Revel in your Radiance, Presence, Pleasure, Power & Bliss


Unleash your Inner Showgirl with fanfare!


* plus classes (live or online!) before hand *


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In 2017, all spots were taken within a week of registration opening ~

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    Live Dance Guidance & Experience with Kellita!

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    Access to pre-recorded video of choreography a month beforehand so you can practice when and wherever you want!

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    LIVE – CARNAVAL WEEKEND with Kellita & Hot Pink Feathers in San Francisco Bay Area: TBD September 2020 3-day weekend

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    Optional extra live practices in San Francisco for locals

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

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    Video & Photo Keepsakes to remind you – and prove it to others!

You’re not just shaking your bum – you’re DANCING – like the beautiful and talented Showgirl that you are! I’ve trained literally HUNDREDS of women to experience their showgirl – to dance CONFIDENTLY and COMFORTABLY – reveling in their bodies while dancing to specially developed choreography. You’ll learn one dance choreography and how to enjoy improvising as well!

For those of you in the Bay Area, optional live dance instruction will be offered the month before the weekend.

Both local and international showgirls meet on Friday evening, Saturday afternoon, and afternoon and all day Sunday.


• Hot Pink Feathers 16th consecutive year in San Francico's Carnaval

• Kellita’s 23rd year of participating in the SF Carnaval Parade

• The 42nd Anniversary of the San Francisco Grand Carnaval Parade

• Last, but not least: The 20th Year Anniversary of Hot Pink Feathers existing!

ALL LEVELS of dance experience (from total beginner to professional) are all welcome and will experience Joy and Delight and Shazam via their participation.


22+ Hours Live Experience Available

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    Live Hot Pink Feathers Dance Technique, Choreography & Staging Grand Carnaval Parade SF 2020

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    Live Rehearsal with the Hot Pink Feathers All-Star Marching Band

Learn & Practice from Anywhere

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    Access to videos of the choreography for home practice ~ from anywhere with an internet connection

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    A total of 22+ hours of Live Preparation & Culminating Experience Available


“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.



Spend the evening in the studio 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!

Spend the afternoon at our 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~


  • Spend the morning preparing for, staging and processing in the Parade!
  • Savor the parade at our afterparty, where we reprise the dances once more!

Today is the day! We will gather together – 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 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!

Costumes for Carnaval SF Parade 2018 (2020 costumes TBD!)


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Unleash your inner showgirl with support, love & fanfare.


{ transformations in our own words }


What Awakened Carnaval Showgirls Are Saying...



  • 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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Take your place on stage with Hot Pink Feathers!


YES! As a member of the professional dance community, a 22-year Carnaval celebrant, and Queen of Carnaval SF 2008, I have the privilege of inviting you on this journey! You dance right alongside the professional Showgirls of Hot Pink Feathers — 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!

This is my 15th year bringing out the Showgirl in women and giving them an opportunity to share her through the Carnaval parade — and the women who have joined me has 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 R.
Maddie struggled with crippling body image issues for years and years before joining us one fateful Spring. Maddie innocently attended a Bachelorette dance class that I led 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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Your Inner Showgirl awaits!