Beyonce Video Vibes (Vicotira, B.C.)
Nov
25
3:00 PM15:00

Beyonce Video Vibes (Vicotira, B.C.)

Alright ladies, let’s get in formation! Who doesn’t want to dance like Beyonce? This heels class will feature a full soundtrack of Queen Bey - from her Destiny’s Child days to her most recent releases.

This class will focus on choreography - after a fun and sweaty warm up and across the floor exercises (ft. some strength and conditioning to work on that Beyonce booty!) Portia will dive into one of Bey’s best videos and teach you a combo that will leave you feeling confident and sexy.

When: Saturday, November 25
Time: 3-4:30PM
Where: Alive (1821 Cook Street) 

Pre-registration is required.

MORE INFO AT: https://www.facebook.com/events/2099061113654744/

This workshop is an all levels class. Whether you want to enjoy this class just for fun, or you'd like to take some of these tricks onstage, everyone will be included and feel successful during this workshop. 

No formal dance experience is necessary, however we will be shimmying and shaking so some mobility and being free from injury will be important to fully enjoy the masterclass.

Wear fitted clothing that you feel comfortable moving in, dance heels, ballroom or character shoes, towel and a water bottle. Footwear must be for indoor use only, please NO streetwear heels!

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SLAY QUEEN - Beyonce and Rihanna Burlesque
Nov
25
7:00 PM19:00

SLAY QUEEN - Beyonce and Rihanna Burlesque

Come and celebrate two of the most influential Queens of pop for the night: Beyonce and Rihanna. Enjoy their greatest hits, some singles you may not have heard before, all while watching some fierce and fabulous local and Vancouver burlesque performers! 

We have 2 shows for the evening: 

7:00pm AND 9:00pm

Performer lineup and more details to be announced soon! We can't WAIT to see you there!

More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/363920407381430/

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Luminesque Dance presents: The Naughty Nutcracker
Nov
29
to Dec 2

Luminesque Dance presents: The Naughty Nutcracker

Luminesque Dance Presents: The Naughty Nutcracker

Enter a Kingdom of Sweets, fall in love with a Sugar Bum Fairy, and bravely face an army of mischievous mice. This is an intimate retelling of a holiday classic.. but with a twist. 

Twenty years ago, a young and innocent Clara, visited Candyland for the first time. Now, as she embarks on her journey of "adulting", there must be time for one more night of celebration and playfulness. Follow her adventure back into a wondrous world, now full of delinquent dolls, racy rats, and sexy soldiers. 

The show features an original storyline based on the characters you love, spectacular choreography and over 200 of the city's fabulous females!

This venue is a 19+ establishment. RSVP HERE

November 29th & 30th
Doors: 7:30 pm
Preshow: 8 pm
Show: 8:30 pm

December 1st & 2nd
Doors: 6:30 pm
Preshow: 7 pm
Show: 7:30 pm

General Admission - $20
Reserved Seats - $35
Front Row VIP Tables - $175 (Includes 4 seats & admissions)
Door Tickets - $25 (if available)

www.LuminesqueDance.com
@Luminesque Dance
#LetsGlowGirls

*Glow For a Cause*

When you attend our exciting show, you can join us to Glow For A Cause with the Luminesque community's outreach charity fundraiser. This term, we're excited to support Battered Women's Support Services (BWSS) and their community-based retail program My Sister's Closet.

*GLOW THINGS DONATION DRIVE: Donate the things that used to make you glow so that others can have the chance, too! Bring your Glow Things: gently used clothing, accessories, & unused toiletries for men, women, and children to any of our show nights, and we'll pass them on to BWSS. 

*RAFFLE DRAW: Each night, we'll have great prizes from a range of sponsors in our community! So bring some cash, that four leaf clover, and have some fun with us!

About Battered Women's Support Services: BWSS contributes to the freedom and liberation of girls and women from violence. They are advocates of female empowerment and support women who need a little bit of help getting back on their feet. Learn more about them:http://www.bwss.org/

 

 

 

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Santa Baby Chair Dance (Victoria, B.C.)
Dec
9
3:00 PM15:00

Santa Baby Chair Dance (Victoria, B.C.)

Oh Santa…I’ve been very good girl this year.

This intro to chair dance is the perfect way to kick off the holiday season. Learn the classic technique of chair dancing in this foundations class, working with a base of physicality, strength and poise.

We will cover safety, transition techniques and how to execute this style with ease and confidence. 

There will be a small choreography component designed to help you explore your inner bombshell. 

Keep it for yourself, or maybe put it under the tree for someone special this year…

This workshop is an all levels class and no formal dance experience is required.

When: Saturday, December 9
Time: 3-4:30PM
Where: Alive (1821 Cook Street) 

Pre-registration is required. RSVP HERE. 

Please wear fitted clothing, leggings or crop pants tend to work best as booty shorts do stick to the bottom of chairs

Heels are optional, please only wear indoor dance shoes and a height you feel comfortable moving in. Flats, sneakers or other indoor footwear are allowed. You must have some kind of footwear to participate in this class.

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Go-Go Bungalow's New Year's Eve Party!
Dec
31
8:00 PM20:00

Go-Go Bungalow's New Year's Eve Party!

Aloooooha! It's New Year's Eve! Let's shake off 2017 + head into 2018 with a bang! 

Come feast your eyes not one, not two, not three, but FOUR of our decked out professional retro go-go girls as they shimmy and shake to retro SURF, EXOTICA, SOUL, MOTOWN, GARAGE, ROCK & ROLL, LATIN, BOOGALOO, DANCEHALL and more at The Shameful Tiki Room. 

What more could you ask for? 

Sets at 8PM and 10PM (and a couple surprises throughout the night)! 

Your dancers will be..
☆ PORTIA FAVRO
☆ CHELSEA HARTWICK
☆ FIONA MATTHEWS
☆ SWEETPEA MAGEE

NO COVER CHARGE
Vancouver's only weekly retro Go-Go show!
*Don't forget to tip your lovely go go girls* 

Large group? Let us know we'd be happy to have you come celebrate. 

Don't forget to make your reservation to guarantee your seats! 

More info here -> www.shamefultikiroom.com/vancouver/reservations/ 

MAHALO!

 

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The Crystalline Cabaret Presents: Lunarium
Jan
13
8:00 PM20:00

The Crystalline Cabaret Presents: Lunarium

Lunarium lives! See The Crystalline Cabaret's "Lunarium" again or for the first time this winter. 

After centuries of war, pollution, and overpopulation, the Earth is unable to produce enough food to feed its people. After being visited by a beautiful spirit in the night, a lone scientist hops in his glider on a trip to the Moon. There, he hopes to discover sparkling gems he can trade for food back home. What he finds is so much greater. Follow his journey into the weird, wonderful, and seductive night sky to witness Lunarium. Dance, magic, acting, circus, and burlesque come together as a shimmering constellation set within a dreamy electronic soundscape. Challenging assumptions and igniting the imagination, Lunarium is an allegorical wonderland inspired by George Melies’ 1902 film, “A Trip to The Moon”.

FEATURING:
Vincent Riel (Spectral Theatre)
Gidget Gravedigger (AbraCadaver Cabaret)
Portia Favro (The Lovers Cabaret)
Miss Kiss (Pandora & The Locksmiths)
Justine Sane (Lost Girls Burlesque)
Chris Myrdock (Cause & Effect Circus)
Anna MayFire (Omnika)
Ariel Helvetica (Pandora & The Locksmiths)
Ava Lure (Pandora & The Locksmiths)

CREATIVE DIRECTION:
Julia Mauro (BPA Cohort III)

$20 in advance, $25 at the door

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Go-Go Bungalow - November 12 ft. Jojo Zolina (Divas Night!)
Nov
12
8:30 PM20:30

Go-Go Bungalow - November 12 ft. Jojo Zolina (Divas Night!)

Aloooooha! 

Come feast your eyes on our decked out go-go girls as they shimmy and shake to retro SURF, EXOTICA, SOUL, MOTOWN, GARAGE, ROCK & ROLL, LATIN, BOOGALOO, DANCEHALL and more..all the while enjoying delicious authentic tiki cocktails made by our handsome bartenders in a beautiful vintage Polynesian pop environment. It's a truly submersive experience. 

What more could you ask for on a Sunday?

Sets at 8:30PM and 10PM

Your dancers will be..
☆ CHERRY ONTOP
☆ PORTIA FAVRO
☆JOJO DANCER

NO COVER CHARGE.
Vancouver's only weekly retro Go-Go show!
*Don't forget to tip your lovely go go girls* 

Large group? Staff party or Birthday? Let us know we'd be happy to have you celebrate with us. 
The Shameful Tiki Room offers reservations. theshamefultikiroom@gmail.com*
More info on that here -> http://shamefultikiroom.com/vancouver/reservations/
MAHALO!

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Project Expression
Nov
7
6:30 PM18:30

Project Expression

expression:

(noun)

the process of making KNOWN one's thoughts or feelings

Project EXPRESSION is a workshop focused on resetting society’s expectations and helping you return to the roots of your passions. Our goal is to align your interests and skills, and show you how to integrate them into your everyday life. By identifying the symptoms of “comparisonitis”, our speakers will give you the tools you need to recognize your self-worth, so that you will listen to your intuition and express yourself authentically!

At Project EXPRESSION you will be given tools to discover what symbolizes YOU and what platforms you can use to bring that to life.

SPEAKERS:

Chelsey Dixon - Chelsey Luren Portriats (Body Positivity and Mental Health Advocate, Founder of the Dame Dome) IG:@chelseyluren

Portia Favro - Pro Dancer / Choreographer + Pin Up. IG: @portiafavro

Megan Williams - Award winning Author IG: @megandubs

More info available here. 

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DARK Carnival with Nicky Ninedoors
Oct
28
8:00 PM20:00

DARK Carnival with Nicky Ninedoors

Dark Carnival is the show that dreams and nightmares are made of. Join us for a night of flow art, aerial performances, burlesque, juggling and maybe even some weird performance art.

We are pleased to be announcing a very special guest performer joining us from Vancouver! 

NICKY NINEDOORS

Nicky Ninedoors has performed at the Vancouver International Burlesque festival, Montreal Burlesque festival, the Burlesque Hall of Fame in Las Vegas and has toured throughout the USA and Canada. We are pleased to finally have her in Victoria for a show! 

Additionally we are please to announce performances by these phenomenal artists below! More to be announced soon! 

NICKY NINEDOORS
KOSMIC KITTY
PORTIA FAVRO
DEVAYA
VANNY VON BARON & IONA MAN
CAPTAIN GOLDSTAR
JENNY CADAVER
SINFUL DEVILLE

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Trick or Treat Striptease Workshop
Oct
28
1:00 PM13:00

Trick or Treat Striptease Workshop

Come to the dark side…explore your witchy vibes with a special Halloween-inspired workshop with Portia Favro.

Using elements of heels dance and neo burlesque, this workshop puts a dark spin on striptease, exploring slow, sexy and sensual movement to moody tunes (think The Weeknd, Marilyn Manson, The Cramps, FKA Twigs…) 

It's the perfect way to treat yourself this Halloween!

This workshop is an all levels class and no formal dance experience is required.

When: Saturday, October 28
Time: 1-2:30PM
Where: Alive (1821 Cook Street) 

Pre-registration is required. bit.ly/aliveburlesque

What To Wear or Bring: fitted clothing + bring a bra and panty (to be worn over clothing), button up shirt, a water bottle and towel. Indoor footwear (i.e. comfortable dance heel or shoe) no outdoor heels allowed in the studio please. 

Optional: kneepads and/or knee high socks as there will be some floor work involved!

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Go-Go Mania - Portia's Birthday Party!
Oct
22
8:30 PM20:30

Go-Go Mania - Portia's Birthday Party!

Aloooooha! It's Portia's Birthday! 

Come feast your eyes not one, not two, not three, but FOUR of our decked out professional retro go-go girls as they shimmy and shake to retro SURF, EXOTICA, SOUL, MOTOWN, GARAGE, ROCK & ROLL, LATIN, BOOGALOO, DANCEHALL and more at The Shameful Tiki Room

What more could you ask for on a Sunday?

Sets at 8:30PM and 10PM

Your dancers will be..
☆ PORTIA FAVRO
☆ CHELSEA HARTWICK
☆ FIONA MATTHEWS
☆ MONICA GUITERREZ

NO COVER CHARGE
Vancouver's only weekly retro Go-Go show!
*Don't forget to tip your lovely go go girls* 

Large group? Let us know we'd be happy to have you come celebrate. 

Don't forget to make your reservation to guarantee your seats! 

More info here -> www.shamefultikiroom.com/vancouver/reservations/ 

MAHALO!

RSVP via FB HERE

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Burlesque Bootcamp (Victoria, B.C.)
Oct
20
to Nov 10

Burlesque Bootcamp (Victoria, B.C.)

Learn the art and movements of Burlesque! 

This 4-week series is designed for all levels class to learn the basics of burlesque + the movements, presence and techniques iconic to this sultry performance style. 

Sweat, sparkle and a few giggles are all guaranteed!

Your Burlesque Mistress, Portia Favro, will be your fearless leader. Hailing from Vancouver, Portia is a professional dancer, producer, choreographer and pin-up with over 15 years of teaching experience with dancers of all ages, levels and techniques within the dance and burlesque communities. 

This progressive series will focus on a unique aspect of burlesque each week, while providing a full body workout, technical breakdown and opportunity to practice with your expert instructor each class.

Expect sensual movement and a focus on the technique of neo burlesque (including pin-up posing, street jazz elements, heels technique and modern choreography).

All are welcome! Whether you’re a seasoned mover or have 2 left feet - this class is for every showgirl living inside of you.

Sign up at: bit.ly/aliveburlesque

When: 4 Weeks
(October 20, October 27, November 3 + November 10)
Time: 6:15-7:45PM
Where: Alive (1821 Cook Street) 

Please wear fitted clothing, and comfortable indoor dance heels of your choice. 

***Portia will provide more information during your series with specific elements to bring for specific classes as applicable***

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CIBF 2017 Workshops
Oct
14
4:00 PM16:00

CIBF 2017 Workshops

  • Sheraton Suites Calgary Eau Claire - Calgary (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

CIBF 2017 Workshops
Saturday October 14, 2017 @ 10:00 AM MDT
Starts @ 10:00 am - Ends @ 5:00 pm
Sheraton Suites Calgary Eau Claire - Calgary

SIGNU UP: https://www.myshowpass.com/cibf-2017-workshops/


We have some truly amazing workshops for you this year! These workshops are geared towards EVERYONE!! Not just burlesque. Some are just fun dance classes, and some will really help you develop your character/performance! 

*Included with the classes is a free lunch sponsored by Spolumbos!* 

This year we are offering an all day access pass to all of the workshops at a discounted rate, as well as individual classes. "Drop in" classes the day of may be full! If you wish to purchase the "All Day Access Pass" please email us at calgaryburlesquefest@gmail.com with your choice of workshops for the day, so we can sign you up!
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STUDIO 1

4:00pm

Portia Favro: Heels Class (60 minutes)
 

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Calgary International Burlesque Festival
Oct
13
9:00 PM21:00

Calgary International Burlesque Festival

I'm thrillllllled to be performing in the Friday night showcase at the Calgary International Burlesque Festival!

Fridays Cabaret Showcase, sponsored by Plain Jane Events, features a diverse and glamorous side of burlesque - dark, funny, sexy, silly; at times a little different from conventional styles! Headlined by the incredible Virago Nation, and hosted by the carney preacher himself, Armitage Shanks, this is a show not to be missed!

Calgary International Burlesque Festival - Fridays Cabaret Showcase

Friday October 13, 2017 @ 9:00 PM MDT
Doors Open @ 8:00 pm
Starts @ 9:00 pm - Ends @ 11:55 pm
The Palace Theatre Calgary

Performance by:

Champagne Sparkles * Dusty Topps * LeTabby Lexington * Clare Voyeur and Veronica Vex * Diamond Minx * Violette Coquette * Katra Corbeau * Ivory * Fake Mustache Drag King Troupe * Miss Marla Muse * Portia Favro * Mistress Morphine * Scarlet Disdain and ANita Vice

ID Required - 18+ 

- unauthorized photography & recording prohibited

RSVP via FB

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Retro Go-Go Masterclass (Victoria, B.C.)
Sep
29
6:15 PM18:15

Retro Go-Go Masterclass (Victoria, B.C.)

So you wanna be a Go-Go Girl? 

Join Instructor Portia Favro for a giggly, jiggly workshop learning anthemic 1960’s go-go techniques, stamina-building tricks and how to maintain stage presence even when you’re all shaken out! 

Portia will share some iconic movements, secrets and techniques that are quintasentially go-go. You will enjoy a great workout in this workshop masterclass, while expanding your overall dance skillset within this fast-paced class. 

Get ready for surf rock, retro music and swinging 60s vibes!

You'll hear a brief history of Go-Go and even learn a few techniques for hair, makeup and styling you need to complete a true retro look!

This workshop will be taught at an OPEN LEVEL. No formal dance experience is necessary, however we will be shimmying and shaking so some mobility and being free from injury will be important to fully enjoy the masterclass.

What To Wear or Bring: fitted clothing, ballroom or character shoes, towel and water bottle (Footwear must be for indoor use only, please NO streetwear heels)

When: Friday, September 29
Time: 6:15-7:45PM
Where: Alive (1821 Cook Street) 

Pre-registration is required. bit.ly/aliveburlesque

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Dr. Sketchy's Vancouver - South Seas Tease
Sep
19
7:00 PM19:00

Dr. Sketchy's Vancouver - South Seas Tease

We're back! Our next session is coming up soon- set sail with Portia Favro in South Seas Tease! Bring your own pencils, sketchbooks and your sea legs.

Dr Sketchy’s Anti Art School is what happens when a simple question is asked- why can't figure drawing be sexy? Part art class, part cabaret, join us for 3 hours of drinking, drawing and decadence!

Tickets $12
www.drsketchyvancouver.com
Buy online or at the door

 

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Free Luminesque Dance Classes in Vancouver
Sep
5
to Sep 8

Free Luminesque Dance Classes in Vancouver

Get your end-of-summer glow on! 

We’re celebrating our new company with FREE Luminesque Dance classes. Grab your heels, grab your girlfriends, and get to class. Classes are open level and we welcome women of all ages, shapes, sizes, and styles to attend. Here's what to expect:

BREATHE: Begin with a chance to get out of your head and back into your body. Each class begins with a moment of mindful breath technique to help relieve stress and get you focused

GLOW: Get your glow on with our specially designed Luminesque Workout. Created by our fitness and dance professionals, this part of class will teach you proper alignment, heels dance technique and fitness conditioning to keep your body strong and safe

GLISTEN: Warm and ready? Now we get to have fun! Our repetition exercises and soul shakedown help you learn to strut, turn, booty pop… everything you need for a bumpin’ dance party

SHINE: Each class you’ll learn a brand new piece of Heels choreography from one of our incredible instructors. Our Luminesque style is a fusion of burlesque, jazz, waacking, trap, hip hop and more!

What are you waiting for? Claim your FREE CLASS today!

For classes in North Vancouver, click here: 

RSVP on Facebook here. 

FREE VANCOUVER CLASSES
September 5th @ The Dance Centre (677 Davie Street)
8-10pm | Level 1
Instructors: Portia Favro & Chelsea Hartwick

September 6th @ Rhodes Wellness College (1125 Howe St)
6-8pm | Level 3
8-10pm | Level 4/5
Instructors: Portia Favro, Bronwynn Joy & Jojo Zolina

September 7th @ The Dance Centre (677 Davie St)
6:30-8:30pm | Level 3
7:30-9:30 | Level 2
Instructors: Mike McInnes & Bronwynn Joy

September 8th @ UBC - Wesbrook Community Centre (3335 Webber Ln)
6-8pm | Level 1-3
Instructor: Troy Wesley

Level 1 = I am an absolute beginner, or have no dance experience
Level 2 = I have bit of dance/performing/heels experience
Level 3 = I have dance technique // Intermediate Heels Dancer
Level 4 = I am an advanced dancer in both heels and technique
Level 5 = I am a professional dancer or have 10+ years experience

Each class is:
15-30 mins Sign In
1 Hr Class
30 mins Mingle + Q&A about our Fall Program!

Spaces are limited, reserve yours today!
www.LuminesqueDance.com

MORE ABOUT LUMINESQUE:

At Luminesque Dance, we believe in providing everyday women like YOU...

Professional high-quality training, programming and leadership from educated teachers

Safe, loving and body-positive spaces to explore and express every side of yourself

A supportive and diverse community that fosters healthy relationships with other women

Luminesque Dance is the heels dance program guaranteed to make you glow. Our expertly designed 3-month program and intensive workshops safely teach women of all ages, sizes and levels of experience how to dance in heels.

Our 10+ teachers - certified in everything from jazz to waacking to burlesque - continually expose our students to unique styles and new challenges. Our experienced production team writes, directs and produces professional-quality, sold-out shows you'll be proud to share with your family and friends. Our community comes together to celebrate, perform and make a difference within and beyond the studio.

If you want to develop dance technique, confidence and authentic connections with diverse but like-minded women, Luminesque Dance is for you.

Join our community in 3 WAYS:
Apply for our Fall 2017 waiting list at luminesquedance.com
Follow us at @luminesquedance and hashtag #letsglowgirls

 

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Go-Go Bungalow - August 20
Aug
20
8:00 PM20:00

Go-Go Bungalow - August 20

Aloooooha! 

Come feast your eyes on our decked out go-go girls as they shimmy and shake to retro SURF, EXOTICA, SOUL, MOTOWN, GARAGE, ROCK & ROLL, LATIN, BOOGALOO, DANCEHALL and more..all the while enjoying delicious authentic tiki cocktails made by our handsome bartenders in a beautiful vintage Polynesian pop environment. It's a truly submersive experience. 

What more could you ask for on a Sunday?

Sets at 8:30PM and 10PM

Your dancers will be..
☆ AVA LURE
☆ COOKIE CRAVEN
☆ PORTIA FAVRO

NO COVER CHARGE.
Vancouver's only weekly retro Go-Go show!
*Don't forget to tip your lovely go go girls* 

Large group? Staff party or Birthday? Let us know we'd be happy to have you celebrate with us. 
The Shameful Tiki Room offers reservations. theshamefultikiroom@gmail.com*
More info on that here -> http://shamefultikiroom.com/vancouver/reservations/
MAHALO!

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Pop Up Dance Classes - August 2017
Aug
15
to Aug 29

Pop Up Dance Classes - August 2017

  • 1401 West Broadway Vancouver, BC, V6H 1H6 Canada (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join Portia for 3 weeks of Pop-Up Classes before heading into the Fall season! 

Tuesday's at 1401 Broadway (Vancouver, BC) - August 15, 22 + 29

6PM - Barre-lesque 

This is a low impact, high energy workout class designed to tighten your booty, increase your strength and build on the fundamentals for all dance styles. Join us for weekly cross-training to complement your dance training and gain strength to execute advanced movement and push yourself to the next level. This class is derived from ballet barre exercises but expect fun music, high repetition, isolated movement and flexibility training. Song requests always welcome. See you at the barre!

7PM - Luminesque Heels Class 

Grab your heels, grab your girlfriends, and get to class. Classes are open level and we welcome women of all ages, shapes, sizes, and styles to attend. Here's what to expect:

BREATHE: Begin with a chance to get out of your head and back into your body. Each class begins with a moment of mindful breath technique to help relieve stress and get you focused

GLOW: Get your glow on with our specially designed Luminesque Workout. Created by our fitness and dance professionals, this part of class will teach you proper alignment, heels dance technique and fitness conditioning to keep your body strong and safe

GLISTEN: Warm and ready? Now we get to have fun! Our repetition exercises and soul shakedown help you learn to strut, turn, booty pop… everything you need for a bumpin’ dance party

SHINE: Each class you’ll learn a brand new piece of Heels choreography from one of our incredible instructors. Our Luminesque style is a fusion of burlesque, jazz, waacking, trap, hip hop and more!

Sign up online at: goo.gl/HPuXWe

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Go Go Bungalow - August 13 - So You Wanna Be a #GoGoGrrrl?
Aug
13
8:00 PM20:00

Go Go Bungalow - August 13 - So You Wanna Be a #GoGoGrrrl?

Aloooooha! 

Come feast your eyes on our decked out go-go girls as they shimmy and shake to retro SURF, EXOTICA, SOUL, MOTOWN, GARAGE, ROCK & ROLL, LATIN, BOOGALOO, DANCEHALL and more..all the while enjoying delicious authentic tiki cocktails made by our handsome bartenders in a beautiful vintage Polynesian pop environment. It's a truly submersive experience. 

What more could you ask for on a Sunday?

Sets at 8:30PM and 10PM

Your dancers will be..
☆ GINGER AVENUE
☆ PORTIA FAVRO

They will be hellping out baby birds fly..

***This weeks dancers special guest dancers are a surprise cast!
Portia will select 3 dancers from her Retro Go-Go MasterClass with Portia Favro she is teaching that day at the Vancouver Burlesque Centre to perform in the August 13 st show! ***

RSVP for class here: http://www.vancouverburlesquecentre.ca/classes2/progressive-classes-pre-registration-required/

Who will make it? You'll have to come to find out...
Come see your new Go Go Girls shine!

NO COVER CHARGE.
Vancouver's only weekly retro Go-Go show!
*Don't forget to tip your lovely go go girls* 

Large group? Staff party or Birthday? Let us know we'd be happy to have you celebrate with us. 
The Shameful Tiki Room offers reservations. theshamefultikiroom@gmail.com*
More info on that here -> http://shamefultikiroom.com/vancouver/reservations/
MAHALO!

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Retro Go-Go MasterClass with Portia Favro
Aug
12
1:00 PM13:00

Retro Go-Go MasterClass with Portia Favro

So you wanna be a Go-Go Girl? 

Join Instructor Portia Favro for a 2-hour workshop learning anthemic 1960’s go-go techniques, stamina-building tricks and how to maintain stage presence even when you’re all shaken out! 
Portia will also share some crucial techniques producers look for while expanding your overall dance skillset with in this fast-paced class. 

We’ll also go through brief history of Go-Go and teach a few techniques for hair, makeup and styling you need to complete a true retro look! 

Portia is a professional dancer, producer, choreographer and pin-up with over 15 years of teaching experience with dancers of all ages, levels and techniques.

This workshop will be taught at an OPEN LEVEL. 

**BONUS** 3 dancers from the workshop will be invited to dance that evening at Go-Go Bungalow at the Shameful Tiki Room


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

Date: Saturday, August 12 (12 spots left) + Sunday, August 13 (SOLD OUT)
Time: 1pm - 3pm
Cost: $40

Pre-registration required: http://www.vancouverburlesquecentre.ca/classes2/progressive-classes-pre-registration-required/

https://www.facebook.com/events/724519531084024/

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Dancing in the Park
Aug
2
7:00 PM19:00

Dancing in the Park

It’s time to get your groove on! Dancing in the Park returns to Stuart Park this summer for its seventh season! Gather your friends and family and join us for this free family-fun event held every Wednesday night from 7-8:30 p.m.

August 2 – Throwback Night

All ages and experiences are welcome!

For more information visit kelowna.ca

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Go Go Bungalow - July 16!
Jul
16
8:30 PM20:30

Go Go Bungalow - July 16!

Aloooooha!

 

Come feast your eyes on our decked out go-go girls as they shimmy and shake to retro SURF, EXOTICA, SOUL, MOTOWN, GARAGE, ROCK & ROLL, LATIN, BOOGALOO, DANCEHALL and more..all the while enjoying delicious authentic tiki cocktails made by our handsome bartenders in a beautiful vintage Polynesian pop environment. It's a truly submersive experience.

 

What more could you ask for on a Sunday?

 

Sets at 8:30PM and 10PM

 

Your dancers will be..

☆ PORTIA FAVRO

☆ MONICA GUITERREZ

☆ ARIEL HELVETICA

 

NO COVER CHARGE.

Vancouver's only weekly retro Go-Go show!

*Don't forget to tip your lovely go go girls*

 

Large group? Staff party or Birthday? Let us know we'd be happy to have you celebrate with us.

The Shameful Tiki Room offers reservations. theshamefultikiroom@gmail.com*

More info on that here -> http://shamefultikiroom.com/vancouver/reservations/

MAHALO!

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The Bump n' Grind House Summer Edition 2017
Jul
14
8:30 PM20:30

The Bump n' Grind House Summer Edition 2017

Join us to celebrate ONE YEAR of The Bump n' Grind House!! We've got not one, but TWO headliners for you! Seraphina Fiero from Seattle and April O'Peel from Vancouver!! Both are unique, powerhouse performers that leave you wanting more! Doors 8pm, show 8:30pm Early Bird tickets on sale until May 22, or until they sell out, so grab them while you can.

HOSTED by J McLaughlin


Also performances by:

Portia Favro
Silk E Gunz
Xelda Kynk
Larrisa Champagne
Kinker Belle
Miss Luna Lush
Rylee Ruckus
The Velvet Unicorn
Busty Pipes

https://www.facebook.com/events/260558774415716/

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Go Go Bungalow - July 2 (Oh Canada!)
Jul
2
8:30 PM20:30

Go Go Bungalow - July 2 (Oh Canada!)

Aloooooha! 

Come feast your eyes on our decked out go-go girls as they shimmy and shake to retro SURF, EXOTICA, SOUL, MOTOWN, GARAGE, ROCK & ROLL, LATIN, BOOGALOO, DANCEHALL and more..all the while enjoying delicious authentic tiki cocktails made by our handsome bartenders in a beautiful vintage Polynesian pop environment. It's a truly submersive experience. 

What more could you ask for on a Sunday? RSVP online HERE. 

Your dancers will be..
☆ PORTIA FAVRO
☆ CHERRY ONTOP
☆ CHELSEA HARTWICK

NO COVER CHARGE. Sets at 8:30PM and 10PM
Vancouver's only weekly retro Go-Go show!
*Don't forget to tip your lovely go go girls* 

Large group? Staff party or Birthday? Let us know we'd be happy to have you celebrate with us. 
The Shameful Tiki Room offers reservations. theshamefultikiroom@gmail.com*
More info on that here -> http://shamefultikiroom.com/vancouver/reservations/
MAHALO!

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Go Go Bungalow Anniversary Party!
Jun
11
8:30 PM20:30

Go Go Bungalow Anniversary Party!

It's officially our birthday! Come celebrate the third anniversary of#GoGoBungalow at The Shameful Tiki Room, and feast your eyes on our decked out go-go girls. They'll shimmy and shake to retro SURF, EXOTICA, SOUL, MOTOWN, GARAGE, ROCK & ROLL, LATIN, BOOGALOO, DANCEHALL and more..all the while enjoying delicious authentic tiki cocktails made by our handsome bartenders in a beautiful vintage Polynesian pop environment. It's a truly submersive experience. 

What more could you ask for on a Sunday?

Your dancers will be..
☆ PORTIA FAVRO
☆ JUNGLE KAT
☆ SPOOKS

PS - it's also SPOOKS birthday! Double the fun! You must come play with us! 

NO COVER CHARGE. Show at 9!
Vancouver's only weekly retro Go-Go show!
*Don't forget to tip your lovely go go girls* 

Large group? Staff party or Birthday? Let us know we'd be happy to have you celebrate with us. 
The Shameful Tiki Room offers reservations. theshamefultikiroom@gmail.com*
More info on that here -> http://www.shamefultikiroom.com/reservations.html
MAHALO!

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Go Go Bungalow - May 21 (UNDER THE SEA)
May
21
9:00 PM21:00

Go Go Bungalow - May 21 (UNDER THE SEA)

ALOooooooHA! 
Come away with us and feast your eyes on our decked out go-go girls while they shimmy and shake to retro SURF, EXOTICA, SOUL, MOTOWN, GARAGE, ROCK & ROLL, LATIN, BOOGALOO, DANCEHALL and more... All the while enjoying delicious authentic tiki cocktails made by our handsome bartenders of course, in a beautiful vintage Polynesian pop environment. It's a truly submersive experience. 
What more could you ask for on a Sunday?! 

Your dancers will be..
☆ PORTIA FAVRO
☆ NITE MARE
☆ SCARLET DELERIUM

NO COVER CHARGE. Show at 9!
Vancouver's only weekly retro Go-Go show!
*Don't forget to tip your lovely go go girls* 

Large group? Staff party or Birthday? Let us know we'd be happy to have you celebrate with us. 
The Shameful Tiki Room offers reservations. theshamefultikiroom@gmail.com*
More info on that here -> http://www.shamefultikiroom.com/reservations.html
MAHALO!

RSVP AT: https://www.facebook.com/events/288674464919792/

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Victoria B.C. - Pop Up Dance Workshops
May
13
1:00 PM13:00

Victoria B.C. - Pop Up Dance Workshops

There's just something about the Island vibes...join Portia Favro for two pop up dance workshops on Saturday, May 13 in Victoria, B.C.! 

BALLET SLAY - 1PM
This isn’t your average Ballet class. Join us for a fun, alternative take on the classic style - learn the fundamentals of Ballet while you build strength and technique (which you can apply to any dance class you take!)

After a Ballet Barre warm up, we’ll focus on various dance techniques, ranging from high kicks, fitness and freestyle movement.

This all-levels class will be set to popular music - think Beyonce, Drake, and many more. We want to slay the dance floor. Song requests welcome!

No formal Dance, Ballet or Fitness experience is required. 

WHAT TO WEAR: form-fitting dance or yoga clothes you can move in. Class can be done in dance slippers, barre socks, socks or bare feet. Hair is recommended to be pulled back and out of the face.

DANCE LIKE RIRI WORKSHOP - 2:15PM
Let’s work work work work on our moves with Portia Favro, celebrating one our our fave babes - Rihanna!

We’ll begin with a warm up guaranteed to get you sweating, strutting, and of course, some moves to work on that boo-tay - all set to a soundtrack of your fave Rhianna tracks.

We’ll finish off with a sexy piece of choreography - you’ll leave class feeling strong and channeling your inner Riri.

WHAT TO WEAR: form-fitting dance or yoga clothes you can move in - covering the knees is recommended.
Heels or runners are both welcome.

WHEN: Saturday, May 13
WERE: Alive - Victoria, B.C. 
COST: $25 per workshop OR both workshops for $40
(Ballet Slay 1-2PM & Dance Like RiRi 2:15-3:15PM)

Sign up at: http://bit.ly/2pGiCaJ

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AOS FEST Toronto
Apr
29
to Apr 30

AOS FEST Toronto

JOIN over 150 dancers from our:

* AOS Toronto
* AOS Newmarket
* AOS Durham
* AOS Etobicoke
* AOS Burlington
* AOS London

9 + sassy instructors will lead 150 dancers through mini-training sessions in heels dance, choreography, twerk, hip hop & heels, AOS drills, and more! Get your SASS on while a live DJ spins the hottest tracks in our unique club venue.

Workshop is open to all levels; ages 19+.
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COST:
Current AOS student (any location): 
$35 for OPEN LEVEL workshop
$20 for INTER/ADVANCED workshop
$50 for BOTH! 

or

General Admission: 
$40 for OPEN LEVEL workshop
$25 for INTER/ADVANCED workshop
$60 for BOTH! 

*Tax will be applied to all workshop registrations*
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VENUE:
Mod Club Theatre - 722 College St. 
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REGISTER NOW:
***Link Coming Soon***
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Date: Saturday, April 29th
Schedule:

11:30am- Doors open for registration
*
12:00-2:15pm: OPEN LEVEL Dance workshops
*
2:15-2:30pm: Break
*
2:30-4:00pm Intermediate/Advanced Dance workshops
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TEACHER LINE UP:

* Carla Catherwood: CEO/FOUNDER OF AOS
* Portia Favro: AOS VANCOUVER
* Meghan Smith & Courtney Odelein: AOS TORONTO
* Brittany- Brie D'Amico - AOS NEWMARKET
* Sarah Ellen: AOS LONDON
* Emma Dubinsky: AOS ETOBICOKE
* Brittany Lynn: AOS DURHAM
* SPECIAL GUEST TEACHER FOR INTER/ADVANCED WORKSHOP WILL BE ANNOUNCED SOON! 
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For more info:
admin@armyofsass.com

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/599057503618369/

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Bombshell Burlesque Workshop
Apr
23
1:00 PM13:00

Bombshell Burlesque Workshop

Want to release your inner Bombshell?

Join us for a 3-hour workshop with our Lead Instructor, resident pin-up and active member of the burlesque community, Portia Favro.

Expect a fun warm-up, heels drills, retro and modern music, and to get sweaty and sassy! This is a positive space for all body types, ages, and levels. You can wear heels to this class, and dress in anything that makes you feel comfortable.

Learn from our Pin-Up Pro:

Reveals and Tease work (bras, gloves, stockings)

Showgirl Bodyline Technique

Chair Choreography

and much more..

 

DATES:

Sunday, April 23, 2017

1-4pm Workshop

*20 minute lunch break given halfway through

This workshop will be taught at an OPEN LEVEL.

 

Please wear any heel you feel comfortable in, fitted clothing, and bring an extra bra + panty to play with.

Optional: gloves, stockings, robes, nighties, etc.

 

AOS Vancouver Current Members:

Earlybird - Before April 16 - $50 + GST

Regular Price - $65 +GST

General Public:

Earlybird - Before April 16th - $65 + GST

Regular Pricing $90 +GST

SIGN UP AT: https://portiabombshell.eventbrite.ca

Questions? Emails us!

Vancouver@armyofsass.com

www.ArmyofSass.com

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Go Go Bungalow - April 16 Easter Island Bunnies!
Apr
16
9:00 PM21:00

Go Go Bungalow - April 16 Easter Island Bunnies!

ALOHA! 
Come away with us and feast your eyes on our decked out go-go girls while they shimmy and shake to retro SURF, ROCKABILLY, EXOTICA, SOUL, MOTOWN, GARAGE, ROCK & ROLL, BOOGALOO and more... All the while enjoying delicious authentic tiki cocktails made by our handsome bartenders of course, in a beautiful vintage Polynesian pop environment. It's a truly submersive experience. 
What more could you ask for on a Sunday?! 

Your dancers will be
☆CHERRY ONTOP
☆PORTIA FAVRO
☆ **FRESH BLOOD** DONNA BOSS ROGERS

NO COVER. Show at 9.
Vancouver's only weekly retro Go-Go show!
*Don't forget to tip your lovely go go girls* 

Large group? Staff party or Birthday? Let us know we'd be happy to have you celebrate with us. 
The Shameful Tiki Room offers reservations. theshamefultikiroom@gmail.com*
MAHALO!

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Alice In Wonderland Burlesque at The Red Gate Revue Stage
Apr
15
8:00 PM20:00

Alice In Wonderland Burlesque at The Red Gate Revue Stage

Advance Tickets Available At: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2903344

Celebrating the debut of Vancouver Burlesque at the Red Gate Revue Stage on Granville Island, April O’Peel presents Alice in Wonderland Burlesque. Follow our talented and exciting performers down the rabbit hole in this burlesque re-imagining of Lewis Carroll’s classic tale of nonsense and fantasy. Our cast of classic characters from the whimsical world of Wonderland bring a magical, imaginative and sexy twist to one of the most beloved stories of all time. 


Featuring performances from:

Chastity Twist as Alice
Diva Fandango and What Surname as Tweedledee and Tweedledum
Little Miss Risk as The Jabberwocky
Miss Dee Twenty as The Pig Baby
Portia Favro as The Mad Hatter
Shane Sable as The Cheshire Cat
Susie Sweetcheeks as The White Rabbit
Tres Zukko as The Red Queen
Vixen Von Flex as The Caterpillar

Hosted by Mister Nickel as Lewis Carroll

Saturday April 15th
Doors at 8:00 PM | Show at 9:00PM
Tickets: $20 advance / $25 door
**Must be 19+ w/ID for entry and bar service**

Red Gate Revue Stage
1601 Johnston St. on Granville Island

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NSFW: Hip Hop Meets Striptease - 3 Year Anniversary!
Apr
14
8:00 PM20:00

NSFW: Hip Hop Meets Striptease - 3 Year Anniversary!

WARNING: NSFW (unless you're lucky enough to work at the Cobalt, that is). The following show WILL CONTAIN: Strong Sexual Content including Full Nudity, Coarse Language, and Graphic Displays of Making It Rain.

May we present, for your viewing and listening pleasure, the THIRD ANNIVERSARY of our down and dirty striptease and variety show set to an all hip hop and rap soundtrack! Expect to see full nude striptease, mic dropping rhymes, and burlesque entertainment.

Showcasing the talents of:

CHERRY ONTOP

PORTIA FAVRO

DIVA FANDANGO

CANDER

PLUS special performances from your hot as hell hosts:

VILLAINY LOVELESS & JUST CALL HER HEATHER

Booty dropping beats provided by:

DJ T

Stage Hustlers:

JACK STARKNESS & SASJA SMOLDERS

Raffle Babe:

ANDROSIA WILDE

Doors at 8:00PM // Show 9PM *SHARP*

***THIS IS AN EARLY SHOW***

Cover $15

$$$ Tipping the dancers is highly encouraged $$$
$$$ We offer a $1 bill exchange $$$

NSFW is proudly sponsored by Storm Brewing!

***PLEASE NOTE! Due to the scandalous nature and nudity levels of this event there will be professional appointed photographers with permission to shoot photos. Anyone else seen using a camera or phone to take pictures will be removed from the event. No discussion. Non-negotiable.***

Follow us on Instagram: @nsfwvan

 

 

https://www.facebook.com/events/266811753744693/

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Army of Sass presents: SNOW WHITE
Mar
30
to Apr 1

Army of Sass presents: SNOW WHITE

I am very excited to be making my return to the Army of Sass stage as the Evil Queen in "Snow White" this March in our Winter 2017 show! 

"Mirror mirror, on the wall, who is the fairest one of all?"
See this sexy avant-garde tale of SNOW WHITE come to life.. Army Of Sass style!
Will good prevail over evil? You'll have to come to the show to find out!

Army of Sass Vancouver presents: SNOW WHITE

When: Thursday, March 30 - Saturday, April 1
Where: Celebrities Nightclub -1022 Davie Street
Doors: 7:30pm | Show: 8:00pm (evening shows on March 30, 31, + April 1) 
Saturday, April 1 Matinee
Doors: 3:30pm | Show: 4:00pm

TICKETS WILL ONLY BE SOLD ONLINE (Link coming soon!) 
$20 Regular Tickets (General Admission) 
$35 Reserved Seated Tickets
$225 VIP Booths which seats 4 - table & bottle of champagne included
$25 tickets at the door (if we don’t pre-sell out)

19+ show
www.armyofsass.com/vancover 

 

https://www.facebook.com/events/1309315599106513/

 

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Army of Sass Spring 2017 Term
Mar
23
to Apr 7

Army of Sass Spring 2017 Term

  • Army of Sass - Vancouver (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

I'll be teaching the Privates 1 (beginner) and Lieutenants (Professional/Advanced) level for the Spring 2017 term! 

ARMY of SASS is a HEELS DANCE performance and training program in Canada. We are an all-inclusive community for adult dancers of all ages, sizes, backgrounds and levels – from beginner to professional. And we want YOU!

By joining the Army of Sass program, you’ll gain confidence and physical strength while improving your dance skills in our sassy heels style. When registered, you get two hours per week with one of our Sergeants of Sass (AOS teachers) in the appropriate level. The first hour is dedicated to DRILLS, the second hour is dedicated to learning CHOREOGRAPHY that you will showcase in a themed stage spectacular this June!

Our next show theme: DIVAS 

Sign up // more info here: http://armyofsass.com/vancouver/

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