Hello there! We've been working hard through the holidays...And you get to be the recipient of the gifts in the New Year! The Rose City School of Burlesque is very proud that we have several exciting announcements to share...
✿ NEXT CLASS SESSION!
Our first 2014 semester will be a ten week session beginning Saturday, January 18 - March 22, with classes on Saturday afternoons from 4:30pm - 7:30 pm. Tuition deposits will open for registration at 12:00pm PST on Saturday, January 4, 2014.
Visit http://www.RCSoB.com to register - note: there are a limited number of spots available in this class
✿ Then, the School is very proud to announce our new home at Viscount Studios in inner SE Portland!
Rose City School of Burlesque is very proud to join Viscount's strong creative past of over a decade of established dance instruction. Located at 720 SE Sandy in Southeast, we look forward to working alongside many great instructors and creative energy there! More info about the Viscount here: www.danceviscount.com
✿ Finally, Rose City School of Burlesque is ecstatic to announce our new faculty additions!
We welcome Zora Von Pavonine as our Instructor of Dance & Movement. As a lifelong dancer and founder of The Fringe Benefits, she brings years of movement vocabulary, skill, and instruction experience to our School; as well as insight and perspective as an internationally recognized burlesque performer and costumer. In addition, we introduce Baby LeStrange as adjunct instructor for our Expression & Connection portion of class. Baby is the 'glittering misfit of burlesque' and founding member of 'Rose City Shimmy' and has been featured at burlesque festivals across the nation.
Did You Know?
The Rose City School of Burlesque was founded in 2010, and experience a rebirth in 2012 and bow features a fully rounded faculty including Zora Phoenix (Executive Director), Fannie Fuller (Creative Director), Meghan Mayhem (Aesthetics Instructor), Zora Von Pavonine (Dance & Movement Instructor), and adjunct instructors Mona DePlume (of Bridgetown Bombshells), Babs Jamboree (of The Fringe Benefits), Ivana Mandalay (of Patriot Pin-ups), and Baby LeStrange (of Rose City Shimmy).
With over 40 graduates this year alone, and well over a hundred glittery graduates under its belt, the Rose City School of Burlesque has secured its place as the foremost place of instruction in the art form of burlesque & striptease in Portland.
★ http://www.RCSoB.com ★
Fall 101 Session!
Our next 101 session will begin early October and will be each Sunday for 3 hours per class (3-6pm)
Tuition is $300, which is a $50 non-refundable deposit and $250 class registration paid in full on or before the first class session.
► We also do offer a limited number of payment plans as well - if you are interested in taking advantage of one of our payment plans, read more here: http://www.rosecityschoolofburlesque.info/tuition-info.html
Read more on our website at http://www.RoseCitySchoolOfBurlesque.info
► If you're interested in joining us for this class sessions, you can remit your non-refundable deposit here:
We're excited to announce that we're hosting Bettina May as she comes on her West Coast Tour bringing her Pin-Up Class back to Portland! She only comes through town once a year, so sign up fast while spots last at http://pinupclass.com/schedule.htm#PDXMar102013. Treat yourself to a fun day where I share all my vintage beauty secrets, and you get a pin-up makeover and photoshoot!
About Bettina May:
Since 2006 Bettina May has been helping women around the world speak the universal language of good hair, showing them how to skillfully apply makeup, and giving them the confidence to pull it all off and feel great. She teaches women how simple it is to re-create vintage style using techniques culled from stylists and the original experts in all things vintage, grandmothers! Her class has been featured on NBC, CBS and the New York Times.
About The Class:
In her full-day class, you’ll learn how to curl and style your hair, apply perfect pin-up makeup, and pose for photos with confidence. You’ll leave the class with a CD of your very own classic pin-up photos, and a group of new friends who share your love of vintage culture. Her class takes place in a safe, supportive environment, and she guarantees you will leave feeling more confident and glamorous than when you came in.
Have you seen those delightful stage kittens helping out at your favorite burlesque show and wondered how you could help out? Or maybe you're interested in burlesque but not quite ready to take the plunge... but want a peek? This Workshop is for you!
Sunday, January 27, 2013
5:00pm - 7:00pm
Learn about the prowess behind being a proper pick-up artist, the correct way to be a killer kitten and how to manage that stage like no one else! We'll also cover some fun burlesque basics with a Stretch & Strut Warm-up; Posing Tricks for Getting Tips; and Stage Coordination Basics for running the show like a pro!
Zora Phoenix & Fannie Fuller instructing (and maybe even a few special guests!)
Located at Paradise Studios, 826 SE Belmont Ave, Portland, OR
[map here: http://burly.me/ParadiseStudioMap]
REGISTRATION NOW AVAILABLE!
Thanks so much for your patience as we overhauled from under the stockings to above the fascinators - and completely retooled the school! With new class format, new faculty and exciting new offerings, we're looking to be a hub of burlesque art form knowledge sharing for everyone from newbies to nude tease pros, from curious to committed... we want to have you (un)covered!
I'm very proud, excited and honored to announce the addition of Fannie Fuller in the role of Creative Director to the Rose City School of Burlesque! Fannie has a background of directorial burlesque fantasticness with a long running troupe in San Francisco and has toured far and wide with her professional, polished and perfected style of burlesque gorgeousness. She will be a wonderful asset to the classes!
101 Classes will be beginning on Sunday, January 20th (held from 3-5pm) and you can pre-register by posting your early deposit here: http://rcsob-spring2013.brownpapertickets.com/
* I would recommend reading the Tuition Information page here first: http://www.rosecityschoolofburlesque.info/tuition-info.html
* To ensure a personalized, one-on-one learning atmosphere, there is a 12 student maximum for this class, but if there is enough interest, we will open up another class - if you try to register and find the class to be filled - contact RoseCitySchoolOfBurlesque@gmail.com for more options.
I look forward to working with you and helping you grow burlesque in your 2013 as a part of the School and making burlesque part of your life!
Executive Director & Instructor at the Rose City School of Burlesque
We’re excited to announce our new partnership with Paradise Studios, centrally located in close-in Southeast. Classes & workshops will be held in their spacious location which features two gorgeous dance floors in a expansive learning space that features its own parking lot and is mere feet from a Trimet line 15 bus stop!
Classes will be beginning the second week of January (dates & times being finalized quickly) and we’re very excited to be offering Burlesque 101 and Burlesque 201 classes as well as an upcoming schedule of workshops for novices and performers alike!
If you are interested, sign up on our mailing list and check our website for soon-to-be-frequent updates!
As I move forward in my active role as Director of the Rose City School of Burlesque, I look forward to a evolution and journey for the School and hope you’ll consider being a part of the School and consider making burlesque part of your 2013!
Director & Instructor at the Rose City School of Burlesque