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Rebellion Rising / Upcoming Classes

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Express yourself! Allow the noise of the outside world to fall away as you quiet your mind and allow your heart to lead the way! Practice art as meditation with one of our special teachers at Rebellion Rising. We can steer you through beginner, intermediate, and advanced techniques in a variety of art and mindfulness classes.

Rebellion Rising
3330 W Irving Park Rd
Chicago IL 60618

Buy One, Get One Half Off!
Sign up for two weekly classes and get the second class (of equal or lesser value) for half off -OR- buy two of the same class and share the half-price discount with a friend (must register & pay for classes on ONE registration form). Please Note: NO REFUNDS will be issued if students wishing to redeem this option sign up & pay separately!

CLASSES QUESTIONS F.A.Q.
CHICAGO ART CLASSES
SESSION DATES: SUNDAY, AUG 19 - SAT, OCT 13
Sundays
Aug 19 - Oct 7
Mondays
Aug 20 - Oct 8
6-7:30pm - Knitting

Midge the Merciless
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$190/8 Weeks
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Knitting has so many benefits. A truly portable artistic outlet, knitting can be meditative, productive, and creative. This class will teach the basics of knitting. You'll select a basic knitting piece to complete over the course of the class, as well as knitting smaller samples to learn new techniques. We'll also explore different types of fibers, stitch patterns, and knitting traditions in different parts of the world.

Class fee includes materials.

7-8:30pm - Stand-Up Stand-Out

Shirley Blazen
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$170/8 Weeks
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Have you been itching to put your voice out into the world? Whether addressing a crowd of 1 or 1,000 - Stand-Up Stand-Out is the class that will have you feeling confident speaking in a style all your own. We'll work on presentation technique, writing material, harnessing your unique voice, and polishing a piece showcase on stage.

This class offers the opportunity for a short group performance at the end of the session! (Not required.)



CHICAGO ART WORKSHOPS AND STUDIO EVENTS
All workshops listed below are open to ALL LEVELS - no prior experience is necessary!

Saturday, September 22
3-4:15pm

Teacher: Rebecca Taylor (Slightly Spitfire)
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Cost: $25

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Beginning Ground Acrobatics
Beginning Ground Acrobatics is perfect for individuals with minimal or no experience in ground acrobatics. Or for those who just enjoy rolling and flipping! This special workshop will include stretching to help gain flexibility for splits and back bends, forward and backward rolls, cartwheels, handstand and headstand drills, and conditioning.
Saturday, September 22
4:30-5:45pm

Teacher: Rebecca Taylor (Slightly Spitfire)
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Cost: $25

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Intermediate Ground Acrobatics
Intermediate Ground Acrobatics is perfect for individuals with experience in tumbling, gymnastics, or acrobatics. This special workshop will feature stretching for splits/oversplits, standing backbends and kickovers, handstand variations, roll variations, and walkovers. More advanced participants may work toward handsprings and/or back tucks.

Participants should be comfortable/capable performing rolls, backbends, handstands (no hold), and working towards or having full splits.
Friday, September 28
noon-6pm
(45-min appointments)

Teacher: Kiam Marcelo Junio
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Cost:
  • $45 - economy
  • $55 - regular
  • $65 - premium

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    Aromatherapy Clinic

    Essential oils are the aromatic compounds of plants and constitute a significant part of their immune, defense, and reproductive systems. These potent powers protect and heal plants and work for humans as well. Are you curious to learn more about essential oils and what they can do for you? Sign up for a 45-minute consultation with Kiam, a holistic healer and interdisciplinary artist. Your one-on-one session starts with an in depth intake to identify your physical, emotional, and elemental imbalances based on Traditional Chinese Medicine and Ayurveda principles. You will receive education on the best essential oils for your specific needs, and walk away with a customized blend.

    Please specify the level of consultation that you want when registering for this workshop.

    $45 - ECONOMY: 5ml roller bottle with a stone of your choice, and a custom blend of up to 8 oils
    $55 - REGULAR: 10ml roller bottle with a stone of your choice, and a custom blend of up to 11 oils
    $65 - PREMIUM: 10ml roller bottle with a stone of your choice, and a custom blend of up to 13 oils with access to premium oils and stones
    Thursday, October 4
    6-7:30pm

    Teacher: Sam Virgilio
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    Cost: $15

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    Jazz Dance for Queer Bodies I-III
    A non-binary approach to Jazz dance technique. This class caters to a variety of dance experience, from beginner to professional, and offers dancers a safe, supportive, encouraging environment to explore their artistry in the style of Jazz dance. Jazz as a movement style thrives on the power of community, diversity in voice, and discipline in form, all of which will be reflected in the structure of the class. Instructor Sam Virgilio will guide the class through conditioning, technique, and a combination all with built-in variations to cater to and appropriately challenge all levels. Dancers will not be divided, instructed in technique, or directed in their performance based on gender identity as it correlates to "traditional" dance gender roles, but rather dancers should feel emboldened to explore and utilize their individual brand of power through movement, however it may manifest.
    Saturday, October 6
    noon-4pm

    Teacher: Red Hot Annie
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    Cost: $80

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    Real Life Burlesque

    You've already got everything you need to feel beautiful. Curious why burlesque has such a divine reputation for empowering people? Align your mind, body, and soul to bring out the very best in yourself - in this workshop, we'll use burlesque as a tool to create a one-of-a-kind group routine. Learn more about the process and begin to build your larger-than-life burlesque persona! We'll focus on what it takes to develop total and complete comfort on stage. We'll consider potential obstacles and find creative ways to overcome them with ease. Harness the power of your self-confidence, streamline your intention and develop some personalized techniques for jumping fully into the moment on stage.

    Through a series of drills and activities we will push ourselves to come up with instant solutions, act confidently upon them, and then let go what doesn't serve us. This workshop focuses on techniques that will help you come up with better solutions for high-pressure public engagements, including last minute bookings, as well as creating long-lasting performance art that is instantly recognizable as your own. In this workshop, we'll examine our individual and collective strengths and how they can be presented to maximize your burlesque persona's impact and make your performances truly memorable. We'll explore visual and performance elements that will push us outside of our comfort zone, while maintaining connection to our true selves as well as the audience.


    Thursday, October 11
    7-8pm

    Teacher: Adrianne Blanks
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    Cost: FREE

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    Manifesting by the Moon

    Working with the moon is a powerful way to bring in abundance, attraction, increase, or even clear away old habits and banish unwanted feelings. For thousands of years civilizations have marked time by the Moon, planning for optimal growth and newness, and when to reflect and release. The moon has an effect on plant growth and soil quality, and she can help you bloom too!

    In this FREE 45 minute introduction to working with the Moon, you will come away with an understanding of the 8 phases of the moon and how to work with the energy of the major phases to best bring in what you want to see in your world. I'll also suggest crystals, candles, and herbs to help you set the stage.

    Step into your magic!


    Saturday, October 13
    1-2:15pm

    Teacher: Christine Eduardo
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    Cost: $30

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    Liquid Motion
    This is an open-level workshop that utilizes basic dance theory and self-exploration to create total body awareness. In this 75-minute class, you will learn Liquid Motion® signature moves in order to build a foundation for floor work & wall work. The class includes body conditioning, lateral movement drills, a breakdown of 3-5 signature movements, and intricate floor flows. This class will mainly focus on the technique of each movement, understanding your body awareness, and learning how to tie it all together. Since we will only be using the floor and wall in this class, wear pants and a long sleeve shirt for a better movement experience. Knee-pads and leg warmers also recommended, if you have them!

    Take both "Liquid Motion" and "Sensual Flow" for $55.
    Saturday, October 13
    2:30-3:45pm

    Teacher: Christine Eduardo
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    Cost: $30

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    Sensual Flow
    Slide, slink, and body roll your way from one movement to the next in this routine-based class. This class is all about slowing down, moving with intention, getting out of our heads and fully connecting to our bodies. This is your opportunity to unleash your inner goddess and explore your sensuality through movement. We will learn a sequence of different moves utilizing the floor and wall; Liquid Motion workshop is recommended, however not required. Layers are recommended!

    Take both "Liquid Motion" and "Sensual Flow" for $55.
    Saturday, October 20
    1pm-2:30pm

    Teacher: Kevin Talmer Whiteneir
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    Cost: $20 singles/$25 couples

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    Beginner Salsa Techniques on 1

    Beginner Salsa on 1 introduces students to the foundations of Salsa dance. Students will learn the eight-count footwork that forms the basis for Salsa dancing, as well as beginner spins, tricks, and lead-and-follow styling to add flair to their choreography. Students will also learn some history and background to Salsa music and dance within Latin culture.


    Saturday, October 20
    2:30pm-4pm

    Teacher: Kevin Talmer Whiteneir
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    Cost: $20 singles/$25 couples

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    Beginner Bachata Techniques

    Beginner Bachata introduces students to the foundations of Bachata dance. Students will learn the footwork that forms the basis for bachata dancing, as well as beginner spins, tricks, and lead-and-follow styling to add flair to their choreography. Students will also learn some history and background to bachata music and dance within Latin culture.


    Saturday, October 27
    12:30-2pm

    Teacher: Ariel Glassman
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    Cost: $18

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    Beginning Jazz Guitar

    If you have some guitar experience but want to start exploring the exciting world of jazz, then this is the chance for you to start! Ariel Glassman, working Chicago musician and DePaul Alumni, will walk you and a group of guitarists through basic chord shapes, blues, and even a jazz song or two! You'll receive instruction on how to start this exciting journey, including album suggestions and practice techniques! This is the perfect place to start your jazz experience to continue to grow as a guitarist and a musician!

    Class requires the student to bring a guitar, preferably acoustic. If you only have an electric, please bring an amp so we can all hear you shredding! Basic guitar experience is required.