Telling the Right Story: How to Write an Unforgettable Burlesque Number

So, you’ve got this great idea or you’ve found the song you absolutely must dance to. How do you go about putting together an impactful story? Don’t miss the mark, leave out a beat, or turn your number into a cute — but confusing — inside joke. In this session, we’ll discuss methods for mapping out a dance that tells the story you mean to tell, from props, to costumes, to music, to dance. Come armed with your great ideas so you can leave this session with a map for writing your next big signature number.   Lecture
Feb. 11, 2017, 1 p.m. - 2 p.m.
William Dawes B

About the Teacher - DeeDee Queen

DeeDee Queen is a drag queen trapped in a cis-woman’s body—a performing woman who is performing “woman.” DeeDee Queen is rewriting her story, disrupting Diet Culture, and taking down the patriarchy by taking off her clothes in body positive burlesque, pole dance, and drag performances and classes around California’s Bay Area (and beyond!). She recently took home a gold medal for “Entertainment” at the Pacific Pole Championships, and is a certified Pole Level 1 instructor through Elevated Education. She currently teaches body positive burlesque classes in person and over Skype.