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Thursday, November 9
 

4:00pm

 
Friday, November 10
 

1:00pm

Movement & Choreography for Performers
A little of what we'll be talking about  
https://youtu.be/lhy7kPUOh3M

This class will cover movement basics for both stage performance & overall character development including motion & persona, gender stereotypes and movement, stage presence, and expanding and developing a movement vocabulary.

It will also cover principles of choreography for performance including dynamics, stasis, use of energy & space, rehearsal practices, notation & organization, inspiration & creativity habits & choreographing group numbers.




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Tucker Noir

Movement Specialist
Tucker Noir is the on-going art project of Noel August. She has been mentoring youth for 20 years, teaching dance for 14 years & has been choreographing professionally for nearly as long. Noel resides in Las Vegas with her children. She works for the largest charity organization in... Read More →

Friday November 10, 2017 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Elm Room 6000 Middle Fiskville Road, Austin, TX 78752

1:30pm

Painted4Filth
A Drag Makeup Master Class

Taught by Drag Superstar Mystique Summers of RuPaul's Drag Race

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3:00pm

The Gay 90's
After more than a decade of conservative Bush/ Reagan rule over America, drag queens began popping up all over: RuPaul became an industry unto herself, Hollywood heroes suddenly donned dresses in a totally different way than the misogynistic days of Milton Berle, the Harlem Ballroom scene and voguing were gobbled up by everyone from Madonna to Taylor Dayne, queens of all kinds began walking fashion runways for Mugler, and even Robin Williams got in on the fun with starring roles and cameos in multiple drag films. But where did it all come from? Why did heads of industry suddenly decide drag was marketable? How did drag queens sell their personas to these new avenues? This class will showcase how drag queens made this happen themselves. We'll be talking about everything from club kids at the Pyramid to queer performance art that used all the tricks of drag, to the parties of Susanne Bartsch and London's Blitz kids. Come learn from the Doctor of Drag how queens made it happen, and let's talk about how it's happening again and what's different this time around. 

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Lady J Martinez O'Neal

Opulence!: The Influence of Drag on Fashion and Costuming, Untucking the Past: 100 years of Drag History
Queer activist and graduate student by day, fierce entertainer by night. Not much difference between the two really other than more make-up and wigs at night :) And even that... less so of late.

Friday November 10, 2017 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Sycamore Room 6000 Middle Fiskville Road, Austin, TX 78752

4:00pm

It's Not Drag. It's A Business
If you want to turn your drag into a career, it's going to cost money. We all can't afford to have a booking agent. We all can't afford an accounting. However, your drag can WORK for you, if you turn your drag into a LLC. Costumes, hair, travel, jewelry, shoes, eyelashes, hip pads, props, storage, vehicle and SO MUCH MORE can all be expensed through your business. If you are not claiming all the things I mentioned then you're losing out on MONEY! Drag is a business, let me show you how to turn it into one. 

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Coco Jem Holiday

Owner, The CDS Drag
I'm the flashy, flirty, dancing business fish. I know that drag is a lot of work and there is so much we have to learn. However, it's not just that. There's so much we have to pretend to understand. We need help, and I'm honestly THAT queen.

Friday November 10, 2017 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Holly Woodlawn Room 6000 Middle Fiskville Road, Austin, TX 78752

4:30pm

Survival Sewing
Introductory sewing workshop, covering hand stitching, basic machine operations, including thread and needle choices, choosing fabric, patterns, and survival sewing.  

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Saturday, November 11
 

1:00pm

All Levels Contemporary Dance Class
Come take an energizing, inspiring, non-judgmental dance class! Learn contemporary, jazz, and modern movement that can be applied to performances. All gender expressions and identities are welcome. All movement experience levels are welcome. Wear comfortable clothing that you can move in all directions in (dance wear/gym clothes/yoga pants/ pajamas) wear socks and be prepared to go barefoot. Bring water, perhaps a towel and definitely a sense of humor.

Speakers
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Tucker Noir

Movement Specialist
Tucker Noir is the on-going art project of Noel August. She has been mentoring youth for 20 years, teaching dance for 14 years & has been choreographing professionally for nearly as long. Noel resides in Las Vegas with her children. She works for the largest charity organization in... Read More →


Saturday November 11, 2017 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Elm Room 6000 Middle Fiskville Road, Austin, TX 78752

1:30pm

Costume Rescue
Workshop for individuals wanting to learn how to alter, and repurpose already constructed garments and costumes. They can bring items that are needing a second opinion.

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2:30pm

Drag Makeup 101
Drag Make Up 101
 An introductory demonstration on the art of transformative make up hosted by Deb Leigh Nightshade. This interactive class will help you get familiar with many of the tools and techniques that can bring anyone's inner "Drag Persona" into the spotlight!  From beginners who are just getting started to seasoned performers looking to get inspired...Everyone is welcome! 
Topics include: Product Knowledge, Application, Color Theory, Contouring, and much more!
Taught by Deb Leigh Nightshade

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Deb Leigh Nighshade

Creator/House Mother, The House of Urban Legendary
Hello, I'm Deb Leigh Nightshade...THE Zombie Drag Queen! I'm a glamour ghoul that's equal parts "Creepy" and "Cute"! Serving my own personal brand of "Dead Fish" on a platter that's Resurrected, Perfected, and endearingly Infected! Never thirsty, but always HUNGRY.....are you friend... Read More →

Saturday November 11, 2017 2:30pm - 3:00pm
Marsha P. Johnson Room 6000 Middle Fiskville Road, Austin, TX 78752

3:00pm

Lipsync 101
I would like to submit my fabulous Lip Sync 101 class that I have taught all around the country! Here is a snippet of what students can learn.  Have you ever wanted to Lip Sync For Your LIFE and live out your drag fantasies? Then THIS is the class for you!  Whether you are new to drag or just want to have fun, there will be something for everyone! In this class students will lip sync to a wide variety of popular songs and play improv games that will help you connect with your music and polish your fierce skills! The finale part of the class will be engaging in a Lip Sync Bootcamp that is full of shenanigans but will get you stage ready!

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Crimson Kitty

Drag Queen
Once called the female-on-female drag pioneer by TimeOut, Mx Crimson Kitty is a 13 year plus veteran in the scene whose consistent platform of “ALL DRAG IS VALID” carved out many spaces for all types of performers to perform the fierce art of drag! They have been featured in the... Read More →

Saturday November 11, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Elm Room 6000 Middle Fiskville Road, Austin, TX 78752

3:00pm

From Beginning To Finish
Mahoganny gives us a makeup tutorial broken down step by step.

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4:00pm

How To Be A Travelling Drag Sensation
 My class is about how to successfully travel and perform drag. Many drag artists look to grow their careers and travel nationally or internationally (and still get paid)  but do not know where to begin. My class covers the basics of networking and the importance of community, how to create a press kit, how to book yourself with producers, how to find paying gigs out of town, how to travel nationally, how to travel internationally, the do's and don'ts of flying with drag, the do's and don'ts of going through customs with drag,  how to set up a tour, how to ask for fair compensation, the importance of setting up classes or selling merchandise while on the road, and many more tips and tricks  for the aspiring traveling drag artist.    I have been fortunate enough to receive paid work on the road in Dallas, New Orleans, Los Angeles, New York city (multiple times),  and I have even performed in Europe twice within the last year, including a five week tour in the United Kingdom consisting of 8 paid shows.  I would love to share my knowledge with others about how to have a successful traveling drag career.  I have learned so much  in my travels and from other traveling performers as well, and I would love to pass on the knowledge and tips for success and safety to my drag community. 

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Alexander The Great

Producer, Boiz of Austin

Saturday November 11, 2017 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Holly Woodlawn Room 6000 Middle Fiskville Road, Austin, TX 78752

4:30pm