Saturday, January 8, 2011

Burlesque Dance

"Life is a dance, from one stage to the next."

This week I was able to cross out one of the many items on my list.  Burlesque Dance!  This sexy, fun class took place in a donated dance studio in Tribeca called Space.  The class was taught by the beautiful Jo "Boobs" Weldon, Headmistress and Founder of the award-winning New York School of Burlesque, and writer of The Burlesque Handbook.   And..... I can't even talk about how much fun it was!

I arrived to class pretty early.  The studio was not open yet, so I had to wait outside.  Luckily I drove and I was able to sit in my car and wait for the studio to open.  At about 7:45 PM I went inside the studio, and the fun began.  I met Martina, Evelyn Vinyl, Tina Tassels, Charlie Gun, and Sincerely Yours.  Wow!  What a bunch of sexy, beautiful and fun ladies.  They are all NYSB graduates and have some experience with Burlesque dance.  They assured me that I would have the time of my life and they were absolutely right!

First, Ms Jo Boobs taught us how to put on false eyelashes and red glitter lipstick.  Then she put us in boas and gloves and taught us a short sexy routine that included a chair!.  I learned the "sexy shimmy, the tantalizing glove peel, the devastating bump n grind, and a very short, saucy, playful, and sexy chair dance.  

I had a great time, and even purchase Jo Boobs book, which she so kindly signed.  Yay!  At the end of the night I was no Dita Von Teese, but I must say that I walked away smiling, and with some fascinating new talents that Mr E will truly appreciate.

Thanks Ms Jo Boobs, and cheers to a night of boas, shimmy, bumps, n grinds.

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