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School of Shimmy

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You've heard about a burlesque revival. You've seen snippets of this sensation in the press and on T.V. Now it's time for you to get in on the action! Calling all divas, cool cats, harlots, dames hot mamas and daddy-o's, RED HOTS BURLESQUE SCHOOL OF SHIMMY is for you! If you have always dreamed of being a burlesque star or just want to learn what all this fun is all about you too can be Red Hot! The PRESS loves SCHOOL OF SHIMMY see our MEDIA page for coverage of our class series.

Bring a friend or meet some in the class. Burlesque is about having fun! Bring a smile and an open mind because we're going to let loose as you learn to shake it with confidence and class! We love to bring the school to you! You name the time and we'll make it happen. CONTACT US and let's get shakin'! 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. No deposit needed for class, however space is very limited and reservations are strongly encouraged. To reserve a spot email: redhotsburlesque @ gmail . com with S.O.S. in the subject line. State which class(es) you are interested in and don't forget inquire about discounted rates! All classes are $30, unless otherwise noted.  

Class List

August – September 2014

Aug
31
Sun
Get that GLOW: FREE WORKSHOP! @ Center For Sex and Culture
12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Slam, bam, thank you ma’am! This workshop will help you craft and wield your wrestling persona. Learn movement, trash talking, and working the crowd. A photo shoot is available for current or future Go Deep performers who have created a gimmick to wrestle under. Coaches DoubleCakes (aka Big Business) and Dottie Lux will lead you to the championship!

FREE FOR ANYONE! Open to ALL Queer Ladies.

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Sep
11
Thu
Pole Dancing with India Sky @ Center For Sex and Culture
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Pole Workshop with India Sky.

Come work your body in India Sky’s Pole Workshop. We will cover conditioning, flexibility, technique, and dance sequences for pole. Coming from a body positive approach based in proper technique and creative expression this workshop is appropriate for beginning and intermediate dancers.

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Thank you to the photographer Pablo Aguilar for being so passionate and sharing his talents!

 

About India:
India Sky is a founding member of BODY WAVES, an Oakland-based queer, Black, multidisciplinary dance collective founded in 2013. Body Waves has been recognized for stunning acrobatics, hand-balancing, invented apparatuses and choreography rooted in Black movement and aesthetics. Through blending acrobatic feats with dance, they take their ideas to the next level, shape-shifting story, perception and myth through their performance.
Body Waves performs its imaginative repertory for audiences throughout the San Francisco Bay Area and the U.S. in night clubs, museums, galleries and outdoor performance venues. They have sold out the Brava Theater, performed at The New Parish, Betti Ono Gallery, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, The Lab and within the many hotbeds of Bay Area queer nightlife.
They see themselves not only as choreographers and creators of visual and performance art, but also as curators of spaces for community evolution and sustainability. As queer Black artists, they recognize and affirm that community is necessary for their individual survival and the full realization of their endeavors.

Sep
20
Sat
Introduction to LYRA with INDIA SKY @ Center For Sex and Culture
12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Lyra workshop with India Sky:

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.

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Thank you to the photographer Pablo Aguilar for being so passionate and sharing his talents!

About India:
India Sky is a founding member of BODY WAVES, an Oakland-based queer, Black, multidisciplinary dance collective founded in 2013. Body Waves has been recognized for stunning acrobatics, hand-balancing, invented apparatuses and choreography rooted in Black movement and aesthetics. Through blending acrobatic feats with dance, they take their ideas to the next level, shape-shifting story, perception and myth through their performance.
Body Waves performs its imaginative repertory for audiences throughout the San Francisco Bay Area and the U.S. in night clubs, museums, galleries and outdoor performance venues. They have sold out the Brava Theater, performed at The New Parish, Betti Ono Gallery, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, The Lab and within the many hotbeds of Bay Area queer nightlife.
They see themselves not only as choreographers and creators of visual and performance art, but also as curators of spaces for community evolution and sustainability. As queer Black artists, they recognize and affirm that community is necessary for their individual survival and the full realization of their endeavors.

Are you a Breast Cancer Survivor? Learn how you can take classes for free! Want to donate to survivors taking classes? See our PINK LIGHT page.

Our Mission:Pink Light Bay Area provides burlesque classes based on the table of contents in the Burlesque Handbook, written by Jo Weldon. These classes will remain free to all survivors and those currently receiving treatment for breast cancer. Pink Light Bay Area will have a focus on finding fun. These classes are pointed at women looking for a one-two punch of fierce femininity and silly celebration to help reclaim their bodies. As Pink Light as a whole works towards non-profit status we will be seeking supporters and partners such as Center for Sex and Culture which will provide space for this classes and other materials needed. All students are potential teachers as we aim to spread this experience as far and wide as possible. These classes are also available to any friends or caregivers of a survivors as long as they are attending with those personally impacted by breast cancer. Get back and give back to yourself!

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