Classes are to be hosted at The Host Hotel Hyatt Arcade in the lower level meeting room Kaiser,
All classes accept cash/card due upon entry and pre registration is suggested by not required.
There is a limited amount of room in each class*
All instructors are industry professionals that are coming from both international & international locations to participate in the annual festival. These classes are opened to the public.
Hyatt Regency Cleveland at the Arcade
420 Superior Ave E, Cleveland, Ohio 44114
Lower Level - Kaiser Room
*You will be required to sign a liability release per class*
Ecdysiast Education Schedule
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This panel is focused on out LGBTQ members of the burlesque industry, the participants will talk about their experiences with the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer community and what we allies can do to help build their safe space in this industry.
9:00AM - 10:00AM -Choreography in 5, 6, 7, 8
Ruthe Ordare has been a choreographer for over 16 years and have choreographed 5 full-length musicals. This class will be lecture based containing much needed information, tips and tricks to the choreography you need to leave up.
10:00AM - 11:00AM -Rock & Roll Burlesque Choreography
Lilly Rascal ringing her energetic rock and roll burlesque to the stage and the studio. With over 10 years of dance and acting experience under her skirt she drives to bring an interesting and different experience to the world of burlesque.
10:00AM- 11:00AM -Boylesque 101
Bobby Barnaby has been captivating audiences across the united states, In this boylesque 101 class you will learn tips from a season showman.
11:00PM - 12:00PM -Yes You Can Can Can
Red Velvet’s Yes, you can cancan! Learn cancan basics! We will start with a full body, gentle, warm up; move into traditional barre work to strengthen our legs and core; practice across the floor cancan movements and turns and learn basic cancan kick series. We will end the class with some gentle stretches. Wear comfortable clothes and low-heeled shoes such as ballet slippers or jazz shoes. We will learn these movements and a begin a simple cancan dance choreography.
11:00AM - 12:30PM -Burlesque Hair & Make-Up
Hazel Honeysuckle Makeup and hair are integral parts of the burlesque or pinup look. What are the differences between a look for a night out on the town and one made for the stage? What changes should you make to your face for a photoshoot? This class will focus on the specific needs of stage and modeling makeup. We will also go over wigs, vintage looks from different eras, and tips for great glitter application. Students may bring any wigs that they would like advice on styling.
12:00PM - 1:00PM -Musicology
12:30PM - 1:30PM -Assels
Egypt Blaqk Knyle take the fuck it up challenge with this assel class, Learn techniques to move your glutes in a whole new way.
1:00PM - 2:00PM -Tassels
Dimples Diamond teaches you a fun new skill that is a cheeky burlesque staple.
1:30PM - 2:30PM -POC Panel
This panel is focused on performers of color of the burlesque industry, the participants will talk about their experiences with the panel and it will be moderated by three key performers of color.
2:30PM - 3:30PM -Bodyography and Floor Work
Danielle St Velvet in this energetic dance and movement class you will learn the secrets to flawless floorwork and stage presentation.
3:00PM -5:00PM - Cover Girl Model Coaching
Simona Signoret will go over basic modeling 101. This will include some do’s and don’ts in front of the lens, posing, expression, and how to communicate with the photographer so you are getting the images you want! The second hour, Simona will put your newfound skills to the test with a mini photo shoot with couching during your shooting time. Each participant will receive one high resolution photo from their shoot to then be able to use out in the world!
3:30PM - 4:30PM -Psychology of Tease
Cherry Pop Purr brings her classic style and modern fun to the table with this character discovery workshop.Using psychology of movement techniques gained through her training she will guide you as you enhance your clarity of intent through movement. The burlesque walk, the magic of angles, small reveals, facial expressions and how you use your eyes tell your viewer a lot. We will utilize these tools (and more) to discover the fine details of your personna and help you to further develop it through your own personal style of movement. Students should bring a comfie pair of heels, long gloves and wear a skirt or dress. Bring a note book for notes!