School of Burlesque
Pin-ups on Tour is proud to be partnering with Vixen DeVille for a 10-week Act Development Course where YOU are the STAR!
This package equips you with all the tools and knowledge to develop your own personally tailored act wherever you are in the world - plus you’ll receive personal feedback from program creator Vixen DeVille & Pin-Ups on Tour Founder, Julia Reed Nichols.
This is a 10-week course designed for anyone who would like to create a burlesque act of their own & culminates with the opportunity to perform LIVE at a Pin-Ups on Tour Show!
With mentorship by Pin-ups on Tour founder, Julia Reed Nichols + program creator, Vixen DeVille, students will learn everything they need to know to Shimmy on stage with our Pin-ups.
Class is open to all! We believe "All bodies are burlesque bodies."
INTERACTIVE 75-PAGE WORKBOOK:
► Your step-by-step interactive guide to freely exploring and expressing yourself with no boundaries and no judgment.
► Weekly checklists to keep track of your progress and stay on target with your preparation to be completed between classes.
► An easy to follow step-by-step guide on how to approach rehearsal and act development in your own time each week.
► A “How to” guide on creating your all important Burlesque Name.
VIXEN DEVILLE’S CORE CONCEPTS INSTRUCTIONAL VIDEOS AND PDFS
► Additional teaching for you to watch/read and re-visit in your own time throughout the course.
► Learn Solo-Performance and Burlesque techniques to develop magnetic charisma, the ability to ‘demand to be seen’ and project a more confident you!
► “Vixen DeVille’s Core Concepts of Magnetic Charisma”. The techniques and mindset of an engaging solo performer, applicable to everyday life.
► “The Art of Tease and Prop Manipulation” with specific focus on Glove Removal and Stocking Peel including how this relates to character and storytelling.
VIXEN DEVILLE’S CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT MP3S
► Additional teaching for you to listen to in your own time with Vixen guiding you though the training just as if you were there in class with her.
► Part One: Vixen DeVille’s Character Development: Physicality Exploration. Discover how your neutral body moves and explore your interpretation of the physicality of “Femme Fatale” persona and “Cutesy Cheesecake” persona.
► Part Two: Vixen DeVille’s Character Development: Costume & Music. Using the physicality you explored in part one, start shaping your own personal burlesque persona by introducing costume elements and exploring how the use of music affects your movement.
► Create a solid ‘default’ persona physicality for you to use as the backbone of your solo act creation.
THE ART OF TEASE – INSTRUCTIONAL VIDEO AND PDF
THIS ONLINE TRAINING VIDEO AND ACCOMPANYING PDF WILL REVEAL TO YOU STEP-BY-STEP:
► 12 of my techniques for Glove and Stocking Peel with additional focus on Pre-Peel and Post-Peel techniques.
► How to apply my “Core Concepts of Burlesque performance” to Glove and Stocking peel technique in order to enhance audience manipulation, stage charisma and to improve ANY moment of prop manipulation or removal of ANY costume piece.
► The secret to using “Functional and Cosmetic” action, staying High Status to your props and costume and how to creatively and intentionally break ‘the rules’ for character and storytelling effect.
BURLESQUE BRA EMBELLISHMENT COURSE
3 x 90 min instructional videos designed to be watched once a week, giving you time to implement the class in between viewings. This 3 Week workshop takes you step-by-step through techniques and hacks to creating your own burlesque bra creations. Including:
► Different style Bras for different uses.
► The various types of fabric and ways of using them.
► Creating your base – when and how to cover your bra with fabric.
► Straps and Fastenings: Aesthetics vs Function.
► Altering bras that no longer fit.
► Sourcing embellishments on a budget.
► Applying embellishments.
► Glue-ing Vs Sewing.
► One bra for many costumes.
► The Future of Your bra (your costumes are never finished!! ?).
WEEK 1 PRIVATE CONSULTATION WITH VIXEN & JULIA
During this session you will get a chance to talk with our coaches directly via a private skype/zoom video conference call.
During this call we will:
► Go over any technical questions you may have regarding logging in and accessing your materials.
► Explore your work done during Week One of the workbook to make sure you’re feeling on the right track.
► Discuss any concerns you have embarking on the work, whether they be mentally, physically or logistically.
► Outline a solid plan of attack for the weeks to come, in line with your personal goals for the course.
FACEBOOK GROUP SUPPORT
Access to the private Facebook group for additional help and support:
► Discuss any issues, ask for advice and connect with past and current students.
► Get exclusive notifications of show auditions/festival submissions and other burlesque related opportunities.
MONTHLY ‘FUNKBUSTER’ GROUP ZOOM CALL
► Once a month you will have access to our monthly “Funkbuster” live zoom call for in order to get some additional support, gain a chance to ask any questions, discuss any issues, share wins and to also connect with other Permission To Play students on your Permission To Play Journey.
WEEKLY SUPPORT EMAILS THROUGHOUT THE COURSE
► Each week you will receive an accountability support email to keep you motivated throughout the course. Email includes a checklist of goals for each section and quick fix ways to get yourself back on track if you feel yourself falling behind.
REHEARSAL FOOTAGE FEEDBACK X1 FROM VIXEN & JULIA
► Email Vixen footage of your act so far or, indeed, your completed act and receive video footage feedback.
► Great for those in different time zones or with busy schedules that conflict with the online session schedule.
► Provides the ability to play back both your performance AND Vixen & Julia’s comments as much as you need.
DAY OF PRACTICE IN SPACE WITH COACHING FROM JULIA
► On the day of the show, receive 1+1 coaching from Julia in the performance space
PERFORMANCE SLOT IN A PIN-UPS ON TOUR SHOW
►Pin-ups on Tour has shows across the nation each summer. You get to pick which Pin-Ups on Tour show you’d like to join.
►Performers are given 6 tickets to the show for guests or to sell to help recoup costs of the program. ($120 Value)
►Travel and accommodations not included.
$295/Payment in full
(3) monthly installments of $99
For Students seeking more support, additional online coaching sessions available with Vixen for a fee
All Scholarship Applications Due by March 7th.
Early Bird Bonus - Sign Up by March 15th
To Recieve 3-Months Free Mentorship Program
Proceeds Benefit The Drawing Room Foundation, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to creating community through art.
Questions? Please email Us!