Lavender Arts is creating burlesque & memorable dance performances
5

patrons

$24
per month
Hello, lovelies! Thank you for joining me on this adventure. I’m Ada Lavender, the founder and director of Lavender Arts.

I'm a dancer - mainly samba, 1920s flapper, and burlesque dancing - and I also work with a team of dancers in all kinds of genres. We perform solo and group dances for public and private events, from birthday parties to corporate galas, and everything in between.

What your support means for Lavender Arts & the larger community
  • Your support empowers female entrepreneurs who are passionate about sharing their love of dance.
  • Your support benefits a grassroots dance company and enables performances by local performers, (rather than larger entertainment companies) supporting the local economy.
  • Your support allows Lavender Arts to create bigger and better memorable experiences for the community by bringing the joy and celebration of dance to all kinds of events.
  • Your support helps to expose audiences to art forms with a strong history and culture behind them, like Brazilian samba, 1920s flapper dancing, and the vintage striptease of burlesque.

About me

I’m originally from the Windy City of Chicago, but have been based in the San Francisco Bay Area since 2010.

I started performing burlesque in 2011, after taking classes with the incomparable Michelle L’Amour. I immediately fell in love with power of burlesque, how commanding and confident the performers are, how inclusive burlesque is to performers of all shapes, sizes, genders, races, and ages, and how much creativity is involved in just a few minutes on stage. I grew up as a (very proud!) high school theater geek and burlesque has proved to be a sassy, sexy extension of that.

I also love teaching burlesque and other dance workshops, where I help women embrace their beauty, femininity, strength, and confidence.

I also choreograph and perform samba and flapper performances.

In 2018, I launched Lavender Arts, which - as I mentioned above - provides all kinds of dancers for all kinds of events. I work with not just other burlesque dancers, but samba dancers, belly dancers, flappers, and more. We’ve been hired to perform at events produced by CBRE @ Google, the San Francisco Marin Medical Society, SPiN San Francisco, and IVY: The Social University, just to name a few.

It’s so satisfying to be a part of celebrations and events and to wow an audience - but it takes work! From renting rehearsal space, to buying stage-quality makeup, shoes, accessories, and (most importantly) costumes for not just me, but other dancers - creating amazing dance experiences for audiences takes considerable money.

Your support helps to keep art and live entertainment alive and well, and best of all, you get to come along for the ride! Thank you for considering supporting my creative dance journey!
Tiers
Clara Bow
$5 or more per month

This tier is great for those who are general supporters of the arts. You'll get:


-Monthly Newsletters: A wrap-up of the previous month & a look at what's coming up for Lavender Arts


-Teaser Pics & Videos: Costume, hair & makeup looks from recent shows


-Early Announcements: Be the first to find out where you can see Lavender Arts performers in shows & teaching classes!

Sally Rand
$10 or more per month

This tier is great for dance hobbyists & lovers. You'll get:


 -All previous tier rewards


-Tricks of the Trade: Tips & strategies on costuming, performing, & products.


-Performer Interviews: Hear from other performers in various genres & their dance journey & advice.


-“May Day Off”: A Glimpse Inside My Indulgences - What I'm up to when I'm not performing or rehearsing


-10% Class Discount: Save 10% on all in-person public group classes with Ada (when offered); good on single classes or packages.*


*Must complete one billing cycle to be eligible for this reward. Please message to claim it.

Ginger Rogers
$15 or more per month

This tier is perfect for dance students & those who love taking classes! It pays for itself! You'll get:


-All the rewards from previous tiers


-At least one online class per month: Take class with me from anywhere! (Various styles featured: flapper, samba, burlesque, etc.) ($15+ per month value)


-Occasional bonus class videos.


-20% Class Discount: Get a 20% discount on in-person group classes with Ada (when offered); single class or packages.*


*Must complete at least one billing cycle to be eligible for this reward. Please message to claim it.

Lili St. Cyr
$40 or more per month

This tier is great for dance enthusiasts & those interested in possibly performing...or just boosting self-confidence & radiance. You'll get:


-All rewards from previous tiers


-2-for-1 Class Passes: Come to one of Ada’s public group classes & bring a friend, and you’ll get a 2-for-1 deal on the drop-in rate. ($20+ value per class)*


-Performance Mentoring: Have questions about performing? Developing your persona? Need resources for costuming or classes? Consulting on choreography? Ongoing mentoring can be both in-person and online meetings, or a combination of both. Includes access to dancer-only choreography & rehearsal videos.* 


-10% Private Event Discount: Get 10% off hiring a Lavender Arts performer for a private event, up to 4 times per year. (~$20+ value x 4 per year)*


-Please message to claim the rewards above.


-Behind the Scenes: A Burlesque Life - Learn more about what it’s like behind the curtain at shows and private events.


*Must complete at least one billing cycle to claim these rewards.

Gypsy Rose Lee
$100 or more per month

The ultimate package! This tier is perfect for both serious dance students & those who host or plan events. These rewards add up to well over $1500 per year. Plus ALL REWARDS IN THIS TIER ARE TRANSFERABLE! You'll get:


-All rewards from previous tiers


-90-minute Burlesque Workshop: For you & two friends up to two times per year. ($150 value per workshop)* [Available online.]


-One-on-One 45-Minute Dance Lesson: A private class up to three times per year. ($150 value per class)* [Available online.]


-25% Performance Discount: 25% off hiring one Lavender Arts performer for a private event up to 4 times per year ($50+ value x 4 per year)**


-35% Performance Discount: 35% off hiring two or more Lavender Arts dancers up to 4 times per year ($100+ value x 4 per year)**


-Your Name on our Website Under Benefactor Section


-Please message to claim these rewards. All are subject to availability. Repeat rewards must be at least one month a part. (For example, if you schedule a 90-minute workshop on May 1, you must wait until after June 1 to have your second workshop.)


*Must be a patron for at least one billing cycle to begin claiming these rewards.


**Must be a patron for at least two billing cycles to begin claiming these rewards.

Goals
$24 of $500 per month
When I hit $500 a month in patronage, I will purchase new costume pieces, including a lavish feather headpiece and do an exclusive photoshoot for my patrons.
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Hello, lovelies! Thank you for joining me on this adventure. I’m Ada Lavender, the founder and director of Lavender Arts.

I'm a dancer - mainly samba, 1920s flapper, and burlesque dancing - and I also work with a team of dancers in all kinds of genres. We perform solo and group dances for public and private events, from birthday parties to corporate galas, and everything in between.

What your support means for Lavender Arts & the larger community
  • Your support empowers female entrepreneurs who are passionate about sharing their love of dance.
  • Your support benefits a grassroots dance company and enables performances by local performers, (rather than larger entertainment companies) supporting the local economy.
  • Your support allows Lavender Arts to create bigger and better memorable experiences for the community by bringing the joy and celebration of dance to all kinds of events.
  • Your support helps to expose audiences to art forms with a strong history and culture behind them, like Brazilian samba, 1920s flapper dancing, and the vintage striptease of burlesque.

About me

I’m originally from the Windy City of Chicago, but have been based in the San Francisco Bay Area since 2010.

I started performing burlesque in 2011, after taking classes with the incomparable Michelle L’Amour. I immediately fell in love with power of burlesque, how commanding and confident the performers are, how inclusive burlesque is to performers of all shapes, sizes, genders, races, and ages, and how much creativity is involved in just a few minutes on stage. I grew up as a (very proud!) high school theater geek and burlesque has proved to be a sassy, sexy extension of that.

I also love teaching burlesque and other dance workshops, where I help women embrace their beauty, femininity, strength, and confidence.

I also choreograph and perform samba and flapper performances.

In 2018, I launched Lavender Arts, which - as I mentioned above - provides all kinds of dancers for all kinds of events. I work with not just other burlesque dancers, but samba dancers, belly dancers, flappers, and more. We’ve been hired to perform at events produced by CBRE @ Google, the San Francisco Marin Medical Society, SPiN San Francisco, and IVY: The Social University, just to name a few.

It’s so satisfying to be a part of celebrations and events and to wow an audience - but it takes work! From renting rehearsal space, to buying stage-quality makeup, shoes, accessories, and (most importantly) costumes for not just me, but other dancers - creating amazing dance experiences for audiences takes considerable money.

Your support helps to keep art and live entertainment alive and well, and best of all, you get to come along for the ride! Thank you for considering supporting my creative dance journey!

Recent posts by Lavender Arts

Tiers
Clara Bow
$5 or more per month

This tier is great for those who are general supporters of the arts. You'll get:


-Monthly Newsletters: A wrap-up of the previous month & a look at what's coming up for Lavender Arts


-Teaser Pics & Videos: Costume, hair & makeup looks from recent shows


-Early Announcements: Be the first to find out where you can see Lavender Arts performers in shows & teaching classes!

Sally Rand
$10 or more per month

This tier is great for dance hobbyists & lovers. You'll get:


 -All previous tier rewards


-Tricks of the Trade: Tips & strategies on costuming, performing, & products.


-Performer Interviews: Hear from other performers in various genres & their dance journey & advice.


-“May Day Off”: A Glimpse Inside My Indulgences - What I'm up to when I'm not performing or rehearsing


-10% Class Discount: Save 10% on all in-person public group classes with Ada (when offered); good on single classes or packages.*


*Must complete one billing cycle to be eligible for this reward. Please message to claim it.

Ginger Rogers
$15 or more per month

This tier is perfect for dance students & those who love taking classes! It pays for itself! You'll get:


-All the rewards from previous tiers


-At least one online class per month: Take class with me from anywhere! (Various styles featured: flapper, samba, burlesque, etc.) ($15+ per month value)


-Occasional bonus class videos.


-20% Class Discount: Get a 20% discount on in-person group classes with Ada (when offered); single class or packages.*


*Must complete at least one billing cycle to be eligible for this reward. Please message to claim it.

Lili St. Cyr
$40 or more per month

This tier is great for dance enthusiasts & those interested in possibly performing...or just boosting self-confidence & radiance. You'll get:


-All rewards from previous tiers


-2-for-1 Class Passes: Come to one of Ada’s public group classes & bring a friend, and you’ll get a 2-for-1 deal on the drop-in rate. ($20+ value per class)*


-Performance Mentoring: Have questions about performing? Developing your persona? Need resources for costuming or classes? Consulting on choreography? Ongoing mentoring can be both in-person and online meetings, or a combination of both. Includes access to dancer-only choreography & rehearsal videos.* 


-10% Private Event Discount: Get 10% off hiring a Lavender Arts performer for a private event, up to 4 times per year. (~$20+ value x 4 per year)*


-Please message to claim the rewards above.


-Behind the Scenes: A Burlesque Life - Learn more about what it’s like behind the curtain at shows and private events.


*Must complete at least one billing cycle to claim these rewards.

Gypsy Rose Lee
$100 or more per month

The ultimate package! This tier is perfect for both serious dance students & those who host or plan events. These rewards add up to well over $1500 per year. Plus ALL REWARDS IN THIS TIER ARE TRANSFERABLE! You'll get:


-All rewards from previous tiers


-90-minute Burlesque Workshop: For you & two friends up to two times per year. ($150 value per workshop)* [Available online.]


-One-on-One 45-Minute Dance Lesson: A private class up to three times per year. ($150 value per class)* [Available online.]


-25% Performance Discount: 25% off hiring one Lavender Arts performer for a private event up to 4 times per year ($50+ value x 4 per year)**


-35% Performance Discount: 35% off hiring two or more Lavender Arts dancers up to 4 times per year ($100+ value x 4 per year)**


-Your Name on our Website Under Benefactor Section


-Please message to claim these rewards. All are subject to availability. Repeat rewards must be at least one month a part. (For example, if you schedule a 90-minute workshop on May 1, you must wait until after June 1 to have your second workshop.)


*Must be a patron for at least one billing cycle to begin claiming these rewards.


**Must be a patron for at least two billing cycles to begin claiming these rewards.