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School of Shimmy


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

February – March 2016

Cabaret Choreography with Bobby Barnaby Turn up and turn out @ Fat Chance Bellydance
7:00 pm – 8:30 pm


Cabaret Choreography with Bobby Barnaby- Turn up and turn out!
2/21 7-8:30PM $15
Fat Chance Bellydance Studio- 670 South Van Ness Ave. @ 18th St.

This entry level technique class will have you leaving the studio with renewed confidence in your movement and a new dance repertoire to add to your performance. This class draws on Bobby’s 20 year performance history including: Burlesque, Musical Theater, Classical Dance Training, and Clowning.

This class is for EVERYONE:
For non-dancers drawn to move in the judgment free zone of Red Hots Pink Bubble
For the novice performer to expand their vocabulary and articulate their movement
For the experienced Showgirl & Showboy to refine and reawaken their technique

Class consists of; Warm up, across the floor, center exercises, and a short combination
Area of focus; balance, turns, jumps, and building your dance terminology

Music selection:
Bump and grind, jazz, Motown, and dash of showtunes

Open to all; skill levels, genders, and ages

Bobby Barnaby has been delighting audiences of all sorts for two decades solid! The scope of his performance history and teaching skills range from enticing late light night theater goers, to training the next generation of professional dancers at one of the oldest dance academies in San Francisco. Bobby’s love of dance and the stage have earned him awards and nominations for his work in dance, choreography and acting alike. A Former member of SF Boylesque and the Bohemian Brethren, the first Neo Male Burlesque review in the country.  Bobby has appeared on stages across the world, alongside some legendary performers.  Highlights include: the Vienna Boylesque Fest ’14 – which was the first male burlesque fest ever in Europe, the New York BOY-lesque Fest ’13 & ’15, The great Boston Burlesque Expo ’14 & ’13 (Judges Choice Award), Tease-O-Rama ’08 & ’12, the Windy City Burlesque Fest ’11 & ’14, The Colorado Burlesque Fest ’15, the Arizona Burlesque Fest ’14 & ’15, Edmonton Burlesque Fest ’15, America’s Got Talent TV Show. Bobby has Performed alongside many legendary performers such as; Satan’s Angel in her film Satan’s Angel-Queen of the fire tassels, Kellita, Kitten on the Keys, Jo Boobs, San Francisco’s own Sweethearts- the Devil-ettes and many others!



Black Magic Movement with Mojo DeVille! @ Fat Chance Bellydance
7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Black Magic Movement with Mojo DeVille!
2/28 7:00-8:30PM $15
Fat Chance Bellydance Studio- 670 South Van Ness Ave. @ 18th St.

Who are we behind the velvet curtain, the boa, or the rouged knee? How can we challenge the current stereotypes surrounding sexuality utilizing the power of movement, control and musicality? Brush up your high kicks and learn some new tricks.

Mojo DeVille will put the wiggle back in your walk!
Cultivated in the veins of the NYC underground, Mojo encapsulates an elegant juxtaposition of glamour, urban heat, rock & roll fetishism and tribal chic. A whirlwind of striking beauty and decadent mania, her unique style of burlesque lends itself to her hip-hop, contemporary and funk dance roots. You’ve seen her in cahoots with MTV, Mythbusters and more. Play and plie’ with the high priestess of perversion this Sunday Feb 28!

All levels, genders, & ages welcome!

Perlesque Healing Through Seduction with Perle Noire @ Alonzo King LINES Ballet
7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Perlesque Healing Through Seduction with Perle Noire
3/14/16 7-8:30
Alonzo King LINES Ballet
26 Seventh Street, San Francisco
Sign up by emailing

The Perlesque Healing Through Seduction Series introduces students to the art of seduction, connecting with your audience, and the beauty of self-love. The workshop will cover 3 fundamental basics of seduction through movement, and connection exercises. Students will learn the power of affirmations, a choreographed dance routine , and Perle’s signature choreography. Evoke the seductress within!

Students should wear dance class attire (leotard, stretch pants, or shorts).
This workshop is open to all levels and genders. No nudity.

Class format will include:
Warm up/Stretching
Connection Exercise
Saunter Exercise
Cool Down

Perle Noire, labeled “Feminine Phenomenon” was truly meant to be on stage. Perle has amazing stage presence, seductive moves and artistry that grant her standing ovations and an ongoing appearance with Dita Von Teese on her, Strip Stip Hooray tour. Perle Noire the Black Pearl, is the most unique International Burlesque Queen. Described as the reincarnation of Josephine Baker , tearing up the stage in an onslaught of shimmies, high kicks, splits – and even a few flips!

Perle is an incredible mix of raw sex and pure elegance, slow and sensual one moment and a whirlwind of movement the next. Her energy moves in waves over the room.

21st Century Burlesque Magazine called her a bold, beautiful burlesque firecracker with a unique talent and fearless dedication, Perle’s high energy performances have to be seen to be believed. Perle dances with strength, confidence and breathtaking gymnastic agility.

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!