VERMONT BURLESQUE FESTIVAL
Class Schedule, Tickets, & Information

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BY PURCHASING AND/OR REDEEMING A TICKET TO THIS OR ANY VTBF EVENT/ACTIVITY AND BY ATTENDING SAID EVENT,  YOU AGREE TO THE VTBF

ACTIVITY WAIVER & RELEASE

All classes will take place at the Hilton Burlington Lake Champlain, Downtown Burlington, VT (60 Battery Street) in the conference & ballrooms.

 

You will receive your specific classroom upon check in with the VTBF staff at the hotel.  Check-in will be in the hotel lobby.  Please arrive 10 minutes early with your class ticket and/or receipt for your class. Water is provided in all classes.  You are welcomed & encouraged to bring a snack as there is no lunch break scheduled in the day.  Some classes may require special active wear, props, and/or require you to sign a liability waiver before participating.

 

All Classes Run Approximately 50-60 Minutes. 

Scroll all the way down for class descriptions & tickets.

 

For Class Schedule Review the White Box Below.

PRICING:  Advanced $30, Advanced Take5 $135, Day Of $35

 

NOTICE:

COVID-19 Practices & Policies are Always Changing.  Although Practices May Be Relaxing, We Can't Predict the Future. 

Please Prepare Yourself for Any Standard Recent Covid-19 Practices.

ID, COVID-19 VACCINATION CARD or PROOF of NEGATIVE COVID TEST, & MASKS MAY BE REQUIRED FOR ALL CLASSES

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"TAKE 5"

The Five Class Pass

Multiple Teachers

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Save when you buy in bulk!

Pick your favorite five classes at a discounted base price of $20 per class and enjoy a full day of burlesque education.

 

You are responsible for choosing classes in advance. Be sure to choose carefully to avoid classes that overlap.  

Please review the class schedule above before advancing to purchase.

BURLESQUE 101 THE BASICS OF MOVEMENT

with Andro Genderson Starlight

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Are you ready to dip your toes into the sultry, playful and tantalizing waters of Burlesque? Want to get dressed up and feel fabulous? Heck yes you do!

 

Welcome to Burlesque 101! Explore the art of the tease with Andro Genderson Starlight of Curtain Call Performance, LLC. This class will provide you with basic Burlesque moves (shimmy, strut, bump, grind, caress, bounce and more) that will awaken your fire within!

 

We will incorporate those saucy Burlesque moves into an easy to follow dance routine that includes removing gloves and one more layer.

 

Never taken a dance class? No problem! This class is created for the ultimate beginners who are curious about Burlesque, want to build confidence, and find ways to bring a burst of sensuality into their lives.

 

This is also a great opportunity for more seasoned performers who want to polish off their Burlesque skills to take the stage with pizazz!"

What to wear:

Whatever makes you feel amazing! - dress up is encouraged

 

What to bring:

Gloves - satin, winter, whatever you’ve got!

One outer layer to remove (eg zip-up hoodie, robe, even a t-shirt)

Shoes - anything that feels comfortable: heels, character shoes, even sneakers or another type of regular shoe

 

Movement/activity 

The equivalent of dancing in the kitchen to your favorite song.

FLIRTING WITH FLOORWORK

with Medianoche

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In this workshop you will learn the basics of how to safely get your sexy on!

 

No matter your level of flexibility, you'll learn how to fluidly add moves such as splits and back rolls to your floorwork routines.

 

Bring comfortable fitted clothing, knee pads and heels -- platforms are best! (Recommend stretching/warming up before, as warmup time will be limited.)

BOAS for BEGINNERS

with The Doctor Vu

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Doctor Vu leads you through a feathery fun workshop focusing on boa work for burlesque. Learn about this famous tool of the tease throught a brief discussion on different boa types. Then, after a quick warm up, work on technique befoer putting together your moves in a short choreography.

Wear comfortable clothing you are able to move in.

Participants will need to bring a boa.  If you do not have one, a heavy long scarf will work fairly well.

BURLESQUE STRETCH WARMUP

SELF GUIDED

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Start your day off with stretches and moves that will thrust you into preparation for your day of classes.  

 

FREE and open to every body that breathes.  The space will be open for anyone who wants to warm up at your own pace.  Bring a yoga mat if you like.

Water will be provided.

 

FREE

TWIRLING TASSELS

with Medianoche

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Medianoche will take you through every step of tassel twirling -- from how to make your own easy-twirling pasties, to secret insider tricks of application, to the most advanced tasseling moves that you can put onstage!

 

Bring your own tasseled pasties and adhesive to wear during the class.   

FEATHER FANS 101 THE BASICS

with Mistress Manifest

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The feather fan is a classic burlesque staple. Join Mistress Manifest, your favorite Burlesque Influencer (as seen on TikTok) and learn the basics of how to hold the fan, hide behind the fan and how to reveal with a fan.

 

All movements will be put into a beautiful and fun routine for all levels of experience that you can practice again and again. 

 

Very small fans will be provided for this class.  Students are encouraged to bring their own.

 

Don’t miss the chance to find the Burlesque Feather Baby inside you! 

What to wear:

Whatever makes you feel amazing! - dress up is encouraged

 

What to bring:

Feather fans - if you have them (small fans will be made available)

Shoes - anything that feels comfortable: heels, character shoes, even sneakers or another type of regular shoe.

 

Movement/activity 

Lots of arm, hand, finger, wrist, movement.

Some basic standing/sitting dance moves.