The BHoF Finishing School, powered by BurlyCon, Presents
 My life interviews with Burlesque's Living Legends from the mid-twentieth century 
and
New this year - BHoF titleholder classes!


Interviews and classes are held during the Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekend in Las Vegas with a focus on lifestyle, skills, and history. 

My Life Interviews are a fantastic opportunity to receive information passed on directly from one of our most finite resources: Living Legends. 
BHoF titleholder classes give you a chance to learn skills from icons in the burlesque industry.  As you soak up their expertise, your class entry fee pays for backstage tech food for our legends and staff during the Titans of Tease tech rehearsal. If you have ever been part of a burlesque production, you know how hard it is to find time to eat on show day. So our titleholding instructors, BurlyCon and BHoF are bringing the food to the legends show tech day.


Titleholder classes are Friday, June 3, 2022 between 9:15 am - 12:45 pm PST.
My life legend interviews are Saturday, June 4, 2022 between 10:30 am - 2:00 pm PST.

*** TITLEHOLDER CLASSES *** 
FRIDAY, June 3, 2022 9:15 am - 12:45 pm
WHERE: JACKSON SQUARE


Dance Party Recovery Stretch and Strength presented by Dahlia Fatale, Best Debut 2019

Friday, June 3, 2022
9:15 am-10:15 am  Room: Jackson Square
Class Price: $35

Whether you spent too much time at the afterparty or are just looking to get your day going, join Dahlia for a one-hour stretch and strength. We will address hip, back and shoulder flexibility and strength training in a way that keeps you moving throughout the weekend. Class is for people of all levels and modifications will be available. Sitting and standing are required. Bring knee pads or something soft for your knees. Come comfortable with stretchy clothes.

Dahlia Fatale is a traveling, award-winning burlesque performer, contortionist and instructor. She teaches weekly classes at home in Chicago and has taught workshops across the US and Canada. As an instructor, Dahlia brings together a unique perspective built on years of dance training, as well as circus training and anatomy education (yes, she's touched muscles from the inside too!). She believes that movement is for all humans and loves watching students learn new and different ways to move their bodies.
Instagram: @dahliafatale
www.dahliafatale.com


 

IT TAKES TWO presented by 2 TO FLY, Best Small Group 2016 (2 TO FLY), Best Large Group 2018 (Boys Night Revue) and Mr. Exotic World 2019 (Joshua Dean)

Friday, June 3, 2022
10:30 am-11:30 am  Room: Jackson Square
Class Price: $35 per person ($70 for two, $105 for three)

Bring some acro into your tease. In this workshop you will learn some basic partner acrobatics that can be used in a variety of burlesque styles. The class will culminate in a combo of dance and acro taught to you by the acrobatic teasers themselves. You must sign up with a partner to enjoy this fun. Modifications will be provided and we will do our best to make sure everyone has fun and learns something new. No prior knowledge of acro needed, but people must sign up as a duo or trio.

2 TO FLY is the duo creation of performers Ben Franklin and Joshua Dean. Together, they create burlesque and variety performance acts that have dazzled audiences around the globe utilizing aerial and ground circus acrobatics and combining them with strong storytelling and comedy.  These modern vaudevillians host their monthly circus and variety show, Big Top, in NYC, and  have headlined festivals in the US, Canada, and Europe.
Instagram - @2toflyburlesque, @aerialjosh, @iambenfranklin



ART OF FREESTYLE presented by RedBone, Best Troupe 2006 (Wham Bam Thank You Ma'am), 1st Runner Up Miss Exotic World 2019

Friday, June 3, 2022
11:45 am - 12:45 pm  Room: Jackson Square
Class Price: $35

Anyone can achieve freestyling, in fact you already do it every day! When it comes to dancing, the key is confidence in your movement and trusting that you are fabulous. We will practice relying on what you have in your movement arsenal and letting the music, people and surrounding vibes inspire you at any given moment. We will also play with timing, space and energy to create an even more over the top, dynamic performance. This class is designed for all levels of dance experience focusing on Cabaret/Burlesque inspired movements and will consist of a warm up, movement drills and exercises, choreographic elements, freestyle period and cool down.

Be prepared with:

  • Notebook
  • Dance heels
  • Knee pads
  • Water
  • Optional - video camera (you may want to record your movement ideas and use them for choreography later)

 'Internationally known, Minnesota grown' RedBone is one of the biggest names in burlesque! She began traveling the world as one of the Wham Bam Thank You Ma’ams, backing up the infamous Foxy Tann in her quest for world domination in 2005. RedBone has featured at Viva Las Vegas Rockabilly Weekend, is the 2019 reigning 'Princess of Burlesque' of The Miss Exotic World competition at The Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekender in Las Vegas and 2016-2021 made 21st Century Burlesque Magazine Top 50 Most Influential Industry Figures!!

Cyclone RedBone is also co-founder of The Nudie Nubie’s Show -- An Amateur Reveal established in 2013 designed to support & elevate the 4 years and under generation of teasers. Since 2014, RedBone has made it a priority to prevent ashiness by glamorously & naturally hydrating the skin of humans across the globe with her product Glam Jam -- an all-natural glitter lotion stick aka “Glo-tion For Your Motion".
RedBone “The Cyclone of Burlesque” | www.redbone.biz | IG: @redbonempls


*** LIVING LEGEND INTERVIEWS *** 
SATURDAY, June 4, 2022 10:30 am - 2:00 pm
WHERE: JACKSON SQUARE


Gina Bon Bon: 2022 BHoF Living Legend of the Year's Las Vegas Interview 

Saturday, June 4, 2022 
10:30 am-11:30 am  Room: Jackson Square
Price to attend: $45
Interviewer: Kiki Mustang

Join BHoF's 2022 Living Legend of the Year Gina Bon Bon for an intimate conversation about her life and career to date.
Born in Cuba, Gina Bon Bon started out her career as a rhumba dancer. Her career as a burlesque dancer, which Gina Bon Bon’s sultry bedroom eyes and sizzle were much more suited, started in 1965 when she was a chorus girl at Lou Walter’s Latin Quarter in New York City as a member of the Latin Fire all-Latin Revue. From there she moved on to be a featured dancer on burlesque circuits all over the United States and Canada. During her career, which included starring in burlesque theaters shows like Minsky’s Follies and HBO’s Burlesque, USA, Gina Bon Bon has performed alongside burlesque stars like Tempest Storm, Dusty Summers, Camille 2000, and more. While she officially retired from dancing in 1991, she continued appearing in television and theater. Currently she lives in Las Vegas and has become an artist, creating a collection of paintings of stars of burlesque.


Tina Pratt: Legendary Life Story & Discussion

Saturday, June 4, 2022
11:45 am-12:45 pm  Room: Jackson Square
Price to attend: $45

Join Tina Pratt for an in-depth discussion of her life and experiences as an African American Burlesque star. Performing throughout the 1950s and into the 1970s, Tina worked within the segregated "Chitlin’" circuits across the United States and Canada and toured through Amsterdam, Germany, and Switzerland. Despite experiencing discrimination and prejudice, Tina pursued her love of burlesque and had an expansive tap dance career - including her Broadway debut at age 53! Tina will share her incredible stories as well as open up the room for questions. She looks forward to meeting new performers and discovering their shared histories.

Born in 1935 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Tina Pratt began her dance career as the first African American student at the Mamie Barth Dance Academy at the age of 6. Entering the burlesque scene in the 1950s, Tina pursued the art form into the early 1970s. She danced in the segregated clubs of Cleveland, Detroit, Buffalo, Boston, Baltimore and even as far as Great Falls, Montana. She also performed internationally with guest spots in Montreal, Amsterdam, Germany, and Switzerland. During that time Tina co-founded the Show Biz Association of Producers in Boston, and also founded the Fou-Chee Dancers, an Afro-Cuban dance team. Tina still has a great passion for burlesque and especially its unique, complex history with performers of color. Tina is based in Bronx, NY.




Jack Cione: A Fireside Chat with a Burlesque Nightclub Owner

Saturday, June 4, 2022
1:00 pm-2:00 pm  Room: Jackson Square
Price to attend: $45
Interviewer: Rick Quan

He owned and operated 12 nightclubs in Honolulu during the ’60s, ’70s and ’80s, including the infamous Forbidden City.   His clubs hosted dozens of celebrity appearances including Judy Garland, Pearl Bailey, Wayne Newton and Redd Fox.

  • Friday, June 3, 2022
    9:15 am - 10:15 am
    Room: Jackson Square

  • Friday, June 3, 2022
    10:30 am - 11:30 am
    Room: Jackson Square

  • Friday, June 3, 2022
    11:45 am - 12:45 am
    Room: Jackson Square

  • Saturday, June 4, 2022
    10:30 am - 11:30 am
    Room: Jackson Square

  • Saturday, June 4, 2022
    11:45 am - 12:45 pm
    Room: Jackson Square

  • Saturday, June 4, 2022
    1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
    Room: Jackson Square

  • Attend all three BHoF Titleholder classes!

  • Attend all three living legend interviews!

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