DO YOU LOVE WHAT YOU SEE ON STAGE AT OUR SHOWS?

If you love burlesque and you want to dip your toe in the glitter pool, this is your chance! WIBF is thrilled to offer workshops as part of our  2018 festival programming!


  Thursday August 16, 2018

Dress Rehearsal 101 on Thursday is hosted by Sandra Katz and held at the GSAC, our venue. Includes practice/ stage time at the theatre. Recommended for performers. 


Saturday August 18, 2018

Three workshops Saturday 1230-430 all in the same convenient space; 

Ted Motyka Dance Studio 460 Main St. 

Public and performers welcome! $20.00 for the public, $15.00 for performers.

Burlesque Fusion with Prairie Diva at 1230. 

Get blown away by our International Headliner, Dinah Might! She will be offering a workshop on Stage Presence and Clothing Removal Saturday Aug 18, at 1:30pm.

Audra Dacity ‘s workshop at 2:30 is all about making kicks an amazing part of your choreography and burlesque performance.

Burlesque historian Miss Mina takes you on a lively trip through the history of burlesque, and women who shaped it at 3:30!


  Sunday August 19, 2018

A revitalizing, relaxing yin yoga workshop hosted by Blue Onyx will be held Sunday afternoon at 4:00pm upstairs studio, at Ted Motyka Dance Studio 460 Main St.  to rejuvenate our energy.



Don't miss out on these spectacular opportunities

Dress Rehearsal 101 with Sandra Katz Thursday August 16, 6pm Gas Station Arts Ctr 445 River Ave

C$20.00

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Dress Rehearsal 101 with Sandra Katz Thursday Aug 16, 6pm

Come for tips on using a large stage, projecting to the back of the audience, lighting, and finishing touches. 

Bring your show piece to perform and get feedback from Sandra. Work on your show one on one with our visionary and creative Mama Katz!

Public $20.00 Festival Performers & Volunteers $15.00


Stage Presence and Clothing Removal with Dinah Might Saturday August 18, 1:30-2:30 Ted Motyka Dance Studio 460 Main St.

C$20.00

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Stage Presence and Clothing Removal

Learn the tricks to draw all eyes to you even when standing still. 

How to remove clothing items to make them a major event. 

We  will go through exercises to on Facial Expressions, Character Changes,  Body Language, Eye Contact and Internal Dialogue all with the goal of mesmerizing  your audience. 

To Bring:

Suggested  (but not mandatory) clothing items for removal: ie: bra, panties, robe  (you can wear a 2nd bra and panties under the pair you are removing or  even  wear them over leggings and a tank top.) 

Bring any clothing items you want to remove. 

Heels recommended but not mandatory. 

Public $20.00 Festival Performers & Volunteers $15.00

I CanCan Kick Saturday August 18, 2:30-3:30 Ted Motyka Dance Studio 460 Main St.

C$20.00

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I CanCan Kick Saturday August 18, 2:30pm.
Beautiful kicks can be an amazing part of your choreography and burlesque performance. But some of us have never had formal dance training to learn the mechanics of a kick, or we don’t know what’s needed from a stretching and strength perspective to get those feet up by our heads. This workshops is geared for performers who are new to kicking, as well as those who just want to brush up on their kicks. Ka-pow!
The workshop starts with a warm-up that focuses on strength and flexibility needed for kicks, then breaking down the mechanics of a kick, debunking myths related to kicks, followed by kicks across the studio space, and also how to do stationary kicks  and kick lines!
With technical dance training for 36 years, having danced and taught professionally, and now directing Capital City Burlesque with over 20 ladies, Audra Dacity knows all about kicks and kick lines, and how to make yours look amazing.   
*One hour workshop
*Attendees should wear form-fitting clothing so leg placement is easily seen, a good runner or solid dance heal if they dance in heels, and a warm-up mat.
Public $20.00 Festival Performers & Volunteers $15.00

Prairie Diva Burlesque Fusion Workshop Sat August 18, 12:30-1:30 Ted Motyka Dance Studio 460 Main st.

C$20.00

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Prairie Diva Burlesque Fusion Workshop 12:30-1:30, Sat Aug 18, 2018. 

Refine  your strut with Prairie Diva in a sassy, scintillating workshop as a part of the Winnipeg International Burlesque Festival. 

In  this class you will learn to shimmy and shake those hips, working out  your inner diva! Burlesque Fusion is a new form of burlesque dance. Its  purpose is to make women feel confident, sexy and empowered. This style  is danced to upbeat or sultry, popular music.   
Public $20.00 Festival Performers & Volunteers $15.00urday

Who's Who in Classic Burlesque Sat August 18, 3:30-4:30 Ted Motyka Dance Studio 460 Main st.

C$20.00

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Who's Who in Classic Burlesque Saturday August 18, 3:30-4:30  Ted Motyka Dance Studio 460 Main st.- 1 hour. Who  were the women who shaped the Golden Age of burlesque and inspired  today's performers? Burlesque historian Miss Mina takes you on a lively  trip through history, highlighting some of the influential performers in  burlesque from the Victorian Era to the 1950's during this fun  slideshow and talk!

Public $20.00 Festival Performers & Volunteers $15.00


Sweet Surrender Sunday August 19, 4:00pm Ted Motyka Dance Studio 460 Main St.- 1 hour 15 min

C$20.00

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Sunday August 19, 2018- 1 hour
Sweet Surrender- A Yin workshop with Blue onyx, RYT-200
“In order to heal, we must feel. In order to feel, we must get quiet. In order to get quiet, we must get still.” – Bernie Clark
Yin is the soft feminine energy that flows best when the body is quiet and in a dark environment. In yin yoga, we strive to recreate this environment while holding the poses for several minutes. A gentle practice that promises physical and emotional benefits, you’ll leave feeling refreshed and lighter on your feet.
Come join Blue Onyx in this restorative practice that begs for you to honour your body's deepest desires!
*This workshop will run for 1 hour, 15 min and will be appropriate for all levels and bodies!

Public $20.00 Festival Performers & Volunteers $15.00