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Februrary challenge, healty body image why do women obsess about apperance?

 

This month I will make my blog challenge to find way to create healthy mind and body perspective, regardless of size many women still obsess about body image where there is no issue, so why do we create these ideas in our head? When I was at my slimmest I didn't feel feminine I was 7 and half stone with 10% body fat and mostly visible muscle. It all about creating a balance with diet, mentality, exercise and vitality. So I want to help women create a healthy body image of themselves.

I will be creating a survey to be going out on the 20th february to women about body image, targtting on finding out what it is a major factor and build workshops to help create healthy body images.  A lot of the classes and workshops I run work on confidence and learning to love your own body but would it be useful to do a body beautiful workshop?

If you are interested in being part of this survey please comment below or email mail@kittysdollsburlesque.com

 

Dolly Delights, Plymouth....The LOVE edition


3rd February
Annabels Cabaret & Discothèque, Plymouth
Expect comedic mayhem, red roses, match making and a whole lot of love!! The Hostess with the mostess Lily Belle will be sharing the love!
Burlesque from Lucinda Seams, Starla Bliss, Ruby Rascal, Fanny LaRue, Polly Rocket, cherry bombshell and Kitty Kane! 
Also featuring Kitty's Dolls Showcase, girls who have been attending Kitty Kane's burlesque classes, bring some energetic routines and showcase some new faces to Annabels and to the stage! 
More fabulous acts to be confirmed, including bellydancing, musicians and much much more!

So Come Woop and holla to show your support! DRESS TO IMPRESS!

Advance Tickets: Front Table Seats (V.I.P) £8  All other advance seating £6 

Tickets on the door £7
Any reservations or enquireys emails mail@kittysdollsburlesque.com

Doors open 8.30pm, Show starts 9.15pm (sharp) - late
Cabaret Lounge, Annabels Cabaret and discothèque, Vauxhall Street, Plymouth
http://www.annabelscabaret.co.uk/
Want to be part of future up and coming Dollys Delights? Kitty Kane runs burlesque classes thursdays 9pm-10pm at Annabels
Email mail@kittysdollsburlesque to get on board!


 

Aerial Hoop (Lyra) Training.

 

As promised I will be blogging a challenge for each month.  January I am trying to make exercise fun and developing a series of classes to encourage getting fit for 2011!  I've been working with Helen MCall of Liquid Spoon on creating a fun aerial hoop (Lyra) class for the Plymouth public.

Our location for the initial workshops is the Art Of Dance Studio situated on Seaton Lane, Mutley, Plymouth.  I currently teach weekly burlesque classes in the boudoir room at the back of the building, the hoop classes will be in the aerial studio upstairs.  The image to the right shows the 2 aerial hoops rigged up for training. The aerial studio has wooden flooring and yoga mats, open space and secure access so ideal to set up the workshops.

Aerial circus requires a lot of conditioning, stretching, determination and imagination.  There is so much that can be explored with aerial, and of course its a great way to get fit.  

 The course will involve:

- Learning how to warm up your muscles and stretch, this is a very important part for any exercise an helps you understand you body better.

- Conditioning, like any skill you need to build up technique and strength, the conditioning will help work on your core stability as well as your upper body strength.

- Spotting, supporting your fellow class mates helping you develop as a group, spotting is essential, it is an aid for when you are in the air, a helping hand on your shoulder to know your safe, any new move your learn will be supported by your other class members.

- Moves, aerial hoop hasn't any 'set' moves but many variations on an idea, weather it something translated from trapeze, found from a book or the basic block moves.  Myself and Helen will be teaching the basic moves associated with aerial hoop and also our own personal variations and twists.

- Cool down, after any training session you should cool down your body and stretch out your hard worked muscles.

As well as a display of technique aerial hoop is elegant, a beautiful display of what the human body is capable of.  Before I got into circus skills and burlesque I was very unfit and had a medical condition that shortened my leg ligaments. This condition resulted in daily agony and had medical insoles to wear every day for 'the rest of my life'.  When I Signed up for circus skills in Cardiff with NoFitState circus, the training I did resulted in re-correcting my muscle alignment, my general well being and being able to throw away my ugly shoes and insoles and dance around the streets.  It can be very therapeutic once you get past the initial push, for me it changed my body for the better and I hold it very close to my heart, it 
helped me get in touch with learning about my body and alignment.


The first workshop will be held on the 20th Febuary at the Art Of Dance studio, more details to be confirmed, email if interested in getting involved.

(Image right sitting mermaid, Helen MCall, images above left 
and right Kitty Kane)







 

New years resolutions

Its a start of a new year, start of a new era, making resolutions are easy, keeping them is the difficult part.  So I have decided that 2011 will be a year of challenges, each month I will set a challenge and blog the progress, making each month a fresh idea and giving YOU the chance to be part of the challenges.


A popular resolution is to get fit, after Christmas and eating too many mince pies, chocolate and sitting in front of the Tv can start to take its toll on your body and come the new year you can start feeling it.  I'm currently developing BurlesquExercise aerobics class and Aerial hoop circus class for February.  Exercise doesn't have to be going to the gym and repeating the same set monotonous of movements, exercise can be fun, you've just got to know where to look!  This months challenge is all about getting fit and finding ways  to make  it fun.

I trained for over 2 years with NoFit State circus in Cardiff and for the past year have been dipping in and out of training.  I will be falling in love again with the aerial hoop and sharing this with you all.  As part of this months challenge I will be training with Helen McCall (Liquid Spoon) and documenting the progress by video and photos.  The next few weeks we will be developing on a course to teach in Plymouth and workshops throughout the U.K





Got a challenge for Kitty?  
Made your own resolutions?
How to you keep fit?

Why not post your ideas below for future months!  
Any feedback appreciated!
xXx
Kitty Kane



 

Additional classes 2011 now added!!

Due to popular demand 2 more burlesque classes will be set up weekly in Plymouth.  

DATES ADDED - TUESDAYS 7.30PM, THURSDAYS 7.00PM
See below for start dates and times, email mail@kittysdollsburlesque.com to book a space.

TUESDAYS
6.30pm-7.30pm Starting 4th January
Burlesque for beginners class. Confidence building, learning and perfecting moves. Art Of Dance Studio, Multey, Plymouth (NOW FULL SPACES LEFT FOR 7.30PM CLASS)

7.30pm-8.30pm Starting 25th January
Burlesque for beginners Class, Confidence building, learning and perfecting moves. Art Of Dance Studio, Multey, Plymouth


THURSDAYS
7.00pm-8.00pm Starting 27th January
 Advance Burlesque, works on routine and character building, Art Of Dance Studio, Multey, Plymouth

9.00pm-10.00pm Starting 6th January
 Beginners/advance, drop in class, confidence building, learning and perfecting moves, Annabels Cabaret, Vauxhall Street, Plymouth



Great news! Additional dance classes will be starting in end of February including Burlesquexercise (aerobics with a twist) and Aerial Hoop Circus classes.  Check back soon or sign up to the mailing list!

 

2011 Burlesque Classes Timetable

 

Weekly Burlesque classes for beginners/intermediate will be re-starting in plymouth from 4th January

Burlesque classes are open to all women types, there is no size, flexibility or age (except over 18s) restrictions.  Kitty's Dolls burlesque aim to provide a fun and confident environment to help girls grow and become more comfortable with their own skin.

Burlesque acts can be anything from classic striptease to modern dance, theatrical mini-dramas or comedic mayhem. This course will teach you all the basics of the classic bump & grind, burlesque secrets and costumes tips, all to give you a head starts to becoming your very own burlesque queen of tease.

Women of all shapes, sizes and background welcome. The course will work on confidence building, posing for your body shape, classic burlesque move and working with props.

Dress code: Wear Clothing that is comfortable and easy to move in (if you feel daring dress up but not essential)

Shoes: Preferably heels you can dance in. 

TUESDAYS

6.30pm-7.30pm Starting 4th January
Burlesque for beginners class. Confidence building, learning and perfecting moves. Art Of Dance Studio, Multey, Plymouth 


THURSDAYS
9.00pm-10.00pm Starting 6th January
 Beginners/advance, drop in class, confidence building, learning and perfecting moves, Annabels Cabaret, Vauxhall Street, Plymouth

Please email mail@kittysdollsburlesque.com to book your space!

 

DOLLY DELIGHTS FROSTY FROLICS 2ND DECEMBER

Dolly Delights are back Thursday 2nd December with a wonderland of naughty and nice winter warmers as they present their fourth Burlesque Show...."FROSTY FROLICS" !!!

After three sell out sucesses in the past year one thing is for sure ...it will be bigger, better, and cheekier than ever, if we know Kitty and her dolls!

The Hostess with the mostess Lily Belle will be returning, and filling the stage with early Christmas delight and getting the festive season off to a very interesting start!
Expect comedic mayhem, naughty elves, outrageous gifts, festive fun, holly, sexy Santas, and plenty of sparkle and magic!!

Burlesque from
- Kitty Kane
- Kitty's Dolls Showcase
Girls who have been attending Kitty Kanes Burlesque classes, bring some energetic routines and showcase some new faces to Annabels and to the stage!
-More showcase and newbie burlesque acts tbc!

There will be
- Belly dancing
- Juggling
- Burlesque
- and a lot of imagination

So Come Woop and holla to show your support!
DRESS TO IMPRESS!

Advance Tickets:
Front Table Seats (V.I.P) £8 (limited first to buy will get, only available online)

All other advance seating £6

Tickets on the door £7
Any reservations or enquireys emails mail@kittysdollsburlesque.com

Doors open 8.30pm
Show starts 9.15pm (sharp) - late

 

Burlesque classes in Plymouth

Weekly Burlesque classes for beginners/intermediate will be re-starting in plymouth from 12th October

Burlesque classes are open to all women types, there is no size, flexibility or age (except over 18s) restrictions.  Kitty's Dolls burlesque aim to provide a fun and confident environment to help girls grow and become more comfortable with their own skin.

Burlesque acts can be anything from classic striptease to modern dance, theatrical mini-dramas or comedic mayhem. This course will teach you all the basics of the classic bump & grind, burlesque secrets and costumes tips, all to give you a head starts to becoming your very own burlesque queen of tease.

Women of all shapes, sizes and background welcome. The course will work on confidence building, posing for your body shape, classic burlesque move and working with props.

Dress code: Wear Clothing that is comfortable and easy to move in (if you feel daring dress up but not essential)

Shoes: Preferably heels you can dance in. 

Weekly from 12th October 
TUESDAYS
7.00-7.30pm Art Of Dance Studio, Mutley, Solo Improvers, anyone looking to develop on solo routines. (email for avalibility)
7.30pm- 8.30pm Art OF dance Studio, Mutley, Intermediate Class 
£6 per session, £20 for 4 weeks, must have some dance/burlesque learning expereience

Weekly from 14th October
THURSDAYS
9pm - 10pm Annabels Cabaret, Discotheque, Vauxhall street,
Drop in and beginners class.  This class is open to all abilities, covers all the basics (walking, posing, bump n grind, dance moves, building a routine) and improving on personal style.  
£5 per session £25 for 6 weeks

If you would like any information about the classes just get in touch http://www.kittysdollsburlesque.com/page9.htm

Want to see what the girls have been learning the past 2 months?  Check out the Doll showcase at 'The Science Of Sexy' Dolly Delights 7th october.  Tickets can be found here:


 

Afternoon Tea and Kitty's Dolls Window Display

 




You are cordially invited to join Kitty Kane and her Dolls to Afternoon Tease! Please join us from twelve O'clock for tea and Kitty's Dolls Window display.

The Dolls will be dressing up in the shops retro and vintage attire and posing in the shop window! While one window is occupied with live mannequins the other will be a tea party so you...yes you can become part of the dolls display!

If you like tea,burlesque and vintage and retro clothing then come along! Proceeds go to St Luke's Hospice

So grab your best hat or purchase one from the shop! Join in for some camp nonsense and good ole fashion tea party fun!

Free to come along
Midday-4pm
St Luke's Retro and Vintage charity shop
56 Ebrington Street
Plymouth

 

Dolly Delights, Plymouth....The Science of Sexy



Dolly Delights Burlesque show is back to sweeten your appetite! After another sell out sucess in August we're returning with more acts, more ideas and plenty of Va Va VOOM!

The Show theme is now confirmed
THE SCIENCE OF SEXY
7th October. Annabels Cabaret & Discothèque, Plymouth

Expect comedic mayhem, crazy scientistics, poisons, creepy sweets, juggling body parts, nurses, and learn the ins and outs of the human body....
The Hostess with the mostess Lily Belle will be returning teaching us what the science of sexy is all about and sharing her extensive knowledge of anatomy with you
Burlesque from
- Kitty Kane
- Kitty's Dolls
Girls who have been attending kitty kanes burlesque classes, bring some energetic routines and showcase some new faces to Annabels and to the stage!
More acts tbc

There will be Belly dancing, Juggling, Burlesque, Doctors, Nurses and a lot of imagination
So Come Woop and holla to show your support!

DRESS TO IMPRESS!

Advance Tickets:
Front Table Seats (V.I.P) £8
All other advance seating £6
Tickets on the door £7

Tickets online here http://www.kittysdollsburlesque.com/page6.htm

There is limited seating, so limited tickets, to avoid disappointment book early! Last event all seated tickets sold out before the doors open, so for group bookings make sure you get in touch!
Any reservations or enquireys emails mail@kittysdollsburlesque.com

Doors open 8.30pm
Show starts 9.15pm (sharp) - late

Cabaret Lounge, Annabels Cabaret and discothèque, Vauxhall Street, Plymouth
http://www.annabelscabaret.co.uk/

Want to be part of future up and coming Dollys Delights? Kitty Kane runs burlesque classes thursdays 9pm-10pm at Annabels, rehersals for the show starting next week!
Email mail@kittysdollsburlesque to get on board!

 

Burlesque Article, are we talking about a sex act? or is this an art Form?

 

I was approached by the Evening Herald, Plymouth, a while back saying that they wanted to do a serious article on burlesque and educate the public on the difference between burlesque and strip clubs.  A different angle to what is normally covered but done delicately. Interesting article covering burlesque, pole dancing, stripping and the licensing laws. 

'AN ATTRACTIVE woman gyrates on stage as she rhythmically removes her clothing watched by an appreciative adults-only audience.

Are we talking about a sex act?

Or is this an art form?

Both or either; but not at the same time.'


To read the full article visit




Join the debte, Kitty's Dolls Burlesque would like to hear your views, please comment below.


 

Raffle prizes announced

Only a few days left to Baby Doll Burlesque Charity night! 

29th August, The plantation, Bristol

Here are some of the fantastic raffle prizes that have been donated to help raise moneyto help baby Rosa and Head Start 4 Babies.  Chairty number 1112256

- Gift Vouchers from 'GET PAMPERED'
- Gift from 'KITTY'S CORSETS' 
- A gift certificate from 'PINK KITTEN DANCE SCHOOL'
- An exclusice shoot with 'TIGZ RICE PHOTOGRAPHY'
- Gifts from ' DEADLY IS THE FEMALE'
- Pretty things from Miss Loulou L'amourand 
- Shiney things from GINA-RAE DESIGNS
- Pampering packs from 'LUSH'

And much much more tbc!

Thanks to all the sponsors for supporting our cause!  Not only is the night jam packed with entertainment we have prizes to be proud of!
All proceeds raised from the raffle will go straight to the charity.

Tickets can be purchased for a cheaper price here:

Or turn up on the night, see previous blog entry for event details.  
See you there!

 

Baby Doll Burlesque Charity Night

 















































Baby Doll Burlesque. Charity event!

29th August 2010
Tickets £8 advance
£9 on the door

Doors Open 8pm
Show starts 9pm til late!
Tickets on sale Monday 2nd August

Charity Fund-raising night for head Start for Babies, Chairty number 1112256
http://www.headstart4babies.co.uk/ Proceeds will go towards this cause, so please help raise money and awareness for these babies!

THE LINE UP SO FAR!!

The Belle of the ball LILY BELLE will be comparing the evening

On stage will be burlesque entertainment from KITTY KANE, ALLEY KATE and TUESDAY LEVEAU. Various cabaret entertainment from the likes of BETTY BRUISER, showgirls, samba dancers and more!!!
Live music from Los Conios and DJ tunes from Rockahula lula so you can dance the night away!

Summer Nights Theme
DRESS TO IMPRESS

There be a raffle with some fantastic prizes, all will be confirmed before the show! 

Buffet food available from 6pm- 8pm for £10 per person
A perfect way to spend you summer bank holiday.

Proceeds from the Tickets and Raffle sales will be donated to the charity to help parents pay for treatment for their babies with plagiocephaly and brachycephaly.
My sisters baby is currently in need of treatment and the money raised for the charity through this event will help her get the treatment she needs.

We are currently trying to raise £2000, when we donate our raised money to the charity the government will gift aid 25p for every pound! Keep an eye out for other fund-raising events for this charity

The Plantation Bar and Restaurant
http://www.plantationrestaurant.biz/

Entertainment brought to you by Kitty's dolls Burlesque and House of Go Disco.

 

Kitty Kane's Pin-up Make over, Plymouth


4th July, upstairs The Treasury, Catherine street, Plymouth.  
Lights...set
Camera..set
Stage... set
Props...set
make-up...set
a lot of hair spray..set
and a whole lotta fun!

ACTION!

Several beauties attended this workshop, from 11am-4pm.  They learnt the art of pin-up posing, hair and make-up tutorials, full makeover and then a directed photoshoot!

Posing and confidence class by Kitty Kane
Photography by Dinesh Patel
Make-up by Elena Grace Fairchild
Directed by Kitty Kane



HOW THE DAY WENT
- 11am, a large room, with a lot of furniture, a large latte and a box full of feathers, corsets and sparkles!  The girls taking part are arriving, in normal clothes, looking rather nervous, I stand waiting eagerly ready to transform them all.

-11.10am  Posing and confidence begins, what can see like quite a scary thought of posing in front of the
 camera,with a few rules, smiles, confidence and guidence becomes a lot more realistic

- 12.30pm  Make-up artist teaches how to get the classic pin-up look, I admit I listened in and found out things even I didn't know! 

-1.30pm The transformation begins, costumes and boxes of sparkle fluff and corsets become revealed and the
 giggling begins! The girl get pin-curled, everyone starts to relax and get lot more confident about the task ahead

- 2.00pm Shooting starts, various props and ideas, and me there t guide them,  I'm always wonderfully impressed with the ideas and individual style and how much each girl has progressed in a matter of hour.  Even though I'm moving them all and directing, I have secretary fallen in love with each and everyone and proud of their accomplishment!

- 4.00pm We finish, we've taken a wonderful array of images from a beautiful array of girls.  It was such a success
 that another will defiantly be coming soon.

The girls will be recieving their photos this week and with their permission will be posted online for you all to ohhh and ahhh at!
But for now these few images are for you to look at and more to come very soon!  If you would like this make-over event near you just pop me an email and a private or group shoot can be arranged.


 

Mailing List

Kitty's Dolls Burlesque now has a mailing list!  


To get updates on events, classes, make-overs, exclusive offers and more, simply type your name and email address into the Boxes to the right and Voilà!, you've got mail!

So what you waiting for!

 

Annabels Cabaret

 

Annabels Cabaret located on Vauxhall Street , Plymouth Barbican.  A beautiful location and a stunning club!  The former 'Sailing School' has been transformed into a kingdom of nightime pleasures; unique, exquisite, rich and glamorous....offering Entertainment, Dancing and Indulgence.


I have been dancing at this club since April 2008 and a place I love to be.  Its beautiful décor, live music and delicious cocktails all add to creating a night of luxury and fantasy. 


There is a Cabaret lounge which hosts live bands from around the U.K, dancers, belly dancers, comedians and more.  The casting couch is perfect to relax and chat with your friends, and upstairs is the discotheque, for those who want to boogie the night away!

 
I am now the resident burlesque dancer here and make an appearance about twice a month on the Cabaret stage along side some amazing bands.  To find out what bands are on and when I'll be dancing check out their website.

























I also teach weekly classes and host my own Burlesque show 'Dolly Delights'.  After the success of the first Dolly delights filling the seats the show will be returning to Annabels Cabaret on the 5th August.  Tickets are available online here http://www.kittysdollsburlesque.com/page5.htm



Drop-in burlesque classes are every thursday 9pm-10pm,
Only £5 per class!

For beginners and intermediate with opportunity to get on stage (optional)

Dress code: Wear Clothing that is comfortable and easy to move in (if you feel daring dress up but not essential)
Shoes: Preferably heels you can dance in.


Burlesque acts can be anything from classic striptease to modern dance, theatrical mini-dramas or comedic mayhem. These classes will teach you all the basics of the classic bump & grind, burlesque secrets and costumes tips, all to give you a head starts to becoming your very own burlesque queen of tease.


Women of all shapes, sizes and backround welcome. These classes will work on confidence building, posing for your body shape, classic burlesque move and working with props.  And most of all fun!!

This week and next will be learning the art of fan dancing.  Email for details!

So if your in Plymouth be sure to pop by Annabels and see what the fuss is all about, it is definatly well worth the visit and a whole lot of fun!

 

Dolly Delights plymouth
























Dolly Delights Burlesque show is back to sweeten your appetite!

After the success of the 3rd of June filling the seats we're returning with more oommpphh, or should we say ohhmm papa! This shows theme is Sexy Circus


5th August
Annabels Cabaret & Discothèque
Plymouth

Expect comedic mayhem, sexy dolls, ringmasters, hola hoops and lots of bum wiggles and giggles!

Burlesque from Kitty Kane and Kitty's Dolls, your host for the night Lily Belle plus more TBC

So Come Woop and holla to show your support!
DRESS TO IMPRESS!

Advance Tickets:
Front Table Seats (V.I.P) £8

All other advance seating
£6
Tickets on the door £7

There is limited seating, so limited tickets, to avoid disappointment book early!


Ticket snow on sale here: http://www.kittysdollsburlesque.com/page5.htm

Any reservations or enquires get in touch or comment below!


Doors open 8.30pm
Show starts 9.15pm (sharp) - late

 

Welcome to Kitty Kane's Blog

After lots of hard work I've finally created the Kitty's Dolls burlesque website!  So thank you for all your patients, more information will be online soon and this blog will be updated with news of up and coming events, Kitty's Dolls antics and more.


Recently I've been out with some of the 'Dolls' in Plymouth . Our latest antic involved myself, 7 burlesque beauties, photographer, hijacking a carousel, an Ice-cream stand and plenty of giggles!  

And here are the results of that day of burlesque mayhem!





















Images by Howard Nowlan Photography
Kitty's Dolls from left to right (image above):
Kate Parkinson, 
Star Khechara, 
Lucinda Seams, 
Melany Carter,
Lily Belle, 
Kitty Kane, 
Sally Hockings, 
Ruby Rascal

This shoot was planned a few hours in advance on the 
Barbican Plymouth, promotion for the next Dolly Delights show, sexy circus! Tickets on sale in Events page





















The gentleman who run the carousel kindly allowed us to take over for 15min and then we all got to ride afterwards!  Which resulted in a lot of crazy poses, shrieking, giggles and public attention!  

One side of the carousel was face the general public, children, families having meals, the other side faced a horde of bikers, made for an interesting ride and reactions.























Was such a fun day all the Dolls were fab and had beaming burlesque grins the whole day! 

There was also a very nice ice-cream man and his cart who kindly let us pose with him, and was more than willing to join in with the craziness! After pin-up power posing I shout CRAZY POSE, and to my surprise the guy reached into his cart, grabbed a cone with ice cream and smeared it on his face, now that's crazy and we all loved it.
Once the picture had been taken he threw the ice-cream into the harbour and there was many upset faces for lost ice-cream, particularly Sally, to which he said 'but i smeared it on my face' and sally replied 'So'





















Later we returned for some well deserved ice-cream to find a closed sign, so of course we took advantage and created an orderly cue. Eventually he returned and we filled our belly's with ice-cream!





















More adventures, events and camp nonsense coming soon!

xXx
Kitty Kane

 

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