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Dwan M.

23 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Speaks English, English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2000
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Dwan M.

23 Reviews
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Burlesque dance can enhance your confidence! Through sensual and caricature expression of the movements, you gain sense of self, comfort-ability in you on skin, and body gestures/power moves that entice the viewer...lol.... Above all it is fun and oh so sexy!!!!

About Dwan

Hiii... I'm Dwan and I'm so excited to meet with you and have a blast learning with each other. I've been teaching private lessons since 2000 and I have loved the growth that I have seen in my clients; gained skills in multiple dance styles, grasping the understanding of musicality & coordination,

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Lissette
Awesome! She is so patient and fun!
Jeff L.
Dwan is great! An excellent teacher!!
Jeff L.
Dwan is terrific!!

Cat L.

13 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $50
  • Teaching since 2012
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 18 and up
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Cat L.

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Designed for bodies of ALL ages, abilities, shapes and sizes, Vixen DeVille guides you through her her own step-by-step process for creating your personally tailored solo act with no pressure to be anything other than exactly what, and who, you want to be!

Develop your own personally tailored solo act whether you're looking to surprise a loved one, perform at your own private event or wish to submit for shows and festivals and pursue Burlesque as a career. You even have the option to perform your act in a professional Los Angeles Burlesque show as part of your training.

Embrace the freedom to EXPRESS yourself, BE yourself, CELEBRATE yourself… the good, the bad and the wobbly.

About Cat

My burlesque persona is Vixen DeVille - a multi-talented, international Variety Burlesque performer, and live event Host, specializing in fire-eating, glass-walking, aerial hoop, and magic. In addition to multiple appearances on TV's, 'Masters Of Illusion’, my solo stage show "Vixen DeVille Reveal

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Marnie
Cat LaCohie, aka Vixen De Ville is an amazing instructor. I went from terrified, broken-hearted mess of a mid-life crisis to Scandal Navia, burlesque performer in a few months! Cat's snarky sense of humor adds to the fun you are certain to have in her class. Her warm encouragement, and total body positivity will have you feeling like a Queen from the first class. I still go to her every time I need to hone a new act. She's amazing not only at instruction, encouragement and choreography, she excels at solving problems, working out costume issues, knowing where to get or make literally anything and fine-tuning all your bits - both sensual and comedic. Whether you've never set foot onstage, or are a seasoned pro, you can benefit immensely from working with Cat. She is fantastic!
Debra
So much fun! Cat is so good and helping you find your inter burlesque persona. Lots of laughs with an amazing result. She does it all....you learn everything you need to know about burlesque...how to create an Act, make a Costume, and even perform! I highly recommend signing up for a life changing experience!
Velvet
Amazing teacher!
Full of inspirations and knowledge. She gives you tools and you are totally free to use it your own way.
Doing course on-line I have lot of options to speak with Cat, participate in group calls and so one.
Totally worth it!

Jaslyn G.

1 Review
Teaches Online
Starting at $20
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Awarded Carol Tubbs Dance Scholarship from Cal state Dominguez Hills
  • Sociology & Dance from California State Dominguez Hills University
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Jaslyn G.

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Pushed past their comfort zone and challenged to obtain comfortably.

About Jaslyn

My name is Jaslyn. I am currently still in college Majoring in Sociology.I have received a scholarship in dance to further help me and my expenses for dance.. Sociology is still a work in progress. I am going to be graduating this year in 2020. I love to write poetry, skate, do fitness, yoga, flexi

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Ola O.
Jaslyn is very professional and will adapt her lessons to fit your need. I enjoy working with her.

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"What an amazing experience burlesque with Cat is! Walking into her intro class you are treated with smiles and warmth. At the beginning you may feel self-conscious. As the class continues Cat helps you to peel away any negativity allowing you to free your inner vixen. I know I am not alone when I say that by the end of class, I didn't change, I simply became more the me that I am meant to be. Bravo to Cat. I HIGHLY recommend any and all of her classes."
Mona
Took Burlesque lessons from Cat L.
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"I took Vixen’s class while I was visiting the US for a few weeks. I had already done a Burlesque class in my home country but I wanted to explore the subject with another teacher from another country which means another approach to the discipline.
I’m so glad I chose this particular one. Vixen was so kind and benevolent. Her lessons are fun. She’s teaches me to be more sexy, to gain confidence on stage, to interact with the audience. A few things that I haven’t picked up in my previous class.
I really recommend it!"
Scarlet Ruby Storm
Took Burlesque lessons from Cat L.
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"Cat is truly a genius teacher who took me from no experience to doing a performance in a real show in LA in 8 weeks with such warmth, grace and fun . She has broken down the art of burlesque into principles that anyone can apply, yet she guides you to express your unique fabulousness so that every performer and act stands out. She is truly channeling the burlesque muses! One of the best things I've ever done for myself."
Kerry
Took Burlesque lessons from Cat L.
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"Taking burlesque and body confidence classes with Cat absolutely changed my life! I was uncomfortable in my skin, and was convinced my entire life I could not dance, but she changed all that. She taught me to soar out of my comfort zone, “tell a story with my body,“ and own my feminine power – it was awesome! The best part is that this newfound confidence and daring translate to every area of my life."
Kim
Took Burlesque lessons from Cat L.
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"I'm not a strong dancer so I was a little hesitant to take a class however it was awesome Dwan is the best, the choreography is not too hard to follow and that made it really fun, I always have a great time and I get an awesome workout! I highly recommend Dwan!"
Sophia
Took Burlesque lessons from Dwan M.
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"Dwan is a great instructor is very patience, high energy and loves what she does. Taking her class has made me more confident when dancing in from of people."
Ginelle
Took Burlesque lessons from Dwan M.
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"I had a great time dancing with Jordan! She is sweet and attentive. I have already booked more lessons with her!"
Gina
Took Burlesque lessons from Jordan W.
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"Mad fierce! Super friendly and welcoming. She makes you feel comfortable no matter what your level of dance is and she loves to encourage her students to embrace their inner sexy. I would take her class any day."
Daphne
Took Burlesque lessons from Dwan M.
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"Taking this class was one of the best decisions I have ever made. I can't say enough good things about Vixen and this wonderful class. I was a burlesque singer for a troupe when I was diagnosed with vocal cord damage. I was instructed by my doctor stop singing immediately and make all kinds of lifestyle changes. So while on vocal rest it was suggested that I take a class and start working on other burlesque skills that didn't require me to sing.

I had taken Vixen's intro class the year before, just before a show that required me to dance, and I needed some confidence to be get through that show. I'm not a dancer. That one hour did the trick. I had an amazing time, met new people, and walked out of there feeling awesome. The night of the show I was confident and calm and pretty good.

I talked to Vixen about my situation and she was super encouraging. I wasn't really sure if this was a good idea for me try dancing. She said there are all kinds of different acts in burlesque that I could do. And because she had seen me sing, she said I was a natural at performing and that I could definitely embrace something new. I walked into that class with a bunch jumbled ideas as to what I wanted to do. And with each class the number I was developing was coming into shape with the help of Vixen. When I had freakouts about wardrobe malfunctions she gave helpful suggestions as to how to get around them. When I freaked out in general, she was always so encouraging explaining that what I was doing wasn't easy and I was doing amazingly well for someone who hasn't been doing this for years. The encouragement was contagious, because the students in her class were encouraging each other as each of our acts started to take form. It was a great environment to learn and grow.

She isn't traditional about teaching steps, it's more about telling a story with each number. And not where your foot will be when you get to count 8. Because she taught that way it was easy to remember what I was doing from one moment to the next in my number. She encouraged students to embellish their costumes and really make them their own. Again super helpful suggestions as to how to make improvements to something as simple as a glove. With me being a bigger girl, I was super self conscious about my body, and the fact that I wasn't as flexible as most students. I was hopeless at stocking removal. Vixen made me feel like that was OK. I didn't have to remove stockings, there are other things I can do to enhance the number. It was all about what I was comfortable with, and nothing was a real requirement other than feeling good and presenting your true self.

At the end of my class I had a fully developed act, a fairly comprehensive costume, and a new found confidence that really helped me step into my new role as dancer. The transformation was very noticeable among the people who knew me best. I debuted my act a month after I finished the class and it was a big hit. Everyone who saw love it and was extremely proud of me. As a result I have performed this number multiple times in the last 3 years. In fact I'm performing next weekend and it's really been a crowd pleaser. I felt good about performing as a dancer. I do more solo dance numbers. I have since competed in a burlesque competition with a dance act. I have since returned to singing, but the skills I've gained from this class have enhanced even my singing performances.

I would recommend this class to anyone who wants to step out into something new. Especially if you're not the traditional body type. If you're anything like me you'll gain a love for your own body and embrace it as it is. I gained so much as result of taking this class. And I can never truly thank Vixen enough for everything she did to help me do this. I'm so happy I did this."
Lady Sapphire Noir
Took Burlesque lessons from Cat L.
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"Awesome! She is so patient and fun!"
Lissette
Took Burlesque lessons from Dwan M.
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