Join Kristen Minsky for another female-forward, fabulous workshop at Chifferobe!
This Monday night series of classes takes it's inspiration from Busby Berkeley, early century circus acts and posters, and musical theater. Over the course of seven Mondays, we will develop a performance piece to show at our 4th annual Cirque de Ville show at Aurora on Halloween! On the third date, we will enjoy an abbreviated dance class and make our props - mini dumbbells! On other MonDates we will start (like a traditional dance class) with a quick stretch and practice movements and mini combinations across the floor before working on our number.
Costumes are not included, and will cost around $50. This does not include shoes. Ask about options for securing discounted or gently loved shoes.
7:15-8:30 September 14, 21, 28 October 5, 12, 19, 26 Performance on Saturday, October 31 $100 Register here.
FALL DANCE WORKSHOPS (ONGOING)
THE STRONG LADY SHOW
Spend your Monday evenings in great company, enjoying a traditional dance class format while working towards a final circus-inspired performance piece! Costumes are not included, and will cost approximately $50.
Mondays 7:15-8:30pm September 14 – October 26 Final performance on Saturday, Oct. 31 at Aurora. Instructor: Kristen Minsky $100: Advance On-line Registration has closed. Please e-mail ChifferobeEvents@gmail to register.
MINUET ANTOINETTE SOLD OUT!
This workshop is inspired by the life and times of Marie Antoinette at the height of her reign! Participants will learn basic steps of the Minuet, which was in an exciting phase of it's evolution in the latter part of the 1700s, due to the work of Mozart....who, incidentally, loved to dance as well! Costumes are not included, and will cost approximately $50.
Sundays 12:30-1:45pm October 11- November 8 Final performance at Sojourner House Masquerade on Friday, Nov. 13 in The Biltmore Ballroom. Instructor: Kristen Minsky $100 - $20 will be donated to Sojo: This workshop sold out as of August 28.
This is the third annual Silver Belles holiday workshop! Participants will learn a classic, classy showgirl routine to be performed at our New Year's show at Aurora. Costumes are not included, and will cost approximately $50. For Belles of years past, costumes will be the same.
Mondays 7:15-8:30pm November 9 - December 28 (8 Total) Final Performance on Thursday, Dec 31 at Aurora. Instructor: Kristen Minsky $140: Registration opens October 1.
This Charleston Cardio Workshop will have you sweating to the best of the Jazz Age. Learn Charleston basics (and a few intermediate moves too!) that you don't even need a partner for! Whether you have already learned "Clap Your Hands" or not, we will rediscover this routine to electro-swing and then apply it to a period piece of music for our final performance at Chifferobe's 6th birthday party on Repeal Day! The more, the merrier!
Sundays 12:30-1:30pm November 15, 22, 29 (3 TOTAL) Final performance on Saturday, Dec. 5 at the Chifferobe Atelier. Instructor: Kristen Minsky $60: Registration opens October 1.
FALL WORKSHOPS (ONE DAY)
REGISTER FOR ANY OF OUR ONE-DAY WORKSHOPS BY E-MAILING CHIFFEROBEEVENTS@GMAIL.COM. SPACE IS LIMITED.
27TH BALANCE ACUPUNCTURE
With so much activity heading into the holiday season, it's more important than ever to make sure that we take care of ourselves. Acupuncture provides opportunities for both mental and physical balance and wellness, including stress reduction! In this 3-hour workshop, participants will enjoy a brief history of acupuncture and Chinese medicine, dispelling myths and fears of this ancient practice and the needles that are used for treatment. Then we will transition into a yoga/stretch session, followed by a community acupuncture session, refreshments, and time for questions.
Sunday, September 27, 2-5pm Instructor: Dr. Elizabeth Collins, Owner of Balance Acupuncture $30 (or 3 Class Package Credits)
4TH INTRO TO BELLY DANCE
Come learn the basics of American Cabaret Belly Dance (Raqs Sharqi) movements. We will begin with hip, arm, torso and hand movements, various shimmies and layering. Then we'll put it all together in fun combinations to upbeat music. This workshop is suitable for anyone who is interested in an introduction to Belly Dance or wishes to revisit the basics to strengthen their foundation knowledge. Comfortable clothing and bare feet or low/no heel dance shoes recommended. Hip wraps will be provided!
Sunday, October 4, 2-4pm Instructor: Ameena, Director of Dance Salgamundi $20 (or 2 Class Package Credits)
11TH EASY RETRO HAIR UPDOS FOR HALLOWEEN AND HOLIDAY
Learn quick hair styling tricks of yesteryear's stars and starlets in this "how to" workshop with Providence PinUp's Lulu Locks! Sip Champagne cocktails while you take in the methods to make your hair holiday-ready. This workshop is limited to 6 participants.
Sunday, October 11, 2-4pm Instructor, Lulu Locks, Owner of Suite Tart and Providence PinUp Location: Suite Tart 150R Broadway, Providence. $20 (or 2 Class Package Credits)
1ST STRETCH AND TONE WITH AMANDA TOPCHIK
Enjoy an afternoon of stretching and strengthening with New Jersey's premiere self-taught aerial and pole acrobat! Many of you will have seen her in action the night before at our Halloween show, Cirque de Ville! With Halloween behind us and the holiday season in full swing, nothing beats a great stretch! Learn a few tricks to keep you limber through the busiest season of the year.
Sunday, November 1, 2-3:30pm Instructor: Amanda Topchik $20 (or 2 Class Package Credits)
25TH SECOND ANNUAL THANKSGIVING EVE DANCE-ATHON
Join us for two hours of dance with Bettysioux Tailor and Kristen Minsky! Whether you plan to be naughty or nice this season, you can't go wrong with this dynamic duo of showgirl shenanigans: Burlesquercize and Theatrical Dance!
Wednesday, Nov. 25, 6-8pm Instructors: Bettysioux Tailor and Kristen Minsky $20 (or 2 Class Package Credits) Bring in 3+ non-parishable food items to be donated to the RI Food Bank, and receive a free class pass!
29TH INTRO TO IRISH DANCE
Mistress of RI's International Award-winning Irish dance school, The Kelly SChool of Irish Dance, is back! Look forward to a bit of history and an AMAZING workout as you skim the surface of this traditional dance form. Slippers, socks, and traditional soft shoes are welcome.
Sunday, Nov. 29, 2-4pm Instructor: Meghan Kelly, Owner of Kelly SChool of Irish Dance $20 (or 2 Class Package Credits)
6TH DRINKS FOR DAMES: A LADIES-ONLY BEER AND SPIRITS TASTING SERIES
Learn all about robust beers in this edition of Drinks for Dames! Porters and stouts are great compliments to the rich and decadent feasts and treats that you'll be enjoying this holiday season. Be the hostess with the mostess or an extra fun guest by presenting one such beer at a gathering. If you think the way we do, perhaps a coffee stout could replace your after dinner caffeine fix? As always, there will be a fantastic pairing of nibbles to accompany the tasting.
Sunday, Dec. 6, 2-5pm Instructor: Brian Oakley, Owner of Julian's Restaurant Group and Beervana
$30 or two for $50. Class Package Credits can not be applied to this workshop.