The Stockholm Burlesque Festival is proud to be able to offer two unique workshops during Saturday October 14, at venue Nalen:

To sign up to either of the workshop, email to secure your slot – limited places!

Dance Camp with Kitten N’ Lou!

A dance class in the signature style of the duo voted #1 Burlesque Performers in the World! (21st Century Burlesque Top 50) A ‘fluorescent Fred and Ginger’ known for their tight unison choreography and larger than life stage presence, Kitten and Lou will share their tricks and tools for being glamourous, sexy, and funny all while kicking and pirouetting! This workshop combines vintage dance styling like classic jazz and vaudeville with tricks for the modern showgirl/boy to perform like a star while maintaining a strong and flexible body. Class will begin with a technique based warm-up emphasizing injury prevention and tricks to warm up fast in not very much space (like backstage!). We’ll use big juicy traveling movement across the floor to practice entering and exiting the stage like a STAR. Class will culminate with dancers learning a short routine emphasizing musicality, character choices, and passion.

Bring comfortable clothes you can move in, and whatever shoes you like to dance in.

12.30 – 14.00,  Saturday Oct 14, Nalen, Regeringsgatan 74

Cash payment: 350 SEK

Burly-Q Costuming on a G-String Budget: Thank You Molly Ringwald

Costuming workshop with Chris Harder

When I was a little boy I learned how to defeat bullies, win the man of my dreams, and most importantly create a (questionably) fashionable prom look all on a budget and all thanks to Molly Ringwald and the cult classic film, “Pretty in Pink.”

Burly-Q Costuming on a G-String Budget is geared towards any performer who wants to enhance their costumes for the stage and still buy groceries for dinner. While I at times have costumes made for me, I’ve also relied heavily on transforming old costumes or vintage and thrift store garments into striptease show stoppers. Whether you have many years of sewing skills or can barely thread a needle, the goal of this class is to equip performers with helpful tips when creating and enhancing a costume piece, or even when paying a professional costumer to create a new garment. We’ll examine:

-Choosing the best thrift store/vintage garment for a stripper makeover.

-Fabrics that will either save/ruin your life.

-Closures. Because all strippers need (a) closure.

-Tips for further enhancing and dazzling your costumes.

-How to thread a needle. Because goddammit, it’s time you learned.

Anyone interested in attending should bring paper and a writing utensil for notes and ideally, a sense of humor! Also, please feel free to bring a costume you’d like advice on for enhancing or, a garment you’re interested in converting for the burlesque stage. Needles and thread provided.

14.30 – 16.00,  Saturday Oct 14, Nalen, Regeringsgatan 74

Cash payment: 350 SEK

Kitten-Lou-Dance-CampBurl Q Costuming Flyer