By Sailor St. Claire 

Sailor St. Claire

Sailor St. Claire

BurlyCon is about to open the floodgates for class submissions for our 2015 convention, and we’ve put together this short how-to guide to help you write the best class proposal possible. Not only do your descriptions of your classes factor into our decision-making process, but they are also how you market your class to potential students at BurlyCon!

So what should you include?

First of all, include the learning goals of the class. We at BurlyCon want to know what you expect students to learn. If the goal is for them to learn a routine you’ve choreographed, rhinestone application techniques for different fabric types, or fancy fan dance moves, say so. Being clear about your class goal helps us see how it best fits into BurlyCon’s programming – we want to make sure we’re including diverse programming options and approaching our beloved art form from a variety of perspectives. We can’t accept 4 stocking peel classes that are identical, but we can accept a stocking embellishment craft class, a stocking peel technique class, a stocking choreography class, and a lecture on the history of stockings in burlesque. Stating the learning goals of your classes really wows the programming team – and your potential students!

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