This is the experience of a lifetime.

Join Hot Pink Feathers May 27-29 to shake your booty off and feel alive and pleasure and confident like you never have before in this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to dance down the streets of San Francisco with troupe of bold, sensitive, welcoming women who have no more F’s to give!

Let’s celebrate life right now in a time of darkness.
Even if you feel like this is a little edgy, let’s do this. Come out and join us!
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Experience or not, you are welcome! And you’re not just shaking your bum – you’re DANCING – like the radiant Goddess you are! I’ve trained literally hundreds of women to experience their Inner Showgirl – to dance confidently and comfortably – reveling in their bodies while dancing to specially developed choreography. You’ll learn one dance routine and how to enjoy improvising as well!

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“I think I didn’t know how much I wanted this… Never in my life have I had the opportunity to celebrate my body in this way, and now I don’t think I’ll ever stop!" - Zoe Y.

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    Live Dance Guidance & Experience with Kellita the Showgirl Shaman!

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    LIVE – CARNAVAL WEEKEND with Kellita & Hot Pink Feathers (2 rehearsals + Grand Parade) in San Francisco Bay Area: May 27-29 2022

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    Live practices in San Francisco for locals (May 1, 7, 21 exact time TBD, ~2-3 hr rehearsals)

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    Rental of a professionally designed and created Showgirl Costume (dancer supplies her own fishnets, character shoes & fake ponytail)

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    Access to video of choreography 3-4 weeks beforehand so you can practice when and wherever you want!

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    Video & Photo Keepsakes to treasure this experience for the rest of your life!

OUTDOOR REHEARSAL LIVE with KELLITA and HOT PINK FEATHERS!!

On Friday, May 27th, you spend the afternoon with Kellita and all the other lovely Showgirls, connecting, and practicing Showgirl Awakening Radiance & Presence techniques and polishing both reveling moves , choreography & staging the dances for the big debut.  We integrate our international showgirls into our showgirl community on this day!

DRESS REHEARSAL with our Live Brass Band!

Saturday, May 28th, you spend the afternoon at our outdoor Dress Rehearsal!  You will PARADE with the Hot Pink Feathers & The Hot Pink Feathers All-Star Marching Band! You’ll have so much fun, you’ll barely be able to wait for the GRAND Event~

THE BIG DAY :: GRAND CARNAVAL PARADE & AFTER-PARTY!

Today is the day! We will gather together at the crack of dawn on May 29th – glamourize ourselves – and make our way to the Parade Staging Area.

From here, you’ll have full back-stage access to all the goings-on of the Carnaval Parade, while we await our procession placement.  For the rest of the day, you’ll experience your FULL AWAKENING SHOWGIRL – reveling in the beauty that is you – and the adoring eyes of the Parade goers.  Once through the Parade Procession, we’ll join a party-in-progress at our traditional watering hole – reprise our dances for the gathered crowd – and dance freestyle in celebration of our Showgirl Awakening!  You also have access to the entire Festival to enjoy for the rest of the day/evening. And enjoy it you will do – fully lit up by your Inner Showgirl!

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• Hot Pink Feathers 18th Anniversary in San Francico's Carnaval

• Kellita’s 25th Anniversary of participating in the SF Carnaval Parade

• The 44th Anniversary of the San Francisco Grand Carnaval Parade

• The 20th Anniversary of Hot Pink Feathers existing (celebrating 2 years late!)!

• Highly likely the last year Hot Pink Feathers will participate in Carnaval SF!

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"To walk into a sisterhood was amazing … This is empowerment on a much bigger scale than I every could have thought ... It’s like sexy on your own terms." - Joslin O.

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"Kellita makes you feel like an experienced dancer, even if you aren't!  She knows bodies and how to break things down in order to express the pure, simple dance lines that are naturally in your body and it will feel GOOD.  Like coming home to your own personal sparkly palace.  The community of dancers drawn to Kellita are amazing, dynamic, caring, & smart.  You will feel surrounded by love and like you are part of a cast of glowing stars." - Katie C.

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"Everybody just looked so beautiful, and suddenly I was included …the universal acceptance is what helped me…. This is a new experience of being a woman."- Maddie R.

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Hot Pink Feathers' costumes for Carnaval SF Parade 2022 may include some of the below!

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“Dancing the Carnaval with the Hot Pink Feathers is the most fun a girl can have with (some) of her clothes still on.” - Maritza S. 

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"I could not have asked for a better experience in actually dancing in my first parade and could just feel the love and support from all the other ladies (and the band too)…I do not think of myself as a performer, so to actually be out in public dancing is no small accomplishment for me…it was also the collective joyful experience of being with the whole group that really carried the day for me." - Kathy W.

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{ transformations in our own words }

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"I kind of knew in the back of my head that it doesn’t matter what you look like…it’s all about your confidence and how you are inside and that’s what makes you beautiful…I think everybody in society days that, but dancing with these women has taught me to believe that…" - Sharon B. 

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What Awakening Carnaval Showgirls Are Saying...

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“I have had absolutely no dance experience. None whatsoever. I’ve had a lot in my head and a lot in my bedroom alone, but until now, no one had ever taught me anything…Kellita is wonderful…dance with Kellita. She makes it easy…She’s so patient. Especially for someone who hasn’t danced before.” - Zoe Y.

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AWARDS

  • Best Dance Classes of the Bay ~7x7
  • Queen of Carnaval San Francisco 2008
  • Best Dance Company of the Bay ~SFBG
  • Little Miss Aftershock ~Miss Exotic World

About Showgirl Shaman, Kellita

Queen of Carnaval San Francisco 2008, the exuberant Kellita descends from a long line of sassy dancers.  Her Spanish grandmother routinely danced flamenco on tabletops while her Lebanese aunt entertained vaudeville audiences with her signature hula striptease.  Kellita continues the tradition of interpreting world dance through a showgirl lens.  While trained in ballet, it was her introduction to samba, burlesque and tango that opened her floodgates of enthusiasm.
 
Kellita has taught and performed her signature style of world carnaval cabaret shimmy shaking dance from Hollywood to New York, Montreal to New Orleans & Paris to Tokyo, leaving glitter & grins in her wake.  Outside of the burlesque festival circuit, she has enjoyed being a featured dancer in Margaret Cho's Sensuous Woman Show, Miss Astrid's VaVa Voom Room and all Tease-O-Ramas since 2002.
 
Kellita is a Showgirl Shaman.  In 2011, she created Showgirl Awakening life and dance practice.  Kellita believes that joy is your natural state and you can access it at any time.  She's an expert on expressing your truth and beauty through your body and has devoted her life to helping women rewire their bodies and minds to run at a delicious hum.
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YES! As a member of the professional dance community, a 25-year Carnaval celebrant, and Queen of Carnaval SF 2008, I have the privilege of inviting you on this journey. We represent dancers with 5 days to 5 decades of dance experience — together we make a massive group of beauty and radiance, and you’ll feel right at home — being fully who you are 🙂

This is our premiere experience of the year for stepping into your full Showgirl glory and radiance, absolutely regardless of dance experience. Truly. I’ll be teaching you and guiding you — and your Inner Showgirl will show you up and support you too. The choreography is designed to be accessible and fun and for you to shine and feel gorgeous and delicious while dancing it.

I prepared Maureen, at 50, who had never had a dance class in her life, in 6 hours for her Showgirl parade debut!

I adore bringing out the Awakening Showgirl in women and giving them an opportunity to share her through the Carnaval parade — and the women who have joined me have reported loving the experience and being so glad they made the step. I know what it takes and know the terrain, mentally, physically, emotionally, and spiritually, like the back of my hand.

I know — in my bones — the power of reveling in the beauty that is you! This experience isn’t about the tiny costume — it’s about loving YOU and your body — and feeling GOOD!
Instead of me telling you about my experience, let me share a story from one of our Showgirl alumni, Maddie Licious.
 
Maddie struggled with crippling body image issues for years and years before joining us one fateful Spring. Maddie innocently attended a Bachelorette dance class with me and I noticed her Inner Showgirl itching to get out. She chose to join me and the other fabulous women for the Carnaval Parade. It took courage — and it was beautiful to witness! Here’s what Maddie said post-parade (and she joined us — according to her, at her “heaviest ever”):
 
“This is what I look like now, and not only is that ‘okay,’ it’s something to be celebrated…I can’t think of a better group of women to celebrate with.”
There is a profound and tangible self-acceptance, self-love and downright celebration of our radiance through out bodies that we unleash together.
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