BURLESQUE 1: Burlesque Beginnings (Fall 2017)
Welcome to burlesque! This 4-week series is an inviting introduction to the world of burlesque and is geared toward all levels. You'll learn vocabulary, classic burlesque moves, a bit about burlesque history, its legendary women, and even create your own stage name! This course provides a modern context for burlesque and is the foundation for all other classes we offer. No dance experience necessary. No prerequisite. Register in advance and save!
Instructor: Ophelia Flame
Date: Sundays - October 15, 22 & 29, Nov 5
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, Toronto and Helsinki Finland.
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, adding to it's faculty the illustrious Elektra Cute in 2014. 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!|