Skirts and Heels

photo by Dahlia Katz Photography
photo by Dahlia Katz Photography

Fighting in Skirts and Heels

Nerd-out, With Your Skirts And Heels Out!

 Stage Combat in period shoes and long, flowing costumes

Our default stage combat training clothes tend to be the most comfortable, non-restrictive clothing we can find. But when the gigs come up, who know what you’re in… stilettos? Mini-skirt? Ballgown?  This class is a chance to practice stage combat in various wardrobe, with a focus on skirts and heeled-shoes. This class is not just for women, though! Men can come to practice and learn a few tricks for fighting in period footwear and long-flowing robes, like a highwayman’s cloak.

Topics include:

  • navigating the fabric: practice movements from fainting to swordplay without getting entangled
  • preventative exercises: methods to prepare your body for the demands of fighting in heels
  • drills and choreography to put our practice into action!

what to bring: 

  • high-heeled shoes: anywhere from 1” to 4”
  • floor-length rehearsal skirt or long cloak*
  • mini-skirt (optional)
  • sword (suggested, but some will be available to borrow)

*some skirts and cloaks can be custom-made for your workshop date! Inquire for details.