"Make it BOUNCE!"
The Shimmy-Pop S Twerkshop
Friday, August 1st, 7pm at Knockout Bodies
You've seen them in videos and out on the dance floor: people of all shapes & sizes astoundingly tossing their frontsides & backsides about. It's time for you to join in the fun! In this 1.5-hour Shimmy-Pop Twerkshop, we'll warm up to a popular line dance or two, get a little stretch in, and then you'll learn a few foundations & basic techniques to get your own body bouncing! All levels of sassiness are welcome. As students have said, "There isn't an butt that Pea can't twerk...and if you already can, she'll still give you challenges for a happy twerkout."
Dance & Twerkout!
Saturdays, 12-1pm at The Four Seasons Dance Studio
Tuesdays, 7-8pm at The Ritz Theater Studio
A shimmy-shakin', booty-poppin', core-workin, body-toning, tWERKercise class for all.
Let's keep dancing together to nurture, nourish, and celebrate our fierceness and fabulousness! Join me for the most fun you'll ever have getting your fitness on.
We mix dance moves with isometrics, calisthenics, and stretches toenhance strength, endurance, and flexibility...Aaaand we'll just happen to do it to music by Beyoncé and other great, shake-your-ass tracks.
*This is a class for ALL BODIES and ALL LEVELS of ability & fitness* Warm-ups and cool-downs are LINE DANCE learning time! There will be moves and modification suggestions for all bodies... whether you booty bounce with your hands in the air, on your knees, on a chair, or on the floor. Invite your friend, your partner, sister, brother, mother... and let's workout!
$7 Suggested donation minimum (though no one will be turned away for lack of ability to pay).
What to Bring: A towel and/or a yoga mat (for your knees), water bottle. A snack for replenishment and social time after class. Shoes are optional.
Tuesdays, 6pm-7pm at The Ritz Theater Studio
Come before Playhouse or come by just for a power hour like no other.
Love your midsection! Help your lower back pain! Awaken the power in your body! I'll be sharing my favorite strengthening moves, toning tips, breathing secrets, and postural reconstruction techniques in this 60-minute happy hour.
This is a class for ALL AGES and ALL ABILITIES. There will be modifications for all levels to meet, honor, and encourage your body wherever it's at.
Class fee: $15
(Minimum of 5 students needed to hold class).
What to Bring: A towel, water bottle, and a light snack (apple, orange) for replenishment before Playhouse. Shoes are recommended.
-BURLESQUE & PERFORMANCE CLASSES-
8-week Series: April 1st - May 20
Tuesdays, 8:15-9:15pm at The Ritz Theater Studio
I was attracted to this art form for its combination of parody, sensuality, theatricality, glamour, and of course - dance. After a decade and hundreds of shows, I love it even more.
Let me share my performance perspective with you! In this 8-week series, you'll learn the basics of burlesque - with sauntering, struts & confident swag, pauses & stillness, bumps & grinds, shimmies & shakes, tease & appeal, peels & props, and even a few of my own signature moves. We'll touch upon the history (and a few of its trailblazing teasers), how to unabashedly unleash our "woo" for an audience of 1 or 1,000 - with intention, attention & energy projection, and flirt with the debatable differences between character and persona.
Invite your unique succulence, sensuality, and sexiness out to play! No burlesque or dance experience is necessary. All levels are encouraged, from bashful beginners to seasoned stage performers; whether you just desire more connection, comfort & confidence in your own body, wish to give a private show to your lover (or yourself in the mirror), or long to convince an entire audience that they ALL could be your lovers.
Classes will be geared toward all identities wishing to explore, accentuate, and perform sensuality. ALL genders, body types, and ages (over 16) are welcome. There is no nudity or undressing in this series.
Wear comfortable clothing that you'll feel sassy moving around in. Comfortable heels are encouraged.
$120 for the Series or $20 per Walk-In
Registration Recommended (click HERE)
Burlesque 2: Pod Boogaloo
2014 Schedule Announced Soon!
You've seen Pea's Pod drive audiences wild, from the stages of the Bryant Lake Bowl Theater for Soirée, to the historic Mounds Theater for the Top Drawer Expo, to the First Avenue Mainroom for Grown & Sexy Pride. Here's YOUR chance to learn group choreography in 8-weeks from Burlesque Hall of Fame's "Most Dazzling Dancer!"
The choreography caters to ALL levels and allows for individual style and swag to shine through. During the series we'll workshop & polish the routine & decide on a costume aesthetic. Prerequisite: Burlesque Basics with Sweetpea - OR- Levels 1&2 of instruction from the other local schools -OR- 1 year of solo burlesque performance experience.
In addition to dance, Sweetpea is known for her talents in cultivating sincere community while enhancing individual skill and confidence. -These are intentional side effects of this series as well.
(Note: There may be an opportunity to perform the learned routine, but it is not mandatory to do so in order to take the series. Taking this series is not a guarantee for casting.)