Miss Balla Fire, cofounder of Sin Sisters Burlesque in Santa Cruz, has left a swath of creative destruction on the burlesque landscape since 2005, a natural progression from the trail of broken hearts and stolen souls from her more vernal and carefree days. Once she began performing, this ingrained pattern of aggressive invasion gave her the social grace to rapidly become one of the premier creative leads in the Bay Area’s rich burlesque scene. Featuring regularly as one of the brightest stars in all Bay Area shows. In her hometown of Santa Cruz, the Sin Sisters reign supreme with one of the biggest and most elegant monthly burlesque shows in the country, on the second Saturday of each month. And they also beckon you to join their glamorous world by offering burlesque classes for all skill levels. For more information (or to get your pants back), see sinsistersburlesque.com.

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School of Shimmy: Stocking Seduction with Ellion Ness @ Center for Sex and Culture

Sunday, March 23, 5-7pm

Ellion Ness has dazzled stages from coast to cost for decades (we wont say how many) this one-woman dynamo is known for her struts and sways and most expertly her stocking peels! Learn about the silky slithery sexy seduction of stocking peels. Bring your own stockings and be prepared to seduce!

Tix & info here: http://redhotsburlesque.com/school-of-shimmy/

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Burlesque 201 @ Center For Sex and Culture

Saturday, Dec. 21

12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Burlesque 201: Students are encouraged to come with an act or character in mind. We will develop personas and discuss song choice, prop use, costume selection and techniques for coming up with acts. This class will include lecture and group work. Bring 3 items that inspire you (can be a person place or thing).

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FINISHING TOUCHES @ Center For Sex and Culture

Saturday Dec 21

2:15 pm – 3:30 pm
*2 spots left in Finishing Touches*
Rehearsal and Workshop Participants get a chance to go through each of
their numbers and address practical questions and concerns with bringing a
new act to the stage. Get feedback from your peers and experts. Come close to stage
ready with CD in hand. Pro photographer is on hand to take your posed or
live photo! We ask for $30 for a feedback forum and you get pro photos and can run the act up to 3 different times as in come back two more times with two more edits. If you attend 201 at the above time, finishing touches is FREE!
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The Sing and Strip with Wiggy Darlington

Jan 6 
 Center for Sex and Culture
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Please bring 1-2 mins of prepared material can be comedy, hosting bit, song ect.
Improve your skillz on the mic with Wiggy Darlington!  Whether you sing, speak or just want to know how the hell to hold the thing….come learn how to rock the mic.  Want to know how to sound your best?  How to get the tools you need in any venue to feel your best?  Need to get some tips on how to work with different microphones, whether it’s how to not trip on a cord all the way to mic techniques for sounding your best in any situation.  If you’ve ever lost your voice while shouting over a bad sound system or heard feedback from audience members that the sound wasn’t optimum….learn what to do in a variety of situations in the crazy world of Variety!
Singers, MCs, Singer/Dancers, all are welcome!  We will go over basics of how to work with microphones that are wired (have a cord attached), wireless and some considerations of headset mics as well.  We will go over techniques for building confidence while working with a microphone as well as some very practical advice about stage comportment while working the mic.  Wiggy will share some advice working with sound technicians in the wonderful world of burlesque.  Those of us who are just starting will benefit as much as those who have worked the circuit and need tips on best practices.
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School of Shimmy: Above the Boobs- Hair and Make-up Tips and Trick

@ Center For Sex and Culture 
Thursday, October 10
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm  
 
This is your chance to accentuate your look, use hair pieces and wigs. Learn the proper care of fake hair, the secrets to being seen by the back row and just how to get that glittery lipstick. Most materials provided. Please bring if you have: base, make-up brushes, mascara and liquid eyeliner.

Tix here! http://redhotsburlesque.com/school-of-shimmy/
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School of Shimmy: Fabric Work with Isis Starr

Center For Sex and Culture 
Sunday, October 13
5:00 pm – 6:00 pm 


Dusters, robes, capes, fabric of any kind can all set flight in your fingertips. Mater the art of cape-work with Isis Starr is the original material girl, she can spin anything that has a natural flow.In this workshop you will learn to handle material in a way that will allow it to flow around your body with ease and grace and elegance. You will bring a duster, piece of fabric, cape  or something you want to learn to handle with grace. You will also learn what materials work better than others. Isis will demonstrate arm movements that will get material flowing and spinning. You will learn what to do and what not to do. This is a workshop for all levels.
About the Instructor: Performing since the 1960′s Living Legend of Burlesque, Isis Starr began her career in dance with the San Francisco Ballet and has danced in variety of Contemporary and Modern dance companies, before embarking on Burlesque. She has been around the world twice on a G-string .She brings you Form and Face, Style and Grace. Isis Starr redefines the art of Scared dance for all to see. Her performances is a celebration of Life, a statement of herself and an outpouring of the Divine Feminine and an adventure in sensuality.


Tix here! http://redhotsburlesque.com/school-of-shimmy/

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School of Shimmy Presents Fabric Work with Isis Starr

February 23, 2014

5:00-7:00 pm

Center for Sex and Culture

Dusters, robes, capes, fabric of any kind can all set flight in your fingertips. Mater the art of cape-work with Isis Starr is the original material girl, she can spin anything that has a natural flow.In this workshop you will learn to handle material in a way that will allow it to flow around your body with ease and grace and elegance. You will bring a duster, piece of fabric, cape  or something you want to learn to handle with grace. You will also learn what materials work better than others. Isis will demonstrate arm movements that will get material flowing and spinning. You will learn what to do and what not to do. This is a workshop for all levels.

About the Instructor: Performing since the 1960′s Living Legend of Burlesque, Isis Starr began her career in dance with the San Francisco Ballet and has danced in variety of Contemporary and Modern dance companies, before embarking on Burlesque. She has been around the world twice on a G-string .She brings you Form and Face, Style and Grace. Isis Starr redefines the art of Scared dance for all to see. Her performances is a celebration of Life, a statement of herself and an outpouring of the Divine Feminine and an adventure in sensuality.

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School of Shimmy: Above the Boobs Hair and Make Up Tips @ Center For Sex and Culture

Tuesday, March 11, 7-9pm

This is your chance to accentuate your look, use hair pieces and wigs. Learn the proper care of fake hair, the secrets to being seen by the back row and just how to get that glittery lipstick. Most materials provided. Please bring if you have: base, make-up brushes, mascara and liquid eyeliner.

Tix & info here: http://redhotsburlesque.com/school-of-shimmy/

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School of Shimmy Presents “Yes you Can-Can!” 

January 26, 5-7 pm

A two hour workshop by Vaudie Va-Boom, the director of the Can-Cannibals Dance Troupe.

$30

 Includes warm-up and stretch techniques, all the basic can-can kicks, skirt manipulation, learning a bit of original choreography by the Can-Cannibals, and a whole group chorus line, plus some history of the dance! We will be jumping, jiggling and kicking so please wear something SUPPORTIVE that you can move in. Wear comfortable shoes, or character shoes. Bring a long skirt, circle skirt, or petticoat if you have one. There will be some skirts available for everyone to practice with!

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School of Shimmy-Chair Dancing with Ariyana La Fey
Feb 2, 2014 3:00-5:00 pm
Center for Sex and Culture
$30
Details TBD
more info: http://redhotsburlesque.com/ai1ec_event/chair-dancing-with-ariyana-la-fey/?instance_id=2334

School of Shimmy-Chair Dancing with Ariyana La Fey

Feb 2, 2014 3:00-5:00 pm

Center for Sex and Culture

$30

Details TBD

more info: http://redhotsburlesque.com/ai1ec_event/chair-dancing-with-ariyana-la-fey/?instance_id=2334

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School of Shimmy Presents Classic Bumps and Grinds with Balla Fire

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Feb 18

7:00 pm – 9:00 pm 

Center for Sex and Culture

Tix & info here: http://redhotsburlesque.com/school-of-shimmy/

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Illuminating Costumes with Laika Fox

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Jan 12
Center for Sex and Culture
12:00-2:00 pm
All that glitters may be gold but all that glows is platinum! Have you ever wanted to make a costume that glows but were scared to mess with ‘all that nerdy tech stuff’? come talk nerdy with us and learn how to electrify your costumes. Electro-luminescent (EL) wire and LEDs are easy to use once you understand the basics. In this class you’ll learn to solder the components of EL wire and LED projects and a few different ways to use them on costumes. We’ll also provide resources for buying EL wire and LED supplies. Kits available for an additional fee ($10-30)
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School of Shimmy Presents Finishing Touches

JUST ADDED! JAN 12th Sun 6pm ONLY 2 Spots available
$30 each for up to 3 feedback forums


Rehearsal and Workshop Participants get a chance to go through each of their numbers and address practical questions and concerns with bringing a new act to the stage. Get feedback from your peers and experts. Come close to stageready with CD in hand. Pro photographer is on hand to take your posed or live photo! We ask for $30 for a feedback forum and you get pro photos and can run the act up to 3 different times as in come back two more times with two more edits.

Tix & info here: http://redhotsburlesque.com/school-of-shimmy/

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