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School of Shimmy: Glamorous Self-Care with Hunny Bunny

August 9, 2014 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Center for Sex and Culture
1349 Mission Street
$30
Contact: Bernadette 415-672-4735 

E-mail rhbreservations@gmail.com

After the glitter: Glamorous self care for performers… Join Hunny Bunny for this unique workshop focused on stretching, relaxing and make up removal. Learn simple, natural mind and body techniques to keep your inner sparkle as bright as your costumes!
You will practice stretches/warm up and cool down techniques from the Barbary Coast’s very own Bendy Barbie… did you know that she is also a native and edible plant specialist?! Every participant will leave with a goodie bag full of readily available herbs, oils and potions that can be picked or purchased in your area.

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School of Shimmy: CHOREOGRAPHY with Alotta Boutte

August 16, 2014 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Center For Sex and Culture
1349 Mission Street

$30


Learn how to radiate onstage and command your audience with just a look or flick of the wrist! This class  is  designed  to  help  you  get  into  your  skin  so  you  can  own  the  stage.  Through  dance  and choreography, we’ll explore what’s it’s like  to be in your body, learn how it moves and what stage presence physically  feels like. Funny, educational, and good  for all levels of movers, Alotta  teaches you how to expand your presence and take up space while making you laugh, shimmy, shake, bump, grind, and have a damn good time. Wear your dance clothes. Heels welcome but not required.

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School of Shimmy: Illuminating Costumes with Laika Fox

July 29, 2014 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Center for Sex and Culture
1349 Mission Street
San Francisco,CA 94105
$30

Contact: Bernadette: 415-672-4735

E-mail: rhbreservations@gmail.com


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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Red Hots Burlesque School of Shimmy: Sexy Jazz with Fanny Galore & Arizona

Saturday June 28 @ Center for Sex and Culture 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

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

Sexy Jazz is the high energy, sassy marriage of stylistic jazz movement and the sensuality of burlesque dance!
Students build movement vocabulary, strength, coordination, balance and style through jazz dance based across the floor exercises and center dance combinations….all while having a great time!
Class begins with a jazz-based warm up and stretch, followed by movement combinations across the floor, and culminating in learning a fun center combination.
Participants should wear form-fitting dance wear. Jazz shoes or foot undies are optional.

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School of Shimmy: Burlesque 101

July 13, 2014 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Center For Sex and Culture
1349 Mission Street
Cost: $30
Contact: Bernadette 415-672-4735


Join us as we learn the art of Tease! Red Hots Burlesque is back at The Center for Sex and Culture presenting Burlesque 101: Bump & Grind Basics. In this two-hour workshop, students will learn the history of burlesque, how to create a persona and basic choreography. As well as learning to build your burlesque attitude; feel great about your body, and an open discussion about increased confidence and positive thinking.
All classes are open to students of any age or gender who want to shake it on stage or in the bedroom. No previous dance or performance experience is required.

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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 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-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/

More into TBA

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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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Red Hots Burlesque School of Shimmy: Clown and Comedy in Burlesque with Dottie Lux

May 18, 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Tix: http://redhotsburlesque.com/school-of-shimmy/
Are clowns always funny? Is it just a face? With the use of movement, satire, facial expressions and hamming it up you can become your own burlesque clown. Dottie Lux a burlesque clown for over 10 years, has been seen clowning in: The New York Times, Museum of Sex, San Francisco Chronicle and even on the famed GONG SHOW with Chuck Barris. She is no circus clown or kids party jester in fact, there are many who have attended clown college and work the party circuit that consider Burlesque Clowning a sham and an insult, but Dottie believes the clown comes from inside and will give you permission to be zany, wacky and create your own character through exercises and explanation. Let’s bring bawdy brouhaha no matter where we go!

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Red Hots Burlesque School of Shimmy: Glamorous Self-Care with Hunny Bunny

MAY 29  @ Center for Sex and Culture 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

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

After the glitter: Glamorous self care for performers… Join Hunny Bunny on Thursday May 29th for this unique workshop focused on stretching, relaxing and make up removal. Learn simple, natural mind and body techniques to keep your inner sparkle as bright as your costumes!
You will practice stretches/warm up and cool down techniques from the Barbary Coast’s very own Bendy Barbie… did you know that she is also a native and edible plant specialist?! Every participant will leave with a goodie bag full of readily available herbs, oils and potions that can be picked or purchased in your area.

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Red Hots Burlesque School of Shimmy: Burlesque 201

June 8 @ Center For Sex and Culture 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

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

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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