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Studio Friction's Rope Bondage Series - Beginner 1 with TheDude and BetwixtBlushes

  • 30 Jun 2024
  • 21 Jul 2024
  • 4 sessions
  • 30 Jun 2024, 6:00 PM 8:00 PM (MDT)
  • 7 Jul 2024, 6:00 PM 8:00 PM (MDT)
  • 14 Jul 2024, 6:00 PM 8:00 PM (MDT)
  • 21 Jul 2024, 6:00 PM 8:00 PM (MDT)
  • Studio Friction Main Room
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Studio Friction's Rope Bondage Series:

Beginner 1

This course is the right place to start.

It is perfect if you are brand new to rope, interested, & excited to jump in!


  • When: Sundays 6:00pm-8:00pm. June 30th, July 7th, 14th, & 21st
  • Studio friction membership is required to attend curriculum courses to enable us to maintain our 501(c)7 non-profit status. If you're not a member but interested in attending you can purchase a one-month membership for $10. Learn more by clicking here.
  • Course price is per tying pair. You must provide your own partner
  • You must provide your own rope (2 to 4 lengths of ~30 feet) although rope will be available to purchase from the studio during your first class.


    This series is meant to give you the basics to step into using rope bondage at home safely, as well as be able to learn other floor-based topics in outside classes. Please note that both a partner and rope are required. Rope can be purchased at the studio, as needed.

    By the end of the Beginner 1 series, students will be able to:

    1. Identify the benefits and drawbacks to various types of rope
    2. Perform at least three different types of rope safety checks in appropriate situations
    3. Confidently negotiate with new and existing partners
    4. Seek and respect consent for sexual and non-sexual play activities
    5. Tie a Somerville Bowline single column tie that will not collapse
    6. Tie a reverse tension chest harness with appropriate tension
    7. Tie a double-column that won’t collapse
    8. Tie a bunny ears armbinder 
    9. Gain an initial understanding of shoulder mobility 
    10. Tie a spiral futomomo
    11. Understand the purpose and function of frictions
    12. Tie an arms front chest harness
    13. Gain an initial understanding of a 2-rope TK


    2 to 4 - 30' lengths of rope


    TheDude (he/him)

    TheDude has been tying for... a long time. Thanks to the opportunities provided by Denver Rope Bite and Studio Friction's efforts, he has had some amazing opportunities to learn from presenters around the globe. Pre-Covid he could often be found at parties and events having fun scenes, teaching and occasionally performing. These days he is focusing on play at home but still trying to build community through smaller, more focused, educational opportunities..

    BetwixtBlushes (she/her)

    BetwixtBlushes is a regular in the Denver scene since 2015. She is an enthusiast of discussion groups, bottoms speaking up (especially in class), and thigh high socks. If you hear giggling, she's often the culprit.

    Important Information:

    • It is your responsibility to attend each class session. Course curriculum is typically sequential. Course instructors are not responsible for offering make-up classes or catching students up on missed material. (Note that some instructors will offer private lessons for missed classes at $100 for 2 hour lesson.)
    • Be on time for class. Instructors are not responsible for waiting for late attendees.
    • Registration & payment required in advance.
    • Bring a photo ID that matches the name listed in your online registration for admittance.
    • No refunds or credits on cancellations within 72 hours of the first class (contact with extenuating circumstances.) 
    • No refunds or credits for missed class sessions.
    • You must be at least 19 years old to attend events at Studio Friction.

    *** NEW*** Studio Friction Curriculum Grants

    To minimize the inequities and financial barriers to rope bondage education, and to increase engagement and participation of a diversity of participants, Studio Friction is able to offer one Tuition Grant per 3-course succession of Beginner 1, Beginner 2 and Intermediate 1. This is a 3 course, 3 month series with the goal to educate students from their very first single column knot to their first suspension.

    A Wrapped membership - providing discounted access to other Studio Friction events - is included for all grantees. This is a limited opportunity of 6 to 10 grants per year based on Studio Friction curriculum program scheduling availability.    

    If you would like to apply for a Studio Friction Curriculum Tuition Grant, please read through the Studio Friction Curriculum Course Grant - Qualifications and Application Process. From that page you will find the link to apply.  

    Applications for this session due by June 23, 2024

      Studio Friction

      740 Lipan St. Denver, CO 80204

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