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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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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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School of Shimmy Presents: **Fan Dancing with Balla Fire**
March 10, 7-9pm
Center for Sex and Culture 1349 Mission St, SF CA
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), seesinsistersburlesque.com. 

School of Shimmy Presents: **Fan Dancing with Balla Fire**

March 10, 7-9pm

Center for Sex and Culture 1349 Mission St, SF CA

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), seesinsistersburlesque.com

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School of Shimmy Presents: Burlesque 201

Tuesday, April 2nd, 7:00-9pm

Center for Sex and Culture: 1349 Mission st, San Francisco

Getting an Act together: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; as well as some basic movement. This class will include discussion and group work. 

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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 presents **Pastie Making and Tassel Twirling**

Sunday, April 7th, 4-6pm
Center for Sex and Culture: 1349 Mission St. San Francisco 
AJ Molecular is on hand to teach: 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. 
Email  redhotsburlesque@gmail.com to reserve your spot.
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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.

PERMALINK

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: Choreography Basics with Alotta Boutte
February 19th, 7:30-9:30pm
Center for Sex and Culture: 1349 Mission St., San Francisco
Get the lessons in bumps, grinds and all those magical moves of burlesque stars from Alotta Boutte who won Best Troupe at Miss Exotic World 2004, and Best Burlesque in both SF Guardian and Eastbay Express. She has graced the pages of 7x7 Magazine as part of the annual “Top 20 under 40.” and Jan/Feb 08 issue of Curve Magazine. She has been in productions of Margaret Cho’s Sensuous Woman, Miss Exotic World, Tease-O-Rama and Beach Blanket Babylon.
Photo Copyright by Davidwilson.net

School of Shimmy Presents: Choreography Basics with Alotta Boutte

February 19th, 7:30-9:30pm

Center for Sex and Culture: 1349 Mission St., San Francisco

Get the lessons in bumps, grinds and all those magical moves of burlesque stars from Alotta Boutte who won Best Troupe at Miss Exotic World 2004, and Best Burlesque in both SF Guardian and Eastbay Express. She has graced the pages of 7x7 Magazine as part of the annual “Top 20 under 40.” and Jan/Feb 08 issue of Curve Magazine. She has been in productions of Margaret Cho’s Sensuous Woman, Miss Exotic World, Tease-O-Rama and Beach Blanket Babylon.

Photo Copyright by Davidwilson.net

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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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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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School of Shimmy presents: 2 Classes with WORLD FAMOUS *BOB*
February 17th
Center for Sex and Culture: 1349 Mission St. San Francisco
2PM ULTIMATE SELF CONFIDENCE $40
4:30 ON STAGE BEAUTY BASICS $30 - come to both and save $10.
Ultimate Self Confidence is the radical and astonishing workshop that everyone is talking about! As seen in the Village Voice “Best of New York 2008” guide. World Famous *BOB* has created a workshop to encourage women (the class is currently women-only, though a co-ed version is planned to be offered in the future) to take larger steps towards who they ultimately want to be - whether it is on stage or in everyday life situations. Confidence is something that is only true when it is created by ourselves and *BOB* will guide you through a series of fun and sometimes challenging exercises to create “courage references” that are guaranteed to stay with you long after you’ve left class. Come ready to work and be prepared to amaze even yourself! Nothing is hotter or more powerful than self-confidence. *BOB*’s intense and astonishing, boundary-shattering class is known for changing lives and opening minds. You will be exposed and your body fears will be challenged and you will prevail. Promptness is crucial to this class - 10 minutes after it is scheduled to start no one will be allowed in. Buy your tickets here: http://ultimateconfidence.brownpapertickets.com/ 
AND!
On Stage Beauty Basics: Learn the beauty tricks of showgirls, burlesque stars, & drag queens all in one class! *BOB*’s brilliant ability to channel glamour girls such as Liz Renay, Jayne Mansfield, & Marilyn Monroe will be shared in this demonstration only two hour class. Learn how to apply lashes, lash customization, lip tricks- glitter application, liner, proper base & more! Bring a notebook, pen, questions, & pictures of your favorite makeup style! Learn how to use eyeliner, false eyelashes, and more! Burlesque beauty and glamour is unique, and its secrets can enhance your style onstage and off. If you look at pictures of pinups, burlesque queens, and drag divas and wonder how they get such unique and spectacular makeup looks, wonder no more! Get your face into this class and let a mistress of the beauty arts show you how to define your own fabulous style. You’ll learn beauty basics and specialty showgirl makeup tips!
Buy your tickets here: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/271770

School of Shimmy presents: 2 Classes with WORLD FAMOUS *BOB*

February 17th

Center for Sex and Culture: 1349 Mission St. San Francisco

2PM ULTIMATE SELF CONFIDENCE $40

4:30 ON STAGE BEAUTY BASICS $30 - come to both and save $10.

Ultimate Self Confidence is the radical and astonishing workshop that everyone is talking about! As seen in the Village Voice “Best of New York 2008” guide. World Famous *BOB* has created a workshop to encourage women (the class is currently women-only, though a co-ed version is planned to be offered in the future) to take larger steps towards who they ultimately want to be - whether it is on stage or in everyday life situations. Confidence is something that is only true when it is created by ourselves and *BOB* will guide you through a series of fun and sometimes challenging exercises to create “courage references” that are guaranteed to stay with you long after you’ve left class. Come ready to work and be prepared to amaze even yourself! Nothing is hotter or more powerful than self-confidence. *BOB*’s intense and astonishing, boundary-shattering class is known for changing lives and opening minds. You will be exposed and your body fears will be challenged and you will prevail. Promptness is crucial to this class - 10 minutes after it is scheduled to start no one will be allowed in. Buy your tickets here: http://ultimateconfidence.brownpapertickets.com/ 

AND!

On Stage Beauty Basics: Learn the beauty tricks of showgirls, burlesque stars, & drag queens all in one class! *BOB*’s brilliant ability to channel glamour girls such as Liz Renay, Jayne Mansfield, & Marilyn Monroe will be shared in this demonstration only two hour class. Learn how to apply lashes, lash customization, lip tricks- glitter application, liner, proper base & more! Bring a notebook, pen, questions, & pictures of your favorite makeup style! Learn how to use eyeliner, false eyelashes, and more! Burlesque beauty and glamour is unique, and its secrets can enhance your style onstage and off. If you look at pictures of pinups, burlesque queens, and drag divas and wonder how they get such unique and spectacular makeup looks, wonder no more! Get your face into this class and let a mistress of the beauty arts show you how to define your own fabulous style. You’ll learn beauty basics and specialty showgirl makeup tips!

Buy your tickets here: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/271770

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