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Silk Veil Manipulation Level 1

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Silk ripples like water & flows like air. It is strong, supple, sensual, and steeped in history, stories, process, and myth. Combined with light and movement, silk invokes dramatic magic for the human senses. 

Join Gaea Lady in this exploration of movement with silk : learn specific patterns, philosophies, and techniques to integrate dancer with fabric. We explore dynamic whips, dreamy floats, infinite recursive spins, weaves, drapes, wraps, and improvisation to ignite the senses and unique creativity within. Students will dance with unweighted veils, flags, & weighted veils - learning the basics of Gaea’s specialty veil. 

Students should bring a silk or light fabric veil, at least 6 feet long, and/or bring large fabric costume pieces for improvisation in class. Gaea will have a limited amount of veils available for use, borrow, and sale. For custom orders in advance, contact

$40: to register: paypal, venmo or chase quickpay/zelle to 

level 2 classes: 
11/15 530-715pm
12/8 4-545pm

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Private Lessons
Activate and skyrocket your technique, movement, performance, or concepts with a private lesson. Gaea works closely with you to answer questions, provide suggestion and feedback as requested, and teach according to your learning style and desires. 

Any topic is on the board - please inquire as to how we can work together! $50-100 sliding scale : 60 minutes


Gaea lady is an enchantress by nature; a force that will make you feel the earth move. Integrating 28 years of dance, art, visuals, costuming, concept, fire, silk fabrics, temple dance, hoops, and deeply seated intention, Gaea cultivates an intentional style that is all her own. She seeks to share knowledge and empower others through her performances and teaching, forging connections and community. 

Gaea has performed all over the country: notably at the Burlesque Hall of Fame 2016 where she won “Best Debut” and “Most Classic”, at the 2017 & 2018 “Icons & Allstars” show, and headlining Carnivale de Sensuale in 2018. She graces festival stages with performances & instruction such as Show Me (St. Louis), Envision (Costa Rica), Electric Forest (Michigan), Symbiosis (California), Oregon Eclipse (Oregon), Burningman (Nevada), and Bhakti Fest (California). In her home base of Chicago, Gaea performs at Unbridled at Untitled, the Kiss Kiss Cabaret, the Vertical Sideshow, the Drifter, Raks Geek, and with Pyrotechniq Fire Troupe. 

She has been teaching since the age of 16 in all forms of dance & aims to inspire students to their innate magic. Traveling across the US, she has taught at BurlyCon, the New York School of Burlesque, New Orleans School of Burlesque, Studio L’amour, Minneapolis Burlesque Festival, in Denver, Reno, San Francisco + Bay Area, She also is a vegetarian chef, traveling to teach and nourish for movement and wellness retreats. 
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Earlier Event: December 8
Silk Veil Manipulation Level 2
Later Event: December 11
Bellydance Basics Class