The Dance Lesson That Changed My Life


About five years ago, while in the midst of a huge personal transformation (a.k.a. divorce), Sister Goddess Sally Blenkey offered me ballroom dance lessons with her husband, Alex Tchassov, as a Christmas gift. Saved Mama’s skinny little ass, she did, by giving my feeties a vehicle to soar, to sing, to celebrate, to learn to dance.

Dancing is not an intellectual activity. You cannot know of the butterfly within unless you take her out for a spin and let her flap. And you gotta know that I knew as much about a business plan as I did about tango – exactly nothing. This does not matter when your goal is to soar. Everyone has a butterfly within. Giving her space to fly gives wings to your dreams.

I feel like a queen in Alex’s arms, and I promise you – you will too. The Evening of Dance Seduction is more than a lesson in dancing – it is a lesson in partnership, trust, and owning your beauty. So grab your dancing shoes and allow yourself to be seduced by the beautiful art form of ballroom dancing.

With so much love and pleasure,
Mama Gena

When’s the last time you had the privilege of feeling as though you were pure poetry in motion? On Monday, May 23rd, from 6:30pm-9:30pm, Alex Tchassov will be hosting “An Evening of Dance Seduction,” designed to allow you to give full expression to your own joy, right on the dance floor, and learn the principles of pleasurable surrender, in the arms of a trained professional.

This event includes an introduction on how to enjoy dancing with anyone (even if you think that they—or you—have two left feet), exercises that encourage you to own your beauty, and practices in basic social dance patterns. The evening then culminates with a dance; Alex has invited a group of trained male dancers, who will each invite you onto the dance floor to be swirled and twirled. You will have the opportunity to dance with six different men. This is an ecstatically fun evening that replaces the stuffy notion of ballroom dancing with one of seduction, where you can practice the art of pleasurable surrender in a completely safe space. The price of this evening is $125. See www.alexandsally.com for details or call (347) 248-2533 to register.

Alex also teaches private lessons in NYC (Chelsea). To schedule a lesson, call Alex at (646) 515-4360.

And, if you’re looking for a workout that will leave you feeling head-over-heels in love with your body, Sally teaches Burlesque Bikini Bootcamp on Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday in NYC (www.burlesquebikinibootcamp.com). On Saturday, May 7th, Sally is offering a one-day intensive on adoring your female form, called “The Boudoir Bunny Make-Over.” This event kicks off with a Burlesque Bikini Bootcamp workshop, where you’ll learn to appreciate every facet of your unique body type, followed by a champagne brunch with choreographers Lady Chardonnay and Pink Champagne, where you’ll dig deeper into the specific science of reframing your attitude toward your body—beauty and femininity comes in every shape and size! The day culminates with a styling session and makeover and your own Boudoir Bunny photo shoot. Allow this empowering photo shoot—and gorgeous photos of yourself—to transform the way you feel about your body! Call (347) 248-2533 to register.

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