Sun, 21 Jan|
The Space Dance & Arts Centre
Melbourne Burlesque Workshops | Sunday 21st January
Join Evana De Lune in Melbourne on Sunday 21st January for a series of Burlesque Workshops! There are three workshops to choose from, but don't be afraid to try them all! Burlesque 101, Fetish, and Metalesque - there's something for everyone.
Time & Location
21 Jan 2024, 10:15 am – 3:15 pm AEDT
The Space Dance & Arts Centre, 318 Chapel St, Prahran VIC 3181, Australia
About the event
Get ready for another round of burlesque workshops!
(All tickets from 20th November will remain valid for these workshops)
The Space Dance & Arts Centre
318 Chapel St, Prahran VIC 3181
Sunday 21st January 2024
Burlesque 101 Workshop
10:15 am - 11:45 am
Have you ever been intrigued by the world of burlesque but felt unsure about taking that first step onto the stage? Look no further! Introducing the exciting workshop – Burlesque 101, your gateway to the captivating world of classic burlesque performance.
In this workshop, you'll have the opportunity to acquire essential skills and delve into the rich history of burlesque. Under the guidance of Evana, you'll explore various techniques, from timeless movements to glamorous peels. Discover the confidence to shine and captivate your audience, all while embracing the art of burlesque.
- Classic Bumps, Grinds & Shimmies: Learn the foundational movements that have entranced audiences for generations. Master the art of sensual body isolations and combine them to make seamless burlesque routines.
- Showgirl Stance: Discover the power of posture and presence. Cultivate the commanding showgirl stance that exudes confidence and allure, setting the stage for your magnetic performance.
- Simple Striptease: Dip your toes into the world of the tantalising striptease. Explore the art of removing layers with grace and sensuality, leaving your audience spellbound and craving more.
- How to Strut like a Classic Burlesque Queen: Unleash your inner diva as you learn the seductive art of the burlesque strut. Walk with poise, attitude, and the self-assuredness of a true burlesque queen.
- Glove Peel Technique: Delve into the exquisite world of glove peeling, a quintessential element of burlesque allure. Master the art of removing gloves with finesse and flair.
By the end of Burlesque 101, you'll have a toolkit of fundamental burlesque skills that will empower you to embrace your individuality, celebrate your body, and confidently command the stage. Join us for an exhilarating journey that combines history, self-expression, and a dash of glamour – all in the supportive and inclusive environment of our Burlesque 101 workshop.
Unveil the star within you and step into the spotlight with Burlesque 101. Reserve your spot today and embark on an unforgettable adventure of self-discovery and empowerment!
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Have you ever wanted to spice up your life or incorporate some kink into your dance performance?
This sex-positive class will take you on a voyeuristic adventure of pleasure and sensual movement. This workshop will teach you about different aspects of fetishism and how you can explore them with an audience. Whether you prefer a dominant or submissive role, this erotic striptease course will cater for all preferences. Fetish will allow you to explore your sensuality in a sex-positive environment through movement and costuming elements.
- Fetish Choreography: Dance your way to mastering roughly 2 minutes worth of choreography specially designed to broaden your dance vocabulary and expand your ability to create your own choreography. This sexual and sensual choreography has a focus on self love and appreciation, so it’s a great way to boost your confidence and get connected to your sensual self.
- Dancing in Heels: Learn tips and tricks for how to build strength so you can hold yourself strongly, and move with poise and precision in heels. These skills require practice and strength training, so it’s a great opportunity to bust out your heels and learn to strut like a professional.
- Prop Techniques: Discover how to incorporate kinky props into your choreography. Do chains and whips excite you? Great, bring them along to the workshop as we will cover a variety of techniques from tracing the body, to flirting with your audience with some light demonstration.
- Stage Presence: Find out how to enhance your stage presence through specific posing and placement of body parts and facial expressions. Learn how to channel your dominant or submissive energy to tell a tantalising story.
- Fetish Costuming: Discuss how to find and source your own fetish inspired costumes, and hear about Evana’s archives of historical fetish references.
Fetish is designed for students to realise that always, their number one fetish in life should be themselves. Self love is always the number one goal of these burlesque workshops, and you are the vessel for dance and expression. No matter the skill you walk into these classes with, you will leave with a smile on your face and some new ways to spice up your own routines.
1:45 pm - 3:15 pm
Metalesque is not your typical burlesque. It's a high-octane fusion of metal music and seductive dance moves that dares to push the boundaries of what's expected. It's bold, it's aggressive, and it's all about breaking free from conventional notions of femininity while rocking out to the best kind of music. Metalesque explores the darker, heavier side of the art form.
This class does include floor work, which means students will need to be injury free & bring their own knee pads to the class.
- Metalesque Choreography: Headbang and mosh along to 2 minutes of fast paced choreography set to a heavy metal track. This choreography is designed to show off strength and power, to get your blood pumping and really bring the mosh pit to the stage.
- Floorwork: Thrash around on the floor to some fast paced floorwork choreography. Discover safety precautions to ensure you can smoothly get down and get up from the floor without the risk of injury.
- Musicality: Expand your understanding of choreography and practice dancing to music you might not typically dance to. Focus on the musicality of the song and learn to pull apart the different instruments and sounds you hear so you can enhance your performance..
- Headbanging and Hairography: Master the art of heavy metal headbanging and hairography as you let your hair whip and flow with the music. No hair, no worries! Learn to synchronise your head movements with the thunderous beats and create an electrifying visual spectacle that complements the music's intensity.
- Empowerment: Metalesque is not just about dance; it's about empowerment. Learn to have fun and not care what others think. Break free from the limitations society places on you, and discover your own strength and self-confidence through movement and music.
By the end of this class you will be sweaty, you will be exhausted, but you will feel unstoppable. Capture that feeling of moshing to your favourite band as you break free from stereotypes, embrace your fierce side, and dance to the powerful beats of metal music.
I believe that burlesque is for everyone, regardless of gender or body type. My classes are a safe and welcoming space for all, and I welcome individuals of all backgrounds, identities, and skill levels. Whether you are a beginner or have some dance experience, you are welcome to join me in celebrating your body, exploring movement, and developing your skills. I aim to create an inclusive environment where all can feel comfortable expressing themselves and learning at their own pace. So, don't worry if you are new to dance, I am here to support and encourage you through every bump, grind, and shimmy.
You are welcome to bring a pen and paper/notebook to take notes during the workshops, but it is not required. Gloves and boas will be provided to you, but other props will need to be brought along by each attendee.
I want you to feel comfortable and confident during class, so wear something that makes you feel good! Leggings, shorts, and a singlet are all great options. You're also welcome to wear lingerie or any other clothing that makes you feel sexy. However, please make sure you are able to move freely and safely in whatever you choose to wear.
In addition, I recommend wearing dance heels if possible. This will help you practice proper stance and technique, and will give you a better feel for the classic burlesque style. However, if you're not comfortable in heels, you're welcome to wear flat dance shoes or bare feet. Whatever you choose, make sure you feel comfortable and confident to strut your stuff!
10:15 am - 11:45 am (1 Hour 30 Minute)$50.00Tax: GST includedSold Out
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm (1 Hour 30 Minute)$50.00Tax: GST includedSold Out
1:45 pm - 3:15 pm (1 Hour 30 Minute)$50.00Tax: GST included