Get in shape with Cancan Dancing!
Each Cardio-Cancan class starts with a ballet based warmup and stretching. Then we go over specific steps and techniques for cancan kick lines, traveling steps and turns. Finally, get your heart pumping with flirty cancan choreography! It’s so much fun, you won’t even realize you are working out!
ALL LEVELS OF FLEXIBILITY AND DANCE EXPERIENCE WELCOME!
This class has been designed to provide an introduction to classic ballet techniques in a comfortable environment for those who have never taken formal dance classes before. At the same time, experienced dancers will enjoy the sense of play, enjoyment and sensuality in the class, which can be hard to find in many traditional ballet studios.
For this class, you will want to bring a petticoat or full skirt, if you have one, and be sure to wear flat dance shoes you’ll feel be able to hop, kick and dance in, rather than heels!
All students in Cardio-Cancan classes are eligible to perform at Bombshell Betty shows around the Bay Area!
1420 Harrison Street
San Francisco, CA 94107
Register in full for $127 for 7 classes!
About the Instructor
Red Velvet, a life-long dancer, began studying dance at the age of 2. Proficient in tap, ballet, and jazz, Red Velvet continues to study new forms of dance such as samba and flamenco. Ms. Velvet began intensively studying Isadora Duncan dance in 1999, and began studying burlesque in 2008 with Bombshell Betty.
Red Velvet has performed extensively in musical theatre, performed throughout California, has studied and performed dance in New York, and has toured internationally. She has taught dance to adults and children, including training and teaching children to perform in professional musical theatre events.
Ms. Velvet currently performs Isadora Duncan dance, she has performed with the Hot Pink Feathers, Bombshell Betty’s Burlesqueteers, and Alegria Samba Dance Company. Red Velvet is also a prolific choreographer and can frequently be seen performing solo work at the Elbo Room in San Francisco and at many shows around the Bay Area.
Red Velvet is a co-artistic director of the “DIVA or Die” burlesque show (a production of DIVAfest) at the Exit Theater, and the co-creator of the burlesque plays “Rebel Without a Bra: A Burlesque Cabaret” and “At the White Rabbit Burlesque,” which were presented as part of DIVAfest 2013 and 2014, respectively.
Ms. Velvet has performed solo acts at the Texas Burlesque Festival, the Ohio Burlesque Festival, the Hollywood Burlesque Festival, the Carolina Burlesque Festival, The Great Burlesque Expo in Boston, and Girlesque 2014! in Toronto, Canada. Her act won “Most Humorous” at the Great Burlesque Expo 2014!