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Find out the difference between a bump and a grind at tonight's Burlesque and the Art of the Tease class at City in Motion School of Dance (3925 Main). The $9 Communiversity course covers the basics of burlesque, including costuming, music, props and simple movement and choreography. "It's a performance-oriented class rather than a typical dance class," says instructor Annie Cherry, a veteran of two local burlesque troupes who also teaches an eight-week course at City in Motion.Shimmying and shaking are crowd-pleasing moves, but Cherry also cites a student favorite: "Everyone loves the back view, for some reason." As for the bump-and-grind, it doesn't necessarily have to be performed in that order. "'Grind-and-bump' doesn't have the same ring to it, somehow," she says.The hourlong classes are open to women only; Cherry says all comfort levels are respected. For more information, call Communiversity at 816-235-1448.
Sun., Feb. 3, 2008

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