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Monkey Joe's Hosts Active Kids = Healthy Hearts

All Day

1850 Bryant Rd. Suite 120, Lexington, KY 40509
During August, Monkey Joe's will be raising funds for the American Heart Association through Active Kids = Healthy Hearts. Join us in support when you visit and help us reach our goal of 10,000 hours of jumping!
(859) 264-0405

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Burlesque Performer Training

1:30 - 3:30 PM, 6:00 - 8:00 PM and 8:30 - 10:30 PM

Defiance Studios, 1555 E New Circle Rd #182, Lexington, KY 40509
Are you interested in becoming a burlesque performer? Do you have a strong affinity for theatricality and glamour and all things Oh-La-La!? Well, you've come to the right place!

Learn the basics of burlesque performance from award-winning professionals in sixteen 2 hour classes that provide all the skills you will need to create a marketable stage identity, successful acts and glamorous costumes, all while gaining confidence and poise, expressing sensuality and creativity, and having fun! This course is also VERY beneficial for pole dancers/athletes, exotic dancers, and aerialists as it will help to expand your floor work skills while helping to give your performances a theatrical edge that audiences, booking agents and producers crave!

The first hour of class is comprised of lectures and demonstrations while the second hour of class is in the format of a traditional dance class, referred to as “theory” and “movement.”

Theory Topics:
-Burlesque History
-Creating a Stage Identity
-Creating an Act Concept
-Music & Musicality
-Developing Character
-Choreography & Choreography of Events
-Professional Networking
-Burlesque Politics & Social Theory
-Costuming Basics
-Connecting with the Audience
-Makeup for Stage & Photography
-Hairstyling for Stage & Photography
-And MORE!

Movement Topics:
-Body Flow
-Powerful Entrances & Exits
-Bumps
-Grinds
-Shimmies
-Dancing in High Heels
-Walks & Struts
-Turns
-Level Changes
-Kicks
-Extensions
-Glove & Stocking Peels
-Dancing with Boas
-Fan Dancing
-Chair Dancing
-Muscle Isolation
-Dancing with Props
-Tassel Twirling
-Creating Exciting Reveals
-And MORE!

Required materials:
-The Burlesque Handbook by Jo Weldon (hardcopy or digital acceptable)
-A pen and notebook for notes.
-Ballet slippers, jazz, or contemporary dance shoes of your choice.
-Please dress in form-fitting stretchy clothing that will be appropriate for moving around!

Choose from three time slots:
Tuesdays 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM
Tuesdays 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Tuesdays 8:30 PM to 10:30 PM

$480 for sixteen classes, $250 for eight classes, $130 for four classes, or $35 drop-in. Tuition assistance is available for those who qualify.
Siobhan Durham, 859-264-1117, kentuckyburlesque@gmail.com

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Thomson-Hood Veterans Picnic

11:00-2:00pm

Thomson-Hood Veterans Center, Wilmore, KY
Annual Picnic for veterans at the center and community veterans. Free Chik Fil A lunch for veterans. Car Show, Home Depot kids crafts, live music, kids games. "Brining Home the Wall" display of Vietnam POW/MIA veterans
Melissa Parsons Cell 859-509-7988

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