PROPS: Can You Handle It?

PROPS: Can You Handle It?

Coney Island USA (map)

Taught by Nerdlesque Fest Feature Performer, Tiger Bay

A good prop can make your act EPIC while unnecessary props will just weigh you down. Let’s make the most of your props and combat over-propulation by learning some tips and tricks for world building and storytelling using… PROPS! This class will feature sample props, prop improv and “The 10 Commandments of Props”!

"Burlesque Hosting Basics"

"Burlesque Hosting Basics"

Coney Island USA (map)

Taught by Nerdlesque Fest Host, Fancy Feast

Hosting burlesque is a skill all its own, and this class will help you hone your prowess on the mic! We will cover the biggest Do's and Don'ts for budding emcees, as well as exercises to get you out of your head and in the moment. No prior hosting experience necessary!

Doctor Nerdlove (or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Scripted Parody)

Doctor Nerdlove (or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Scripted Parody)

Coney Island USA (map)

Taught by Nerdlesque Fest Feature Performer, Liberty Rose

It’s time to take your shows beyond the “host, act, host, act” formula, but how? Join Liberty Rose–Nerdlesque powerhouse producer, performer, and forerunner of the genre in Philadelphia–as she provides you with tools to create the next great nerdlesque show in your region! Learn techniques for casting, writing, and orchestrating a quality scripted burlesque tribute. Discover how to build an immersive event full of easter eggs for your fellow fans while maintaining and cultivating your own unique brand.

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SINGLE CLASS REGISTRATION — $25

CLASS PACKAGES:

3 Class* — $65    ***   5 Class — $100
*please include which classes you'd like to take in your checkout notes

"Shimmy It, Quake It, MAKE IT BOUNCE! Wiggle Workshop & Workout"

"Shimmy It, Quake It, MAKE IT BOUNCE! Wiggle Workshop & Workout"

Coney Island USA (map)

Taught by Nerdlesque Fest Headliner, Sweetpea

You've seen them in videos, on the stage, and out on the dance floor: People of all shapes, sizes, and genders astoundingly swivel, jiggle, toss, and twerk their front-sides & backsides about. It's time for you to join in the fun! We'll warm up, get a little stretch in, and then you'll learn a few foundations, isolations, and basic techniques to get your own body bouncing - for the burlesque stage or the dance floor!

Level: ALL
Bring: Water, towel
Wear: Comfortable clothing you feel sexy in and your booty can be free in! Booty shorts of all flavors, sweats with great movement, etc. (Restrictive/overly supportive yoga pants not recommended)
 

THAT WHICH SURVIVES: Transcending the Reference in Nerdlesque Performance

THAT WHICH SURVIVES: Transcending the Reference in Nerdlesque Performance

Coney Island USA (map)

Taught by Nerdlesque Fest Host, Nasty Canasta

Tired of spending time and money on reference-based striptease acts that don’t play outside of specific theme shows? Frustrated by carbon-copy numbers drawing from the same source material? Learn how to craft a truly unique nerdlesque performance that will stand out no matter the reference and wow any burlesque audience, no matter the show.

A truly successful nerdlesque act builds on a character or reference while paying tribute to the original; it appeals to a wide audience, from superfan aficionados to those with no familiarity with the source material; and (like any good neo-burlesque performance) is above all a showcase of the individual performer, where her unique personality and distinctive style shine through. In this lecture-and-discussion-based class, nerdlesque legend Nasty Canasta draws on over a dozen years experience to help bring you into the next generation of nerdlesque performance! This class is open to performers of all genders and experience levels.