Burlesque in Germany

Willkommen, Bienvenue, Welcome to Burlesque in Germany! Having taught in workshops in Germany with the indefatigable Rent-A-Muse since 2009, going back to teach the gorgeous ladies in the Rhur area is aways an absolute pleasure. We started the day with a tried and tested routine that had gone down a storm with the Edinburgh and […]

Glasgow Dance House Spring Extravaganza

We’ve been running burlesque classes in Glasgow at Dance House since 2006 and have loved watching our students take to the stage. Many have gone on to forge professional burlesque performance solo careers, and often their stage debut is as part of a choreographed group number. Both Beginners and Improvers Glasgow burlesque classes performed at […]

Burlesque, Alton Towers

There was fake tan, glitter, ‘ballroom face’ and a touch of burlesque at Donahey’s Dancing with the Stars Weekend at Alton Towers. And I loved it! This is the second year that Donahey’s have asked us to deliver a burlesque workshop alongside workshops delivered by the professionals from the TV show Strictly Come Dancing and […]

Can-can in Swansea

Just back from a fabulous high-kicking can-can workshop in Swansea. Run in association with Circadian Fitness, a pole dancing school in central Swansea, I gave the lovely Swansea girls a thorough grounding in one of my favourite dance styles, the French can-can. After a gentle warm up to Moulin Rouge classics, I had the girls […]

Free Burlesque in Cardiff!

Come along to our totally freeeeee, no-strings-attached beginners burlesque class in Cardiff this Sunday 5 Feb 2012! We’ll take you through a fun hour of burlesque basics, including posing, slinking, strutting and shimmying – you’ll never stand the same at a bus stop again! If you’ve already done a taster, pop along too; you can […]

Cardiff Burlesque

Had a great day today at Jacob’s Vintage Fair in the centre of Cardiff, running burlesque taster sessions for the customers.  I think a lot of them were surprised when the big band burlesque music boomed out and I beckoned them into my secluded room of burlesque! Most ladies were eager to give it a […]

Dance Base Xmas Show

Well, what a night!  Feathers, glitter, corsets, 20 beautiful burlesque students and a hyperactive Mr Impressive Johnson can only mean one thing – the annual Dance Base Christmas Show. As Edinburgh born-and-bred girls, both Gypsy and Viva have had the pleasure of teaching at Dance Base, Scotland’s National Centre for Dance.  This is the sixth […]

Burlesque in Milan

I just had a great weekend with the lovely Mitzi von Wolfgang and the ladies of the Burlesque School Milano teaching them how to be even more seductive in a classic burlesque striptease workshop. The burlesque workshop in Milan was entitled ‘Love for Sale’ after my performance on Italy’s Channel 5’s Chiambretti Night, where I […]

Burlesque Workshops, Germany

I have just returned from teaching another series of burlesque workshops in Germany.  This is the Academy of Burlesque & Cabaret’s fourth set of burlesque workshops in Bochum and the burlesque scene in Germany is going from strength to strength.  Rent-a-Muse, a cabaret singer and retro DJ who hosts the workshops, is a dynamic tour-de-force […]

Belfast Burlesque

Teaching burlesque workshops in Belfast are always a blast, and this time was no exception.  Hosted by the lovely Vera Fontaine, I had the pleasure of teaching a group of Belfast burlesquers how to flutter their feathers in two burlesque fan dance workshops.  Vera’s workshops were open to both her existing students and those who […]