Vancouver Burlesque Co.
Winter/Spring Class Repertoire

Each season we will be offering Progressive Classes for a 10 week-long season. We offer a mix ranging from progressives leading up to a student showcase performance, to dance & burlesque skill building classes, to workout and dance conditioning classes. See full details of our Fall Repertoire below.

 
 
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Burlesque: An Introduction

Instructors: Cherry OnTop & Ariel Helvetica
Dates: Sundays Jan 13, 20 and 27
Time: 11:30am - 1pm
Location: Tantra Fitness Mt. Pleasant
Cost: SOLD OUT! Stay tuned for April 2019 dates.

Join Cherry OnTop and Ariel Helvetica for 3 weeks of shimmy shaking goodtimes! Dip your toes into the sparkling world of Burlesque and the Art of the Tease. This 3 week course will introduce you to this art form - starting with it's history, classic movement and styling and moving through striptease peels & reveals. You will focus on poise & posture, walking in heels and some fun bump'n'grind movement, then layering our striptease skills on to this foundation. You will also learn a fun choreo along the way to help put our newfound tricks together.
Everyone welcome - whether you're brand new to burlesque or you're a burlesque student who wants to learn more - there will be something for each showgirl living inside you!

What to wear or bring: 
Class 1: Comfortable clothes and a pair of heels. Class 2 & 3: Comfortable clothes, a pair of heels and an extra bra and pair of panties. 

CLASS IS NOW SOLD OUT! Stay tuned for April 2019 dates.

 
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The Art of Burlesque: Level 1

Instructor: Cherry OnTop
Dates: Sundays, Feb 3 - March 17
Time: 11:30am - 1pm
Location: Tantra Fitness Mt. Pleasant
Cost: $240

This 7 week course focuses on Classic Burlesque Movement and delves deeper into the skills learned in Burlesque: An Introduction (a prerequisite to this class).
Continue to build on your foundation of Poise & Posture, walking in heels and your bump'n'grind. Learn how to showcase your personality and your body while building your burlesque movement library. This class will lead up to a group performance at the next VBC Student Showcase (exact date TBD) so we will be working together as a group to create a classic burlesque routine, complete with costume and striptease.
*Costumes will be needed for the show - we will do our best to make it affordable and accessible for everyone. Be prepared to do some crafting and to hunt and gather for affordable pieces at 2nd hand stores or lingerie stores.
**Cost includes a crafting night and an extra dress rehearsal class (date TBD), plus professional stage photos and video from the showcase.

What to wear or bring: comfortable clothes and a pair of heels.
Pre-requisites: Burlesque: An Introduction

Pre-registration is required:

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The Art of Burlesque: Level 2/3

Instructor: Cherry OnTop
Dates: Sundays, Jan 27 - March 17
Time: 1pm - 2:30pm
Location: Tantra Fitness Mt. Pleasant
Cost: $275

Join Cherry OnTop for 8 weeks of digging deeper into burlesque movement, incorporating more sensual striptease and stage presence elements. We will practice and refine our striptease, practice giving "face" plus work on the elements that drag the audience into the seduction of burlesque. Learn more about drawing people in and projecting your energy out. In this class we learn more about neo burlesque style and stylings, while still keeping our roots in a classic burlesque background.
The main goal of this progressive is to work together on a group performance where we can showcase our new skills in an exciting, arty and undeniably sexy way! This class will lead up to a group performance at the next VBC Student Showcase (exact date TBD) so we will be working together as a group to create a burlesque routine, complete with costume and striptease.
*Costumes will be needed for the show - we will do out best to make it affordable and accessible for everyone. Be prepared to do some crafting and to hunt and gather for affordable pieces at 2nd hand or lingerie stores.
**Cost includes a crafting night and an extra dress rehearsal class (date TBD), plus professional stage photos and video from the showcase.

What to wear or bring: comfortable clothes and a pair of heels.

Pre-requisites: Burlesque: An Introduction, Burlesque Level 1 or the equivalent in training.
Email misscherryontop@gmail.com if you have any questions.

Pre-registration is required:

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Classic Chair Cabaret: Level 1

Instructor: Chastity Twist
Dates: Sundays, Jan 13 - March 17
Time: 2:30pm - 4pm
Location: Tantra Fitness Mt. Pleasant
Cost: $300

Welcome to the world of chair dancing! Get ready for an immersion into the world of classic burlesque chair movement, pulling from 1920’s jazz, showgirl and pin-up styles. Learn fun foundational chair tricks, build your core and upper body strength and learn safe and proper alignment - so you can nail the move every time with reliable control! Dazzle your audience and sink into elegance and seduction as you tip your hat to the glitz and grit of that good old cabaret.

Each student has the option to perform the finished routine in our March 2019 Student Showcase (date TBA).
*cost includes professional stage photos and video from the student showcase

Bring - water, clothes you can move in with options to cover your skin so you don’t stick to your chair, and heels you can dance in (preferably those with an ankle strap.)

Pre-registration is required:

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Neo Chair Cabaret: Level 2

Instructor: Chastity Twist
Dates: Sundays, Jan 13 - March 17
Time: 5:30pm - 7pm
Location: Tantra Fitness Mt. Pleasant
Cost: $300

Let your inner sex kitten shine as we mix high-femme dance styles with chair inversions, floor work, partner work and more in this 10 week course! This is for students who have mastered Chair Cabaret Level 1 and are eager for a more physically demanding challenge. Get fab, fierce and filthy! Build strength, technique and polished consistency through a variety of chair tricks and transitions, culminating with the option to perform the finished routine in our March 2019 Student Showcase (date TBA).
*cost includes professional stage photos and video from the student showcase

Bring - water, clothes you can move in with options to cover your skin so you don’t stick to your chair, knee pads if you have them, and heels you can dance in (preferably those with an ankle strap.)

Pre-registration is required:

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Contemporary Burlesque: All levels 

Instructor: Cleo Victory
Dates: Sundays Jan 13 0 March 17 **no class Jan 20
Time: 7pm - 8:30pm
Location: Tantra Fitness Mt. Pleasant
Cost: $270

Join Cleo for 9 weeks of sensual movement and contemporary dance technique in a safe and supportive environment. Each class will include a full body warm up, an introduction to the technical foundations of contemporary dance, conditioning, floor work drills and a progressive piece of choreography. This course is ideal for students who love connecting with their sensual, feminine energy and want to refine their musicality, artistry, dance technique and stage presence. Expect slow jams, sexy beats, low lights and sultry good times. At the end of the session, students will showcase a choreographed piece that will include a pastie reveal. please note that this class will include a strong floor work component. Students with knee and back injuries should contact Cleo prior to signing up. All levels welcome!

What to wear or bring: Clothing you're comfortable moving in, leg warmers or high socks that cover your knees, knee pads (optional).

Pre-registration required:

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Dance Foundations Bootcamp & Stretch: All levels

Instructor: Ruthe Ordare
Dates: Sundays, January 13th - March 10th, 2019
Times:
Bootcamp: 4:00-5:30pm (Main Studio)
Stretch: 5:30-6:30 (Pole Studio)
Location: Tantra Fitness Mt. Pleasant
Cost:
Bootcamp & Stretch $350 (+$10.50 PayPal Service Fee)
Bootcamp only $250 (+$7.50 PayPal Service Fee)
Stretch only $165 (+$4.95 PayPal Service Fee)

Dance Foundations Bootcamp:

Chaînés? Piqués? Pas de bourré? Qu’est-ce que c’est?!

Feeling a bit lost in your dance class?

This 10 week class is designed to teach terminology, technique and the foundational steps of dance. Students will learn the turns, jumps and foot-work that are essential to attending higher level dance classes. Designed for students who have not previously studied dance and students who would like to drill the basics – this is the class will work your brain and your body!

Every class will include a warm up, stretch, conditioning and drill-based exercises that will be repeated weekly to improve mastery. This class does not include a choreography component.

Dance Foundations Stretch:

Always promising yourself eventual flexibility? That one day you’ll master your splits? This 10 week class will provide the skills and encouragement you need with a weekly structured stretch to add to your training regime. No matter how far along in you are in your journey, all levels will be accommodated with modifications that will help new and seasoned stretchers move closer towards their flexibility goals.

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Bootycamp: Drop-in

Instructor: Ariel Helvetica
Dates: Sundays, starting Jan 6
Time: 3pm - 4pm
Location: Tantra Fitness Mt. Pleasant, Pole Studio
Cost: $15 per class

Join Ariel Helvetica in her one hour of sure-to-make-you-sweat, dance-based fitness drop-in! In this high energy class, Ariel will take you through a guided warm-up and stretch before kicking that booty into high gear! Ariel will pull from her 30+ years of training as a professional dancer to help you gain strength, flexibility, and balance. Keywords to get you fired up: abs, squats, push-ups. Do not fear, all levels + peoples welcome!

What to wear or bring: Please bring water and come dressed in clothing you can move and stretch in.

Note: This class is a drop-in that still requires pre-payment. Ariel requires a minimum of 6 students to go forward with the class. How will this work for you? Simply pre-register online at least 24 hours before the Sunday 3pm start time. If Ariel has enough people, great! See you at 3pm Sunday. If not, Ariel will send out an email to inform all student and a refund will be issued immediately.

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