I had the pleasure of teaching a beautiful group of ladies for a birthday burlesque party in Edinburgh on Friday night. The two lovely ladies in the photo, Miss Tequila Sunrise and Miss Fifi Feline (their new stage names obviously) are members of our burlesque improvers class at Dance Base Edinburgh and decided that the best way of celebrating Tequila’s birthday was to burlesque it up in style!
Aside from Tequila and Fifi, the group hadn’t been inducted in the naughty world of burlesque. The majority of the ladies were from the US and were soon shaking and shimmying like the famous American burlesque legends. After perfecting a ladylike ‘S shape’ pose which I explained can be used to get men to carry your Asda shopping for you, the group threw themselves into the Broadway style burlesque posing routine with aplomb. As a special request I taught the group one of Tequila’s favourite routines, a sultry Jessica Rabbit inspired burlesque number, which is sexy, understated and stylish – and the ladies did me proud. And from the sublime to the naughty, we finished with some world-class tassel twirling action, where the group discovered a new party trick which I believe should be listed in a CV under ‘other skills’.
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