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Burlesque Academy: Classic Fan Dance

  • 750 US dollars
  • 1259 Metropolitan Ave SE

Class Description

Instructor: Lola LeSoleil Mondays, 7:00 PM - 8:15 PM Semester Dates: 1/29 - 3/4 3/18 - 4/22 Off week: 3/11 Twelve (12) weeks + student showcase Dress Rehearsal: 5/19 Student Showcase: 5/31 & 6/1 Elegance, grace, and a touch of cheek are the hallmarks of a classic feather fan dance. Popularized by Sally Rand, Jean Idelle, and other dancers of a bygone era, the captivating combination of poise and dexterity makes this one of the most popular burlesque and cabaret dance styles! This 12-week series, taught by Lola LeSoleil, is divided into two 6-week sessions. The first 6-weeks will include: - Introducing different styles of performance fans, sources, and selection considerations - Learning foundational feather fan holds, poses, and manipulation - Developing strength, coordination, and flexibility in arms, hands, shoulders, and back - Learning the art of tease reveals with feather fans - Learning basic feather fan care and maintenance The second 6-weeks will focus on a group choreography incorporating fan techniques learned in the prior 6-weeks. Please wear comfortable activewear that allows free movement. Recommended footwear includes small 2-3 inch heel strapped shoes, jazz flats, salsa shoes, or barefoot. Class feather fans are available to students, or provide your own. ​ Each class will be taught on the same day every week (with the exception of the days listed above) for a total of twelve (12) weeks broken into two (2) six-week sessions. Students are expected to provide basic "dance blacks" - black character shoes, black fishnets, black bra, and black shorts. STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES: 1. Learn one (1)  choreographed routine.   2. Gain understanding of different styles of performance fan props 3. Identify different kinds of feather fan materials and compare their qualities 4. Incorporate performance fan props while maintaining dance form and improving coordination. Included Workshops: - Basic Costume Construction - Burlesque History and Ethics - Deconstructing A Number - Pastie Making - Stage Makeup About Us: Take burlesque classes at The Atlanta School of Burlesque for beginners, performers and fans and see Atlanta burlesque shows at Metropolitan Studios for some of the best burlesque experiences you'll have! Drenched 110 years of charm, Metropolitan Studios Arts & Movement Community is an affordable creative space in the heart of Atlanta’s East Atlanta Village.

Upcoming Classes

Cancellation Policy

You must notify Metropolitan Studios at least 3 hours before class starts, or class will be deducted from your account and considered “used” even though you were not present.

Contact Details

  • Metropolitan Studios, Inc., Metropolitan Avenue Southeast, Atlanta, GA, USA


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