We run glamorous and fun burlesque hen parties (or any-occasion parties) where your group can learn to tease, pose and tassel-twirl, can-can hen parties where we’ll turn your group into a high- (or not-so-high-) kicking can-can troupe, showgirl hen parties where you’ll recreate the magic of the Moulin Rouge and take your place in your very own chorus line, and fan dance hen parties where you’ll become an expert teaser as you ‘hide and reveal’ with full size feather fans. Our hen parties are available throughout the UK and are suitable for all ages, sizes and abilities. We also offer expert tuition in burlesque, can-can, fan dance and showgirl in association with National Dance Centres across the country, with classes and workshops in Edinburgh, Glasgow, Falkirk and Cardiff.
Why not order our ‘Burlesque for Beginners’ DVD to learn in the comfort of your own home – suitable for all eager, active and armchair burlesquers!
Private bespoke tuition and choreography services are also available – please contact us directly with your requirements.
Based in Edinburgh and Cardiff, we are also professional burlesque performers, and run burlesque and cabaret dance troupe Enchanté, and specialist can-can dance troupe French Fling. We also have a strong team of London-based performers, and can travel UK-wide. Recent performance work includes Scottish Events Awards 2011, Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2011, T in the Park 2011 and Casino de la Vallee, Aosta, Italy.
All material is created by Gypsy Charms and Viva Misadventure, who are renowned teachers, choreographers and performers in burlesque, striptease and cabaret, and who have decades of experience in professional dance, burlesque and cabaret. Academy of Burlesque & Cabaret’s personality-led teaching methods, unparalleled expertise and original choreography ensure that our students have industry-leading instruction.
NEWS: 26 March 2013: email from organiser of burlesque hen party Edinburgh: Hi Viva & Gypsy!! I wanted to drop you a note to say once again, thank you for a wonderful afternoon on the 16th March. Tanya (and the Polbeth Follies) had a fantastic time which was all down to you! I will certainly be promoting your services and would highly recommend you guys to anyone organising a hen do!Many thanks for a fabulous day and all of your help in organising it!” – Kate R, for burlesque hen party Edinburgh, 16 March
NEWS: 10 March 2013: email from organiser of a burlesque hen party in Newcastle last Saturday: “Just wanted to say a big thank you for yesterday. We all had a ball and Sheila Starr was fabulous. Appreciate all your help and organisation to fit round our plans. Thank you again” – from Karen B, for fan dance hen party Glasgow, 9 MarchNEWS: 10 March 2013: email from a hen party organiser for her friend’s burlesque hen party in Newcastle last month: “I just wanted to give you some feedback about the class we had for my friend’s hen do on 16 February. It was so much fun and Ruby Rox really looked after us all. We had the best time ever and the hen could not stop raving about how amazing it was. Ruby really made us all feel very comfortable, she’s a very professional teacher and soooo beautiful- she left us all with a girl-crush on her! We also thought the choice of venue was perfect. We had our lunch there afterwards and it was perfect after we’d built up an appetite from the dancing! I would definitely book a class through you again if I were to organise another hen do because it was such good value for money and really proved to be a great choice thank you to you and Ruby for helping make my friends hen do so memorable.” – Jessica S, for burlesque hen party Newcastle, 16 Feb.
We’d love to organise a glam, fun, giggly hen party or birthday party for you – check out our hen party dance class pages for burlesque, can-can, showgirl and fan dance hen parties across the country. You may also be interested in our sister site, Charm School, for more fun hen party dance ideas- 80s, Dirty Dancing, Fame, Bond Girls, Pussycat Dolls, Charleston, and more.