Sculpt + Sizzle

Tuesday Evenings at the Vancouver Burlesque Centre

6-7 pm

http://www.vancouverburlesquecentre.ca/

Description:  Ariel Helvetica will take you through a dance based arm, bum + ab sculpting workout.   Be prepared to feel those buns burn!  In this 1 hour class Ariel will take you through a full warm up and stretch, all while keeping that body moving.    Class will include across the floor movement using your whole body in a fit and fantastic way.   All levels welcome. 

What to wear or bring:   Please wear comfortable clothing that you can move, sweat and dance in.   Preferably nothing too baggy.  Class will be done in bare feet but if you prefer shoes that is fine as well.  Please bring water to stay hydrated while we sweat it out! 


Work Your Showgirl Heels

Vancouver Burlesque Centre - See website for dates!

Join Ariel Helvetica in her new "Work Your Showgirl Heels" workshop. In this 1.5 hour workshop Ariel will teach you how to work your heels like a pro. Learn how to pick the right type of shoe for your own unique self, and get tips on where to get the right heel for you. Gain confidence, grace and poise while embracing the heels you choose. Ariel will help you with balance and posture in a series of across the floor work along with stretches and exercises to take your heel game to the next level. 

What to bring:
- your favourite pair of heels that you feel comfortable in.
- your dream heels that you want to feel confident in.

Pre-registration required! $25

http://www.vancouverburlesquecentre.ca/workshops-2/


Can Can Kick It 

See Vancouver Burlesque Centre website for dates!

Did you know "Can Can" means scandal in French?  This high-energy dance originated in the working class ballrooms of Paris and eventually became a highly choreographed routine lasting 10 minutes or more.  In Ariel's  "Can Can Kick It" class you will learn the suggestive, provocative and high kicking dance move that was once considered "shocking".  Come learn from professional high-kicker Ariel Helvetica who has performed the Can Can on stages in France and around the world. 

This class is for all levels, and is perfect for those looking to increase flexibility and strength.  

What to wear or bring:
You may bring a small character heel or boot and bring an ankle length skirt but not a necessity.  And come ready to kick-it!

Dates :
March-  12, 19, 26 and April 2 - Thursdays 7:30-9:00

Cost : $100

Pre-registration required: www.vancouverburlesquecentre.ca


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Stretching for Showgirls 

See Vancouver Burlesque Centre website for dates!

Take your bendy skills to the next level with Ariel Helvetica in her 1.5 hour "Stretching for Showgirls" workshop. In this workshop Ariel will take you through a delicious and deep stretch routine aimed to elongate muscles and increase your flexibility. These stretches will assist in improving your posture and balance, and is extremely helpful for reducing stress levels and tension. 

All levels welcome! Please wear clothing you can stretch comfortably in.

Pre-registration required! $25

http://www.vancouverburlesquecentre.ca/workshops-2/


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Ballet Bootycamp 

See Vancouver Burlesque Centre Website for current workshop dates! 

Join Ariel Helvetica for her 4 week "Ballet for Your Booty"  progressive where you will use the power of ballet to tone your bodacious booty.     Ariel will teach you a series of movements using the ballet barre and floor focusing on core strength and sculpting.   Forget what you thought about ballet and come get down with Ariel in this fun and effective work out.  You will be plie and tendu-ing to the sounds of your favorite 90s music, no piano ballads here!    

This class is ideal for all levels and body types who want to strengthen posture and achieve a whole body (especially the booty!) workout. 

Ariel has been training in ballet since she could walk and has trained extensively at the Edmonton School of Ballet, Royal Winnipeg Ballet School and Banff Center for the Arts.  She also danced professionally for 6 years abroad dazzling audiences in 45 countries along the way.  

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


Can Can Kick It - 4 Week Progressive - SOLD OUT

Description:
Did you know "Can Can" means scandal in French?  This high-energy dance originated in the working class ballrooms of Paris and eventually became a highly choreographed routine lasting 10 minutes or more.  In Ariel's  "Can Can Kick It" class you will learn the suggestive, provocative and high kicking dance move that was once considered "shocking".  Come learn from professional high-kicker Ariel Helvetica who has performed the Can Can on stages in France and around the world.   This 4 week progressive will also have a performance opportunity at this July's VBC Presents at Guilt + Co.  This class is for all levels, and is perfect for those looking to increase flexibility and strength.  

What to wear or bring:
You may bring a small character heel or boot and bring an ankle length skirt but not a necessity.  And come ready to kick-it!

Class limited to 12 students.  

Dates: Mondays

June 23, July 7, 14, + 21

Optional Performance at Guilt + Co: July 22

Time: 6:00-7:30 PM

Cost: $100


Broadway Tease with Ariel Helvetica + Ruthe Ordare - SOLD OUT

What do fishnets, bodysuits, high kicks & jazz hands have in common? They're the necessities of a steamy, bringing a saucy new progressive focused on "all that jazz"! 
This four week progressive will be rooted in classic jazz exercises and choreography and include an optional group performance at the April 22nd VBC Presents Student Showcase. 
 
For our spring session we'll be doing an ode to the master of sensual movement; get ready for some Bob Fosse realness with Sweet Charity's classic "Hey Big Spender"!
 
This number will be non-strip; students will not perform any clothing peels on stage.  This class is open to beginners and advanced students, no previous dance or performance experience is necessary.

March 8, 22, 29, April 5
1:30-3:00pm
$100
Max 12 students
All levels welcome - no prior dance experience necessary
Non-strip; performance at VBC Student Showcase April 22nd, 2014

Register at:  SOLD OUT- stay tuned for more dates

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