This is our monthly announcement about what’s happening this coming month with RVA Rope!

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Upcoming Events

For all events, please check the calendar or Fetlife for more details and RSVP options! Contact us through our website, Twitter, or Fetlife with questions.

Tuesday, July 2nd – 7:00pm – Rope Lab

Rope Lab is an advanced practice and skill share opportunity where experienced rope practitioners can come together to work with and learn from each other in a private space. There is no formal instruction, just time to work on skills on your own or to collaborate with peers. $5 suggested donation per person to help cover the cost of the space. Vetting is required. Need to be vetted? Please speak with an RVARope Board member at a Rope Bite event, or please message the RVARope fetlife account for instructions for vetting.

Thursday, July 11th – 6:00pm – Rope Bite: Educational: “Once More, With Feeling!”

Come out for our usual Rope Bite Thursday night at Fallout. This session with Sardonic and Alina will be focusing on not just WHAT we tie, but HOW we tie! Some things we will be examining are: What is “scening” or “playing” versus practicing? How do we turn practice into play? What tips and techniques can we use to identify not just what we want to tie, but how we want to tie and be tied? “Once More, with Feeling!” is a great introductory or refresher session to learn and practice specific techniques to consensually create different feelings  and sensations in your rope play. Open to All Levels, but No Rope 101. This may be a good one for existing tying pairs to attend, but this will be useful information for solo practitioners from both sides of the rope to observe and absorb as well! See the event description for more info.

Monday, July 15th – 7:00pm – Queer/Femme Rope Skill Share

Queer/Femme Rope Skill Share is a place for Queer, Femme ,Trans, and NonBinary community members to come together to share rope skills and socialize. Open to tops, bottoms, and switches of the LGBT+ community and femmes/women of all varieties. Hosted at a private space. $5 suggested donation per person to help cover the cost of the space. Vetting is required. Need to be vetted? Please speak with an RVARope Board member at a Rope Bite event, or please message the RVARope fetlife account for instructions for vetting. Please see the event description on fetlife for more info!

Saturday, July 20th and Sunday, July 21st – Special Guest Presenters: Own Your Rope with M0co and Beemo!

One of the most important tools in a rope top’s bag of tricks isn’t the tie itself, it’s HOW the tie is
executed. In this hands-on series, M0co and Beemo go over some key tips and tricks for owning your
rope. During this series of classes, they will show how to aid in achieving better, more even tension to help create
sustainable ties for your bottom, as well as how to communicate poor tension to your top. Owning your
rope will elevate your rope scenes and performances tenfold! Two days, varying levels. Please click the hyperlink for each day for more information on content, prerequisites, and next steps to pay. Please DM Sardonic if you are interested in reserving your spot!

Thursday, July 25th – 6:00pm –  Rope Bite: Open Tie / Skillshare / Rope 101

Come out and enjoy some dedicated time and space to practice rope! You can feel free to practice anything that interests you, including “Once Again, With Feeling” from our last Rope Bite.  We will also have our usual “Rope 101” class this session of Open Tie. The Rope 101 event is designed for anyone who may be interested in rope, and wants some good, FREE information to get started (as well as loaner rope for use during class)! Check Fetlife for details.

Tuesday, July 30th – 7:00pm – *BONUS* Rope Lab!

Want more advanced rope practice time? Well, have we got some exciting news! You get a second session of Rope Lab this month! Rope Lab is an advanced practice and skill share opportunity where experienced rope practitioners can come together to work with and learn from each other in a private space. There is no formal instruction, just time to work on skills on your own or to collaborate with peers. $5 suggested donation per person to help cover the cost of the space. Vetting is required. Need to be vetted? Please speak with an RVARope Board member at a Rope Bite event, or please message the RVARope fetlife account for instructions for vetting.

The Tail End of the Rope

Mark your calendars, save the dates, and for goodness sake, don’t forget! Fall Torture Garden will be happening the weekend of Friday, September 27th, and All Tied Up, our Rope-Specific Expo Event, is happening Saturday, November 9th!  Stay tuned to your e-mails and keep an eye out on Fetlife for more details on each event!

And do you really want a specific ropey person to come to Richmond to teach or share ropey things? Tell Us! We love hearing about who you follow, what you think is interesting, or what would get you to come out to a weekend workshop. Don’t forget you can always Contact Us via our website, DM the RVARope account, or speak with one of the current Board Members (ShyAphrodite, DancesWithDaleks, Sardonic, or Alina) at an event! We love to hear from you and we love bringing quality presenters to Richmond — so tell us allllll about it!

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