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Journey to Splits
Instructor: Freya West

Splits look beautiful on stage and can be a powerful addition to any performerís choreography. Desire those gorgeous flat splits but need coaching on how to get there? You probably wonít get your splits in just one session, but this conditioning and stretching workshop will give you the tools to take home to work on your splits focusing on stability and safety. Employing a variety of strengthening exercises and static stretching, Journey to Splits can help you reach your flexibility goals.

Saturday, March 30 (note: this class was previously listed as being on March 23, it is now correctly listed for March 30), 4-530 pm $30
440 Lafayette Street, NYC Studio 4D Fourth Floor *
Please come directly to the studio; there is no receptionist.*
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Meet Freya:

I'm Freya West.
I'm a body positive, shimmy shaking, fire eating performance artist, writer and teacher.
A professional writer since 2006, I've been a beat reporter for a scrappy Chicago newspaper, offbeat arts feature writer for glossy consumer magazines, social media consultant for teen pop idols, copywriter for trade and consumer brands, managing editor of travel publications, and communications manager for multi-state non-profits, balancing corporate sensibilities with communications that connect.
I began my burlesque warrior journey in 2008, learning from Michelle L'Amour. Since then, I moved to Nashville, TN, and now produce and perform with Music City Burlesque, and started my finishing school for fierce ladies, Delinquent Debutantes, in 2010.
I've been on stage in 15 states and four countries, including headlining Iceland's very first burlesque show. Iíve been on screen in several music videos and a few reality TV shows.
I've taught more than 300 women the power of the shimmy in my burlesque classes. They're yoga teachers, soul searchers, entrepreneurs, and corporate vixens.


Floorwerk Fundamentals : Looking to add floorwork to your repertoire but not sure where to begin? This core-tastic class is designed to give you long lines and clean transitions on the floor, including getting down and back up again. Turn your choreography upside down and explore how strong and fluid your movement can be once you get there. Modifications for cranky knees and wrists will be offered. The calendar below is constantly being updated.