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St. Louis PRIDE June 24th- The Big Gay* Soirée!

The Big Gay Soiree!

St. Louis! A brand new PRIDE tradition is sashaying its way into town, and it’s grander, glitzier, and gayer* than you could ever imagine! Inclusive and welcoming to every flavor of the rainbow and the people who love them, The Big Gay* Soirée is an eye-popping, panty-dropping, heart-stopping spectacle that will have you over the rainbow and under the influence in no time flat! An unbelievable, theatrical, and expertly curated PRIDE party that has something for every lady, gentleman, boi and grrl.

The creative minds behind “Spectaculaire” “Glitterbomb Productions”, “The Vertical Sideshow”, “Jeezy’s Juke Joint” and “Lez Dance” have combined their fab forces to create a majestic and otherworldly PRIDE event like no other.

The Big Gay* Soirée is presented by Pearl Vodka and features award-winning and well known acts in drag (including Yara Sofia from RuPaul’s Drag Race!), aerial, acrobatics, burlesque, and the best in high energy dance music for an unmistakable, non-stop night celebrating the whole spectrum of life and love!

*Inclusive and all encompassing of gay, lesbian, bisexual, trans, queer, genderqueer, gender non-binary, asexual, pansexual, heterosexual, intersex, polyamorous, polyglotonous, girls, bois, little monsters, queens, kings, other nobility, the bourgeoisie, the rabble, the gentry, their allies, and the people who love them.

Celebrate every beautiful color of the rainbow! Join us!

Tickets at http://tbgs.brownpapertickets.com/
General Admission Ticket: $15
includes access to the event (doors open at 9pm).

Photo Opp Ticket: $25
includes General Admission plus access to the post-show photo pop area with Yara Sofia and members of the cast.

VIP Ticket: $55
includes reserved seating in front, complimentary Pearl Vodka cocktails during the Meet-n-Greet Reception at 8pm, Post-Show Photo Opp access, and goodie bag.

VIP Meet-n-Greet Reception at 8pm; General Admission Doors at 9pm; Show at 10pm; Dance Party and Photo Opp with the cast until 1am!

The Big Gay* Soirée Cast:
Yara Sofia of RuPaul’s Drag Race
Lola Van Ella
Jeez Loueez
Bazuka Joe
Ray Gunn
Foxy LaFeelion
Michelle Mynx
Bella Blue
Tila Von Twirl
Willy LaQueue
Ricky Phoenix
Tanis Lee
Maxi Glamour
Rosy Glow
Ms. B LaRose
Kenadie St James
Kristen Goodman
Rydyr Reeves
Rose Wip
Sugar Rush

Produced by Van Ella Productions, Glitterbomb Productions, and Hi Point Entertainment

A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Metro Trans Umbrella Group (MTUG)

Made possible by Pearl Vodka, Vital VOICE, State Farm Agent Toni Smith, and other generous partners

Learn Burlesque! Fall Session at Van Ella Studios Begins This Week!

This fall Van Ella Studios has added new classes, plus we’re bringing back Dramatic Stage Make-Up with Siren!!


Classes at Van Ella Studios!

If you’ve been curious about burlesque, want to become a stronger dancer and performer, looking to add new skills to your repertoire, want to find a new, exciting way to get fit, or just take a great dance class with other adults, you have come to the right place!

Van Ella Studios is a one-of-a-kind, boutique dance school, featuring a wide variety of classes and workshops for every level of student. We pride ourselves on a friendly, fun atmosphere and a knowledgeable staff to make your dance experience a fulfilling one.
Our focus is not only on comprehensive burlesque education, but a diverse variety of other dance and fitness disciplines, including ballet, belly dance, and jazz. We also offer classes to spice up your love life, the stage, and the dance floor.

Van Ella Studios has some of the most talented instructors in the area! Our staff is not only knowledgeable, but are also working performers, which gives them a unique and specialized perspective. VES has been featured in the Post-Dispatch, Show Me St. Louis, Alive Magazine’s A-List, Vital Voice, the Patch, and AOL’s City’s Best, and we are the only boutique burlesque school in the metropolitan area. Come and see what we’re all about!

6-7pm Burlesque 3/Advanced
7-8pm Burlesque Basics
6-9pm Exotic Rhythms (Drop-Ins Welcome)

6-7pm Burlesque Basics
7-8pm Burlesque 4/Solo Development
8-9pm- Modern Burlesque Movement

6-7pm Ballet Basics (Drop-Ins Welcome)
7-8pm CardioTease (Drop-Ins Welcome)
8-9pm Burlesque 2/Intermediate
9-10pm Swingin’ Out: Intro to Swing Dancing (4 WEEKS, Drop-Ins Welcome)

6-7pm Give What You Can Dance Jam (Drop-Ins Welcome)

2-3pm Dramatic Stage Make-Up (4 WEEKS, Drop-Ins Welcome)

Burlesque 101 (Sept 6th & 27th, Oct 18th)
Twerk and Jerk (Sept 2nd and Oct 7th)