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

Apr
26
Wed
CHOREOGRAPHY with Alotta Boutte @ Dog Patch Dance
Apr 26 @ 9:00 pm – 10:00 pm

CHOREOGRAPHY with Alotta Boutté

july 16

Teaches choreography

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.

Apr
30
Sun
Bling My Vibe! @ Good Vibrations
Apr 30 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Bling My Vibe! Workshop & Crafting Session

An arty contest to celebrate #40YearsOfPleasure at Good Vibrations

Sunday, April 30, 4-6pm

1620 Polk Street, San Francisco

$10 advance, $15 at the door: fee covers the cost of vibe and materials

Sign up here: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2894687

 

Bling My Vibe! invites sex and art celebrities as well as members of the public to make an art piece using a simple Smoothie vibrator. Once you have your vibe, paint it, decoupage it, bejewel it, sew it an outfit, or otherwise get creative. Want a little encouragement and inspiration? We’re hosting this Bling My Vibe Workshop at the Polk Street Good Vibrations for folks who want to make their arty vibrator creations together. We’ll have your vibrator ready to bling, plus hot glue guns and lots of bling to put onto them! (You can bring your own supplies too, of course, if you have something special you want to use.) Hosted by Staff Sexologist (and arty collagist) Dr. Carol Queen and burlesque blinger Dottie Lux.

More about Bling My Vibe: Join the contest! http://www.goodvibes.com/s/content/c/bling-my-vibe

May
1
Mon
Finishing Touches- Get your act together. @ The Stud
May 1 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

*2 spots left in Finishing Touches*
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 stage
ready 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
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May
2
Tue
Yoga + Burlesque @ Good Vubrations
May 2 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Yoga + Burlesque

Tuesday, May 2, 6:30-8:30

1620 Polk Street, San Francisco

$20 advance, $25 at the door

Tix: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2913741

Yoga+Burlesque is a yoga class designed to support the embodiment of burlesque. Both practices have the capacity to empower and transform. Discover how yogic practices and principles can support the physical, energetic and mental needs of your burlesque work. Connect to your breath and by extension to your energetic body. Expand and refine your awareness with performer, teacher and choreographer Miss Kitty Oaks, whose aim as a teacher is to share practices that illuminate, elevate and titillate the world.

Leave class feeling more connected to yourself and to the world around you! Take home a glossary of terms and tools to support you on your burlesque path. Bring traditional yoga props such as mats, blocks, and straps if you have them.

May
3
Wed
CHOREOGRAPHY with Alotta Boutte @ Dog Patch Dance
May 3 @ 9:00 pm – 10:00 pm

CHOREOGRAPHY with Alotta Boutté

july 16

Teaches choreography

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.

May
10
Wed
CHOREOGRAPHY with Alotta Boutte @ Dog Patch Dance
May 10 @ 9:00 pm – 10:00 pm

CHOREOGRAPHY with Alotta Boutté

july 16

Teaches choreography

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.

May
17
Wed
CHOREOGRAPHY with Alotta Boutte @ Dog Patch Dance
May 17 @ 9:00 pm – 10:00 pm

CHOREOGRAPHY with Alotta Boutté

july 16

Teaches choreography

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.


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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