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Beginners will go through the A-Z, starting with the very simple exploration of every day gestures and movements and their evolution and transformation into Burlesque choreography. How to stand, how to sit, how to walk ( there are at least 15 different Burlesque walks).

 

Gestures, techniques, position and movement follows.

 

Without these foundations no one can evolve into a true Burlesque Artiste! 

 

By the end of the course, students will be a fledgling performer with new found confidence and all the knowledge needed to put together a short routine.

 

For those who may have become professional without any former experience and feel their lack of knowledge may be limiting their possibilities, we are certain that they will find our classes very beneficial.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Some of the things we cover in our classes

 

Different styles of Burlesque, such as:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                      

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Gerard’s approach to teaching is to make each class professional but FUN !  His aim is to instil confidence into his students and transform them into performers. His discipline was learned as a young principal dancer in the Marseille Opera, diverse International Ballet Companies and Parisian Folies-style Revues. He has continued to always expect the best from all his pupils. He knows that with a certain amount of discipline his students can develop artistically in ways they never thought possible. He has transformed numerous pupils, liberating them from inhibition and building their self confidence and self belief. Many of whom are now Professional and working Internationally. This isn’t just about dance and performance, it can also be about changing the perception you have of yourself in a positive way. ©

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We will also teach you:

 

· To enhance your strongest assets. 

· The use of props and accessories.

· Timing and Control of movements.

· Expressions, Attitude, Action and Reaction & Command of Smile.

 

And finally, how to construct an idea for your act and how to build on it. Also we will show you how to conceive a travelling requisite.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Summer '07 Weekend Workshop 1Spring Course '07Text Box: PLEASE NOTE THAT YOU MUST BE AT LEAST 18 YEARS OF AGE TO ATTEND OUR CLASSES 

We also would like to make it very clear that  nudity is NOT involved during your training. 
Please dress as you would for regular modern dance classes. For Burlesque Classes, please bring a pair of strong high-heeled shoes. NO platform table dancing style shoes or slip-on’s and NO BAGGY TRACKSUIT –Thank you.

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The Burlesque Factory will soon be spreading its fans and heading to France to give a series of courses and workshops across the country from Paris to the Cote d’Azur. We haven’t forgotten all those who still want to enrol on courses in the UK and plan to give several Weekend Workshops.
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All course fees must be paid in advance. 
This can be done via Paypal or you may send a *cheque.
(* cheques must be received a minimum of 10 days before the start of the course)

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BREAKING NEWS!
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FOUNDATION BURLESQUE WEEKEND WORKSHOPS

 For Beginners

TO BE ANNOUNCED

Since the early 90’s, Gerard Simi has choreographed special sequences for diverse music videos. One of these was filmed in its entirety on the stage of The Raymond Revuebar when Gerard was Artistic Director.  In less than 3 minutes he condensed a few important Burlesque elements into a fully nude striptease routine as requested by the Director, Baillie Walsh. 

 

90% of what Burlesque involves has been omitted to fit within the time constraints of the video. However, performed with the professionalism of Ritzy Sparkle, we can see in this presentation the fusion of music, costume, grooming and choreography that is essential in any true Burlesque act.  ENJOY IT !

Now enjoy Gerard's work LIVE!
Massive Attack - Be Thankful For What You've GotChoreographed & Staged by Gerard Simi  -  Directed by Baillie Walsh

For the purpose of this music video the Raymond Revuebar was only used as a location to act as a fictitious club and this short film in no way supposes to represent The Raymond Revuebar and its shows then.

'Imitated but never equalled'CLICK THE LINK BELOWFebruary 2008
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IN RECENT MONTHS IT HAS COME TO OUR ATTENTION THAT SOME PAST STUDENTS OF THE BURLESQUE  FACTORY ARE NOW TEACHING OUR TECHNIQUE INDEPENDENTLY OR FOR OTHER SCHOOLS.  IT WAS NOT OUR INTENTION TO TRAIN THOSE PEOPLE FOR THE PURPOSE OF BECOMING INSTRUCTORS AND THEREFORE WE DO NOT RECOGNISE THEIR WORK OR ANY CLAIMS THAT THEY October 2008 - The Arts February 2009 - The Pineapple IMPORTANT 
ANNOUNCEMENT!

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