Are you ready to make your first venture as a burlesque performer? Or, are you a current performer who is looking to reimage your relationship to creating acts? Essential Tease is here for you!
Burlesque can empower you to improve your relationship with your body, stretch your artistic boundaries, and tell your personal story. Experienced Baltimore burlesque performers Jacqueline Boxx and Tempete La Coeur will guide you through act creation from start to finish while incorporating mindful techniques for both on and off the stage. The Essential Tease: Burlesque Class Series is the ideal starting point for truly transformative acts! It is open to ALL gender identities, abilities, ages, sexual preferences, races, religions, AND experience levels. All humans welcome, and all bodies are burlesque bodies.
Sunday, May 10: "Burlesque and Identity"
In this class, we will begin to explore your personal identity as a performer and its relationship to burlesque history, legacy, and movement.
Sunday, May 17: "Burlesque and the Body"
This session focuses storytelling using the body through musicality, performative movement, and narrative structure.
Sunday, May 24: "Burlesque and the Mind"
In our third class, you will explore the body-mind connection through personal meditation and partner exercise while uncovering the transformative power of laughter and joy.
Sunday, May 31: "Burlesque on the Outside"
This class session is all about manifesting and showcasing your internal power and beauty on the outside of your body through a comprehensive tour of burlesque costuming and basic peels.
Sunday, June 14: "Burlesque on the Inside"
In this session, we will dive down to examine what parts of ourselves we want to represent through our performances. We’ll discuss the vulnerability and strength that can accompany telling an authentic story through burlesque as well as methods of working with rather than against our fear.
Sunday, June 21: "Burlesque and the Heart"
Through guided meditation and exercises in emotional expression, students will begin to discover their own “sexy” and how sensuality is inherently tied to self-love.
Sunday, July 5: "Burlesque is Sharing"
During the peer review process performers will receive helpful and constructive feedback on their acts in progress. Class begins and ends with breathing and centering exercises to help calm nerves and reinforce the safe and supportive audience of peers with whom you will be sharing.
Sunday, July 12: "Burlesque is Power"
It’s showtime! Today we focus on only one thing: manifesting our power. We know the moves, we’ve practiced over and over… now it is just time to tap into the confidence inside!
Ages 18+ | No drop in | LIMITED SPACE AVAILABLE! Reserve your space now!
Registration fee is for entire series
Sundays MAY 10 - JUL 5, Performance on JUL 12 (NO CLASS JUN 7 or JUN 28) | 11AM- 2PM | $375, $350 MEMBERS (+$5 service fee)
($5 service fee added to all ticket purchase. Avoid the fee by purchasing at Creative Alliance, in advance)