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Sugar Blue Burlesque is the premiere Burlesque and vintage dance academy in Perth, Western Australia, providing adult dance classes since beginning in 2007.


We specialise in not only burlesque movement and performance, but also other vintage/specialist dance styles, such as 1920’s Charleston Dance, 1960’s Go-go Dance and Vintage Showgirl Chorus Line Dance, as well as other variety courses. These courses are lots of fun and most of them are at a beginners level. Our courses are suitable for all genders!

Want to learn Burlesque and don’t know where to start? Here is what we suggest!

1. Start out with the Burlesque Beginner’s Dance Course Level 1. If you are having the time of your life, continue through the levels of the Burlesque Dance Courses  – we know how addictive our classes are!

2. Want to learn to become a solo burlesque performer, then take our Solo Beginners Burlesque Act Development Course. This will give you the fundamentals of being a solo artist. We recommend that you continue on with the Solo Burlesque Intermediate Act Development Burlesque Course  to develop your first solo fully before performing it. For students who have developed and performed several solos and want to pursue their solo burlesque careers more seriously, the Solo Burlesque Professional Development course is the next step on your journey.

Burlesque is for everyone over the age of 18 yrs. It doesn’t matter what size, shape, if you think you are ‘too old’ or have 2 left feet  – well, our classes are for you! Our students feel a sense of liberation and gives them an outlet for that bit of creativity which is hidden inside of all of us! Now is the time to book into one of our fabulous courses!

We are committed to making our space more welcoming and inclusive for our community, so we’re pleased to offer a Free Beginners Burlesque Dance Level 1 or 2 course to Indigenous, Bla(c)k and People of Colour, as well as Culturally and Linguistically Diverse people and People with Disabilities in Perth who are keen to try Burlesque for the first time. Send A’dora an email at [email protected] to take up our offer or to discuss what you need to help us with your Burlesque journey.

Sugar Blue is a welcoming space for LGBTQIA+ folks, and we are dedicated to making all people across the gender and sexuality spectrum feel respected and included. We encourage our students to share their pronouns in class if they are comfortable, and have a zero tolerance policy for bullying. If you are unsure or unaware, please refer to this helpful guide regarding inclusive language practices

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