Burlesque Beginners

by buburlesque on September 29th, 2016



We have four fantastic beginner burlesque courses on our program:  Each class focusses on a different element of burlesque and there is a style to tickle everyone’s fancy!

** Beginner level courses are for those with little or no previous experience in dance and burlesque.  We welcome all levels of fitness.

Beginner Burlesque (the foundations to burlesque dancing);

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!


Classic Burlesque Tease (celebrating the Golden era of burlesque strip tease)

Inspired by the 1930s – 1950s feminine, glamorous Burlesque beauties of this time, Classic Tease will teach you all the tricks of tantalising & teasing your audience with a load of flirtatious fun.

We start gently with walks & poses, you’ll be guided through the techniques of glove peeling, stocking peeling, bra peeling and tassel twirling – the art that Burlesque is renown for.

Featuring slow, sensual tease to fast paced high energy shimmy shaking – this course will give you the tools you need for your classic tease!


Feathered Fan Dance (made famous by burlesque star Sally Rand)

Free as a bird!  Fan dancing is one of the most eye-catching, intoxicating and alluring features of burlesque combining elegant moves, sensual flow and graceful poise.

During the 8-week course you will learn fancy foot-work, wrist and figure 8 techniques along with how to use your facial expressions to create a captivating routine. You will also be introduced to the the essential feature of fan dancing – ‘conceal and reveal.’

This course is FANtastic for anyone wanting to enhance their femininity or add to their current burlesque repertoire – brilliant for current students to take on a second course to compliment their Bottoms Up program.


Chair Dancing (inspired by the cabaret chair dance of the 20’s).

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. During the 8-weeks you will learn the basics of burlesque chair dancing, bump n grind, burlesque walks, seductive glove peeling, floor work and poise while enhancing core strength, improving flexibility and gaining great body confidence and awareness. At the conclusion of the course you will have an elegant and polished 3-4 minute choreographed chair dance routine.


We have a special offer for those who would like to enrol into two or more 8-week BURLESQUE BEGINNER level courses and receive each course for $170! (+ GST = $187 per course).

This special offer is valid for Beginner Burlesque, Beginner Chair Dancing, Beginner Fan Dance and Classic Tease Level 1.

To claim your offer please email Justine at reception@buburlesque.com.au stating which courses you’d like to enrol in and she’ll book you in!


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