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School of Shimmy: Above the Boobs: Hair and Make Up Tips

Monday, Sept 29
 @ Center For Sex and Culture 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.

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.
email RHBreservations@gmail.com for your spot. 

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School of Shimmy: Introduction to LYRA with INDIA SKY

Saturday September 20
 @ Center For Sex and Culture, 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Come fly at the Center for Sex and Culture! In this workshop participants will learn tricks, holds, inversions and spins on Aerial Lyra, working up to a short sequence. This workshop is designed for beginners and those with some aerial experience. Wear comfortable gym clothing including leggings or sweats that cover the back of the knee.

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.
email RHBreservations@gmail.com for your spot. 

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School of Shimmy: Burlesque 101

Saturday, Sept 27
@ Center For Sex and Culture
10:00 am – 12:00 pm
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.
email RHBreservations@gmail.com for your spot.

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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 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 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 presents: The Burlesque Body: It’s not what you think!

February 10th, 2:00pm - 4:00pm

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

Dottie Lux is a 10 year burlesque performer (NYC and SF), producer of SF’s only twice weekly burlesque show, Red Hots Burlesque, and founder of School of Shimmy. This is the SF debut of this new 2 hour workshop designed to give you permission to get to know your body and how to show it off in the best light. This class is a great addition to any performers’ wealth of knowledge or for anyone who wants to get a better sense of their body. The desire to be challenged and have a great evening is a must. Learn to stand on your own two feet and be sure in that stance. As solo performers we must command the stage with only our bodies while everyday life can challenge the idea of a woman claiming space! Get the Burlesque Body you are looking for and be amazed when you find your mind is the most powerful muscle you can work out. This class will include confidence building exercises and a discussion on everyday harm reduction as well as creating a strong silhouette. Find your power pose and bring it with you everywhere! 

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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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Red Hots Burlesque: School of Shimmy Student Showcase
Get the Goods:DECEMBER 15TH 10PM SHOWTIMEPrices: $10 - General Admission / $15 -Reservation email RedHotsBurlesque@gmail.com18+Center For Sex and Culture1349 Mission StWheelchair AccessibleOn this very special night the gals of RED HOTS BURLESQUE show their love for THE CENTER FOR SEX AND CULTURE by presenting a collection of work from the best SCHOOL OF SHIMMY STUDENTS as well as some prolific PROFESSORSA as a FUNDRAISER for THE CENTER FOR SEX AND CULTURE. Come on out for this ONE NIGHT ONLY affair.Purchase tickets at http://www.sosshowcase.eventbrite.com12 performances! Audience participation! Raffle prizes!
*Starring*LUX LA CROIXRUBY VIXEN
DORIAN FAUST
*With Performances By*TRIXIE FOU LAURANTCLARA BODACIOUS
VALENTINA MARIE
AMM BURR ALE*Mistress of Ceremonies*DOTTIE LUX

Red Hots Burlesque: School of Shimmy Student Showcase

Get the Goods:
DECEMBER 15TH 10PM SHOWTIME
Prices: $10 - General Admission / $15 -Reservation email RedHotsBurlesque@gmail.com
18+

Center For Sex and Culture
1349 Mission St
Wheelchair Accessible

On this very special night the gals of RED HOTS BURLESQUE show their love for THE CENTER FOR SEX AND CULTURE by presenting a collection of work from the best SCHOOL OF SHIMMY STUDENTS as well as some prolific PROFESSORSA as a FUNDRAISER for THE CENTER FOR SEX AND CULTURE. Come on out for this ONE NIGHT ONLY affair.

Purchase tickets at http://www.sosshowcase.eventbrite.com

12 performances! Audience participation! Raffle prizes!


*Starring*
LUX LA CROIX
RUBY VIXEN
DORIAN FAUST

*With Performances By*
TRIXIE FOU LAURANT
CLARA BODACIOUS
VALENTINA MARIE
AMM BURR ALE

*Mistress of Ceremonies*
DOTTIE LUX
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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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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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