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Dance Hub Birmingham

Birmingham Burlesque Workshops

Come and join Gina Stirling in Birmingham for Burlesque workshops on Sunday 21st April! There are three beginner friendly workshops througout the day you can try, but don't be shy to join all of them. Step up your strip, Big Pussy Energy and Silk Fans for Burlesque - there's a style for everyone.

Birmingham Burlesque Workshops
Birmingham Burlesque Workshops

Time & Location

21 Apr 2024, 10:00 am – 3:00 pm GMT+1

Dance Hub Birmingham, Thorp St, Birmingham, UK

About the event

I'm excited to come to Birmingham and offer my Burlesque workshops to you all! Get ready, as I have all new songs, styles and choreography. There are three workshops to choose from, but don't be shy to try all of them. The classes are designed to all follow on from each other, so you get a full day of Burlesque creativity and styles.

Location

Dance Hub Birmingham

Thorp St, Birmingham B5 4TB, United Kingdom

Date

Sunday 21st April 2024

Step Up Your Strip

Time: 10am - 11:30am

We're stepping it up a notch to release your inner vixen. Learn how to captivate your audience using the art of the tease and commanding stage presence. Exploring both classic and neo Burlesque moves so you can taste different ways of teasing and find your own flavour of Burlesque. Master the art of Glove peels, how they can add a powerful layer to storytelling and parody. Together we will channel the femme fatales of days gone by and feel powerful in our bodies in a jaw dropping group choreography

What this workshop covers:

  • Glove peel technique
  • Classic and Neo moves
  • Character development
  • Commanding the stage and audience
  • Empowering group choreography

Gloves are provided, but you're more than welcome to bring your own.

Big Pussy Energy

Time: 11:45am - 1:15pm

The perfect follow up class to Step Up Your Strip. Do you want to tap into your powerful energy and slay on stage? For those who love to be bold and explore fierce, high energy movements - this workshop is for you. Combining the art of the tease unapologetically with modern sounds, heavy stomping choreography and serving face. Together we will explore moving with intention, gain confidence in stillness and tap into strong stage presence. Gina offers theatre and acting techniques that help you  embody a character and stay committed to it.

What this workshop covers:

  • Strong stage presence
  • Timing and Musicality
  • Fierce facial expressions
  • Moving with intention
  • Committing to character
  • Empowering group choreography

Silk Fans for Burlesque

Time: 1:30pm - 3:00pm

Silk Fans are a beautiful prop borrowed from belly dancing, with a long history within many exotic dance forms. Props are an exciting addition to enhance your Burlesque routine and stage presence. In this class we will explore everything from how we hold and open the fans, classic moves, flowing between transitions and unconventional ways to work with silk fans. We will develop ways to incorporate the tease element in a Burlesque routine, how to conceal and reveal with silks and how to be dynamic with fast & slow movements to build suspense and momentum.

What this workshop covers:

  • How to hold and open silk fans
  • Working with a prop for Burlesque
  • Conceal and reveal with silks
  • How to build suspense
  • Use silks in an unconventional way
  • Choreography with silks

Silk Fans are provided for the workshop, but you're more than welcome to bring your own.

My Mission

The thing that I have always loved about Burlesque is that it has been a safe space for me to explore my creativity, my body and sexuality. I love providing that feeling for others, and so being able to share this time with you feels so special to me. Whether you are new to dance or have some experience, my workshops are open to all levels and I encourage everyone to learn at their own pace. My workshops are beginner friendly, body positive, open to all genders, bodies, identities, individuals of all backgrounds, skill levels and are sex positive. Ultimately my aim is to empower you and to hype you in the celebration of who you are, through the art of Burlesque.

What to wear and bring

It’s important to me that you feel confident and sexy during my workshops, so wear clothing that is comfortable, easy to move in and makes you feel empowered. Often people wear leggings, crops, sports bras, singlets or shorts. For shoes you can wear heels, jazz shoes, sneakers, flat dance shoes or you can do barefoot. Please bring knee pads if we are doing floor work together. Don’t forget your water and if you want to bring a notepad and pen to take notes you’re more than welcome.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellation or rescheduling requests can be sent to: theginastirling@gmail.com

Please review my cancellation policy below for more details:

  • Cancel 7+ days before workshop: Full refund.
  • Cancel 3-6 days before workshop: 50% refund.
  • Cancel within 48 hours: No refund.

Tickets

  • Step Up Your Strip

    10:00am - 11:30am (1.5 hour long)

    GBP 23.00
  • Big Pussy Energy

    11:45am - 1:15pm (1.5 hour long)

    GBP 23.00
  • Silk Fans For Burlesque

    1:30pm - 3:00pm (1.5 hour long)

    GBP 23.00

Total

GBP 0.00

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