Edinburgh

We run Burlesque Beginners classes in Edinburgh and Burlesque Improvers classes in Edinburgh in association with Dance Base, Scotland’s National Centre for Dance. Fan dance classes and can-can classes are often part of the syllabus. Classes run termly on Tuesdays – Beginners is 7.30-8.30pm and the long-standing Improvers class is 8.30-9.30pm. All information and booking through Dance Base. We recommend you join their mailing list so you can be kept in the loop about booking dates – classes often sell out!

We sometimes also run ad hoc burlesque workshops and performance classes outwith Dance Base – please contact us to join the Edinburgh mailing list so we can keep you informed.

Think Dita von Teese, Gypsy Rose Lee and Bettie Page – we will take you through peeling, posing and teasing!  Slip on your seamed stockings and opera gloves, as Viva Misadventure leads you through the glamorous world of retro burlesque-striptease, introducing you to the art of tease, tassel twirling and the inimitable bump ‘n’ grind.  You will be asked to bring different items of clothing each week, and we teach technique and then incorporate it all into dance routines, observing the concepts of character and narrative, as well as the bawdy nature of British burlesque. Our classes are guaranteed to make you feel sassy and confident, whisking you away into a world of glamour and humour – be prepared to realise your alter-ego!