Go-Go Robics

Learn to shake, shimmy and do the earthquake with Miss Exotic World champion, burlesque superstar and Go-Go Robics DVD creator, Angie Pontani of Brooklyn, NY. In this class you will learn a complete dance routine chock full of classic 60’s go-go steps and bawdy burlesque moves - including lots of bumps and grinds. Go-Go Robics will make you the envy of everyone on the dance floor, improve your stage game and have you burning calories in a way that is so fun you won't even notice. Angie created, and has taught her unique brand Go Go Dancing throughout the World! She has hosted sold out classes throughout the USA as well as in New Zealand, Italy, Spain, Hong Kong, Australia and more! Angie has shaken her tail feather on-stage with Lady Gaga, on the Conan O'Brien Show, the tv hit Gossip Girl and in multiple films and music videos. She has been featured in 4 instructional Go-Go videos that have garnered her a cult following and been profiled on Entertainment Weekly, AOL.com and Good Day New York. Angie's patented blend of Burlesque and Go-Go combined with a background of classical training makes this class a fun high energy entertaining one hour that is suitable for all levels of dancer from the Baryshnikov professionals to the "I only dance in my living room" twisters! Dance wear or stretchy clothing is recommended, go-go boots, sneakers, bare feet, or any type of dance or work out shoe is encouraged, and don't forget your water too! Taken Go-Go Robics with Angie before? Well don't worry, each class features a new dance routine!
Feb. 22, 2015, 3 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Thomas Paine A&B

About the Teacher - Angie Pontani

Burlesque Queen, Angie Pontani, “The Italian Stallionette,” is one of few involved in the ecdysiast arts who shimmys and shakes on stages around the world, as well as carries her art into other fields and genres, including film and television. A child of New York and a key player in the burlesque revival, this bump-n-grind bombshell has spread the gospel of burlesque across the globe for over a decade. The New Yorker calls Angie, “first rate, the perfect centerpiece!” and rightfully so, since her signature acts and productions all set standards of style and class. This international superstar’s ability to mix glamour of yester-years with contemporary sensibility has earned her burlesque’s most prestigious award: “Queen of Burlesque, Miss Exotic World 2008.” Aside from its substantial part in Angie achieving burlesque’s highest Angie has toured multiple runs in the United States, Canada, Europe, Australia, New Zealand and Hong Kong. She has headlined the largest burlesque festivals in the world, including New York, Dallas, Milan, Rome and Helsinki. In 2009 she was named “Best International Touring Artist,” by The Naked City/Alternative Media Group of Australia. Angie’s repertoire and show curating skills are frequently sought by discriminating clients including Lady GaGa, Campari, Esquire Magazine, Dos Equis, The Fox 5 Superbowl Party, Guggenheim, Donatella Versace and more. She worked exclusively with Hendricks Gin to create her glass bathtub act, which was the featured entertainment at many of their events throughout the U.S. In the midst of her wake, Angie has wowed celebrity fans the likes of Sting, Anthony Kiedas, Hillary Duff, The Strokes, Adrianna Lima, and Hugh Hefner. As “New York’s Burlesque Queen” (ToscanaTV.com), Angie has appeared multiple times on the Conan O’ Brien Show and Gossip Girl. She was also featured in other New York productions: Queer Eye for the Straight Guy, MTV’s The 50 Cent Project, Good Morning America, and The Today Show. Angie also appeared on The List (Canada), Lady Burlesque (IT), Burlesque Mania (IT), Good Day New Zealand (NZ), and Nightline (NZ). On October 24th, Angie will be featured in the Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett television special for PBS. Always reaching for new fields and genres, Angie had a featured role in Michael Imerioli’s directorial debut film, The Hungry Ghost, and was also featured in the Italian television series, Lady Burlesque and The Poor Man’s Follies, an Italian film created for MTV. She was also a part of an ad campaign for Peter Werth (UK), X-Rite Photosystem with Brian Smith (USA), and Marlboro (worldwide). Aside from having been photographed by renowned photographer Ellen Von Unwerth for L’uomo Vogue, she has graced the covers and pages of many magazines including Pin Curl, Page Six, Glamour, Spanish GQ, Java’s Bachelor Pad and countless others. Angie even made a cameo in Eric Powell’s comic, The Goon (#36).