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Performer Branding 101​: The Basics

with Shimmy LaRoux

December 2nd | 10:00am - 11:30am

Whether you are a headliner or have never stepped on stage, you need to have a brand as a performer. Your brand helps to define you, tell audiences/producers what you are about, and help you better tell YOUR story. Creating a brand doesn’t have to be difficult, but it can be involved.


Join Shimmy LaRoux as we get into the basics of performer branding. Shimmy has spent over a decade working with companies to help them amplify their brand and most recently followed her own advice in building The Professional Adult. In this 90-minute workshop we will learn: what exactly IS a brand, how brands are developed, using your brand as a calling card, online marketing (not JUST social media), offline marketing, and where you can automate the process so you can spend more time performing.

Making An Impact: Entrances, Exits, & Everything In Between 

with Mx. Pucks A'Plenty

December 2nd | 11:00am - 12:00pm

The secret to great stage presence starts with your entrance and ends on the exit. Mx. Pucks walks your through how to make maximum impact through your entrance, exit and of course how to hold space with moments of stillness, mindfulness and good ol' fashion eye fucking.

A burlesque performer posing onstage.
A burlesque performer posing onstage.

Stripper Savings Plan

with GiGi Holliday

December 2nd | 11:30am - 12:45pm

Take those show tips and trick them into working for you. You should always prepare yourself for the next step, but sometimes we forget about ourselves financially. Join GiGi Holliday and learn how to create a savings plan that works for you and prepares you for the future. Discover what is needed to set up an IRA plan, get out of debt and have a better relationship with your money. Make it Rain on yourself!

Intro to Acro

with P. NoNoire

December 2nd | 1:00pm - 2:30pm

The class focuses on body awareness drills and lead up skills to assist in executing proper technique in acro, teaches basic/intermediate acro skills and floor work for performance, and even has a little theory/dos and don'ts.

A burlesque performer posing onstage.
A burlesque performer posing onstage.

Take It On The Road: Traveling As A Performer

with Shimmy LaRoux

December 2nd | 1:oopm - 2:00pm

For many performers, the next step in their evolution is to start taking their acts on the road. While traveling is an exhilarating experience and a way to see acts/styles you don’t see at home, it is not without its challenges and frustrations. Join Shimmy LaRoux as we talk about how you get on the road and what you need to know. In this 60-minute workshop and discussion, we’ll discuss if going on the road is right for you, how to target out-of-town gigs, how to be a gracious guest, how to make money, and what you need to know while on the road. We’ll also touch a bit on how to upgrade your travel and make it as luxurious as possible.

Dom/Domme The Stage

with D'Monica Leone

December 2nd | 2:30pm - 4:30pm

Dom/Domme the Stage is a ritual-based confidence building workshop that acknowledges internalized fear and induces confidence through sensual movement & self-affirmation. All bodies are welcome regardless of race, gender & size.

A burlesque performer posing onstage.
A burlesque performer posing onstage.

Fat Burlesque History

with Mx. Pucks A'Plenty

December 3rd | 10:00am - 11:00am

Let's talk about Fat Baby! In this class we will review a burlesque history timeline surrounding plus size burlesque performers. We talk about classic burlesque to neo-burlesque, and the impact of Fat performers. We'll dive into the 2017-2018 A Fat Neo Burlesque Movement, examine "Burlesque is for EveryBODY" and of course, fatphobia.

Put Some Funk On It

with Samson Night

December 3rd | 11:00am - 12:00pm

Level up your choreography by taking commonly used dance moves and “putting YOUR funk” on them to make them your own! You will be taken through a choreographed routine using “basic” dance steps as we explore how to individualize them by infusing your personality into the steps so that you stand out, tell the story and have your audiences are melting at your feet! You have the charisma; you have the act idea - now let’s put YOUR Funk on those moves!


ATTIRE: Heels, barefoot, any footwear/clothes you feel comfy moving in. 

A burlesque performer posing onstage.
A burlesque performer posing onstage.

Baby Is It 10's?

with Android Allure

December 3rd | 12:30pm - 2:00pm

Baby is it 10’s? is a workshop that utilizes elements from underground ballroom culture to assist in developing your stage persona and the intention behind every move you make. How does your character move, walk, stand, dance? How do they speak and showcase the gambit of emotion? Are they sexy and sultry, or are they dark and mysterious? What’s their story? How do they evolve? This class is designed exploring these questions. The goal of this workshop is to give you tools and a blueprint to take home in order continue building your persona at your own pace. Come in ready to walk in all your power and make the people feel it, because the last thing you want is a CHOP!

Shapeshift: The Creative Expression of Cosmetics

with D'Monica Leone

December 3rd | 12:30pm - 2:00pm

Shape Shift- The Creative Expression of Cosmetics is a hands- on lecture experience with an emphasis on facial enhancements such as contour, highlight, and eye exaggeration.

Attendees please bring your makeup kit: Primer, Foundation, Liquid Concealer for highlight, Multi-Color Eyeshadow palette, Makeup brushes, Beauty blender, Setting Powder, Bronzer or Contour palette

A burlesque performer posing close up to show their makeup.
A woman standing in a river naked. She is covering her breasts and vagina.

Body Love

with Goddess Briq House

December 3rd | 2:30-4:30pm

Body Love with Briq House Part discussion, Part movement, Part sex education, this workshop is designed to help you strengthen your relationship with your Temple (Body) from a Body and Sex Positive lens. Approaching the topics of our varied physical attributes, abilities, genders, and sexualities with love and excitement can positively alter the way we move within ourselves and the world. This positive change can make us better performers, allies, teachers, advocates, partners, and people.


Suggested but not mandatory items to bring: *Notepad and pen *Comfy clothes and shoes, no shoes is fine too *Water *Knee pads, back pillow, canes, or other support items for your accessibility needs. *Yoga mat, towels, or other items you can lay on, coats are fine *Open Mindedness, and a willingness to be vulnerable with your classmates

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