In March, come see Chicago hometown favorites Ronin and ADelightfulPain. In addition to their ongoing roles as staff instructors for both Chicago Rope and Second City Kinbaku, they have presented and performed at conferences around the Midwest.
As part of our new bottoming education initiative, our first class from 12:30-2 will be led by ADelightfulPain and will focus on Body Awareness in Rope. Our second class from 2:30-4 will be led by Ronin and will cover The Rope Toolbox, a collection of essential techniques that all rope tops should know. Come for one or both classes!
This is an 18+ event. You must have a government-issued ID verifying your age to be admitted.
Body awareness is a key component of all of our rope experiences. In this class, we’ll explore the body mechanics of bottoming, learn how to better understand our emotional responses to physical stimuli, and look at ways to more effectively communicate what we are experiencing to our partners. The hands-on portion of this class will include exercises designed to improve your overall awareness and communication. This is an all-levels, all-bodies class where an introspective learning mindset is encouraged. We also recommend bringing something to take notes with and a tying partner to practice with.
Many of the most important and iconic ties in Japanese style rope bondage can be broken down into a few fundamental units. In this class, we’ll improve your handling and flow with the most common hitches. Together we’ll explore all the components of what makes a tie work with some free form exercises to help us become more fluid with our rope handling. We’ll finish off by putting everything together in a Hojo-Hishi, a pattern which includes just about every standard friction you might encounter in the wild. By breaking down this tie into its parts, students will have a firmer grasp as to how these tools can work in conjunction to build strong stable ties, and improve their own ability to identify and improvise structures in patterns of their own.
This class will be held in our Wicker Park class venue, Outerspace Studios, conveniently located just steps from the Damen blue line.
Limited street parking is available on Milwaukee or surrounding the park. Sunday parking is free on Milwaukee. We recommend that those who are driving allow extra time to find parking.
As with all Chicago Rope events, we offer sliding scale payment options and volunteer opportunities for those who cannot afford to contribute financially. No one will be turned away for lack of funds. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org in advance of the event to request sliding scale or to sign up to volunteer.
--Ronin-- is Chicago born and raised. Beginning his kink journey in 2013 has quickly developed an immense passion for rope bondage and rough body play. He enjoys creating scenes that are both physically and mentally engaging using his personal/educational background and drive for learning about topics on anatomy, sports science, and martial arts.
ADelightfulPain is a bottom who discovered rope about three years ago. Aside from her growing love of sadistic ties and predicament bondage, she enjoys actively encouraging bottoms to find their voice. She has recently begun presenting more widely, offering her knowledge and perspectives and connecting with rope bottoms in other communities.
Most Chicago Rope classes are hands-on instruction designed for top-bottom pairs to practice together. However, we always welcome those who wish to attend solo, either to observe the class or to self-tie if possible. Note that many of our classes cover patterns that cannot easily be self-tied, and our instructors and TAs might not be able to provide extensive assistance on modifying patterns for self-tying. When we offer classes specifically geared towards self-tying, or that do not require partners, this will be clearly noted in the class description.
If you would like to find a class partner in advance, you can post in our Seeking Partners thread. If you connect with a potential partner online, we encourage you to meet them in person prior to committing to working with them. One way to do this is at our monthly Rope Social. You can also find potential class partners at the Social.
If you would like to tie (or self tie), you should bring your own rope. We will be offering rope for sale for those who need it.
Unless otherwise noted in the class description, we recommend at least three 8 meter (25-30 feet) lengths of natural fiber (jute or hemp) ropes of approximately 6mm (1/4 inch) diameter. If you choose to use synthetic ropes, be aware that some ties may need to be modified to suit your rope.
Chicago Rope is an 18+ event. We require that you have a government-issued ID (such as a driver's license or passport) verifying your age in order to be admitted.
We also suggest bringing a yoga mat or blanket to sit on. A water bottle is a pretty good idea as well.
This event is open to the public, so participants must remain dressed legally for public spaces in Chicago. This means that while stripping off a restrictive layer or two is okay, getting completely naked is not. Wear something that is comfortable, fitted, and that you can move in. To comply with city laws and remain gender-neutral, Chicago Rope adheres to a slightly stricter policy of no exposed nipples for anyone. Pasties are acceptable. We thank you for your cooperation.
No. Outerspace Studios is located up a long flight of stairs. There is no elevator available.
Chicago Rope does not offer reduced cost and sliding scale payments at the door on the day of the event. In order to request reduced cost or sliding scale, please email email@example.com at least 24 hours in advance of the event. Let us know how much you are able to pay (even if it's $0.00) and whether you're willing to and able to volunteer. We'll be in touch and get you squared away to attend.