With two decades of costuming and sewing experience, Mary will discuss the important things to consider when creating the right costume for your act- including functionality, durability, materials, and building methods. Mary shares some of the unique pieces she’s created for herself in a show-and-tell format for inspiration and hands-on learning.
Mary Strawberry is an internationally known award winning Atlanta, GA based theater artist with acts ranging from classic burlesque to sideshow and vaudevillian comedy. Mary finds herself at home both on the stage and behind it, and can be found sharing her art across North America. Whether performing, designing, building, or teaching, she is sure to inspire. Mary is the producer of the quarterly all-queer show Mary and Friends.
Classes will vary weekly between classic and neo-burlesque styles, but all classes will involve sassy and seductive movement combinations. Ginger Leigh will also incorporate lessons in attitude, posture, and presence. Your self-confidence will soar as you feel fabulous in your skin and have fun exploring burlesque dance and movement!
*No classes on September 5th, October 31st, and November 21st.
Floor-ography will provide a fun challenge in the art of getting down for stage or for your own private show. In this workshop you will get down without ever getting up! Prepare for a dance class focused on movement, transitions, and beginner/intermediate acro-tricks, all while playing with transfer of weight, full body connection, shapes, and rhythm, exclusively on the floor.
Comfortable heels that are secure and comfortable that you can easily move, squat, and flex/point in.
Comfortable clothes you can move in.
This class is not recommended for individuals with knee injuries!
Along the way you will attend workshops and lectures that will give you the knowledge and confidence to bring your ideas to life. There will be intermittent showings of your incomplete work where you will have the opportunity to receive feedback from your instructors and peers. This will be done in a positive and encouraging atmosphere! Over the 8-week period the following subjects will be explored:
The Immersive on October 21st will involve talks with experienced burlesque performers in addition to some of the workshops mentioned above. Bring your lunch and your questions for a fun burlesque Saturday!
Your class fee includes 3 hours of studio time. A discounted rate is offered after your 3 hours is used.
Sophie Sucré, Cherry Bomb, and Ginger Leigh have been in the burlesque world for 8, 12, and 11 years respectively. They will use their years of experience to help you begin your journey into the sparkle world!
In order to register for this class you must have completed the following prerequisites:
This series is geared towards those who have been in burlesque 0-2 years, but it is open to all who have met the above requirements. Please be prepared to:
*All classes are required. Exceptions are at the discretion of the instructors and will be handled on a case-by-case basis.
**No refunds after September27th**
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