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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 second 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, The Charleston, Hula Hoop Tease, Adult Ballet and Fly Gym.

Workshops, hens, birthdays, private parties, private lessons & performers, along with rehearsal room hire are also available in Bottoms Up’s  Melbourne studio!

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!

 

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NEW TECHNIQUE CASUAL CLASS

Casual Dance Class Melbourne. Technique at Bottoms Up! Burlesque and Pole Dance Brunswick

Not just for pole dancers! This casual class is based on ballet technique using the pole as your barre. Focussing on posture, turn out, alignment, ballon & leg work. You will become stronger throughout your entire body. Learn how to use your body in correct positions, which will benefit any dancer wanting to take their dancing to another level. Technique is not just about pointing your toes!

BRUNSWICK MONDAYS 5.30pm

 

WORKSHOPS WITH SHAINA CRUEA (NYC)

Contempoleary Dance by Shaina Cruea at Bottoms Up! Burlesque and Pole Dance Melbourne

FEBRUARY 14TH

Shaina Cruea is known for her amazing technique, lines and beautiful dance. She is a full time resident instructor at the famous Body & Pole in New York City and is the 2014 US National Pole Champion!

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Gisborne Pole Dance Classes

Gisborne Pole Dance and Burlesque Studio Gisborne

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BURLEXERCISE - Burlesque Dance Fitness at Bottoms Up! Brunswick

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!

 

In Recent News

11999885_10153699198744923_1060414034_nYOU’VE GOT A FRIEND IN BRIE: THE STORY OF THE CHEESE GIRLS AND BOTTOMS UP!

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…

 

Lisa D, Ally Cat and Xor with their VPC awards

Lisa D, Ally Cat and XOR pictured with their 2015 Victorian Pole Championship awards

BOTTOMS UP! TRIFECTA AT VICTORIAN POLE CHAMPIONSHIPS

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.

 

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TERM ONE COURSES AND CLASSES

MONDAY 1ST FEBRUARY – SUNDAY 3RD APRIL

Join us for one of our 8 week courses or drop in for casual class. Bottoms Up! offers something for dancers of all levels, beginners encouraged! If you need some advice on where to begin or what course to do next, just Contact Us!

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BRUNSWICK POLE DANCE STUDIO

BRUNSWICK BURLESQUE STUDIO

GISBORNE BURLESQUE AND POLE DANCE STUDIO

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Bottoms Up! Gift Vouchers

Melbourne dance class gift vouchers. Bottoms Up Burlesque and Pole Dance

GIVE THE GIFT OF BURLESQUE AND POLE DANCE THIS VALENTINE’S DAY!

In a hurry? You can purchase our GIFT 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 tailored to your needs! Just CONTACT US and we’ll help you out.

 

LEARN WITH MISS BURLESQUE AUSTRALIA!

Image by Len Panecki

Image by Len Panecki

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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.

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Willow J teaching Burlesque at the Brunswick studio

BEGINNER BURLESQUE

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!

WHAT IS BURLESQUE?

 

Pole Studio

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.

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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!

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