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NEW Beginner Burlesque Workshop – Chester

Presented by Candy & Chrome, with Guest Instructor Lola Lashes

Learn the ‘Art Of Tease’ and have some fun just fully embracing being a vibrant, confident, sensual WOMAN with us in this 2 hour Easter themed workshop.

Pre-Requisites:  None whatsoever.  Anyone can try this class.


WHAT YOU WILL LEARN:

A fully choreographed, sexy Burlesque routine, designed to engage and excite your audience!  This routine has been choreographed with the intention for you to later perform it for your special someone.

During your Easter routine, the instructor will teach you:

To walk with power, prowess and confidence
Poses that command attention and show off your form
Chair work that that will engage and tantalize your viewer
Sexy shoe removal
Classic Burlesque, playful stocking removal
Sensual garment removal, prop work and how to perfectly execute ‘The Big Reveal’!

Use of props will be offered to incorporate into your routine, but it is not essential that you do, sometimes simple is best!  And as Candy & Chrome standard, you will have plenty of freedom, suggestions and support for personalisation, and expressing yourself.  Tailor it YOUR WAY!

WHAT TO BRING:

For this workshop you will need:

BUNNY EARS & TAIL SET – It’s Easter after all, and the theme is ‘Hunny Bunny’.  Ear & tail sets are currently around the £3-£6 mark in just about any shop or online store.  Ebay is always a winner.
A LARGE CARROT – For prop work!
SHOES – Something easy to walk in, and easy to slip off!  So no buckles or straps to faff with!
STOCKINGS – Hold-up’s or Suspenders – choose your weapon!
LBD – (Little Black Dress) Something slinky, sexy and easy to slip out of!  Ideally a silk slip night dress would be perfect (Primark have really nice ones at a very reasonable price right now!), or something halter neck perhaps?
UNDER ARMOUR – A corset is fine if your a seasoned expert, but otherwise you may prefer a sexy matching two piece, a body suit, or something even more fruity… if you dare!

**Upon completing your payment (booking) you are agreeing with the Terms & Conditions set out here.**

Product Review: The Body Shop’s Body Yoghurt

The Quest for Pole Friendly Moisturisers…

As you know by now, dry skin won’t grip the pole, and freshly moisturised skin makes for a slippery death trap.  Moisturising on the day of pole is tricky!  and until recently only two products across the country have been widely tested by pole dancers and found to be agreeable – Vaseline Essential Moisture and The Body Shop’s Body Sorbet.

The Body Sorbet was the favorite of the two as it is an Aloe based product, plus of course The Body Shop historically have a great reputation of being an all-round good brand for being cruelty free, fair trade and charity backing.

But sadly, the beloved pole friendly Body Sorbet is being discontinued.

DUN DUN DUUUUUUUNNNNN!

(Fade in a chorus of crying pole dancers everywhere!).

But cry not – because they ARE replacing it with the product which I’ve tested today. BUT… does it work?

Here’s my little review of

The Body Shop’s Body Yoghurt

In my personal opinion: YES!

Body Yoghurt is a water based creme, which soaks into the skin in an instant! It’s glorious! I completely slathered myself in it on the afternoon before pole and had absolutely NO PROBLEM sticking to the pole!

My skin felt better hydrated than the original Body Sorbet, and we’re finding that this delightfully smooth and slightly gel like creme glides onto the skin with no effort at all, and just isn’t grainy like the sorbet was.

The Body Shop describe this as a lighter version of their Body Butter for day wear, and as such, one of the ingredients therefore contains an oil base.

It’s being said by some other testers that because of this, not everyone is getting on as well with it, so the chances are this may be a bit hit n miss and not for EVERYONE, so all we can do here is try try try and not take just one person’s word for it.

It comes in a whole range of delicious flavours and scents, and because it’s The Body Shop, it’ll be difficult for you to choose just one as they are all absolutely DIVINE! But if you are in store, pop up to the counter and ASK for some samples to try as they do have sachets of it hidden away!

Best of all though, it’s cruelty free, Organic and Fair Trade as standard but it’s also…

100% Veeeeeeeegaaaan!

Some folks have been testing it directly onto hands and just before pole to use as a grip aid with some success too, but I haven’t tried it this way myself yet, so I’ll update this when I have. But for now…

I LIKES IT!

Christmas Themed Beginner Burlesque Course

Learn the ‘Art Of Tease’…

And have some fun just fully embracing being a vibrant, confident, sensual WOMAN with us!

This class is available to anyone and everyone! You don’t need to be a pole student or have had any experience before.

4 Weeks for £40
1 Hour a week, every Friday at 6:30pm

Brought to you by Candy & Chrome Pole Dance

Club Moativation
Crowne Plaza Hotel
Trinity Street
Chester
CH1 2BD


 

About The Course…

WEEK 1 – BRING HEELS!

Can’t walk in heels?
No problem – Week 1 is all about the strut! How to walk into a room and command attention! Various walks and poses will be covered, as well as basic moves, signature moves, and chair prop work!

If you’ve done this before, we will recap, hone your skills and style out a new walks and poses that reflect your Christmas character or personality!

In this session, we will discuss props, poses, and outfits ready for next week.

You’ll also learn a little about the history of Burlesque and be given research pointers.

What parts of you do you want to showcase? How do you want to look? Who is your audience? Who is your character and what is she like?

 

WEEK 2 – Santa Baby!

It’s time to start your routine! We are working with Santa Baby by Ertha Kitt, to help bring the seasonal sensuality out of you!

You will follow a classic Burlesque routine involving the chair of course, which will be tailored further down the line with your own individual choices of garment removal, props etc… based on your chosen personality and style.

Will you go for tinsel titties? Mistletoe kisses? Red crushed velvet and white fur trims? Red and white striped stockings? A full sized candy cane? Christmas champagne? Are you an Elf? Or a prancing Reindeer? Have you been nice? Or are you on Santa’s naughty list?!

Everything plays a role in your own personal routine so have a good think about what you’d like to use, how you’d like to use it and what makes sense.

If you’ve done a course with us before, remember what you learned and incorporate as much as you can!

 

WEEK 3 – BRING YOUR OUTFIT

In this session, you will complete your routine, master garment removal, do more character work and fully test drive the props and outfits to make sure they are easy enough to carry and remove etc… taking out anything that isn’t working for you and tweaking bits until you look AND feel nothing less than FABULOUS!

If you’ve done a course with us before, as a confidence exercise we will briefly perform your routines for the newbies, as well as have some brief confidence coaching.

 

WEEK 4 – THE FINALE!

In the last session, you will finish and practise the full routine, perform it and we will record you (for your own personal use!).

But are you bold enough to practise it at home and perform it for someone special?

Do let us know!

Burlesque is BACK!

Back by Popular Demand…

Our first Beginner Burlesque Mini Course was so much fun and such a success that you’ve demanded we put it back on.   So we have!

Our Next Burlesque Course

Will start on Friday the 7th of September at 6:30pm!

Book Now!

In the meantime, enjoy these few pictures from the last course…

 

        

         

 

Special Offer!!!

Buy now and get £10 off your course fee!!!

Since our last Beginner course of 2016 was a sell-out, we now have a waiting list for our first 2017 courses.

Well …. as a thank you for your patience – I am offering a £10 discount to anyone who buys NOW for the January Beginner courses.

Book & Pay in November & December 2016, and get your January 2017 course a little bit cheaper!

Book & Pay NOW!



Beginner Level Special Offer: £70


2017 FREE Taster session dates added!

Got your new diary for 2017 yet?  Here’s your first event of the year …

And it’s FREEEEEE!!!!

Try it, you might like it!

This is just a one-off lesson and would suit anyone who is just curious and not quite ready to commit to a full course. It will give you a good idea about what is involved and what pole dancing is all about!

We hold a FREE taster session every month at our studio in Chester, to enable you to try before you buy.  Keep an eye on our calendar, or to keep informed about when we will hold our next free open day event, please join our mailing list.

Although we say FREE …. it sort of isn’t.

What we mean is, we DO NOT ACCEPT YOUR CASH for this session, but we WOULD LIKE PAYMENT, in the form of a donation.  You can choose to pay via bringing either:

A couple of cans of dog food
A tube of toothpaste
Some socks
A pair of gloves
A couple of packets of baby wipes
A beanie hat
Cupa soup
Tinned goods
A packet of tea
Or coffee
Or a bag of sugar
A bar of soap
A shower gel or shampoo
A toothbrush
A hair brush
An old blanket
A pillow
Or any warm clothes that you just don’t wear

 

The items collected from our FREE taster sessions are donated to Chester’s homeless city mission, or when we can, we will try to get out on the streets at night ourselves and hand out your goods to people who need them.

Thank You.

Gift Vouchers are available NOW!

Huzzah!  Just in time for Christmas ….

Gift vouchers are now available to buy for your pole-crazed lady friends!

We have kept it nice and simple – there are only TWO vouchers to choose from – The £40 voucher, which means that your girl is entitled to a place on ANY of our fabulous 4 week group courses – and she has all year to book a place – but booking in advance IS essential.

Or if you’re feeling flash – We also offer the £80 voucher which buys her a generous 8 week course of group pole lessons.

 

The £40 Voucher can be purchased HERE, and looks like this:

 

 

 

And the &80 voucher can be purchased HERE, and looks like this:

 

 

Christmas sorted!

Halloween tracks added to our Pole Playlist section…

Selecting pole tracks is an art form …

You can’t just throw in any old tune.  Oh no no no.

So our pole playlists are carefully hand picked from the universe, just for you.

The Halloween pole playlist has a good mix of spooktacular tracks, with dark, sexy undertones – just the way we like it! Even Dracular himself would have a ‘hard time’ containing his excite.

We’ve tried to get in a bit of everything – from rock to dance, to trap and dirty dubstep.  There’s one or two classics thrown in there, plus some remixes of course, but this list is mostly fresh, modern, dirty sexy, and with minimal helpings of spook-cheese.

Anyway …. Enjoy! …

Dan Owen – Witching Hour
Mourning Ritual – Bad moon rising
Pop Evil – Deal with the devil
Royal Blood – Ten tonne skeleton
Five Finger Death Punch – House of the rising sun
Alice Cooper – Feed my Frankinstein

Volbeat – The Devil’s bleeding crown
The Black Keys – Howlin for you
China Anne McClain – Calling all the monsters
The Brothers Bright – Blood on my name
Pelle K – Come little children
Kip Tyler – She’s my witch
Jace Everett – Bad things
ACDC – Hells bells
Rob Zombie – Dragula
Marilyn Manson – I put a spell on you
Rob Zombie – Living dead girl
London Grammar – Devil inside
Nekromantix – Trick or Treat
The Swingin Neckbreakers – No costume, no candy
Fever Ray – The wolf
Royal Blood – Little monster
Marilyn Manson – The Devil beneath my feet
Lucette – Black is the colour
ACDC – Highway to hell
Arum Rae – I’m smoke

Our Masterclass with …

Miss Sally Ann Giles!

So this weekend just gone, myself and my super hot number 2 Darryl went to have a masterclass with none other than SAG!

OMGZ!

I’m still calming down right now but needless to say we loved every minute and I will happily recommend burning your money on something like this in the future if the occasion arises because it is well worth it! (Maybe we should invite her to Candy & Chrome Chester sometime?)

Sally is not only a strong warrior woman (see video for proof!), but she is also a strong instructor too.  I think I would marry her someday.  I said that out loud didn’t I?

[quote float=”left”]Everything you do with pole, is all about the ‘push and pull’.  Any time your hand is above your shoulder, it’s a power lift, any time your hand is low, it’s a supportive push.[/quote]Anyhoo – I walked away very happy because Sally’s teaching style is very similar to mine, and it was nice to have someone like her confirm a lot (like 99%) of what I say to you girls in class, and it was nice to be in the role reversal of being a student under her.

I have (as always!) made notes of what we have learned and the technique behind it Continue reading “Our Masterclass with …”

Burlesque Master Class with Rodnay James (aka Mr Burlesque) – Chester

MR BURLESQUE IS BAAAAAAACK!!!

Saturday 27th April – 12-3:30pm

(ish, allow 1/2 an hour extra for Diva time) 


@ Candy & Chrome Pole Dance Studio, The Crowne Plaza, Chester.

The only place in the North West to host a Burlesque masterclass, Candy & Chrome will once again be lifting it’s skirts to let Rodney James back in!
How can this class make you feel utterly fabulous? You can view the video’s of last year’s event here and see for yourself!  This masterclass is for anyone, you don’t have to be a student at Candy & Chrome, you don’t have to be a pole dancer – if this is your thing, or if you just want to DO IT then join us, we welcome anyone to this event. Continue reading “Burlesque Master Class with Rodnay James (aka Mr Burlesque) – Chester”