The Burlesque Hall of Fame, The New York School of Burlesque, and The Academy of Burlesque
are delighted to announce the second year of
THE BURLESQUE HALL OF FAME FINISHING SCHOOL
Learn Burlesque from the Ladies Who Made It Classic!
DEE MILO | TONI ELLING | BIG FANNIE ANNIE
Saturday June 6, 2009, 10am – 3pm
The Orleans Hotel, Second Floor
Last year’s classes with Wild Cherry, Marinka, and Tura Satana SOLD OUT! Do not delay!
Enrollment for each class limited to 10 participants to ensure individual attention. Registration for all classes is by advance purchase ONLY. Tickets are non-refundable, except if we have to cancel in the event of an emergency. Each class is $75.
10 AM: Bump N Grind with Dee Milo!
The Bump N Grind is one of the defining movements of burlesque dance. Learn these hot moves from a legend of burlesque who was a star performer in the 1950s and still performs at the Burlesque Hall of Fame! Wear stretchy comfortable clothing and bring a pair of dance shoes! *note – the room is carpeted*
11 AM: Dancing and Stripping with Panel Skirts with Toni Elling!
Panel skirts, brought to the burlesque stage by 1940s legend Sherry Britton, are gaining new appreciation in the neo-burlesque movement for their ability to convey both grace and fire. Learn how to manipulate them with beauty and passion from a mistress of the form! If you have a panel skirt, bring it! Wear stretchy comfortable clothing and bring a pair of dance shoes! *note – the room is carpeted*
1 PM: Classic Burlesque Costume Secrets with Big Fannie Annie
Fannie made Satan’s Angel’s amazing purple duster as seen in her fire tassels routine – learn some of the secrets of design and construction directly from Annie! She will cover dusters, panels, gauntlets, bras, & g-strings, as well as Mae West-styled hats and showgirl headpieces. Annie owns one of the last sequin sewing machines in the US, and may share some of her tips for sewing sequin with a regular sewing machine. Bring a notebook and a pen!
2 PM: Plumage! Everything Big Fannie Annie knows about Feathers
Fannie will share the pearls of her wisdom on everything she knows about feathers! Learn boa repair and re-stringing, and tips on creating a new one. Learn secrets for dying, curling, cleaning, and maintaining feathers. Fannie will be bringing fan staves to show the art of building and repairing your own fans. Bring a notebook and a pen!