Brand new school for feature entertainers, produced by industry veteran Skyy Garcia, will launch in February 2020
Ricardo “Skyy” Garcia has a long history in the world of feature entertainment, and hosted shows for HBO, was featured on The Geraldo Show (ABC), Vicki Show (NBC), Leeza Show (NBC) and Jenny Jones (ABC). He has produced two Overall Entertainer of the Year award winners—Vanna Lace (2000) and Bellzora (2019)—and secured a contract for Vanna Lace on the Las Vegas Strip for the hit show “Skintight” at Harrah’s Casino. Now, Skyy is bringing his years of entertainment experience to a brand new dance school, “Skyy and Bellzora’s Feature School Seminar,” which launches in Tucson, AZ, February 10 & 11, 2020.
For those girls interested in becoming a feature, or want to take featuring to the next level, Skyy & Bellzora promise to offer the expertise to accomplish these goals and more. “Featuring is a science and you have to have the right formula to become successful,” says Skyy, noting that his school will help features avoid pitfalls, help them get booked, win contests and offer tips on how to save your money and set up an early retirement plan. “This is the perfect opportunity for you to learn about this incredible industry and featuring business. There’s no better feeling to love what you do, travel the world, meet new people, make lots of money and become famous if done the right way.”
“If you practice the three ‘Ds (Desire, Discipline and Dedication), you can easily make over $100,000 per year or more, not including investments and a retirement plan. Not bad for something you love doing and only working two or three days per week!” – Skyy
The school “curriculum”
This will be two-day teaching seminar, and these are some topics that will be covered:
1. Show production and choreography
a. How to mix and edit your music
b. How to tell a story and make sense out of your show production
c. How to design props and costuming
2. Branding, trademark, website and social media ownership
3. Finances, saving money and retirement plan
5. Agents and bookings
6. Standing out at EXPO and self representation
7. Fitness, beauty and nutrition
8. How to avoid feature fatigue & career suicide
9. Show preparation and travel
10. Dealing with DJs, house girls and club owners
“With this course, you will also get one year of guidance from us, 24/7,” says Skyy. “We want you to succeed and win!”
Seminar cost is $1,200, which will include a two-night stay in a hotel plus two meals, This Rate will last till December 15th (because rooms need to be booked). After January 15th, it will be an additional $500.
Other “courses” available
As Skyy notes, solo/individual classes are available, all year, for $1500. Skyy will also be teaching anyone who wants to learn his job, from producing, hosting/emceeing, show bookings and representing the feature’s brand.
“Perhaps a boyfriend, husband or partner/friend might be interested in helping you on the road or learning the business as well? This training is just as vital for featuring, too,” says Skyy. “It will cost an additional $1000 if your partner joins the seminar and wants to learn how to produce/emcee and book shows. Skyy will work with them personally on how to speak on the microphone, set up shows, promote and represent you.”
“If you practice the three ‘Ds (Desire, Discipline and Dedication), you can easily make over $100,000 per year or more, not including investments and a retirement plan,” Skyy adds. “Not bad for something you love doing and only working two or three days per week!”
For club owners who have “house” girls who want to get into the feature business—or just want to be more successful in the club where they work— this feature school is for them as well.
“For those club owners who have ever booked Vanna Lace, Bellzora and Skyy in your club, then you know we practice what we preach and will take good care of your girls,” Skyy says. “This training will also help prepare girls for any dance competitions including the EDI Contests.”
Again, these are just a few topics that Skyy & Bellzora will be covering. Their top industry photographer, makeup artists and directors will also be on-site to help entertainers with their promo/website/Facebook and overall image, which will be an extra cost if interested. In addition, Skyy & Bellzora will have props, lighting and a dance floor so they can work with entertainers and give them examples that will help with show production and overall presentation.