Week End Showcases

Friday, June 28th Dirty & Nerdy Revue


 Friday June 28th Dirty & Nerdy Revue Burlesque Showcase

Where: The Capitol Theatre

When:  Friday, June 28th 

Starts:  8 pm Showtime

Featuring Headliners:

Champagne Sparkles
Judith Stein

Step down performance from 2018 headliner
Silk E Gunz

Join us for an evening of dark, dirty and nerdy numbers at the KBF Dirty & Nerdy Revue ! This showcase features a variety of wild, weird and wonderfully wicked performances that includes drag, burlesque, live music and flow artists. Featuring headliners INGA, the reigning Queen of Burlesque from Seattle, Wa, Champagne Sparkles from Victoria, BC and the Canadian Legend of Burlesque, Judith Stein from Nelson, BC. Stick around after the show and come join the cast and crew for a night of dancing, drinks and great eats at our offical after party sponsor Finley's Bar & Grill!

 Emcee Extraordinares:
Baron Von Boom
Lisel Forst
Rosy Ripples

Feature Performers:
Amnesia Haze
Backdoor Breena
Big Daddy Pancakes
Brandy Wine
Chase Adams
Chocolate House
E.Ville Dewar
Kara Ka-Pow
LeeLee La Belle
Lord & Lady Sapphire Noir
Ms Coco Creme & Kara Sheen Inferno
Pearl Martini
Quiche Lorraine
Serena Monsoon
Susie SweetCheeks
Vesper Valentine

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Saturday, June 29th Sparkle & Sass Soiree


 Saturday June 29th Sparkle & Sass Soirée  Burlesque Showcase

Where: The Capitol Theatre

 When:  Saturday, June 29th

 Starts:  8 pm Showtime

Featuring Headliners:

Dinah Might

Judith Stein
Step down performance from 2018 headliner

Sasparilla Foxx

Join us for an evening of decadent sights and delights at the KBF Sparkle & Sass Soirée! This showcase is all about the glamour and the glitz, enjoy an evening of talent and tease that is guaranteed to stimulate your senses in all the right places with our luscious line up of provocative performers! Featuring the fierce and fabulous Betsy Bottom Dollar from Victoria,BC as our emcee extraordinare alongside the reigning Queen of Burlesque, INGA from Seattle,WA, Dinah Might from the United Kingdom and Burlesque Legend Judith Stein from Nelson,BC. 

Emcee Extraordinare:
Betsy Bottom Dollar

Feature Performers:
ALLurrr'em VelvIT
Anita B Naughty
Clara Rose
Diamond Minx
Dickie Smalls
Frisky Freya
Judy Lee & Scarlette Fussion
Lady Sapphire Noir
Marloe Blu
Mother Girth
Raphael De La Getto
Scarlet Von Bomb
Seraphina Wilder
Sybil Satana
The Dancing Legs
Tintina Tundra

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KBF 2019 Burlesque & Beyond Wokshop Series

Saturday, June 29th 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM The Moving Centre 533A Baker St, Nelson, BC

 Get ready to learn how to bring on the burn with the Kootenay Burlesque Festival's Burlesque & Beyond Workshop Series! Join us for an afternoon of classes that are dedicated to teaching you how to release & refine your inner Showgirl or Showboy with this year's headliners! We have five different classes available to take individually or in all day package deal. Classes are individually priced or sign up for all five for only $100. We have limited spaces available so preregistration is a must and prepayment will be needed to secure your spot. Send an email to kootenayburlesquefestival@gmail.com to reserve your spot toda

class schedule for saturday, june 29

10:00 am Down & Dirty Floorwork - Queen INGA

10:00 - 11:30 $25

This 90 minute workshop focuses on the foundations of floorwork: core strength, graceful lines, smooth

transitions, and provocative choreography. Taught by the Reigning Queen of Burlesque, INGA!

Students will be lead through a full warm up, learn core-strengthening exercises followed by classic moves and

tricks, and finally a choreographed floorwork routine!

Open to all levels.* Students should wear comfortable, slim-fitting athletic attire; knees, shins, and and tops of

must be covered. We recommend shorts with long leg warmers. Knee pads can be helpful, but are not

required. Heels are not required, but can be worn optionally during the last part of class. 

*Students with serious knee injuries and/or chronic knee issues are advised not to attend--please consider

chair work as a safe alternative to floorwork!

11:45 am Dancing for Dummies - Betsy Bottom Dollar

11:45 - 1:15 $25

Never took dance lessons? Can’t keep the beat? No problem! Learn how to pack a punch with simple moves and knock the audience’s socks off without overdoing it. Betsy Bottom Dollar shows you how to go from bouncing on the beat, to dancing on the “and.” Choreography so easy, even her mother can do it. Betsy has been the lead choreographer of the Cheesecake Burlesque Revue since 2007. Since that time, the troupe has performed at a multitude of festivals including Las Vegas, New York, Vancouver, Toronto, Berlin, Stockholm, Rome, and New Orleans. Perfect for newbies and anyone that wants to add more pizazz to their performance!  

1:30 pm How to Strengthen Your Stage Presence - Dinah Might

1:30 - 2:30 $20

Improving your stage presence is the one thing that will advance your career faster than anything else! This 60 minute class focuses on teaching performers how to have a commanding stage presence even when standing still!  Learn the tricks to draw all eyes to you from professional performer Dinah Might. We will go through exercises to on Facial Expressions, Character Changes, Body Language, Body Tension, Eye Contact/Eye Lines and Internal Dialogue all with the goal of mesmerizing your audience. 

2:30 pm Once Upon A Time! Characters and Storytelling in Burlesque - Champagne Sparkles

 2:30 - 3:30 $20

 What is the story you want to tell the audience? Learn techniques for act and character development and practice presenting them in a short and easy choreography. Learn about:

  • Character Development - create your burlesque persona and LIVE IT!
  • Story creation and action - tell your tale in 3-5 minutes!
  • Playing with Props - traditional items such as boas, gloves and stockings, as well as specialty props
  • Putting It All Together - practice your new skills to take home! (short choreography 

Bring: water, comfortable clothes and shoes to move in, gloves, boa, a small handheld prop or household item to play with. I will have a few extras to lend. 

3:30 pm Get That Gig! (And Be Asked Back) - Champagne Sparkles

 3:30 - 5:00 $25

 So you've got some great acts? What’s next? How do you to get yourself booked regularly? Being a great performer is only one piece of the pie for becoming professional artist. In this class you’ll learn about the business side of Show Business.  Includes access to useful downloadable resources. Learn about:

  • how to approach a producer or venue
  • money talk (negotiating)
  • contracts
  • promotional materials
  • technical requirements
  • communications
  • etiquette
  • follow up 
  • AND MORE!!!

Bring: note taking supplies and questions