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The Burlypicks brings together performers of all backgrounds, a perfect opportunity to learn from your peers, seasoned veterans, and legends. This year we will be having 2 days of classes; an afternoon with Legends Gabriella Maze, Opal Dockery, and Toni Elling; and day of workshops with Burlypicks alumni.

Classes can be purchased a la carte, or you can save by buying a class pass; for either day, or for the whole weekend. Purchase options are listed below the schedule. Class sizes are limited. Purchase your passes before they fill up!

Legends Café

Friday Oct 4th: at Kafe Kerouac

2250 N High St, Columbus, OH
12:30pm - 3:30pm
Opal Dockery: The Psychology of Burlesque
12:30 - 1:20
A class with a focus on Empowerment. Each performance is a challenge to take control not only of the stage, but also the audience. Gaining the feeling of empowerment on stage can then have positive effects on your regular life, including having more control of self.
Gabriella Maze: My Life
1:30 - 2:20
Come listen to her share unbelievable stories from her life, onstage and off - from her performances and secret moves, to her legendary friends, to being an outspoken woman who believes strongly in keeping burlesque and the history behind it alive. Her adventures will amaze you, and her spirit will move you.
Toni Elling: Inspirational
2:30 - 3:20
An intimate conversation with Toni Elling. Throughout her storied career, Toni created and refined her persona and acts with individuality and flair. Join her for inspiration and advice on how to assert your place in the world of Burlesque. Through describing her process and responding to your questions, she’ll inspire you to create acts that fit your individuality and your goals.

World Champion Workshops

Saturday Oct 5th: at Northland Performing Arts Center

4411 Tamarack Blvd, Columbus, OH
12 Noon - 5pm
Gabe Gabriel: Expressive Choreography
12:00 - 12:50
Come learn how to emote, express and tell a story with your body from Gabe Gabriel. For the last fifteen years they have been choreographing and performing around the country and now is your chance to learn from them too. In this session you will learn a story-telling combination using elements of dance, physical acting, mime, and clowning, all experience levels are welcome and encouraged. If you can move, you can dance.
Nox Falls: Gutter Glamour
1:00 - 1:50
The practice and exercise of placing and embracing absolute filth in your numbers without sacrificing the suspense of tease. Come ready to move and wear something comfortable, and also a pen and a pad for cataloging your ideas.
Elle Mae: Burlesque & Business
2:00 - 2:50
Do you want to sell more seats? How do you get more people to come to your classes? How do you network effectively? With over 500 students and having produced more than 100 shows, Elle Mae will discuss with you the art of community and networking to grow your burlesque brand.
Martina Marraccino: Sparkle Dance; Bringing out your Unicorn
3:00 - 3:50
Sparkle Dance Is for all skill levels! This class will focus on Strengthening your current skills. Details from ballet, jazz, theatre dance and more will add confidence, polish, poise, and that little "something extra" to your performance like a true Unicorn.
Butterfly: Hips, Ass and all the Sass
4:00 - 4:50
A sexy intensive focusing on mixing booty work and twerking into your burlesque routines. We will learn the basic ass moves and a basic routine that incorperates those moves. BUTTS will Fly!

Purchase Options
Single Class

Be sure to enter the name(s) of the classes you are taking at checkout.
Legend's Café Class Pass

Attend all of Friday's classes.
World Champion Workshops Class Pass

Attend all of Saturday's classes.
Full Ride Weekened Class Pass
$120 $100

Attend all classes on Friday and Saturday. Early Bird price in effect until September 1st.

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