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Burlesque Academy: Burlesque I

  • 750 US dollars
  • 1259 Metropolitan Ave SE

Class Description

Instructor: Roula Roulette Wednesdays, 8:15 PM-9:15 PM Semester Dates: 1/31-2/24 3/6-3/27 4/10-5/1 Off weeks: 2/28, 4/3 Twelve (12) weeks + student showcase Dress Rehearsal: 5/19 Student Showcase: 5/31 & 6/1 This beginner burlesque class familiarizes you with burlesque language and movement, basic jazz dance moves such as three-step turns, pivots, box steps, and stage walks. Ideally, you have taken Burlesque Basics to become familiar with burlesque basics. As an introduction to the movement skills used in jazz dance, it includes the use of dynamics in rhythm, sustained and percussive tension, and dramatic focus unique to jazz and burlesque. You will learn a fully choreographed routine. This is a chorus/ensemble dance series that focuses on basic burlesque movement within group dance routines. Please be mindful of your attendance at all classes. Your attendance is essential for the group dance choreography. Each semester lasts three months, with three different choreographs being taught, one classic and two conceptual/modern. Each class will be taught on the same day every week for 12 weeks, minus holidays. Students are expected to provide basic dance blacks - black character shoes, black fishnets, black bra, and black shorts. Student Learning Outcomes: - Three (3) choreographed routines. - Movement skills in terms of space, time, and force and reproduce accurately through the movement of your body. - Receive a skill evaluation. Those who meet performance criteria may be eligible to perform in smaller studio shows. - Analyze a dance performance in terms of choreography, performance, and theatrical elements. - Demonstrate clarity of intent while applying kinesthetic principles for all dance elements. - Incorporate characterization while maintaining dance form and formation. What to bring: - Dance/character shoes or strapped-toe shoes with a 2-3-inch heel. - Other acceptable footwear include jazz flats, salsa shoes or barefoot. - Kneepads - Water Included workshops: -Burlesque History & Ethics -Backstage Etiquette & Professionalism -Basic Costume Construction -Stage Makeup -Wig Techniques This semester, we are providing a complimentary photoshoot to Burlesque Academy students to help pump up your promo!

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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