with Nikki Mae

Join Nikki Mae for 3 weekly multi-level drilling workshops to help you refine your technique and polish your moves. Each class will have a different focus and offer many options and layers to challenge you no matter what level you are at. Classes include a thorough warm up followed by conditioning, technique and fun combos to keep you moving and inspired through the summer.
Classes will be held on Monday evenings from 7-9pm at the Vancouver Burlesque Centre from June 4-18.
$26.25 ($25+GST) for one workshop
$63 ($60+GST) for all three!
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Register for all 3: 
June 4th- Shake it up! Shimmies For Days
This class will focus on, you guessed it, shimmies! Hips and shoulders with layers for those who are feeling daring.
June 11th - Loops And Spirals
This class will focus on  the slower circular movements and undulations connecting one part to another with slow and sinuous combos.
June 18th - Lines And Improvisation
This class will work the arms and shoulders as we smooth out the lines in our arm waves. We will also work through some different foot patterns and exercises to move us across the stage.



Luciterra Format Classes


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Luciterra's weekly classes are offered in a progressive, four-level format. Our range of classes fits every experience level, from seasoned performer to absolute beginner! Each class begins with warm-up that integrates yoga and Pilates exercises which is followed by technique drilling and repertory.

The aim of our classes is to focus on strong technique and dynamic choreography while exploring histories and socio-cultural implications of the dance forms that have contributed to our practice. Discussion and thoughtful consideration of the topics of conscientious cultural fusion and socially-engaged dance performances is strongly encouraged in every level of our school.

Luciterra offers a unique multi-instructor format, which means that all classes are taught by multiple instructors. Our students benefit from exposure to diverse teaching approaches and, periodically, receive additional support from a secondary instructor. In such classes, the “lead” instructor teaches while the “support” instructor is available to provide personalized modifications and feedback. We believe that this approach offers our students an in-depth and dynamic learning experience.
Classes start on time, so please arrive 5-10 minutes before the posted start time. Please arrive 15 minutes early on the first day of each session and when dropping-in, so that we have time to process your payment and say hello! Please bring a water bottle, a yoga mat, and dress in comfortable and supportive clothing. 

Class Descriptions



Ruby is Luciterra’s introductory-level class. In Ruby you will begin learning the foundation of the Luciterra format including muscular isolations, full body movement and working with space. In this level, you will pay close attention to developing strong, safe dance posture.

Classes include mini-lectures, technique, and a choreography which you will learn throughout the session and are welcome to perform in the end-of-session showcase. Whether you are returning to dance, seeking a new dance practice, or taking part in your very first dance class, Ruby will provide you with a supportive and fun learning environment!


This class will return in Fall 2018!



This second level class is open to dancers who have a solid understanding of the techniques introduced in Ruby. In Tangerine you will deepen your exploration of the role of musicality in dance while learning more challenging foundational moves at a faster pace.

If you have a solid grasp of the concepts and movement introduced in Ruby and you’re ready for more challenge, while still working on the foundational techniques, this is the level for you!


This class will return in Fall 2018!



Saffron is Luciterra’s third level class. Saffron instruction and choreography will focus on layering techniques and movements so as to create a more complex and nuanced dance. Luciterra will invite you to enroll into this class once you have developed a solid understanding of the techniques introduced in Tangerine and are able to successfully execute all basic movements taught in Ruby and Tangerine.


This class will return in Fall 2018!



Cobalt is Luciterra’s fourth level class. This level is for students who have demonstrated full body intelligence and have refined the execution of all elements of the Luciterra format. Intended for students who have shown commitment and dedication to our school, to dance, and to themselves as dancers, Cobalt incorporates important discussions related to the practices and ethics of independent dance creation and community leadership.


This class will return in Fall 2018!


Weekly Schedule: Check back later for Fall 2018!


5:45 pm
7:30 pm

One Thousand Rivers

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Vancouver Burlesque Centre

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Pricing details for all 12-week class sessions:

  • $210 ($200+GST) if paid in advance of the first class;
  • $220 ($210+GST) if paid on the first day of class or later;

Drop-ins cost $18.90 ($18+GST). Note that drop-ins may not always be available. Please e-mail before dropping-in, as space is limited.

Luciterra offers a 20% discount to people living with fixed income (social assistance or disability). Please contact to receive this discount.

Accepted forms of payment:

  • Cash
  • PayPal
  • E-mail money transfer - if using this option please email for instructions 

School Policies:

Class Levels: All students new to Luciterra's school must begin in Ruby. Permission is required to register in all other levels. Permission may also be required for registration in some specialty classes. The Luciterra instructors reserve the right to place students in the level they feel is most suitable.

Refunds: Except in extenuating circumstances, no refunds are given for missed classes. Students are permitted to make up a maximum of 2 missed classes by dropping into other classes on the regular schedule. Such make-up classes must be completed by the end of the current session or the missed classes are forfeit: the right to make up classes does not transfer from one session to the next. Attendance in a make-up class must be arranged in advanced and must be approved by the instructors.