Who: The Professors of Syrens of the South Productions
What: The ABC's and 123's of Burlesque class series schedule
When: Classes begin January 10th
Where: Syrens of the South Rehearsal Space at Little Tree Studios
2842 Franklin Street
Avondale Estates, GA 30002
Syrens of the South began doing private lectures about the history of burlesque in 2007. In 2008 the Syrens began offering their ABCs & 123s of Burlesque Class Series which includes teachers from many performers in Atlanta including Creative Loafing's Best Burlesque Performer 2008, The Lady Miss Vagina Jenkins, the internationally renowned Renea'le Roux and the Syrens themselves. The first student showcase was in August 0f 2008, one year after the Syrens first full show. The classes in this series have been taught in Chicago, Asheville and New Orleans. Come take classes from some of the best in Atlanta and find your inner burlesque star!
ABCs & 123s Burlesque Classes are $20 each or you can by a four class pass for $60 saving you $20. Workshops do have a minimum attendance requirement, so if you plan to be there please send us an email to pre-register at firstname.lastname@example.org no later than 5pm the Friday before the scheduled class if you have not already prepaid for the class or if you are planning on using a class pass. All classes are intended for ages 18+, all sexes, genders and sexual preferences unless otherwise noted. There is no nudity in any of our classes or productions.
noon-2pm “Beginning Burlesque Movement and History with Katherine Lashe”
She will present information on the history of burlesque, followed by a how to on the basic moves and creative process that goes into making a burlesque persona. Students will hear anecdotes collected by Katherine Lashe from actual Burlesque American Icons such as Tura Santana, Satan’s Angel and more! They’ll also answer the age old questions of names, fringe, and pasties! Students will be encouraged to wear lose fitted clothing and comfortable shoes and be prepared to not only take notes, but also be ready to practice beginning burlesque movements and peels!!! Beginning Burlesque Books will be available for $5.
2pm-4pm “You've Got It! Now Flaunt It! With Rosie Palms”
Being a goddess isn’t about the way you look, its something that comes from inside. Feeling sexy makes a woman sexy. It’s all in the attitude! Find out how to minimize body issues through the magic of costuming, while maximizing your most attractive features and flaunt them without fear for an audience of 1 or 100! Class requirements: dancing shoes, clean underwear and a naughty attitude. This class is intended for women only.
noon-2pm “Pastie Making with Talloolah Love”
Talloolah Love teaches the fine art of making your own pasties! She will teach the practicalities of making, wearing and performing with pasties! Many of the materials required will be provided with a $5 materials charge; however you are encouraged to bring needles, thread, and scissors. Each student will be going home with their very own pasties!
2pm-4pm “The Art, Architecture and History of Hosiery with Kisa von Teasa”
Many of us go to a random store and grab some hose with a mix of apathy and dread. Then, there are people that look and feel each and every pair. Testing for stretch, texture and opacity. They know the secret of a good weapon when they see one. Let Kisa von Teasa teach you the art of stocking removal. This can add quite the dramatic element to any performance. Do you want it short and snappy or do you savor a slow burn? Whatever you do, don’t underestimate this skill in the Burlesque Performer’s repertoire. In this class Kisa von Teasa will show you exactly how a pair a thigh-hi’s can be a tool of deadly mesmerism. You will need: At least two pair of either Thigh-Hi’s or Garter hose. Do not bring your favourite as you may rip them in practice. Pumps without straps, so that you can easily slip them on and off, Garter Belt, Clothing that you can have easy access to said garter belt and hose, pretty Burly-Q panties, tap pants, and/or a skirt will do. (There will be hosiery for sale at the class as well)
noon-2pm "Give 'Em Some! With Ursula Undress"
We all know that, like the rhinestone, the art of burlesque has many facets. Not only do you need to master the art of taking it off, costuming, and hair and make-up, you also need to have some real stage presence and audience interaction. This class will help you get over your fear of being on stage, get comfortable with eye contact, and warm you up with basic acting techniques - all guaranteed to bring out your inner Tigress...or Goddess, or sex kitten, or saucy wench....the list goes on and on. Please wear clothes that you can really move and stretch in.
2pm-4pm “Move to the Music with Ursula Undress”
This basic movement class is a dance class for dancers and non-dancers alike. Learn how to travel across stage, work with your body, and emphasize what you've got. Special attention is paid to improvising with music and adding spice to your number through "pow" moves. Please wear clothes to dance in and either the shoes you are performing in, or something similar.
noon-2pm “Costuming for your body with Renea’le Roux”
Let award winning costumer Renea’le Roux help you find the right outfit for your body type. From hem length and shape, to gloves and corset style, bust lines and accessories. Renea’le Roux will help you find the ultimate outfit to maximize your assets and enhance your performance through your wardrobe.
2pm-4pm "Burlesque costuming on a budget with Vagina Jenkins”
Creative Loafing’s 2008 Best Burlesque performer will share her tried and true method of manoeuvring a tight budget with a broad imagination. You will get to bring your creation home with you to begin your process of building your very first burlesque costume! Class requirements: Bra or Panties to decorate, any trims beads or baubles you want to bring, there will be supplies provided for the class.