Conditioning for Inverts Workshop

preinvertIf you are a beginner Level II or III student and you want to get some serious training in to move a little faster towards Intermediate level, then you will want to take this workshop!

Also, if you are an intermediate student struggling to take inverts to the next level–aerial that is–we will help you quickly build the muscles that this requires.

Not only will you learn conditioning exercises using the pole that will help you invert sooner (and safely!), you will also learn some exercises you can do at home without a pole to help you on your way.

Pricing: $25

Upcoming Dates: Wednesday, November 6th, 7-8:30pm

See our Class Calendar, go to that date, and click on the class to register.

Remember Current CED Students get $5 off, so contact us to register and get the discount.

Santa Baby Striptease

Striptease

In this workshop you’ll learn an entire choreographed striptease / chair routine with plenty of time to practice at home before the holidays. Or just learn it for fun (and maybe future use).

You will need to bring the outfit you’d like to strip out of. The outfit should have 4 pieces to be removed. The perfect outfit is a button down shirt, a tie, a skirt, and a bra and panty set. That’s 4 items so with that combo, you’d end up topless with still the panties on. Don’t have this exact outfit? That’s ok. Open your closet and use your imagination. I can help you make it work.

Also, you must wear a base layer which will be worn underneath what you are taking off since there is no nudity in class. This layer can be a bathing suit, or leotard, or something form fitting.

We will be working with a version of “Santa Baby.” At the end of class, you will be given choreography notes and a resource to purchase the song

Pricing: $25

Upcoming Dates: Sunday, December 8th, 12-2pm
or
Friday, December 6th, 6:30-8:30pm

See our Class Calendar, go to that date, and click on the class to register.

Remember Current CED Students get $5 off, so contact us to register and get the discount.

Burlesque Boot Camp

Burlesque Boot Camp!
A two-week introduction to bumps, grinds, peels, and posing.
Primarily for beginners, but intermediate students wishing to review are also welcome.
This is also the class you would take as a prerequisite to starting the weekly burlesque classes on Tuesday nights. (Must take both weeks)

Week 1:
Struts, Bumps and Grinds (2 hours)
Students will learn the basics of burlesque history and movement. Following a brief discussion of burlesque’s evolution from simple stripping to storytelling and social commentary, we will cover bumps, grinds, shimmies, and walks; as well as posing and floorwork. Please bring a pair of comfortable heels.

Week 2:
Peels and Props (2 hours)
We’ll quickly review week one, and build on those skills. Week two focuses on boa- and fan-play, self-touch, and basic stripping (how to remove gloves/bras/skirts/stockings). Pasties and tassel twirling may be covered based on student interest/comfort. Please bring a button-down shirt and extra bra. Should we cover tassel twirling, practice pasties will be available for sale.

Pricing: $20/class or $30 for both

Upcoming Dates: Thursdays May 15th & 22nd from 6:30-8:30pm
See our Class Calendar, go to that date, and click on the class to register.

Remember Current CED Students get $5 off, so contact us to register and get the discount.

Tess LaCoil

Your instructor, Tess LaCoil.
Photo by Platinum Photography (click photo to visit them)

About Your Instructor: Tess La Coil is a Cleveland-based burlesque performer and belly dancer. Taking inspiration from classic horror films and science fiction, as well as old time girly shows, her acts are as nerdy as they are sexy. Tess has performed as a soloist, as well as a member of Tease and Thank You Burlesque. She has shared the stage with such performers as The Red Hot Heathens, Paco Fish, Carmen M’noxide, Thor, Dahlia Deluxe, Doll Bambino, Eliza Sidecar, Dot King, Pinch & Squeal, Rubi-nesque, Ava Adore, The Monster Dolls, and Tallula Moonshine.