Technique, Practice, Showmanship, and Costumes, with Jo Weldon
Created by New York City-based burlesque star and the Headmistress of the New York School of Burlesque, Jo Weldon’s Burlesque Chair Dance instructional video program is a treasure chest of skills and techniques for aspiring burlesque performers ready to start building their stage repertoire.
Jo teaches two burlesque chair dance routines - a soft romantic dance focusing on classic sexy and flirty burlesque moves and sensual poses, and a slightly faster and more challenging sassy dance with a lot of burlesque bopping, bumping, and grinding. The chair is a great dance prop allowing the performer to showcase her grace and sensuality at any level of fitness and dance skill. It will also help you improve your flexibility and coordination, and build up the strength necessary for a stage performance.
Jo offers detailed technique instruction to give your chair dance performance a competent, truly graceful and dancerly look: Torso and leg angles to maintain elegant body lines, footwork and arm trajectories for smooth and expressive movement, and well-resolved transitions for an effortless vibrant flow of dance.
Acclaimed for her instruction in burlesque and striptease showmanship, Jo generously shares pointers for getting the most out of every dance move, dressing it up with sexy body language and classic accents such as hair tosses. She also provides information about burlesque costuming suitable for chair dance, basic burlesque striptease technique, and other techniques and ideas to help you build your own unique chair dance act.
Jo Weldon's spectacular Burlesque Chair Dance program is accessible to any fitness level, no prior dance experience necessary.