Summer Workshops

You ready?

Every Thursday, 7-9PM at One Thousand Rivers (July + August 2019)

Join Portia Favro every Thursday in July + August 2019 for a different specialty dance workshop presented by her + some special guests!


July 18: Erotic Heels with Portia 
In this workshop, we'll explore hyper sexual and sensual movement (including floor + heel work).

July 25: Shake It To the Ground with Cherry Ontop from Vancouver Burlesque Co.
You'll get a workout using a mash-up of moves borrowed from Hip Hop, Dancehall, Brazilian styles and Exotic Dance while focusing on hips and the all-mighty ass-ass-ass, with a fierce helping of attitude.

August 1: Freestyle Workshop with Portia (SOLD OUT!)
This workshop will cover musicality, flowing from movement to movement and go-go/club style choreography.

August 8: Get the Shot: Photography + Posing Workshop for Photoshoots with Portia + Kristine Cofsky of The Portrait Sessions Photography (SOLD OUT!)

August 15: Classic Chair Dance with Portia 
Learn the classic technique of chair dancing in this foundations class, working with a base of physicality, strength and poise.

August 22: Summer Musings Workshop with Tina Joslin from Femme Fatale Dance in Kelowna, BC! 
Song: "Muse" by OCAD + we'll be working on formations + taking a baller video at the end of class!

All Classes

S17_8300 copyWEB.jpg

Go-Go Fit

So you wanna be a go-go dancer?

Join Portia Favro for a weekly drop-in workout class focusing on authentic 1960’s go-go technique, musicality + stamina-building tricks for when you're all shook out!

Expect to dance to all your fave 60's surf rock, retro tunes, latin music + much more! 

This is a great class for beginners + advanced students alike looking to harness their technique + break a sweat. 

Please note this is a non-choreo based class. 

Dates: Tuesday's starting July 16 to August 27

When: 7-8PM

Where: One Thousand Rivers (54 East 4th Avenue)

What To Wear/Bring: fitted clothing, ballroom or character shoes or runners, towel and water bottle.


Power Peel

The art of seduction.

We're feeling the heat this summer! Join Portia Favro for a night of striptease, sensuality + seduction every week.

Using elements of cabaret + neo burlesque, this class puts a summery spin on striptease, exploring everything from slow, sexy and sensual movement to classic bump and grind. We will learn a new combo of choreography each week focusing on a specific reveal (posted via Instagram the week of class).

This class will be taught at an open level. Some dance/movement experience is beneficial, but not required.

What To Wear/Bring : fitted clothing + a bra and panty (to be worn over clothing), a water bottle and towel. Indoor footwear (i.e. comfortable dance heel or shoe) is encouraged but not mandatory.

Optional fun pieces: button up shirt, gloves, nighties/slips, kneepads and/or knee high socks as there will be some floor work involved!

Pasties are also welcome if you feel the call!

Dates: Tuesday’s - July 16 to August 27

When: 8:15-9:15PM

Where: One Thousand Rivers (54 East 4th Avenue)


Drop-In: $20
5-Class Pass: $88
10-Class Pass : $155

Payment can be made online via the link below OR in person with cash.

All Classes
Student Name


Go-Go Bungalow Enamel Pins

1.25 inches

1 for $12 or 2 for $20

Pick up is available in local downtown Vancouver is available or purchase on-site at The Shameful Tiki Room between 7:30-11PM every Sunday.

Note - I don't ship with tracking numbers. If you want fast shipping send me an email and I will make it happen for a different cost.