Qty:1
& FREE Shipping on orders over $49. Details
Only 9 left in stock (more on the way).
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Gift-wrap available.
Honey & Spice: Sensual an... has been added to your Cart
FREE Shipping on orders over $49. Details
Used: Good | Details
Sold by 2swellguys
Condition: Used: Good
Comment: Good condition, fast shipping. Minor wear from storage and/or use. Eligible for Amazon Prime and Super Saver shipping programs. Satisfaction guaranteed!
Trade in your item
Get up to a $0.69
Gift Card.
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon

Honey & Spice: Sensual and Fierce Burlesque, with Jo Weldon: Burlesque classes, Burlesque dancing instruction, Feather boa dance how-to

4.2 out of 5 stars 33 customer reviews

Additional DVD options Edition Discs
Price
New from Used from
DVD
(Feb 24, 2009)
"Please retry"
1
$9.79
$8.43 $0.99

Deal of the Day: Select DC titles on Blu-ray and DVD
Save on featured DC Comics titles including all season 1s of The Flash, Arrow, and Gotham. This offer ends at 11:59:59 PM (PT) on July 25, 2016. Learn more
$9.79 & FREE Shipping on orders over $49. Details Only 9 left in stock (more on the way). Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Gift-wrap available.

Frequently Bought Together

  • Honey & Spice: Sensual and Fierce Burlesque, with Jo Weldon: Burlesque classes, Burlesque dancing instruction, Feather boa dance how-to
  • +
  • Striptease for Burlesque, Exotic Dance & Every Day, with Jo Weldon: Exotic dance instruction, Burlesque how-to
  • +
  • Silk & Feathers: Burlesque Fan Dancing: Burlesque instruction, Fan dance how-to, Burlesque dance classes [DVD] [ALL REGIONS] [NTSC] [WIDESCREEN]
Total price: $29.57
Buy the selected items together


Editorial Reviews

The Honey & Spice instructional video explores two styles of burlesque: Sensual and Fierce. Burlesque is a sophisticated theatrical art with a long history, many subgenres and a wide range of flavors from classic to neo-burlesque. Burlesque combines elements of acting, modeling and dance. It cultivates confidence, bold femininity, and a sense of humor.

Created by Jo Weldon, the Headmistress and Founder of the New York School of Burlesque, the program features two burlesque routines set to authentic burlesque music. The emphasis of both routines is on understanding the art of concealing and revealing. While burlesque has its own classic moves and steps, any burlesque routine can be personalized by adding steps from your favorite form of dance or from other variety arts.

The Honey routine is a tantalizing, sensual dance, performed with a feather boa. It is playful, funny, and very graceful. You will learn how to work with the boa, how to peel off your gloves, how to interact with your audience, and how to be sexy and confident on stage.

The Spice routine is based on the burlesque staple, Bump & Grind. It is high-energy, sexy, rhythmic, and glamorous. You will learn different types of bumps, various burlesque walks, and classic burlesque poses. In the Spice routine you will also learn how to project the burlesque attitude, that sexy confidence you need to amaze and charm any audience.

Jo demonstrates the routines and then breaks down each section step-by-step. Every routine consists of 5 combinations. The DVD chaptering allows you to navigate easily between combinations, both in the demonstrations and in the breakdowns, for easy review and practice.

Additional technique and practice sections include a warmup, a sensual burlesque movement series, and the basics of bump & grind. Jo also discusses burlesque costumes and offers tips for using certain special items of clothing as props: You will learn how to make a theatrical event out of peeling off your stockings and gloves, and taking off your corset. Special DVD Extras demonstrate the basics of Tassel Twirling and show different types of pasties and how to attach them.

Both routines in this program are based on the classic burlesque [striptease] tradition. Jo teaches moves she learned from women who performed burlesque in the 1930s through the 1960s. Jo's fascination with classic burlesque brought her to study with Dixie Evans, Sherry Britton, Tura Satana, Satan's Angel, Dee Milo, Toni Elling, and other legends of burlesque. Jo Weldon is the Co-Executive Director of Education for The Burlesque Hall of Fame, Las Vegas, as well as the Coordinator of The Burlesque Master Class at Coney Island, where the best of New York's amazing neo-burlesque performers come together to present their most outrageous and iconoclastic acts.


Special Features

None.

Product Details

  • Actors: Jo Weldon
  • Directors: Jo Weldon
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Color, NTSC, Widescreen
  • Language: English
  • Region: All Regions
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated:
    NR
    Not Rated
  • Studio: World Dance New York
  • DVD Release Date: February 24, 2009
  • Run Time: 70 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (33 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B001QD09Q0
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #76,552 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

Customer Reviews

Top Customer Reviews

By Alejandra Vernon HALL OF FAMEVINE VOICE on March 19, 2009
Jo Weldon aptly describes burlesque as a "sophisticated and theatrical art with a long history," and it's a history that will go well into the future, in many forms. Anyone planning on a Broadway musical career should learn what Jo has to teach in this DVD, because sooner or later, they'll need to know. One has only to see the late great Bob Fosse's choreography ("Cabaret," etc.) to know what many of his ideas were based on...burlesque!

Jo covers many subjects in this DVD, and teaches 2 routines. The first is "Honey," which is smooth and sensual with a feather boa, the 2nd is "Spice," which is faster and raunchier because it includes the classic "bump and grind" moves. Both are demonstrated and broken down step by step for easy absorption, and are simple to learn. It's the style that takes practice, in this "art of concealing and revealing."

Jo among her many credits is founder of the New York School of Burlesque. The music used is terrific and very authentic, and is drummer and bandleader Ronnie Magri's Shim Sham Revue- Music of New Orleans Burlesque Shows of the 30's, 40's & 50's

There is a Warm-Up section, and the "Extras" are excellent, and are on costuming. Stockings (runs are O.K., but the seams better be straight!), corsets, and those special little tassels. You'll learn how to glue `em and move `em. They are demonstrated on a bra, but of course are supposed to be applied to your skin. These days we are used to seeing actresses on the screen "in the buff" and it is so boring. Jo does much more just taking off a single glove.
Comment 22 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
This fun, instructional burlesque program is presented by Jo Weldon, School of Burlesque instructor also award winning performer,from NYC.
Burlesque is a beautiful, sexy art, a journey into self discovery.This program unveils basic elements. Two routines with five combinations each will introduce a sensual flow, bump and grind and more to fascinate you with.
To enter the program, the captivating Jo Weldon welcomes you with a brief history on the art. A simple chat on how to put together a costume, types of boas to get you started.
Next get ready for a flow, body posture and positions to prepare for the warm-up done to authentic, classical burlesque music. The warm up is slow, sensual and so much fun, bringing you in touch with total femininity; the curves of the hip, a sensual rotation in the hip area known as the grind. Tips on beautiful leg and feet positioning.
Yet that's not all! Absolute sensuality follows in the segment of the burlesque flow. Sexy arm patterns such as shoulder rolls, snakey arms, tracing the silhouette, of the body with the hands, outline the hips, changing level of the body using plies to add more drama to the dance. A very enjoyable segment.
The "honey and spice" routine is next. This sensual routine has 5 step by step combinations that will take you from handling the boa in a fun sexy manner, twirling and dropping, glove technique, shoulder strap tease and finally dropping the bra, but before then, skillfully picking up the boa to cover up.Simple and fun!
The "spice" routine is next with technique on bump and grind, and get ready! After the basics, another sizzling 5 combinations! Learn hip bumps and pulses, pelvic and arm circles, traveling steps, shimmies. This was my favorite since the hip accents really add drama to the dance.
Read more ›
Comment 13 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
This video is simply fantastic! Jo is the perfect teacher- wise, gentle, and patient. These combinations are a blast to do and really make you feel sexy and sassy. I highly recommend this video for anyone interested in the world of burlesque, stripping and sexual confidence. A definite A+!
Comment 14 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Verified Purchase
I'm the founder of a burlesque group in the UK, and I used this DVD to help demonstrate some of the basic elements of burlesque dance. It's very helpful, and easy to follow. The instructor is also entertaining!

However, it does come across as rather low budget, and the overall look of the DVD, including the packaging, is very unpolished. Despite that, I'd still recommend this for anyone who just wants to have a bit of fun learning some new dances, or a new performer who wants to learn some burlesque basics.
Comment 15 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
I really liked this DVD. First the menu interface lets you mix the order of the sections fairly effortlessly. But after a few watches, I had pretty much completed everything. But it really feels like a burlesque dance routine, not silly aerobics based on generic "stripper" moves like some of the other dvds out there. Overall I like it and I look forward to doing it, I just wish there was more of it.
Comment 15 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Verified Purchase
When I became interested in Burlesque dance, it did not take me long to discover that the vast majority of the instructional DVDs on the subject use the term "burlesque" as code for "modern strip tease." And while I certainly acknowledge that burlesque is often associated with feminine sexuality, I was not interested in cheesy stripper moves.

Fortunately, Jo provides us with exactly the style I was hoping for. She is classy and subtle. I appreciate her emphasis on the smallest details of preforming---how to interact with your audience using your eyes, or the flip of your hands. At first glance, the DVD appears too easy for more experienced dancers, but my advice is to focus on the most subtle movements. A little goes a long way, and you will be amazed at how much you can add to any dance style using techniques provided in this DVD.

The Honey routine requires the use of a boa and gloves as props. I found that a common winter scarf will do in a pinch for learning purposes.

I recommend this DVD to anyone who is interested in preforming on stage, regardless of the style of dance you specialize in. It will add flare and character, and you will ooze sexiness but still understated. Enjoy!
Comment 9 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse

Most Recent Customer Reviews


Forums

Set up an Amazon Giveaway

Honey & Spice: Sensual and Fierce Burlesque, with Jo Weldon: Burlesque classes, Burlesque dancing instruction, Feather boa dance how-to
Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. Learn more about Amazon Giveaway
This item: Honey & Spice: Sensual and Fierce Burlesque, with Jo Weldon: Burlesque classes, Burlesque dancing instruction, Feather boa dance how-to


Customers Also Watched on Amazon Video