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Friday, May 16, 2008

Coney Island Burlesque Workshop

coney island burlesqueNew Burlesque Workshop with Professor Jo Boobs

Burlesque Master Class
Tuition: $350

Summer 2008
Tuesdays, July 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
6 PM to 9 PM

Coney Island USA and the New York School of Burlesque brings you a master class worthy of the name! Get in on the feathery, fringey, glittery fun! Learn how to put together a dazzling and entertaining burlesque act from Jo Weldon, the performer voted “Performer Who Most Makes You Want to Get Naked” and "Best Bump N Grinder" at the New York Burlesque Festival! You’ll start with a bang and have the opportunity to start workshopping your act with New York’s premier burlesque performers from day one.

There will be incredible guest teachers, such as NYU Professor Dr. Lukki, Bambi the Mermaid, Bunny Love, Amber Ray, World Famous *BOB*, Dirty Martini, Tigger, Julie Atlas Muz, Kate Valentine, Angie Pontani, Matt Mohr, and other spectacular performers who have made their careers out of being fabulous, glamourous, and funny.

In addition to hands-on training, students will discuss the history of burlesque and watch clips of burlesque performances. Readings will be
provided. This year's Master Class will get to perform their student showcase as part of the leendary Burlesque at the Beach series in Coney Island!

For updates about which teachers are participating, visit

Master Class Producer Jo “Boobs” Weldon is the Founder and Headmistress of the New York School of Burlesque. She has been awarded the title of "Best Teacher" in Arts and Entertainment in the Village Voice, and Best Burlesque Teacher and Mentor at the New York Burlesque Festival. She has coordinated the Burlesque Master Class at Coney Island for three years. She also produces The Follies Fromage, a burlesque show in which all the numbers are based on cheese, at Coney Island every summer. She has been a featured performer in Margaret Cho's "Sensuous Woman" variety show, and served as choreographer and consultant on the "Victor/Victrola" episode of Gossip Girl. She also toured with the Sex Workers' Art Show, performing in 33 cities in 35 days, and has worked as the judging co-ordinator for the Miss Exotic World Pageant in Las Vegas.

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