There's no burlesque class in the world like the Coney Island Master Class Series! Spend six weeks with the author of The Burlesque Handbook, Headmistress Jo Weldon of the New York School of Burlesque, while she teaches you how to create a themed burlesque number the Coney Island way. This unique class is taught in the Museum at CIUSA. You'll learn how to come up with ideas, pick the best possible music, bring together a costume on a budget, how to make pasties, and how to twirl tassels -- taught in front of funhouse mirrors!
You'll develop your number and your choreography with an ace team of guest speakers, featuring many of the best burlesque performers in the world. Speakers TBA, but regular participants have included Dirty Martini, Angie Pontani, Gal Friday, Bambi the Mermaid, Fem Appeal, Tigger!, Miss Coney Island, and many others at the top of the game. Best of all, you'll get to finish the series with a performance at the legendary Sideshows by the Seashore! There will be homework and video assignments to watch for discussion, related to class material. All styles of burlesque welcome, from performance art to peak glamour. Open to all genders, ages, and body types.
Bring a notebook and a copy of The Burlesque Handbook (available in the CIUSA gift shop) to class, and wear clothing that allows you to move freely.
Registration is strictly limited. Class limited to ten students. If class sells out, email email@example.com to be added to the waitlist.
Summer 2019 Class - July 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, August 14, 6:30pm-9:30pm. Student Showcase August 15.
All students must sign a "hold harmless" agreement to be distributed at the start of the first session.