FOXY TANN – Your Instructor

305163_346823785402427_205825759_n-2Foxy Tann has been hailed as one of The Top 10 Burlesque Performers To Watch by The Huffington Post, dubbed the Boss of Burlesque and a pioneer of the neo-burlesque movement by The Star Tribune and crowned in 2006, with her trusty sidekicks The Wham Bam Thank You Maams, “Best Group” and “Most Vegas” at The Burlesque Hall of Fame, which has been called the Super Bowl of Burlesque by the New York Times. The Fox has been working professionally for over 20 years in drag, burlesque, theatre and the classroom. Foxy has taught circus, burlesque, costuming and acting to hundreds of people, bringing a unique teaching style of high expectations along with a fun and supportive environment.


THE DREAM ACT – conceptualization and construction

dream-act-classGet your act together just in time for The Top Drawer Burlesque Expo! This is a four week, five class intensive designed to bring your hopes and dreams to the stage. Attendance to three Sundays and two Tuesdays is included in this uber low price! Work on a new act or really get down to the nitty gritty with an older act and take it over the top. The individual classes are listed below and can all be taken as drop ins for $20.

 Sundays July 13 – July 27 5 – 6:30

and Tuesdays July 29 and August , 2014     5 – 6:30pm

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                                         WEEK #1 – Show & Tell

week1Bring your whole act…or everything that you have so far…even if it is just the fabric for the costume…bring the music…bring your concept…and be ready to move and talk through your thought process. You and your fellow students will work through initial impressions possible issues and concerns. A constructive feedback system headed up and guided by The Fox and RedBone will set you on your path in your creation of your new act.

 Sunday July 13, 2014       5 – 6:30pm

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                                       WEEK #2 – Costume & Reveals

week2This class is all about costume evolution. Concept, construction and removal technique is the focus of this guided exchange moderated up by The Fox and RedBone. This is an invaluable chance to physically work on your removals in front of large set of mirrors with educated outside eyes.

Obviously, the closer to finished your costume is the better off you will be.

Sunday July 20, 2014     5 – 6:30pm 

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                                       WEEK #3 – Landmarks and Musicality

week3Musicality, composition and impact! We all work together on our feet to find your musical landmarks and plot the path and arc of your new act! Building your physical vocabulary gets easier with RedBone and The Fox! Lines, angles, patterns and levels – it’s all taken account in this intensive workshop that solidifies the choreographic skeleton of your new endeavor!

Sunday July 27, 2014     5 – 6:30 

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                              WEEK #4 – Present & Polish  

week4It’s about the little things…your costume is done (it better be), you’ve been working your ass off on your choreography, your inner monologue is written…it’s time we take a look at your new act as a whole, in all it’s glory…how are the lines, does your costume really work, are there enough rhinestones (never), is your hair big enough…earth shattering questions! Thorough notes to be given by The Fox and RedBone, looking at the overall impact of your act.

Tuesday July 29, 2014   6 – 7:30pm 

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                                         Run and Critique – Tuesday August 5 – 6-7:30pm

RunCritiqueThis right here is an opportunity to come and work on your act in an open environment with The Fox and some of her best friends in the biz! Using an immediate implementation model, Fox and friends work with you on a limited individual basis giving you supportive and constructive notes and helping you to incorporate them immediately. Think of this as a dedicated rehearsal for known trouble spots and rough patches. Be prepared to run, run, run to get the most out of your time!

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ASSELS – Tassels ain’t just for titties no more!

You have all asked for it…now you are gonna get it…it’s finally time for ASSELS! You have learned to twirl with your titties, but that’s just not enough is it? You’ve seen it on YouTube, you’ve seen it on-stage and now you want to do it! You want to put pasties on your bootie and shake for all you are worth! Learn the basics of assels from The Fox and take your twirling to a whole nother level! It’s the most fun that you can have legally in Minnesota!

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TASSEL TWIRLING sponsored by HardCore Pasties

TasselClassTassel twirling is the most recognizable elements of burlesque, and Foxy Tann knows that absolutely anyone can do it! In this raucous introductory class, The Fox will teach you the basics of tassel twirling as a fun way to build a better body image for yourself and gain self confidence. There is no dance experience necessary and everyone is welcome! HardCore Pasties and The No Hassle Tassels will be available to you to borrow for the class or buy so you can take your new found skill home and impress your partner or your roommates. Wear movement clothing and know that we will be removing the top half of it in this class. You can’t twirl unless you let the girls out!

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FabulousClassSometimes a girl has GOT to be fabulous! Whether it be on stage, in the boardroom, or at a podium, there are times when a woman’s gotta be larger than life. The Fox is offering an exciting and fun way to get in touch with a truthful inner confidence using burlesque as a framework. You will create and use pathways and methodologies that will help you forge a more sexy and confident you in an authentic and organic way – allowing you to tap into show stopping energy whenever you need it. Work with what you have and love what you work with! It’s a physical class with guided discussions and critiques in a safe, supportive environment. Wear comfortable clothing and be prepared to move!

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