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WINTER WORKSHOPS 2016
LOCATION - All of our classes are given at The Wiggle Room (3874 Blvd St Laurent, Montreal), 2nd floor.
COST - One workshop costs $40 (2hrs); any three workshops cost $100 (6hrs total).
HOW TO REGISTER - A deposit of $20 per workshop must be paid to reserve your spot in the class. Balance will be paid by cash or credit when you arrive for your class (special discount for any three workshops will be applied at this time). Registration for this series is open until March 1, 2016. Space is limited.
Pay your deposit using the Paypal link below or by cash/credit during class hours at the Wiggle Room on Monday and Tuesday nights 6-9PM. An e-mail confirming your registration will be sent once the deposit has been processed.
Movement with BonBon - Monday, March 7 (8-10PM)
This 2 hours session will focus on freeing the mind to get into the body and move without prejudice, finding one’s inner rhythm, trusting one’s instincts and discovering all the possible ways to shimmy and shake. The participants will also be guided through contact dance with one another under the guidance of BonBon Bombay.
No experience is necessary, all are welcome.
BonBon Bombay's biography and experience, here.
**FULL FOR THIS SESSION**
Breaking the 4th Wall - Monday, March 14 (8-10PM)
Burlesque is a spectator sport. No matter what your burlesque-style, engaging your audience and "breaking the 4th wall" is an integral part of a captivating striptease. This 1hr workshop explores concrete techniques for how to reach out to those vague figures sitting behind your blinding stage lights. We will discuss what makes this so important and use practical exercises to rehearse the approaches we uncover. This workshop is for professionals looking to refresh their skills, new performers and would-be performers. Taught by The Lady Josephine.
Objective: to learn and practice proven techniques for engaging with your audience.
No experience necessary. Please bring a notebook and writing tool to class.
Josephine's biography and experience, here.
Chair Dance with Zoe - March 21 (8-10PM)
Let your cheeky side take over in this Chair Dance workshop, where you will learn a sultry choreography, inspired by the art of Burlesque and with a Pin Up spirit. The flamming dance moves along with a few simple chair acrobatics will certainly spice you up as you embrace the empowering temptress within. You will also be taught the tricks and trades of becoming a more confident and natural dancer with an exotic touch so you can later create your own quivering choreographies and release the showgirl in you. Just be warned that, following this workshop, you may want to express yourself sensually when you see a chair, therefore becoming irresistable !
High heals are more than welcomed in class. No dance experience necessary.
More about Zoe Malika, here.
Costume Bootcamp - Monday, March 28th (8-10PM)
Looking to step up your glamour game? Here we learn how to do burlesque on a budget! Lou Lou will demonstrate how to revamp old costumes and create new long lasting items for your showgirl tickle trunk without breaking the bank. Learn how to embellish and rhinestone like a pro, how to properly construct essentials items such as a merkin and pasties and how effectively cut down on cost with sacrificing the sparkle.
Each student will leave with a set of pasties which we will construct in the class.
Required materials: a glue gun, rhinestones (any kind), tassels (x2), and some sort of adhesive like gem tac. or E6000. No experience necessary.
More about Loulou la Duchesse du Riere, here.
Your Burlesque Hairstyle - March 22 (8-10PM) & Your Burlesque MakeUp - March 29 (8-10PM)
Are you overflowing with ideas for the look of your burlesque personality but aren't sure how make them a reality? Or, are you simply unsure which look would be most appropriate for your particular vision? We are offering one hairstyling and one makeup workshop that will give you the knowledge and hands-on practice you need to transform yourself into your burlesque fantasy.
Required materials for Hairstyling Workshop: hairspray, curling iron or hot rollers, hair elastics, bobby pins, flat brush, round brush, combe, large hair clip, and inspiration images of your ideal hairstyle.
Required materials for Makeup Workshop: your personal makeup kit, makeup remover, Q-tips, tweezers, and inspiration images of your ultimate look.
Fairy Floss' biography and experience, here.