STUDIO LOCATION & DETAILS
175 Chapel St, St Kilda
Studio entrance is on Brighton Rd next to Holy Trinity Church
Time: 7.40 till 8.40 pm
Duration: 4 weeks
Terms & Conditions
Payment in advance and no refunds unless course cancelled
One missed class can be made up within 4 week time period
For more information Phone 0404 037 382 or drop us an email
LEVEL 1 – SHIMMY & SHAKE
You will learn the basic techniques of Vintage Burlesque including:
Bumps n Grinds, Shimmies, Burlesque strut, undulations and isolations, pin up poses, feather boa technique, garter tease and glove peels.
Over the 4 weeks you will learn an easy to pick up 1950’s Burlesque routine, which will give you all the tools to gain more confidence in your Burlesque dancing!
Dress Suggestions: lingerie styled clothing, leggings and bring pair of heels that are comfortable.
LEVEL 2 – ART OF TEASE & SEDUCTION
You will be transported back to the smoky Burlesque clubs of the 1930’s and will learn a sensual and beguiling jazz dance number, combining a chair and floor dance. Teasing requires skill and Madame M can show you how to leave your audiences gasping for more!
You will be introduced to new feather boa techniques, ultra slow glove, bra and stocking peels. You will also learn basic floor and chair moves which will strengthen your core and improve your flexibility!
Requirements: Completion of Level 1 – Vintage Burlesque Shimmy & Shake or previous dance is required.
LEVEL 3 – FEMME FATALE
Femme Fatale will include more intermediate techniques including embodiment, body awareness and more technical moves for your repertoire.
This course will teach you how to tap into the aspects of the ‘FEMME FATALE’ archetype (to use for GOOD purposes only, as whatever we send out energy wise will come back to us with dynamic intensity). A woman who is in her power is a force to be reckoned with and the Femme Fatale is exactly that.
We will also explore the powerful Goddess aspects and the masculine and feminine polarities and you will get to play with the sensual, strong, and seductive archetypes including: the Virgin, Temptress, Wild Woman and the Strumpet!
You will learn sensual rhythmic, flowing, movements, breath work and visualisations to tap into these archetypes and a sensual dance routine which will allow both your ‘FEMME FATALE’ and ‘GODDESS’ to make her GRAND ENTRANCE!
Requirements: Level 1 and Level 2 of Vintage or Modern Burlesque or previous dance experience.
INTERMEDIATE LEVELS – DEVELOPING A CHARACTER
GOTTA GET A GIMMICK
6 x 1 hr classes
In this course you will create your very own Burlesque persona organically from the inside out and you will learn techniques to compel, magnetise and hypnotise an audience.
You will be taught more challenging chair and floor moves, as well as utilising parasols, ostrich feathers, small fans and masks. ‘Gotta Get A Gimmick’ is jam packed with new exciting moves, which will take your Burlesque to a whole new level!
Requirements: Levels 1,2,3 of Vintage, Modern or Cabaret Burlesque.
6 x 1 hr classes
You will get to explore through improvisation, sensory, mask and animal work, individually, in groups and couples. You will learn professional performance techniques which will develop your stage presence, adding light and shade to your character.
. Other performance aspects will be covered to create your characters external world including costumes and props.
Requirements: Beginner levels plus Intermediate Level 1 Gotta Get A Gimmick.
6 x 1 hr classes
Using the character you have created in ‘Showstopper’, you will learn a variety of acting and physical theatre techniques like mime, le coq, sensory work, Meyerhold and commedia dell arte. We will help you develop and refine your burlesque act and character so you can stand out from the rest!
Create your own Burlesque Routine
8 x 1 hr classes
You will choose a Burlesque style and genre of your choice. You will then create your own Burlesque routine from scratch, which includes choosing your music, choreography, costume, prop and set design.
PRIVATE ONE ON ONE COACHING
1 hour – $80.00
Private coaching are for those who are really serious about performing in the Burlesque circuit! You will be taught about the Business of Burlesque including how to promote and market your act, auditioning techniques, procuring a manager, showreel and headshot advice and negotiating contracts and payment.
Requirements: Participants must have complete Dance 4 Fitness Burlesque Beginner and Intermediate levels or have sufficient performance experience.