Welcome to Bottoms Up!
Australia’s Most Fierce School of Burlesque and Pole Dancing!
Established in 2008 Bottoms Up! provides Melbourne with the most comprehensive courses, classes and workshops in Burlesque and Pole Dancing. We have two Victorian locations, Bottoms Up! HQ is our Brunswick studio and we have a brand new studio now open in Gisborne!
The burlesque classes, designed by Melbourne based performer and actor Miss Willow J Conway, covers Burlesque, Fan Dancing, Classic Burlesque Tease, Neo Burlesque, Chair Dancing and Solo Performance Development.
Co-founder, Jacquie Thomas (aka Sparkarella), has meticulously created the Pole Dancing classes to suit all levels of fitness and ability, ranging from beginners through to professional performance level.
You can also join us for classes, courses and workshops in Stretch and Flex, The Charleston, Hula Hoop Tease, Booty Dance, 80’s Cardio, Adult Ballet and Fly Gym.
You can also see our students and teachers perform at Burlesque and Pole events across Melbourne. For details on all upcoming performances please visit our events page.
Bottoms Up! is a vibrant and creative studio where every lady’s femme fatale can celebrate and come out to play!
Want to hear what other students have said about Bottoms Up? Check out our customer reviews!
We look forward to seeing YOU at Bottoms Up!
In Recent News
By Tiki Amazon, SEPTEMBER 15TH 2015
Picture this – February 2015, Perth FringeWorld Festival. A four piece comedic burlesque troupe known as The Cheese Girls, along with a motley crew of circus and side show performers, come together to form Chest of Wonders. They have just finished the festival run of their hilarious send up of evangelical religion Church of Wonders to near sell out crowds and have just won 1st Runner Up award for Best Cabaret. Could you Brie-live it?
Phew! Bet you are wondering (much like I was) – How the hell did we get here? Read the story…
By Jane Blair, JULY 7TH 2015
On Saturday 4th of July, Bottoms Up students XOR, Carmen and Sarah and instructors Lisa D and Ally Cat took to the stage at the Victorian Pole Championships after over… Read the full article.
BURLEXERCISE is an hour of high energy fitness and fun. Bump n’ Grind, shimmy and shake your way through this dynamic class that incorporates cardio fitness with Burlesque moves and disco grooves. Bottoms Up! BURLEXERCISE is designed to condition and tone your body and burn those calories away. Improve your fitness level with an enjoyable workout, filled with fun Burly moves!
AVAILABLE AT BRUNSWICK AND GISBORNE!
Kick off your heels with Bec in our newest 8 week course, Contemporary Dance! Designed help you extend your dance range and your body with the fluid, natural movement of Contemporary Dance. Bec will help you take your choreography to the next level.
Bottoms Up! Contemporary is an open level course, suitable for dancers and performers of all levels.
BOTTOMS UP! PRESENTS
SATURDAY 12TH DECEMBER at THE THORNBURY THEATRE
WHAT’S YOUR FAVOURITE FILM?
During terms four and five, we will be choreographing and costuming away at the Brunswick studio to bring scenes from the cinema to the stage! From Flash Dance to Lord of the Rings, Pulp Fiction to Metropolis, Holy Mountain to Planet of Apes the ideas are endless. You don’t want to miss our exciting annual extravaganza on Saturday 12TH DECEMBER at the Thornbury Theatre!
TERM 5 BURLESQUE AND POLE STUDIO TIMETABLES
TERM FIVE: OCTOBER 5 – NOVEMBER 29 2015
Our term five, eight week courses are now underway for 2015. However, it’s never too late to join us. Check out the casual classes we have on offer, no bookings needed, just drop in when you can. Stay tuned for 2016 term dates and timetables – coming soon!
Drop in for a Casual Class
Drop in for one of our weekly casual classes, no bookings needed! Bottoms Up! Casual classes run every week throughout term. Perfect for those unable to commit to 8-week courses, those wanting a fun workout or stretch, or those wanting to add an extra class to their dance and fitness régime.
For the absolute burlesque virgin! Bump and grind, peel and pose your way through this 8-week course. Learn the history and the foundations of Burlesque through playful poses, shimmies and shakes, hip and chest isolations, undulations, glove peeling and Burlesque struts. While learning technique and moves you will be guided through a choreographed group routine giving you the tools needed to develop body awareness and confidence, along with a cheeky and seductive burlesque attitude!
BEGINNER POLE DANCE
Designed for ALL women: all ages (adult), all genres, all shapes & sizes and all walks of life.
Beginner Pole Dance introduces you to your new love affair with the pole! Combining basic pole moves, sassy spins, poses & burlesque dance moves. By the end of 8-weeks you’ll be spinning, climbing and be Bottoms Up! on the pole.
BURLESQUE CHAIR DANCE FOR BEGINNERS
PERFECT FOR NEW BEGINNERS!
Get cheeky and sassy with seductive moves designed especially for chair dancing. Drawing inspiration from the 1920’s Cabaret Chair dance style, combined with the Classic Burlesque Tease of the Golden Era (1930’2-50’s), this course will introduce you to techniques required for a glamorous routine.
No previous dance experience required. Perfect for the absolute beginner!
Bottoms Up! Gift Vouchers
GIVE THE GIFT OF BURLESQUE AND POLE DANCE
In a hurry? You can purchase our BRUNSWICK VOUCHERS quickly and easily online and receive your email voucher in minutes!
Need something a bit more special? We also have pretty printed vouchers that can be tailor to your needs! Just CONTACT US and we’ll help you out.