burlesque mind & body workshop
Join members of the Sizzling Sirens Burlesque Experience for a special one day workshop intended to strengthen and stretch your mind and body while providing you with confidence and choreography that will inspire you to take the stage (privately or publicly!).
Date: Sunday, June 17th
Time: 11am - 4pm
Location: Momentum Dance and Fitness, 2121 2nd St, Davis, CA 95618*
*Ask us about carpool options from Downtown Sacramento!
All levels of experience are welcome to join us! The routine portion of the workshop will be geared toward beginners, with variations offered for more experienced performers. The first two sessions will be enjoyable and challenging for anyone, so arrive ready to work up a healthy sweat!
11am - Welcome by Jay Siren
11:15am - Groove Yoga with Katy Karma
12:15pm - Shake That Sass! With Sass Herass
1pm - Lunch Break
1:30pm - Developing Stage Presence + Routine Choreography By Jay Siren
4pm - Workshop Conclusion
June 17th Workshop Registration Form
we suggest you bring:
- Bottled Water
- Yoga mat
- Lunch (light, healthy snacks will be available at the studio)
- Comfortable, sturdy heels you feel confident moving in (we will dance both barefoot and in shoes)
- Satin gloves (a limited amount will be available for student use if you don’t have any)
- Front closure reveal item - robe, button up or zipper blouse, jacket or cardigan, etc
Groove Yoga with Katy Karma
Gain strength, flexibility and increase awareness of your body while freeing your mind to have fun during Groove Yoga! Katy will help you mentally energize while connecting to your body in this specialty session combining Vinyasa flow, simple massage techniques and a little grooving in between postures to help identify and work out everyday holding patterns. This is NOT your typical yoga experience - come ready to connect your mind to your body in a way that will prepare you for the rest of the day!
Shake That Sass! with Sass Herass
Sass likes to move it move it, and we hope you do too! This session will get your heart rate up and your rump down low as Sass runs you through a full body dance experience. With less focus on choreography, and more focus on movement and musicality, get ready to shake that SASS!
Stage Presence + Routine Choreo with Jay Siren
Draw out your inner Siren with sizzling tips and tricks for developing your energy and persona on stage in the final session of this workshop. Review a vocabulary of basic burlesque style movements, then apply them in a choreographed mini-routine created specifically for this class!
Katy Karma has been a member of the Sizzling Sirens since 2011, and holds both Neuromuscular Therapy and Yoga certifications. She has been a bodyworker for 10 years, developing her own practice over the past 6, and has been obsessed with dance for a lifetime. As a yoga instructor Katy seeks to fuse the various disciplines she specializes in, offering her students a mind/body experience geared toward connecting thought processes to your physical self, while administering that awareness on a level that is framed in a fun, funky and empowering environment.
Sass Herass has been a member of the Sizzling Sirens since 2010, and is a high energy, highly comedic entertainer with over 20 years of dance training to back up her over-the-top on stage presence. While she enjoys the glamour and beauty of burlesque, Sass also loves creating characters who reflect the art's vaudevillian roots. Ranging from showgirl to lobster to slice of pizza, she loves the genre flexibility the art offers.
Jay Siren created the Sizzling Sirens Burlesque Experience in 2008 to offer a new outlet for burlesque and variety performance in Sacramento. She is an event producer, emcee and performer who delivers a powerhouse of sizzle every time she steps on stage.