TEASE WITH TOM HARLOW
DURATION: 2 - 3 HOURS
OPEN TO ALL GENDERS, BODIES & ABILITIES 18+
* Comfortable clothing that you can easily move in.
* High heels that you feel comfortable to perform in
* Spare bra or a spare shirt and tie
* Fabric / feather boa or a large scarf
* Bottled water
(Please feel free to bring along any props or costume pieces you may want help with and please be aware no actual stripping or removal of clothes will take place during the class except the removal of the shirt/spare bra which will be worn over your clothing)
In the first hour we will focus on looking at techniques used in burlesque such as isolated movements, walking, posing, bump & grind technique and floorwork . You will also learn how to hit flattering angles for the stage and in photos.
In the second we will be using the techniques we have just previously learnt in a choreographed routine which will also include basic boa techniques and some simple chair work too.
In the final and third hour of the class we will be focusing on how to turn all that we have learnt into an actual performance. Tom will teach performance based skills and techniques used by himself and many performers to develop the basic techniques and choreography into a fully realised performance. Tom will touch on character work, personas, entering and exiting the stage as well as working with each student individually to help them reach their best onstage self.
EXPERIENCE & QUALIFICATIONS
Tom Harlow is an international male burlesque performer, cabaret singer and MC who is based in Glasgow, Scotland. Tom is well known on the UK burlesque and cabaret scene and has been performing since Dec 2010. Since then he has travelled to perform as far as Bangkok, Paris and Amsterdam. He was recently crowned Amsteram King of Boylesque, nominated for Best British Boylesque and voted in the Top 20 UK Burlesque performers of 2016. Tom Harlow is known for his classic striptease with a male twist, bump and grind as well as his unique blend of showtunes & FILTH! Prior to performing Tom trained in dance, musical theatre and some classical training gaining an NC in dance, HNC in Musical Theatre and an Advance diploma in physical theatre. This class has been taught in the UK and Europe.
Tom is has own PLI and is an Equity member.