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About DNA’s Interactive Workshop Series

Your weekend package includes access to all workshops. Raising the benchmark on traditional lecture-style workshops, DNA includes a unique educational series that will focus on interactive instructional play sessions that are designed for both novices wanting to develop skills, but still adventurous for the experienced kinksters looking to add more practical kink play into their DNA weekend. Buy your weekend package now!

We’re developing the Workshop Schedule for DNA 2018.

Stay tuned. Remain calm.

To get a flavor for what sort of workshops one can expect at DNA, check out 2017’s workshop schedule below.

DNA 2017’s Workshops

Friday

12:00 pm - Leather Women Round Table Discussion

Master Toni Solenne

Please join Toni Solenne, Mid-Atlantic Leather Woman 2012 for a discussion laughter and bonding. This will be an excellent chance for those new to the lifestyle to ask questions and learn from those who have lived the lifestyle for a while. Also, for those who have been on their journey to reconnect. This round table is for those who think they might be a leather woman, as well as those who currently identify as a leather woman.

02:00 pm - There will be blood

Master Tony Palazzo

Play, Erotic, Temporary Piercing Workshop:
This workshop will demonstrate the use of needles for erotic/temporary piercing and stimulation, and will focus on technique and safety for having a healthy and enjoyable BDSM scene. We will look at a number of things including both mental and physical aspects of this form of BDSM play.
We will include the safe use of needles, the proper disposal of needles and equipment, as well as sterility and cleanliness. Focus on safety, both physical and mental and the concerns that may occur with this very invasive and exciting play will be stressed. The workshop will be hands-on and interactive. Sterile, single use needles will be available for anyone who wishes to try out some techniques in a safe, controlled environment.

About Master Tony:
Master Tony Palazzo is a native of Toronto, Canada. With more than 30 years of experience in Leather and BDSM, Master Tony is an honoured and celebrated teacher within local and North American Leather and Kink communities. His titles, memberships and teaching experiences include, but are not limited to, International LeatherSIR 2009, Pantheon of Leather’s 2011 Canadian Award, Heart of the Flag Federation’s 2012 Man of the Year and 2014 Award of Appreciation from Spearhead L.D.S.C. He is a Charter Member of the Top Men’s Club and was Education Coordinator for DNA – Drummer North America for 2015 and 2016.
Believing that education is extremely important for BDSM play, Master Tony has been active for the better part of a decade, both locally in Toronto and internationally as a teacher, mentor and guide for individuals, couples and groups to share his experience and knowledge of BDSM, the Leather/Fetish/Kink lifestyle, history and play. Master Tony has always subscribed to and maintains the creed of “Safe, Sane and Consensual”…but believes and strives to impart that FUN weighs equally in the equation. Over the past 8 years, Master Tony has had the distinct privilege of presenting one workshop a month and one demonstration a month at The Black Eagle Toronto, and he still remains active in the community both at home and internationally. He can also be found doing monthly demonstrations at Rough House BDSM Dungeon Parties…or just there enjoying himself doing the things he loves to do!

04:00 pm - Rope Bondage To Shibari

Master J

Shibari: meaning “to tie” or “to bind” in Japanese. Shibari originates from an ancient Japanese form of erotic restraint using rope, known as Kinabku. It is both an art and a form of erotic bondage. This workshop will be a hands-on demo of various basic knots and different forms of bondage that can be created with rope. Safety considerations are presented as an integral part of rope work.

Saturday

10:00 am - Rope Bondage To Shibari

Rigger Jeremy

Shibari: meaning “to tie” or “to bind” in Japanese. Shibari originates from an ancient Japanese form of erotic restraint using rope, known as Kinabku. It is both an art and a form of erotic bondage. This workshop will be a hands-on demo of various basic knots and different forms of bondage that can be created with rope. Safety considerations are presented as an integral part of rope work.

12:00 pm - Everything but the kitchen sink

Glenda Rider

Service With Style on the Road? It’s hard enough serving your Sir/Master/Daddy at home but does it seem IMPOSSIBLE to meet their expectations on the road? This class will focus on travel tips, packing lists, helpful hints and some tricks for providing service at a leather event with style! We will also discuss the different roles that can comprise service away from home including room slave, butler, personal assistant, valet and concierge.

About Glenda:
Glenda Rider co-founded her first BDSM/leather group, Lesborados in 1991 and was the first female Eagle Bar titleholder as Ms Baltimore Eagle 1992. In 1993 she co-founded FIST – Females Investigating Sexual Terrain, a backpatch club which is still vibrant today.
Retired from the Boards of the National Coalition for Sexual Freedom and the Leather Leadership Conference, Glenda has received numerous awards including Pantheon of Leather’s Woman of the Year; Black Rose’s Distinguished Elder; and Leather University’s Tony DeBlase Educator.
In 1996, she and Sarah Humble created Play House Studios, a play space which existed in Baltimore for over 15 years and was decorated with her extensive fetish art collection. Glenda was also the Owner and one of the Producers of International Ms Leather from 2006 – 2013.
Glenda lives in Baltimore, though she spends a good bit of time these days in Philly with her partner, Tina. Glenda’s passions include teaching, judging & volunteering for the Leather Community. She fears the day her Mother learns how to use Google.

01:45 pm - Cock & Ball Torture

Brian Dawson

After a brief overview of the male anatomy, we will discuss the various ways that we can put your family jewels in peril. Threats of castration, bondage, attachment, torment and torture all come to mind as possibilities. You will learn easy techniques to get you started and some more advanced tricks to keep you heavy players interested. Ample time will be set aside to experiment with your own equipment. This session is appropriate for both beginners and more advanced players.
Requirements for the class include bringing a 30″ piece of lightweight rope about the weight of parachute lacing, other favorite toys to share and a willingness to get naked with the rest of the group (men only). You can come by yourself or with partner; either way you will leave with new tricks.\
About Brian:
Widely considered a BDSM authority, Brian Dawson’s expertise is in demand by community groups nationwide. He possesses the unique ability to convey nuances to those in both active and passive roles, helping them to understand that they share a single energy source, but draw from it in different ways.
Brian’s 25 years of experience in the BDSM Community has earned him numerous honors including International Mr. Drummer (1989), The Los Angeles Leather Coalition’s 2006 “Mentor of the Year” and “The Leatherman’s Heart Award” (2007). He has presented at many leather events including Thunder in the Mountains, South Plains Leather, Southeast Leatherfest and Tribal Fire. As a member of Avatar Club Los Angeles, Mr. Dawson believes in the tradition of passing knowledge on to those who seek a deeper understanding of the role of Leather and BDSM practices in their lives. His wisdom of experience and traditional Leatherman values combined with a contemporary view appeals to both newcomers and experienced audiences alike.

03:30 pm - Ins & outs of Cathing

boy Robert

An introductory course of Urethral Play.   This course will introduce the participants to sounds and catheters with an emphasis on safety and the risks and benefits of urethral play.  There will be a live demonstration and the opportunity to ask questions and explore this very intimate kinky procedure.

About boy Robert:
I have been a medical fetishist for longer than I have been gay. It all started with early visits to a urologist as a young boy and grew into a love for all things medical. I was Southern California Drummer Boy and then International Drummer Boy 1995. Since then, I have earned a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and work in a small community hospital in downtown Los Angeles. I continue to love the Drummer and fetish communities and look forward to sharing some of my craft in Las Vegas.

Sunday

10:30 am - So you think you know social media
Sir George Saltzman
Wouter Popelier
boy Tom
12:00 pm - Cigar Play
boy Dan Gururle

During this demo, parcipants will be educated on how best to incorporate cigars into a scene with a focus on forced smoke, heat and ash play. Safety and potential pittalls will be a main focus throughout the demonstration. Cigar care, lighting and burn management will also be addressed

About boy Dan:
My Journey began in 2006 when I joined a pub crawl that was sponsored by a local Kink group. It was my first exposure to Kink/ Leather, and the people who made up the community at that time. It did not take me long to figure out that I wanted to be a part of it.
Over the years I have been an active member in the community and been able to serve it in various capacities. I was a member and officer with the Kansas City Boys of Leather and assisted with the production of Heat of America Leather contest for several years. I have been the guest speaker for the diversity discussion at UMKC and was the key note speaker for the 2016 Show Me Leather Contest. My involvement with community education has given me the opportunity to teach classes on various subjects for local groups and at CLAW. This year I was given the honor of being part of the judging panel for 2016 Mr. Nebraska.
Currently I am the Chair Person for the KC World Aids Day Community outreach event. I am a member of the Titans of the Midwest. Serve as a team lead for Kansas City Mr. Friendly and 2016 Drummer North America Boy.
My list of kinks is long and continues to change and grow as I do the same. I am a big believer in keeping your mind open and to continually explore and learn and to remember this is supposed to be fun.
There is only one thing that is constant and never changing Boys are like ice cream they make everything better.

 

 


About DNA’s Interactive Workshop Series

Your weekend package includes access to all workshops. Raising the benchmark on traditional lecture-style workshops, DNA includes a unique educational series that will focus on interactive instructional play sessions that are designed for both novices wanting to develop skills, but still adventurous for the experienced kinksters looking to add more practical kink play into their DNA weekend.

We’re developing the Workshop Schedule for DNA 2016.

Stay tuned. Remain calm.


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