Course Descriptions

Individual Classes

Group Classes

Study At Home

Couples Coaching

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Sudden Beauty

Sudden Beauty

2 1/2 hours on campus, afternoon or evening. Start time: flexible.

Your guides: Two or more deans and muses.

You enter our beautiful pink Academy oasis and are greeted by Miss Vera or her deputy headmistress who welcomes you and guides you through the Dedication Ritual. It is likely you have arrived in male clothes, so you will be relieved of them and instructed to slip into sensual lingerie from our academy closet. Body sculpting begins with the addition of breast forms, and, may include a corset, as well as padding and a gaff. Next, our dean of cosmetology will discuss the look you would like to achieve and transform you with make-up. We have a wonderful assortment of wigs and we will try on quite a few before we all decide on your crowning glory. Faux nails will make your fingers long and slender. We’ll fling open the doors of our Academy wardrobe and select your high heels and outfit(s). You can choose to have a hands-on make-up lesson, or opt to leave the make-up application totally to your make-up artist. If you choose the hands on lesson there may be less time for outfits, so consider your priorities. Either way, you will receive tips and pointers. Souvenir snapshots are yours to enjoy. If you give us permission, we’d love to show you off in our galleries. Your lesson concludes with an overall evaluation and recommendations from Miss Vera. Sudden Beauty is a great option for busy girls, budget conscious beauties or returning students in search of a new look.

Tuition: $550.

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Miracle Miss

Miracle Miss

4 or 5 hours on campus, day or evening. Start time: flexible.

Your guides: 3 or more deans and muses.

The ideal introduction to your femmeself and great preparation for those of you who dream of going out one day, and that day may be sooner than you think! Not only do we help create the new you, we teach her to put her best high heel forward. A real confidence builder with at least 3 deans to help. Miracle Miss includes everything in the Sudden Beauty Seminar - make-up, wigs-clothing - with the addition of a 45 minute walking and posing lesson with our dean of high heels. There’s more time for everything, more clothes, more photos, or you can opt for second elective such as a lesson with the dean of voice, wig care with our dean of ‘do’s, or female sexual energy with Miss Vera. Would you like a bit more time for electives, we can extend for another hour. Go ahead, you deserve it!

Tuition: $775.

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Dining Debutante

Dining Debutante

6 hours on and off campus. 4 p.m. to 10 p.m., or 5 p.m. to 11 p.m., or 6 p.m to midnight.

Your guides: 4 or more deans and muses.

A restaurant is the perfect place to make your first public appearance, and perhaps your first ladies room experience. We prepare you with lessons similar to the 4 hour Miracle Miss: makeover and dressing, plus voice pointers and a walking lesson with emphasis on outdoor challenges. Escorted by two deans, your dining options include a fun drag cabaret such as LIPS or Lucky Cheng’s to watch glamorous waitpersons strut their stuff amidst crowds of pretty bachelorettes and birthday celebrants. Or would your prefer one of NYC’s fine dining establishments where you can relax and be gorgeous while seeing the world with new eyes and new eyelashes. Souvenir snapshots. A delicious experience.

Tuition: $890 plus expenses.

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Campus Co-Ed

Campus Co-Ed

6 hours on campus: 11 a.m to 5 p.m. or noon to 6 p.m.
8 hours on campus: 10 a.m.to 6 p.m. or noon to 8 p.m. (for late risers).

Your guides: 4 or more deans and muses.

Spend a full day in our gorgeous newly decorated salon guided by Miss Vera and completely surrounded by glamorous, caring teachers. Miracle Miss plus tea or lunch with etiquette class. Learn social graces as a hostess or serving maid. Once here, Academy students never want to leave. So, we suggest you spend as much time with us as you can; take lots of electives; let our faculty muses inspire you to better understand and enjoy your femmeself. Besides walking class, electives can include: female sexual energy, voice class, ballet one and tutu. Lots of time for outfit changes and souvenir snapshots. You'll never want to graduate.

Tuition: 6 hours is $1050; 8 hours is $1400; Each additional hour is $175.

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Shopping Spree

Shopping Spree

6 hours or 8 hours. Start time: flexible.

Your guides: 4 or more deans and muses.

This is your chance to actually “try before you buy.” We’ll take you to New York’s biggest departments stores, as well as trendy boutiques. Prior to heading off to buy your first female wardrobe, or those missing “must-haves”, you will be prepared through the lesson of a Miracle Miss Class. Special emphasis on outdoor challenges of sidewalks and taxis, as well as navigating through department store dressing rooms and trendy boutiques.

Tuition: 6 hours is $1010 plus expenses; 8 hours is $1210 plus expenses.

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Girl on The Go

Girl On The Go

10 hours on campus with field trip. Start time: flexible.

Transformation and full day of lessons with at least 3 or 4 deans, as in Campus Coed. Would you like to include shopping? restaurant dinner or cocktails? Want to be a Broadway baby and see your first show? We can make it work. Souvenir snapshots to savor long after.

Tuition: $1595 plus expenses.

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Super Model Photo Shoot

Super Model Photo Shoot

6 hours or more. Start time: flexible.

Your guides: 4 or more deans and muses.

You will never feel more beautiful than when under the lights and the camera eye of our professional photographer. We will prepare you with the full makeover experience and our deans will be on hand, throughout, to change your look several times over. You will be directed in your poses. We can shoot indoors or out. Use your own wardrobe or our MVA wardrobe, or both. If you have a specific fantasy garment or brand new gown in mind, we can arrange to have that available. Your partner may also be included in a portrait. (additional fee may apply). Just read this excerpt from the testimonial of student Bianca: The photo shoot itself made me feel like a princess. I felt pretty. I felt feminine. You took photos that I am proud of.

Tuition: $1600 for 6 hours; Each additional hour is $200.

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Femme Intensive

Femme Intensive

2 full 10 to 12 hour days. Start time, flexible.

Your guides: 4 or more MVA deans and muses.

Let our faculty of muses inspire to be the woman of your dreams. Based on our conversations and the information you provide in your enrollment application, I will design your personal curriculum, including your complete transformation with lessons indoor and out. You will be put through your paces in a most enjoyable way and emerge happy and triumphant. Our FI is better than a shot of adrenalin. Students who take the Femme Intensive sometimes include a shopping spree, night on the town, salon mani/pedi.. All of this exciting city is at your pretty feet. Together, we might decide to include a professional photo shoot. Great for out-of-town students who want to experience a lot in a little time. Portions of your lessons can be recorded for your personal home study. Souvenir snapshots will be taken throughout, to complement what we know will be an unforgettable experience. Students often stay at a lovely guest house one block from the academy. We’re waiting with our pink roses, my pretty…

Tuition: Two days is $3000; Two days with Super Model Photo Shoot is $3495; Please inquire for extended stays.

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Private Coaching

Who better to talk to about your feelings than Miss Vera? She is available in one-on-one private coaching sessions to help you make the most of your femmeself: physically, mentally and emotionally.You've never had a guidance counsellor like this. Appointments are available on on hourly basis. No make-overs during this time, you must come dressed en femme or in male drab. Email with "guidance counsellor" in the subject line.

Sororities who would like to arrange for a group lesson either at your location or in Manhattan, contact

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Ballet Break

Monday, lunch hour. The perfect way to start your week in femme mode. Miss Tiger leads this group class. You are required to wear leotard, tights and ballet slippers, no full make-over given, simply lipstick and, a wig, if you like. All of which can be supplied by the academy, or you may bring your own oufit. Enrollment is limited to 3 students. Doors open at 12:30. Class begins promptly at 1pm.

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Miss Vera’s Group Class Offerings For Serious Students of Any Gender

Amazing Grace: “How to Walk In High Heels” plus Pretty in Pictures: “How to Pose for Photos”

No one is born with the knowledge of how to walk in high heels; that's why Miss Vera's Academy is here to help. We want you to achieve that mesmerizing quality that comes when you enter a room with a confident stride.Our deans, Miss Julia and Miss Maryanne are able to take the mystery out of walking and posing. We deconstruct your strut.

You can book a private class or form your own group. Perfect, if you need to get ready for the prom or your wedding. Why not book for yourself and your bridal party. Classes are booked by appointment. Tuition depends on the number of students in your group (up to 6). A group class may consist of serious students of any gender. Skirts and dresses, preferred; slacks are permitted (as long as they are fastened so we can see your ankles)...Lessons are 55 minutes in duration.

For Miss Vera's students photos are cherished souvenirs of time spent with us, as well as proof positive of inner beauty brought forth. Our girls love their photos. How do you feel about having your picture taken? Are you confused about which is your best angle, your better side, whether to keep your chin up or chin down, show teeth or keep lips closed.. There are so many options, but which ones work for you? "Sitting Pretty: How to Pose for Photos" is the lesson that answers these questions and more. This lesson, too, is offered as a private or a group class. Your instructor is Miss Julia.

For a complete information sheet including fees for lessons in "Amazing Grace", please email , subject: "Amazing Grace."

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See what Time Out NY wrote about us at http://www.timeout.com/newyork/articles/own-this-city/22770/pump-it-up

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Save A Pretty Penny

Every girl loves a bargain. Do you have a girlfriend who would also like to take classes at Miss Vera’s Academy? Come together and each save on tuition for any course, four hours or longer.

Significant Others are always invited to particpate in class with you, in most cases, free of charge. We are delighted to have them. If your significant other is actually receiving services, such as make-over, there may be an additional fee.

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Via Phone and Internet with Miss Vera

I realize that there are many of you out there who would like desperately to enroll at Miss Vera’s Academy but for various reasons cannot make it to our door. Now you can study via email and personal telephone call with the deans and I. To participate you will be required to have in your possession a copy of each of my books: Miss Vera’s Finishing School for Boys Who Want to Be Girls and Miss Vera’s Crossdress for Success. These will be your main textbooks. I’m very proud of them and they are vital to your evolution and progress as a gender explorer and future femme fatale. As a Home Study student, you, too, will be a vital member of Miss Vera’s Finishing School student body and receive my personal attention. To receive complete details via return email, please email and put “Home Study” in the subject line. Cherchez la femme!

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Spouses and Significant Others

Are you the wife or significant other (s.o.) whose man loves to wear a dress? There is so much more understood about the transgender phenomenon and crossdressing than was known at the time I created my academy. I encourage you not to live in the dark ages. Whether you crossdress or are the partner of someone who does, I can help.

Many individuals who enroll have never shared this part of themselves with anyone. About 60% are married. When I ask if they share their crossdressing with their wives or partners, they will say, “No” or “My partner knows but she (or he) doesn’t want to know.” In other words, there is much fear and often anger. I believe that often a partner has not been given the chance to understand. Until now, I have said, it is my job to help our students to understand themselves, so that when they are ready to share this part of themselves, they can do so from a place of confidence and awareness. But often our gurls put that goal on the back burner, preferring to enjoy their dressing in secret, keeping us as their confidantes. I do honor everyone’s privacy. That is very important. But I also respect the trust that is essential to maintaining deep relationship or creating a new one. In recent years the number of significant others who accompany their crossdressing partners to the academy has increased. I love working with these couples. A student who attends the academy with the knowledge of his partner is bound to have a more enjoyable experience. Here are some of the topics covered in consultations with individuals or couples who would like help in sharing with a partner:

Would you like your own beauty make-over? We can do that too.

In addition, in 2007 at the party of a friend, I met a terrific guy who I quickly learned was a crossdresser. I emphasize this man was not my student because, much like any other teacher or therapist, I don’t think it is a good practice to date my students. We hit it off and have been together as a couple for 4 years. Being with Stu aka Misty Madison has given me even more insight into the lives of couples. I hope you will avail yourselves of my services because I know I can help, perhaps better than anyone.

In my book, Miss Vera’s Cross-Dress for Success, A Resource Guide For Boys Who Want to Be Girls, you will find a chapter, “The School For Wives”, written just for you. That’s a good place to start.

Feel free to send me your questions in care of or join our mailing list. And thanks again for visiting.

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