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How to Le Scandal Show Contortion

How to Le Scandal Show Contortion


Needing to contort your body? The picture above says enough.


If you’re looking to become the next burlesque contortionist, here’s a quick NYC guide to improve your flexibility and, moreover, fit into cramped quarters.

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    Burlesque Variety Show
    Burlesque Variety Show

    Le Scandal Cabaret

    Before contorting your body, you need to know what exactly you’ll be contorting. You also may want to invest in a new spine...

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    Handstands
    Handstands

    New York Pole Dancing

    Burlesque derives from the Italian word, “Burla,” meaning a joke. See how she’s contorting her body? Sadly, that’s no joke. In this Pole Dancing boot camp, you’ll learn exercises to twist and stretch your body in a sensual, yet disturbing, manner. You think yoga will improve your flexibility? Just wait until you train in burlesque. You’ll soon be eating breakfast...with your legs behind your head.

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    Stretch & Flexibility
    Stretch & Flexibility

    Aerial Arts NYC

    Isn’t it obvious that stretching improves flexibility? It’s kind of like an SAT analogy. Stretching is to flexibility as contorting is to scandalous burlesque show! In this Aerial Arts class, you’ll learn proper posture and placement to stretch your muscles, moving through the spine and engaging in your core. During the process, you’ll be releasing tension from every nook of your body. Oh, you’ll feel good. You’ll also need to hone those skills for your contortion act. Nobody else is going to jump rope your arms.

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    Beginner Gymnastics-Vendor no longer offers activity (MI 06/13/2016)
    Beginner Gymnastics-Vendor no longer offers activity (MI 06/13/2016)

    Hollywood Stunts

    Be honest, the best part of the Summer Olympics is when the U.S. gymnastics team destroys those Chinese gymnasts in the All-Around. Instead of ogling at the flexibility of these gymnasts, time to train yourself. Time to learn how to do the splits on a dime. Learn how to do the worm on command, well...maybe not. Beginner Gymnastics improves your strength, balance, and flexibility. That’s an essential if you plan on flattening your body into a jewelry box.

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    Samurai Sword Fighting - Tribeca
    Samurai Sword Fighting - Tribeca

    Yoshi Amao

    Umm. You’ll need to contort your gullet to swallow the sword. Somebody’s gotta do it...

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