Dates: April 29th – June 5th
Location: Synapsis in Old Town Eureka
Classes: Monday & Wednesday
Time: 7:30 – 9:30 PM
Cost: $120 if paid in full or $144 if payments are made over six-week course.
Burlesque Boot Camp is all about self-empowerment, body positivity, having a really good time and making new friends with supportive like-minded individuals in the burlesque community. People join Burlesque Boot Camp for many reasons. Some are seeking the community a burlesque troupe has to offer, some want to challenge themselves and grow as performers, others may be looking for a boost in self-confidence or wanting to gain some sexy moves to share in the bedroom.
The Va Va Voom Burlesque Vixens offer a six-week Burlesque Boot Camp that teaches burlesque dance moves, floor work, character development, costuming, hair, make up and much more. At the end of Burlesque Boot Camp, students will put on a graduation performance for the public.
During boot camp, the Instructor will teach basic burlesque dance moves and help students feel confident in doing across the floor dance work. They will choreograph a group number for the students to perform and also teach the dance fundamentals for students to choreograph their own solo performance.
Costuming classes will cover burlesque costume basics, how to make your own pasties, customizing panties and gloves in addition to learning how to make your own headdress. In Burlesque Boot Camp the student will be required to create two costumes, one for the group act and one for a solo act.
An entire class will be dedicated to learning how to apply stage make-up. Students will be provided with a list of make-up supplies that they will need to bring to class. The Instructor will cover everything from foundation, contouring, eye shadow, eyebrows, eyelashes, lipstick and more. Students will also learn how to style pin-up hair, big hair, up-do’s and play with extensions and wigs in the hairstyle class.
Class time will be spent coming up with your performer name, developing your character and creating a stage persona. Students will also discuss body positivity, self-love and body confidence.
Students may choose to opt out of the Graduation Show. There will be a panel of judges at the show critiquing students stage presence, burlesque character, costume, hair and make-up. The highest scoring graduates will receive an invitation to perform with the Va Va Voom Burlesque Vixens.
We want to help lure out your inner Vixen! Sign Up Online to secure a spot at the Va Va Voom Burlesque Vixens Meet N’ Greet happening prior to the start of classes. You must be signed up ahead of time in order to attend the introductory meeting. We’re looking forward to meeting you. We hope you’ll join us in the Spring!