Workshops

Learn from Miss Kitty Oaks from the comfort of your own home!

Teaching Bio

MISS KITTY OAKS

Miss Kitty Oaks is a dance-based performer, teacher and choreographer. Her approach to dance + burlesque draws heavily on 25+ years of dance training, 10+ years of professional performance experience and a decade of teaching experience. A CYT since 2010, Kitty culls language and technique from a library of modalities to create her classes. She aims to provide a class experience that is accessible to anyone with a desire to explore their
body through movement.

Kitty's Group Instruction Offerings listed below are priced per person at
Pistil Studios (620 Marin St, Vallejo, CA 94590).

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Private & Group Instruction

Beginner / Intermediate Ballet

This 4-Class Series covers the fundamentals of ballet technique.

These classes build your technique from the ground up, literally! Because this curriculum is cumulative,
it is only available as a series.

1 - Position of the Feet (barre)

2- Positions of the Arms (barre)

3 - Positions of the Body (center)

4 - Adagio & Allegro (center)


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Requires comfortable, form fitting clothing.
Ballet shoes are preferred.

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CONTEMPORARY MODERN

Offered as a One-Day workshop, this class weaves together modern & contemporary dance with the art of the tease.
Explore emotion through movement and put your feels to work through expressive choreography.


Technique covered incorporates elements of ballet, modern, and jazz dance with a focus on connecting mind, movement and breath. The workshop integrates elements of tension and release, connecting burlesque with emotive choreography.


Let's leave it all on the dance floor, shall we?

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Requires comfortable clothing. Bare feet recommended.
If shoes are preferred: soft soled, flat dance shoes
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BURLESQUE JAZZ

$25 / 90 MIN

This One-Day Workshop shares Kitty's flirty and playful take on classic jazz technique.
Drop into the fundamentals of jazz and the basics of burlesque.

 

Burlesque Jazz movement features stylized jazz choreography punctuated by the bumps 'n grinds of burlesque.
Class choreography has options for movers at all levels and delivers classic jazz all teased up.


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Requires comfortable, form fitting clothing.
May be taken in flats or dance heels, soft soled shoes preferred.

 

FAN DANCE FUNDAMENTALS

Feather fans have an effect like none other but the movement vocabulary sometimes feels limited or out of reach.
Learn hands on how to maneuver these beautiful props with grace and ease.

This One-Day Workshop covers fan dancing fundamentals and helps you develop a sound foundation for moving with this prop. Learn shapes, holds, basic sequences, and tease technique. 


Fan Dance Fundamentals also includes information on types of fans, types of feathers, vegan alternatives. 

 

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Requires comfortable, form fitting clothing.
Feather fans preferred but not required. 

May be taken in flats or dance heels,

soft soled shoes preferred.

FAN DANCE CHOREOGRAPHY


Build on the basics from Fan Dance Fundamentals and level up with feather fan choreography!
Movement will rely primarily on the use of feather fans and will incorporate more advanced movement phrases than the Fundamentals class.

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Requires comfortable, form fitting clothing.
Feather fans preferred but not required. 

May be taken in flats or dance heels,

soft soled shoes preferred.

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HEELS TECHNIQUE

Miss Kitty Oaks has over a decade of experience dancing in heels. Her approach puts a focus on strong technical foundation incorporating ballet, jazz, and yoga techniques so you can keep dancing for many years to come.


 Whether you rock biscuit baskets or sky high stilettos,
this One-Day Workshop will have you walking, turning, and improvising with confidence.

Warm up includes core and ankle conditioning as well as tips to support healthy feet / ankles. 

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Requires comfortable, form fitting clothing.
Feather fans preferred but not required. 

May be taken in flats or dance heels,

soft soled shoes preferred.

If you are unsteady in your stilettos,

start with a pair of heels that are

no more than 2".

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