In Burlesque classes you will learn dance routines that celebrate femininity – lots of bum wiggles, hip rolls, and strutting! The style of dance is inspired by traditional burlesque combined with more modern dance routines, so there’s a good mixture of music. Chair-work is used most of the time, sometimes floor-work, then occasionally we’ll pull out the feather fans, gloves or stockings… just for a bit of fun. Classes are taught in a very friendly environment and they’re a great confidence-builder as well as toning the legs and waist.
We recommend shorts or leggings, but really it’s whatever you feel comfortable in.
Some women bring heels as it helps with posture, makes you feel more feminine, and creates more of a workout. However they are completely optional.
Our classes are more dance-routine based. If we do use props for the more traditional style dances it tends to just be gloves or jackets etc – things you can put over a vest top or shorts.
All classes are for 16+ simply because we advertise ourselves as providing “adult only” classes so that women can exercise in a more comfortable and familiar environment. But there’s definitely no maximum age limit! While you can, why not?!
Our class is more about learning dance routines – although these vary in style and type of music, it isn’t the traditional burlesque you see from the likes of Dita von Teese. If we teach a more traditional style routine it often includes elements of strip-tease but it’s usually just feather boas, gloves or stockings.
It is best to contact the studio before joining a class to see how far into a routine the class is – sometimes it’s easy to pick up at any point, sometimes it’s best to wait until a new routine.
During the 6 week course you will focus on learning one short dance routine, so it’s great for beginners or those with little or no dance experience. A nice social class as you will be with the same people each week, and it gives your confidence a good boost!