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Fan Dance Classes

Burlesque Fan Dance

Made famous by Sally Rand, fan dancing is a captivating dance style, elegant and visually beautiful.  Working with two ostrich feather fans per student, we will teach you how to ‘hide and reveal’, teasing your audience with the fans, and focusing their attention on illusions of exposure.

Fan dancing works on the essence of suggestion and exploits the dancer’s skill of manoeuvre, poise and motion.  A blend of style, grace, flirtation and a touch of humour make our fan dance class an exotic and fun way to learn one of the most aesthetically pleasing of all burlesque dance styles.  Suitable for novices and experts alike, this class will polish and perfect even the most experienced of burlesque performers.

Cabaret Fan Dance

In our cabaret fan dance workshop, we will transport you to the Las Vegas stage.  Creating a stunning formation showgirl routine with feather fans and quintessentially glamorous choreography, this part of the workshop takes its inspiration from the classic cabaret revues such as the Moulin Rouge and the Tropicana.  Dazzling, dangerous and with a certain je ne sais quoi, join us in creating your own troupe of Follies!

Please wear comfortable clothing and bring small heels.  False eyelashes and rhinestones optional.

Dedicated fan dance classes at Newcastle Dance City, and included in the Burlesque Beginners and Burlesque Improvers syllabus at Edinburgh Dance Base and Glasgow Dance House.