Maggie offers 50 minute classes that have been taught at festivals and BurlyCon. She is also available for one on one coaching with other performers. Maggie's teaching style is informal and focuses on helping performers find confidence in their individual choices.
Big Hair, Don't Care
Do you want a beehive but don't know how to get it? Do you have super fine hair you're convinced won't hold style? Do you look longingly at pictures of Elvira and 60's pin ups thinking 'I wish my hair would do that?' Well it can! In this class Maggie McMuffin will teach you multiple ways to get your hair closer to god. Even better, she'll show you the one tool you need to bring it back down to earth. Maggie will be doing demonstrations on her own head and any willing volunteers. If you have a teasing brush, bristle comb, and mirror feel free to bring them and try out methods for yourself.
Lazy Stripper Techniques
or, Eyefucking for Beginners
It's time to strip smarter, not harder! This class will teach the value and power of stillness, connecting with the audience through eye contact, and how to cultivate stage presence. Maggie McMuffin will teach you how to have an engaging, powerful act without putting yourself through a physical wringer. Class will include exercises in eye contact, holding space, and self love.
While 'eyefucking' has a lurid connotation, this class will be focusing on radiating energy and intention. The skills taught are applicable to all acts regardless of theme.
"Made people feel comfortable doing uncomfortable things!"
"Maggie totally knows what she's talking about and is an entertaining presenter."
"I LOVED IT AND HER."
Floorwork for Injury and Mobility Limitations
Floorwork can be a great addition to a number but previous injuries and mobility limitations can make it incredibly painful or seemingly impossible.
Maggie McMuffin will share tips and tricks for putting on a great performance without putting strain on your body or causing further damage. Students will learn how to take care of their bodies, ways to redistribute pressure while posing, and safe transitions between positions. After this class, performers will have a small catalogue of moves/combinations that can be used to build floorwork routines. Students should come prepared to dance in whatever shoes they like but can also elect to watch and take notes.
Note: Maggie does have lived experience with injuries and body trauma but not living with a disability. Class organizers looking for a class which specifically covers disability in performance should look elsewhere. Maggie suggests Jacqueline Boxx.
"The discussion of being kind to yourself with performance....it was amazing!"
"I tend to avoid floorwork a lot of the time but now I feel much more excited to use it!"