A professional Burlesque performer and fetish model, kitten graces stages across the US performing under the name Bitsy Bittersweet and charming audiences with her “sweet, but naughty” nature and disarming smile. Known as a feature performer in the New Orleans Burlesque Festival, Colorado Burlesque Festival, Kansas City Burlesque Festival, and Show-Me Burlesque Festival in Saint Louis, kitten is a founding member of the Saint Louis-based Bon-Bons Burlesque Revue and Beggar’s Carnivale. When not performing, kitten makes her home in Saint Louis and the Saint Louis BDSM community with her husband/Master T0ne and their life partners, leafwhistle and pixie. An unabashed flirt and exhibitionist, kitten also engages in D/s and M/s studies and relationships, polyamory, Shibari/Kinbaku, sensuality, and service-oriented submission. In addition, she considers herself a professional child-wrangler and an amateur costumer, gardener, chef, and sassy-pants.


The Art of the Tease - Burlesque Basics

National Burlesque performer kitten (AKA Bitsy Bittersweet) will show you how to bring sass and class to the art of seductive movement using classic burlesque moves and techniques (for both men and women). Learn the basics of body positioning and flow, packing the most “oomph” into your presentation. Practice using props and costume pieces to emphasize delivery. If time allows, we will also work on a basic choreography routine to jumpstart your own ideas. Wear clothing you can easily move in; however, feel free to bring anything with which you would like to work. Heels, gloves, boas, stockings (ties are great!) are encouraged.

Please note, while part of this class will focus on practicing graceful striptease elements, participation is not required; however, for the comfort of participants, “audience” members will not be permitted during the striptease portion of the class.

Level:   Any

Format:   Participatory