BURLESQUE 4: Peeling & Revealing (Winter 2018)
No matter if your goal is to amuse, shock, or titillate, the way you choose to conceal and reveal can make or break your act. The goal of this class is to build knowledge and confidence in artful disrobing. In this 4-week series, you will learn a burlesque number from beginning to end, with an intensive focus on peeling and revealing. We will discuss intention, transitions, building suspense, showing off the layers of your costume, methods for smooth disrobing.
What to wear: Short or long dress with zipper down the back, bra with a back fastener, high heels, and pasties (available for sale). Clothing can be fancy or plain. Boas & gloves are available in class, but you are welcome to bring your own. There will be disrobing in this class but is not required. Register in advance and save $35!
Instructor: Ophelia Flame
Date: Sundays - Feb 4, 11, 18, 25
Time: 1:00 - 2:30 pm (90 min)
Cost: $85 advance online registration or $110 register & pay at the first class
Straightline Dance Fitness
34 - 13th Avenue NE, suite 104
Minneapolis, MN 55413
About the Instructor:
Ophelia Flame is an internationally renowned instructor with 23 years of experience in the art of the tease, making her the preeminent burlesque teacher of the Twin Cities. But experience isn't only what makes her an excellent teacher. It's her personal connection with students, her ability to communicate her attention to detail with students of all levels, and her passion for guiding people on a path of self discovery in a fun and often ridiculous ways.
Ophelia teaches a well-rounded curriculum of classes at The Playful Peacock ranging from introductory to advanced and specialty workshops such as her wildly popular BURLESQUE FITNESS and her acclaimed class that focuses on stage fright, CALM THE %$# DOWN! Miss Flame's specialties are strutting with intention, walking in heels and classic feather fan dances. She is also a life long practitioner of Hatha Yoga in the Himalayan tradition, benefits from three generations of yogic study and is a certified Vinyasa instructor through Corepower Yoga in Minneapolis, MN.
Ophelia is honored to be an instructor and current board member of the Burlycon, the nation's premier educational conference for burlesque artists in Seattle, WA. She has also enjoyed sharing her love of burlesque teaching classes in Chicago, Colorado, Florida, Fargo, St. Louis and Toronto.
THE PLAYFUL PEACOCK ACADEMY, the first school of its kind in the Twin Cities, was founded by Ophelia Flame and her bosom buddy, Gina Louise. Ophelia and Gina have been performing together since 2003 and have been teaching burlesque workshops since 2005. The belief that there's a bit of showgirl is all of us is the drive behind their mission: to teach burlesque technique, performance, and history while encouraging self-expression and body confidence in a fun environment welcoming to students of all levels and backgrounds. The Academy also offers performance opportunities, bachelorette parties & special events.
Straightline Dance Fitness (View)
34 13th Ave NE
Minneapolis, MN 55413
|Minimum Age: 18|
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|