Headmistress Deanna Danger of Boom Boom Basics Burlesque & Performing Arts Studio, Virginia's premier school dedicated to "the art of the tease," will be visiting Lexington, KY's Defiance Studios on Wednesday 5/20 for an evening of burlesque classes!
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FLOORWORK & FLEXIBILITY
5:30-6:30pm, $15 pre-reg, $20 drop-in
Combining the health boosting benefits of flexibility with fun and sexy floor choreography, this class will teach the student how to maximize their time on the floor. Students will learn how to condition their body for increased daily flexibility, and how to put that new found flex-i-ness to work on the stage (or in the bedroom)! No experience required, open to both women and men of all flexibility ranges. Students should wear tight fitting exercise type clothing, booty shorts and knee pads are recommended.
8:30-9:30pm, $15 pre-reg, $20 drop-in
Recommended for ALL entry students in burlesque and cabaret type performing arts. Part dance, part theater, ALL show! The aim of this class is to give the growing performer the tools needed to take their stage presence to the next level. Bellydancers, aerialists, hoopers, circus performers and other dance/theater/stage performers can benefit from this course! If you are looking to up your stage game, this is the class for you!
Topics covered in this session:
-Stage blocking & movement
-Exaggerations & parody
The session will include both movement instruction and theater exercises. No dance or theater experience is required, however it is recommended that students have already taken basic burlesque (or equivalent dance/theater) instruction. Please wear comfortable movement clothing.
Classes held at:
1555 E. New Circle Rd.
About the Instructor:
Deanna Danger is an international performance artist skilled in many genres, based in Richmond, VA and is known as “The Warrior of Burlesque.” Her sometimes dangerous, always crowd-pleasing performances have graced stages from her home and across the US & Canada from New York, Toronto, Chicago, St. Louis, New Orleans, Miami, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Washington D.C., Tennessee, and Georgia. She is the 2012 Crystal Corset Award Winner of the Pennsylvania Burlesque Festival and she is the reigning voted #1 Best Burlesque Performer in Style Weekly's annual "Best of Richmond" poll.
Deanna has performed in the 2010 New York Burlesque Festival, the 2013 & 2014 Show Me Burlesque Festival in St. Louis, and made her International debut in the 2014 Toronto Burlesque Festival. In 2012 she appeared in and taught at five different festivals in the US: the Southern Fried Burlesque Festival, Carolina Burlesque Festival, Asheville Burlesque Festival, Windy City Burlesque Festival in Chicago, and Pennsylvania Burlesque Festival. In 2012, she produced Byrlesque At The Byrd, the first and only official burlesque show held in the Richmond historic landmark Byrd Theatre. In 2013 her large-scale show series expanded to include the historic Jefferson Theater in Charlottesville, VA, and continues twice annually at these two historic Virginia Theaters!
Deanna has also been a dance, theater and burlesque instructor since January, 2010. Her studio Boom Boom Basics Burlesque & Performing Arts Studio is Virginia’s premier and only full service burlesque institution, with weekly classes in Richmond, as well as weekend workshops in many East Coast States. Deanna is also an aerialist & go-go dancer and has appeared at Trash in NYC, as well as at Richmond's Rvalution and RVANYE 2015, and is a resident cage dancer at the Richmond goth/industrial/fetish club Fallout. She is also a core member of Richmond’s only professional go-go troupe, the Deviant Dollz.
Deanna Danger is also an accomplished model, actress, seamstress, makeup artist, and graphic designer. Aside from producing shows & teaching around Richmond, DC, and the east coast region, Deanna is also the producer of national touring troupe, The Mason Dixie Burlesque Tour,
producer of the RVA Cabaret benefit show series for Richmond’s historic landmark and hub of all things burlesque, Gallery 5, producer of The Boom Boom Room monthly Burlesque & Variety Show in Charlottesville, VA, Headmistress & choreographer of The Boomettes, the official dance troupe of Boom Boom Basics, was the Headmistress of the Dr. Sketchy's Anti-Art School, Richmond VA Branch from 2010-2014, lives at home in #RVA with her three loving kitties and pitmix pup, and is entirely overworked...and loving every minute of it.