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Jo Weldon by Beau Allulli

Jo Weldon

Headmistress of The New York School of Burlesque

photo of Jo "Boobs" Weldon by Beau Allulli

Your Fine Feathered Friends:
Fan Dance Classes

March 1 5.30-7 pm, 2015, 440 Lafayette St Studios, Studio 4C

Learn the art of the sensual, glamourous fan dance!

This class will be taught by Jezebel Express

Intermediate Fan Dance $30
This is a large ostrich feather fan technique class, and each student is responsible for bringing a set of Sally Rand (20x40 or bigger) feather fans to class.
We'll start the class by revisiting basic fan handling techniques, from finding a comfortable grip to moving your fans around your body with grace and ease. We'll explore different types of fan movement and learn framing poses that help you use fans to showcase your sexy bod. We'll also address a performer's practical concerns: how to choreograph a fan dance that sparkles instead of snoozes, how to get your clothes off while holding fans, and how to use fans effectively to tease and titillate the audience with purposeful concealing and revealing motions.
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More details:
Learn more detailed techniques and transitions for handling large fans. This intermediate class is for burlesque performers who own a set of large feather fans. Whether you're new to the world of fan dancing or an experienced showgirl whose fans are gathering dust, this class will instill in you the confidence and knowledge you need to fan dance fantastically onstage.

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1-2.30 pm: Beginning Fan Dance $30
Includes a fan dance DVD.
In this class you'll learn the art of revealing and concealing, techniques and positions for framing and posing, and basic transitions and swirls. Fans to borrow will be provided. You will need to bring nothing to class. Wear close-fitting clothing such as you would wear to workout and socks or ballet shoes.

Preregistration is required to prevent the class overfilling.

You will receive an email statement from paypal that your payment went through; this is your ticket. Print this and bring it to class as your ticket, and give it to the instructor at the beginning of the class.

Wear closefitting comfortable clothes and cute socks or ballet shoes (no street shoes or food permitted in the space).

By registering you affirm that you understand that you should consult a doctor before beginning any movement or exercise program, and that you will not hold the teachers, institution, or venue responsible for any injuries that may result.

Before you register, please review our payment policies:
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This is not part of a series and you may take classes at any time in any order. However, class size is limited in order to ensure the quality of the class, so you must register in advance--NO DROP INS.