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Trixi is available to teach one-off workshops across a range of burlesque themes.
She has taught extensively in Australia and around Europe.
She has been booked as a 'Master Teacher' at the Paris Burlesque Festival 2011, 2012 and 2013.

 

Tassel Twirling / Pastie Making

In this 90 minute class I go through how to make pasties specific for tassel twirling as well as those just for aesthetics. We will cover all aspects of design and construction including unusual shapes and embellishment using examples and components from my own collection. A short session on exercises for flexibility and strength follows before getting into a solid session of tassel twirling. I cover all techniques including bounce, shoulder and ribcage techniques, single and double twirls, synced and alternating twirls. I guarantee that by the end everyone will be twirling!

Tassel Twirling / Pastie Making

Pretty Hands

This one hour class will be a boot camp for your hands and arms! Learn techniques to ensure your fingers and hands always provide an elegant finish to your movements and poses. We'll also be drilling arm movement in general and glove removal technique. Suitable for beginners to advanced, everyone will benefit with more polished movement.

Musicality

Musicality

This class will look at musical interpretation: how to best convey the feeling within the songs we perform to and how to actively use our music to bring the audience in and create an enticing, memorable act. Using various types of classic and non-classic striptease music we'll look at the idea of using our body to illustrate the music and discover how the movements we make can bring out certain aspects of a song. The concepts learned will be applicable to any type of performance as you'll be learning about how to use your body and actions as an additional instrument. There is a small amount of simple choreography to illustrate the ideas, but this class will mainly give you concepts and theory to take away and apply to your choreography and performance style.


Musicality

Western Swagger

Cowboys - they have a reputation as some of the coolest cats on the block. They've got the best footwear, unbreakable livers and always have the hottest gals on their arms. But there's also something indefinable about the cool cowboy swagger - it oozes quiet, sexy confidence and you just know they can go wild when the right song comes on. We're going to learn some classic western line-dance steps that you can perform solo or in a group as well as cowboy costume styling. We'll be working with upbeat western swing music as well as American blues music to really channel all that cowboy attitude and spunk.

 

Western Swagger

Belly For Burly

All the classic burlesque movements such as the shimmy and bump n grind have their roots in bellydance, which is where Trixi started her dance career. This workshop will teach you how to bump, grind, shimmy, undulate and roll like a true burlesque queen. This will be a class focussed on technique but we will be putting some movements together in a short bump n grind choreography to see how they can all fit together in a routine.

Bellydance

Bump & Grind

The 50s bump n grind is probably the most well-known dance within the realm of burlesque and all burlesque performers will perform some of its classic moves at some point. This dance-based workshop will teach a complete choreography to a classic bump n grind song, incorporating all the classic hip and shoulder bumps, grinds & shimmies as well as some new techniques gleaned from Trixi's background as a bellydance performer.

Bump & Grind

The Art Of Tease

Knowing how to elegantly tease, remove and play with your clothing and props is one of the key components of burlesque. This workshop can be designed to teach technique, choreography or a combination of both. We will cover all basic clothing/props including boas, stockings, corsets and bras as well as technical concepts for other items. By the end of the workshop everyone will have the confidence to peel with grace and panache.

The Art Of Tease

 

For bookings please send an email to trixi@trixitassels.com