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You must preregister by paying a deposit to secure your space in class via credit card. DROP-INS are NOT ALLOWED. Some classes have age restrictions (noted below) if they are held in bars, and anyone under 18 must have a parent sign a permission slip first. Please note that your deposit is nonrefundable, but can be applied to future classes if you give 7 days notice. If you cannot use Paypal to make a deposit, email bettinamayworkshops@gmail.com to discuss other options.
Please note: All correspondance about the class is sent to the paypal email address you pay for the class with so please keep that account current, and add bettinamayworkshops@gmail.com to your contacts list so emails don't get lost.

April 2016

Apr 30: NYC - On The Road Again, New York School of Burlesque, 440 Lafayette St., 12:30-2pm, $30.

With over 11 years of touring under her shimmy belt, Bettina May will share her traveling showgirl survival tips to help you figure out how to start taking your show on the road, whether you are a solo performer or a troupe, hobbyist or full-timer. She'll go over booking, financing your tour, getting contacts, finding places to stay, traveling with food allergies and more. Bring your questions and be ready to take notes!

Please review the NYSB Refund Policy here.

Apr 30: NYC - Bombshell Hair, New York School of Burlesque, 440 Lafayette St., 2-4pm, $30.

For pinup modeling or a glam night out! Discover how to curl any type of hair, create long-lasting Victory rolls, glamorous waves, sturdy up-dos, and how to create hairstyles to withstand hot studio and stage lights or vigorous dancing! Also learn how to incorporate accessories for quick vintage looks and how to troubleshoot mishaps. Bring your accessories, hair flowers, vintage hats, and all of your hair questions. This is primarily a demo class with question and answer.

Please review the NYSB Refund Policy here.


May 2016

May 7: NYC - Seducing The Camera, New York School of Burlesque, 440 Lafayette St. Studio 4D, 4-6pm, $40.

Students will learn the art of pinup modeling and the seduction of a muse in this 2 hour workshop. During the class, students will have an opportunity to speak one-on-one with Bettina May about her experience as both a published pin-up model and photographer in a Q & A setting, she will take a photo of the class as a 'before', and then they will learn how to seduce the camera from international burlesque star Perle Noire. She will show the exquisite art of posing with a unique and fun choreographed dance routine! The choreography will focus on 3 personas: cheesecake, temptress, and Hollywood starlet. No dance experience required, heels recommended. After students have learned the choreography, they will take part in another 'after' group photoshoot with coaching from both Perle and Bettina, and compare the results! Not only will you gain confidence in front of a camera, you will also learn how to incorporate posing into your live performances for great live shots.

Please review the NYSB Refund Policy here.

May 8: Brooklyn, NY- Mother's Day Pin-Up Class, Bettina May's Pin-Up Studio, Location sent to registered students only, 12-6pm. This makes a great gift for the mother in your life, pretty gift certificates are available! It's very close to the A/C train in Bed Stuy, with free street parking as well. *If you've taken my class before or are confident in styling yourself and just want to come for new photos, there are limited spaces available for photos only. Class price starts at $49, check drop down menu for options.

Class Options

Demo only - $49
Observe the hair and makeup instruction portion of the class, you can upgrade to the full class later if you wish.

Deposit only* - $49
The rest must be paid in cash only in class.

Full Class - $199
You get hair and make-up lessons, vintage hair set & style, help applying your own makeup, and an individual photoshoot with personalized posing instructions!

Full Deluxe Class - $249
You get hair and make-up lessons, vintage hair set & style, help applying your own makeup, and an individual photoshoot with personalized posing instructions, PLUS 2 retouched images!

Photoshoot only - $149, arrive 4pm
Open to previous students or private clients only; do your own hair and makeup, and get an individual photoshoot with personalized posing instructions, PLUS 2 retouched images!

*Your deposit is non-refundable, but may be applied towards future classes if you provide 7 days cancellation notice ONLY.

 

May 15: Pawtucket, RI - Pin-Up Class, The Chifferobe Atelier at Hope Artiste Village, 1005 Main St, #8141B, 12-6pm. I am very excited to be coming back to Rhode Island and working with local burlesque star Kristen Minsky to help celebrate the 2nd anniversary of their fabulous Chifferobe studio! Come learn all my vintage styling secrets and how to pose for photos like a pro, and then sit for your own professional pin-up photoshoot. *If you've taken my class before or are confident in styling yourself and just want to come for new photos, there are limited spaces available for photos only. Class price starts at $49, check drop down menu for options.

Class Options

Demo only - $49
Observe the hair and makeup instruction portion of the class, you can upgrade to the full class later if you wish.

Deposit only* - $49
The rest must be paid in cash only in class.

Full Class - $199
You get hair and make-up lessons, vintage hair set & style, help applying your own makeup, and an individual photoshoot with personalized posing instructions!

Full Deluxe Class - $249
You get hair and make-up lessons, vintage hair set & style, help applying your own makeup, and an individual photoshoot with personalized posing instructions, PLUS 2 retouched images!

Photoshoot only - $149, arrive 4pm
Open to previous students or private clients only; do your own hair and makeup, and get an individual photoshoot with personalized posing instructions, PLUS 2 retouched images!

*Your deposit is non-refundable, but may be applied towards future classes if you provide 7 days cancellation notice ONLY.

 

May 16: NYC - Live! Jazz! Burlesque! Class at Macao Trading Co (lower bar), 311 Church St., 7-8:30pm. Ever dream of dancing to a live band? Do you have a hankering for classic burlesque? Join world-class singer and well-dressed bandleader Dandy Wellington & his band and international burlesque performer Bettina May who will guide you through the wildly exciting world of burlesque performed to live music. You are encouraged to come dressed for a lovely night out; dance heels and gloves a must for the interactive portion. Price starts at $49 for the class, though you will want to stay for the full show afterwards.

Class Options

Class only - $49

Class plus show - $69
Get the most out of class by joining Dandy and Bettina afterwards in the restaurant upstairs for the full show to see live jazz and burlesque in action, get a reserved seat, cocktail and dumplings. Discount only available with advance purchase, seating is limited so don't delay!

*Your deposit is non-refundable, but may be applied towards future classes if you provide 7 days cancellation notice ONLY.

May 21: Victoria, BC - Private Photoshoot, I'll be available for private, styled photoshoots in a gorgeous vintage home in Vic West for one day only! Click here to see samples of my portfolio.

Price includes hairstyling, photoshoot in one outfit and 4 retouched images. Additional looks and images available for an additional fee. Email me for more details.

$300 CDN (savings of over $60 off my regular US prices)

Available Times

Please arrive 5 minutes before your scheduled time to ensure you get your time slot. If you miss it, you will move to the in-person waitlist or have less time for your shoot. No show, no refund.

May 22: Victoria, BC - Book Signing, Legends Comics, 633 Johnson St, 1-3pm.

My first public event in my hometown since I made the move to the Big Apple in 2009! Bring your copy of my book Everyday Bombshell, where I share all my vintage style tips and tricks, from hair to makeup, modeling and more! Or reserve a copy to pick up in-store, as spare copies will be very limited. Pre-purchase your book copy now at $24.99 to save $5 off the book, which will be $30 CDN in person, first come, first served.



June 2016

Jun 12: Brooklyn, NY- Pin-Up Class, Bettina May's Pin-Up Studio, Location sent to registered students only, 12-6pm. Just in time to get photos of your Mermaid Day costumes, come ring in summer with me and learn how to look fabulous in the sun! It's very close to the A/C train in Bed Stuy, with free street parking as well. *If you've taken my class before or are confident in styling yourself and just want to come for new photos, there are limited spaces available for photos only. Class price starts at $49, check drop down menu for options.

Class Options

Demo only - $49
Observe the hair and makeup instruction portion of the class, you can upgrade to the full class later if you wish.

Deposit only* - $49
The rest must be paid in cash only in class.

Full Class - $199
You get hair and make-up lessons, vintage hair set & style, help applying your own makeup, and an individual photoshoot with personalized posing instructions!

Full Deluxe Class - $249
You get hair and make-up lessons, vintage hair set & style, help applying your own makeup, and an individual photoshoot with personalized posing instructions, PLUS 2 retouched images!

Photoshoot only - $149, arrive 4pm
Open to previous students or private clients only; do your own hair and makeup, and get an individual photoshoot with personalized posing instructions, PLUS 2 retouched images!

*Your deposit is non-refundable, but may be applied towards future classes if you provide 7 days cancellation notice ONLY.